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Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlottesville fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2014 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Charlottesville peaked in December 2009 at 6.3% and is now 2.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in January 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Charlottesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Virginia 4.9% -0.1 -0.7
Charlottesville 4.2% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Charlottesville, Virginia, National

Charlottesville, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Charlottesville peaked in February 2010 at 6,746. There are now 2,193 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Charlottesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlottesville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlottesville 4,553 -26 -602

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 5.0%
February
2014
6.7% 4.9% 4.2% 4,553
January
2014
6.6% 5.0% 4.2% 4,579
December
2013
6.7% 5.2% 4.5% 4,787
November
2013
7.0% 5.3% 4.6% 4,932
October
2013
7.2% 5.4% 4.7% 5,056
September
2013
7.2% 5.5% 4.7% 5,057
August
2013
7.2% 5.6% 4.8% 5,144
July
2013
7.3% 5.7% 4.9% 5,243
June
2013
7.5% 5.7% 4.9% 5,184
May
2013
7.5% 5.6% 4.8% 5,090
April
2013
7.5% 5.6% 4.6% 4,896
March
2013
7.5% 5.6% 4.7% 4,959

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.