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Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lynchburg fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2015 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Lynchburg peaked in February 2010 at 8.4% and is now 3.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in September 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Lynchburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Virginia 4.2% +0.1 -0.6
Lynchburg 4.6% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 data as January 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 10,473. There are now 4,819 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lynchburg employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lynchburg, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Lynchburg 5,654 -109 -627

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 4.2% 4.6% 5,654
November
2015
5.0% 4.1% 4.7% 5,763
October
2015
5.0% 4.2% 4.8% 5,873
September
2015
5.1% 4.3% 4.6% 5,657
August
2015
5.1% 4.5% 4.7% 5,861
July
2015
5.3% 4.8% 5.2% 6,368
June
2015
5.3% 4.9% 5.5% 6,804
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

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.