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Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lynchburg fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.2%. 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 10.9% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in April 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Lynchburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Virginia 4.2% -0.1 -3.7
Lynchburg 4.2% -0.1 -2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 13,281. There are now 8,336 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,933 in April 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 12. Lynchburg employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lynchburg, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Lynchburg 4,945 -90 -3,472

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 4.2% 4.2% 4,945
June
2021
5.9% 4.3% 4.3% 5,035
May
2021
5.8% 4.5% 4.3% 4,966
April
2021
6.1% 4.7% 4.2% 4,933
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 5.0% 5,907
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 5.0% 5,819
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 4.9% 5,712
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.5% 6,465
November
2020
6.7% 5.8% 5.7% 6,706
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 5.9% 7,000
September
2020
7.8% 6.6% 6.1% 7,302

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.