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Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lynchburg fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Lynchburg peaked in January 2010 at 8.4% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lynchburg 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
Lynchburg 5.5% -0.1 -0.8
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: Lynchburg, Virginia, National

Lynchburg, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Lynchburg peaked in February 2010 at 10,291. There are now 3,642 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lynchburg employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lynchburg, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Lynchburg 6,649 -72 -988

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 5.0%
February
2014
6.7% 4.9% 5.5% 6,649
January
2014
6.6% 5.0% 5.6% 6,721
December
2013
6.7% 5.2% 5.8% 7,045
November
2013
7.0% 5.3% 6.1% 7,343
October
2013
7.2% 5.4% 6.2% 7,573
September
2013
7.2% 5.5% 6.3% 7,577
August
2013
7.2% 5.6% 6.4% 7,697
July
2013
7.3% 5.7% 6.4% 7,824
June
2013
7.5% 5.7% 6.3% 7,647
May
2013
7.5% 5.6% 6.1% 7,427
April
2013
7.5% 5.6% 5.9% 7,188
March
2013
7.5% 5.6% 6.0% 7,324

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.