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Staunton-Waynesboro, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Staunton fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2019 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Staunton peaked in January 2010 at 8.0% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in February 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Staunton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Virginia 2.8% -0.1 0.0
Staunton 2.6% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 February 2010 at 4,731. There are now 3,163 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,553 in April 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 15.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Staunton 1,568 -5 -101

Number of Unemployed Persons

Staunton, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 2.7%
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.6% 1,568
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.6% 1,573
June
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.6% 1,575
May
2019
3.6% 3.0% 2.6% 1,574
April
2019
3.6% 2.9% 2.6% 1,553
March
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.6% 1,561
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.6% 1,565
January
2019
4.0% 2.8% 2.7% 1,587
December
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.7% 1,611
November
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.7% 1,609
October
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.7% 1,614

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.