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Staunton-Waynesboro, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Staunton fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2020 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Staunton peaked in April 2020 at 9.9% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Staunton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 +3.1
Virginia 4.9% +0.1 +2.2
Staunton 3.9% -0.1 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2020 data as January 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 3,666 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons December 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Staunton 2,418 -32 +946

Number of Unemployed Persons

Staunton, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployed
January
2021
6.3%
December
2020
6.7% 4.9% 3.9% 2,418
November
2020
6.7% 4.8% 4.0% 2,450
October
2020
6.9% 5.2% 4.1% 2,503
September
2020
7.8% 6.2% 5.0% 3,028
August
2020
8.4% 6.1% 4.9% 3,064
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 6.3% 3,947
June
2020
11.1% 8.1% 6.9% 4,216
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 7.7% 4,728
April
2020
14.8% 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

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.