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Danville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danville fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2014 to 7.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Danville peaked in January 2010 at 12.7% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.1% in February 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Danville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.9% -0.2 -1.3
Virginia 5.5% 0.0 0.0
Danville 7.5% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

Unemployment Rate: Danville, Virginia, National

Danville, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Danville, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Danville peaked in January 2010 at 6,513. There are now 2,813 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,530 in February 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 170. Danville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Danville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Danville 3,700 -40 -133

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployed
September
2014
5.9% 5.5% 7.5% 3,700
August
2014
6.1% 5.5% 7.5% 3,740
July
2014
6.2% 5.3% 7.4% 3,710
June
2014
6.1% 5.3% 7.4% 3,736
May
2014
6.3% 5.1% 7.4% 3,708
April
2014
6.3% 4.9% 7.1% 3,583
March
2014
6.7% 4.9% 7.1% 3,567
February
2014
6.7% 4.9% 7.1% 3,530
January
2014
6.6% 5.0% 7.2% 3,569
December
2013
6.7% 5.2% 7.2% 3,603
November
2013
7.0% 5.3% 7.3% 3,667
October
2013
7.2% 5.4% 7.5% 3,747
September
2013
7.2% 5.5% 7.6% 3,833

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.