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Danville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danville fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2014 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.1 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. From a post peak low of 7.0% in January 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Danville 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
Danville 7.0% 0.0 -1.0
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: 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 6,497. There are now 2,973 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Danville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Danville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Danville 3,524 -22 -567

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7%
February
2014
6.7% 4.9% 7.0% 3,524
January
2014
6.6% 5.0% 7.0% 3,546
December
2013
6.7% 5.2% 7.1% 3,588
November
2013
7.0% 5.3% 7.3% 3,704
October
2013
7.2% 5.4% 7.5% 3,814
September
2013
7.2% 5.5% 7.5% 3,839
August
2013
7.2% 5.6% 7.7% 3,956
July
2013
7.3% 5.7% 7.9% 4,025
June
2013
7.5% 5.7% 7.8% 4,002
May
2013
7.5% 5.6% 7.7% 3,924
April
2013
7.5% 5.6% 7.6% 3,861
March
2013
7.5% 5.6% 7.7% 3,944

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.