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Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lynchburg fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2018 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Lynchburg peaked in December 2009 at 8.3% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lynchburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Virginia 3.3% -0.1 -0.5
Lynchburg 3.6% -0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 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 February 2010 at 10,455. There are now 6,029 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 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Lynchburg 4,426 -102 -972

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lynchburg, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployment Rate
Lynchburg
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 3.2%
April
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.6% 4,426
March
2018
4.1% 3.4% 3.7% 4,528
February
2018
4.1% 3.5% 3.7% 4,540
January
2018
4.1% 3.6% 4.0% 4,948
December
2017
4.1% 3.6% 4.2% 5,086
November
2017
4.1% 3.6% 4.2% 5,134
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 4.2% 5,126
September
2017
4.2% 3.6% 4.3% 5,229
August
2017
4.4% 3.7% 4.4% 5,349
July
2017
4.3% 3.7% 4.4% 5,323
June
2017
4.3% 3.7% 4.3% 5,280

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.