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Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lynchburg fell 0.3 percentage points in April 2016 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Lynchburg peaked in December 2009 at 8.3% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lynchburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.4
Virginia 3.9% -0.1 -0.7
Lynchburg 4.1% -0.3 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2016 data as May 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 10,428. There are now 5,455 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lynchburg employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lynchburg, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Lynchburg 4,973 -352 -1,425

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployed
May
2016
4.7% 3.8%
April
2016
5.0% 3.9% 4.1% 4,973
March
2016
5.0% 4.0% 4.4% 5,325
February
2016
4.9% 4.1% 4.4% 5,288
January
2016
4.9% 4.1% 4.5% 5,443
December
2015
5.0% 4.2% 4.6% 5,631
November
2015
5.0% 4.2% 4.6% 5,651
October
2015
5.0% 4.2% 4.6% 5,652
September
2015
5.1% 4.2% 4.6% 5,638
August
2015
5.1% 4.2% 4.6% 5,671
July
2015
5.3% 4.3% 4.7% 5,830
June
2015
5.3% 4.4% 5.0% 6,127

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.