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Staunton-Waynesboro, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Staunton fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Staunton peaked in February 2010 at 8.2% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Staunton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Virginia 2.9% +0.1 -0.3
Staunton 2.5% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 4,811. There are now 3,286 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Staunton 1,525 -25 -165

Number of Unemployed Persons

Staunton, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 2.9%
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.5% 1,525
January
2019
4.0% 2.8% 2.6% 1,550
December
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.6% 1,572
November
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.8% 1,690
October
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.8% 1,678
September
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.7% 1,631
August
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.8% 1,681
July
2018
3.9% 2.9% 2.8% 1,663
June
2018
4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 1,784
May
2018
3.8% 3.0% 2.9% 1,721
April
2018
3.9% 3.1% 3.0% 1,767

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.