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Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lynchburg fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.2%. 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 December 2009 at 8.3% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Lynchburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Virginia 2.8% -0.1 0.0
Lynchburg 3.2% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 10,340. There are now 6,353 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,910 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 77. Lynchburg employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lynchburg, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Lynchburg 3,987 -47 -22

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 2.7%
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 3.2% 3,987
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 3.3% 4,034
June
2019
3.7% 2.9% 3.3% 4,029
May
2019
3.6% 3.0% 3.3% 4,033
April
2019
3.6% 2.9% 3.2% 3,973
March
2019
3.8% 2.9% 3.2% 3,995
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 3.2% 3,951
January
2019
4.0% 2.8% 3.2% 3,915
December
2018
3.9% 2.8% 3.2% 3,929
November
2018
3.7% 2.8% 3.2% 3,919
October
2018
3.8% 2.8% 3.2% 3,910

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.