Department of Numbers

Staunton-Waynesboro, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Staunton fell 0.4 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.9%. 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 February 2010 at 8.1% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Staunton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Virginia 3.5% -0.1 -0.5
Staunton 2.9% -0.4 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 4,792. There are now 3,087 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Staunton 1,705 -241 -263

Number of Unemployed Persons

Staunton, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.5% 2.9% 1,705
January
2018
4.1% 3.6% 3.3% 1,946
December
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.4% 2,024
November
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.6% 2,200
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.6% 2,182
September
2017
4.2% 3.6% 3.5% 2,144
August
2017
4.4% 3.7% 3.5% 2,131
July
2017
4.3% 3.7% 3.6% 2,177
June
2017
4.3% 3.7% 3.6% 2,192
May
2017
4.3% 3.8% 3.7% 2,227
April
2017
4.4% 3.8% 3.5% 2,120

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.