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Staunton-Waynesboro, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Staunton fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.6%. 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 10.1% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Staunton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Virginia 4.2% -0.1 -3.7
Staunton 3.6% -0.2 -3.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 6,052. There are now 3,898 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Staunton 2,154 -76 -1,755

Number of Unemployed Persons

Staunton, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 4.2% 3.6% 2,154
June
2021
5.9% 4.3% 3.8% 2,230
May
2021
5.8% 4.5% 3.9% 2,283
April
2021
6.1% 4.7% 4.0% 2,384
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 4.2% 2,496
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 4.3% 2,533
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 4.4% 2,598
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 4.4% 2,654
November
2020
6.7% 5.8% 4.6% 2,773
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 4.9% 2,920
September
2020
7.8% 6.6% 5.2% 3,120

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.