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Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lynchburg fell 0.0 percentage points in June 2015 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 February 2010 at 8.4% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in January 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Lynchburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% -0.2 -0.8
Virginia 4.9% 0.0 -0.3
Lynchburg 5.5% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 10,473. There are now 3,637 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,165 in January 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 671. Lynchburg employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lynchburg, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Lynchburg 6,836 -10 -281

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployed
June
2015
5.3% 4.9% 5.5% 6,836
May
2015
5.5% 4.9% 5.5% 6,846
April
2015
5.4% 4.8% 5.2% 6,432
March
2015
5.5% 4.8% 5.2% 6,454
February
2015
5.5% 4.7% 5.1% 6,421
January
2015
5.7% 4.7% 5.0% 6,165
December
2014
5.6% 4.8% 5.1% 6,281
November
2014
5.8% 4.8% 5.2% 6,451
October
2014
5.7% 4.9% 5.3% 6,618
September
2014
5.9% 5.0% 5.5% 6,813
August
2014
6.1% 5.0% 5.6% 7,028
July
2014
6.2% 5.1% 5.7% 7,100

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.