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Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lynchburg fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.1%. 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 April 2020 at 10.6% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.1% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Lynchburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Virginia 4.9% -0.3 +2.2
Lynchburg 5.1% 0.0 +1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 April 2020 at 12,660. There are now 6,776 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lynchburg employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lynchburg, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Lynchburg 5,884 -65 +1,966

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 4.9% 5.1% 5,884
October
2020
6.9% 5.2% 5.1% 5,949
September
2020
7.8% 6.2% 6.1% 7,005
August
2020
8.4% 6.1% 5.9% 7,023
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 7.3% 8,829
June
2020
11.1% 8.1% 7.5% 8,883
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 8.3% 9,878
April
2020
14.8% 11.2% 10.6% 12,660
March
2020
4.4% 3.3% 3.9% 4,829
February
2020
3.5% 2.6% 3.1% 3,879
January
2020
3.5% 2.7% 3.2% 3,926

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.