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Staunton-Waynesboro, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Staunton rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Staunton peaked in February 2010 at 8.2% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Staunton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Virginia 2.9% 0.0 -0.7
Staunton 2.8% +0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Staunton, Virginia, National

Staunton, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Staunton, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Staunton peaked in March 2010 at 4,811. There are now 3,131 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,631 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 49.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Staunton 1,680 +49 -442

Number of Unemployed Persons

Staunton, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 2.9% 2.8% 1,680
September
2018
3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 1,631
August
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.8% 1,681
July
2018
3.9% 3.1% 2.8% 1,663
June
2018
4.0% 3.2% 3.0% 1,784
May
2018
3.8% 3.2% 2.9% 1,721
April
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.0% 1,767
March
2018
4.1% 3.4% 2.8% 1,692
February
2018
4.1% 3.5% 2.9% 1,690
January
2018
4.1% 3.6% 3.3% 1,946
December
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.4% 2,009

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.