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Staunton-Waynesboro, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Staunton fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Staunton peaked in April 2020 at 10.2% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Staunton 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
Staunton 2.4% -0.1 -1.3
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: 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 April 2020 at 6,175. There are now 4,720 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Staunton 1,455 -11 -708

Number of Unemployed Persons

Staunton, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.4% 1,455
March
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.5% 1,466
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 2.6% 1,557
January
2022
4.0% 3.3% 2.8% 1,666
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 2.9% 1,733
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 2.9% 1,725
October
2021
4.6% 3.4% 3.0% 1,745
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 3.1% 1,835
August
2021
5.2% 3.6% 3.3% 1,947
July
2021
5.4% 3.8% 3.5% 2,048
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 3.6% 2,116

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.