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Staunton-Waynesboro, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Staunton fell 1.9 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Staunton peaked in April 2020 at 9.9% and is now 1.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Staunton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Virginia 9.4% -1.8 +6.6
Staunton 8.0% -1.9 +5.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 6,084. There are now 1,175 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Staunton 4,909 -1,175 +3,347

Number of Unemployed Persons

Staunton, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 8.0% 4,909
April
2020
14.7% 11.2% 9.9% 6,084
March
2020
4.4% 3.3% 3.0% 1,796
February
2020
3.5% 2.6% 2.3% 1,448
January
2020
3.6% 2.7% 2.4% 1,499
December
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.4% 1,472
November
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.4% 1,502
October
2019
3.6% 2.7% 2.5% 1,532
September
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.5% 1,559
August
2019
3.7% 2.7% 2.6% 1,578
July
2019
3.7% 2.7% 2.6% 1,582

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.