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Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lynchburg fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Lynchburg peaked in April 2020 at 10.7% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lynchburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Virginia 3.0% 0.0 -1.3
Lynchburg 3.0% -0.1 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 April 2020 at 13,094. There are now 9,494 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 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Lynchburg 3,600 -58 -1,671

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
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
October
2021
4.6% 3.4% 3.5% 4,167
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 3.7% 4,312
August
2021
5.2% 3.6% 3.8% 4,510
July
2021
5.4% 3.8% 4.0% 4,733
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 4.2% 4,941

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.