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Staunton-Waynesboro, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Staunton fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Staunton peaked in April 2020 at 10.2% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Staunton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Virginia 2.6% 0.0 -0.8
Staunton 2.7% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 6,175. There are now 4,561 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,454 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 160.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Staunton 1,614 +1 -221

Number of Unemployed Persons

Staunton, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.7% 1,614
August
2022
3.7% 2.6% 2.7% 1,613
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.6% 1,539
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.6% 1,517
May
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.5% 1,490
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.4% 1,454
March
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.5% 1,466
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 2.6% 1,557
January
2022
4.0% 3.3% 2.8% 1,666
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 2.9% 1,733
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 2.9% 1,725

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.