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NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.

Danville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danville fell 0.2 percentage points in December 2014 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points higher than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Danville peaked in January 2010 at 12.7% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Danville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
Virginia 4.8% 0.0 -0.6
Danville 7.0% -0.2 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2014 data as January metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

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 3,064 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Danville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Danville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Danville 3,449 -78 -154

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployed
February
2015
5.5% 4.7%
January
2015
5.7% 4.7%
December
2014
5.6% 4.8% 7.0% 3,449
November
2014
5.8% 4.8% 7.2% 3,527
October
2014
5.7% 4.9% 7.4% 3,637
September
2014
5.9% 5.0% 7.5% 3,695
August
2014
6.1% 5.0% 7.5% 3,740
July
2014
6.2% 5.1% 7.4% 3,710
June
2014
6.1% 5.2% 7.4% 3,736
May
2014
6.3% 5.2% 7.4% 3,708
April
2014
6.2% 5.3% 7.1% 3,583
March
2014
6.6% 5.3% 7.1% 3,567

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.