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Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lynchburg fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.2%. 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 April 2020 at 10.7% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Lynchburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Virginia 2.6% 0.0 -0.8
Lynchburg 3.2% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 13,094. There are now 9,286 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,600 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 208. Lynchburg employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lynchburg, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Lynchburg 3,808 +9 -504

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.6% 3.2% 3,808
August
2022
3.7% 2.6% 3.2% 3,799
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 3.1% 3,651
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.1% 3,645
May
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.1% 3,654
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.0% 3,600
March
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.1% 3,658
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 3.2% 3,840
January
2022
4.0% 3.3% 3.4% 4,030
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 3.5% 4,160
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 3.5% 4,143

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.