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Staunton-Waynesboro, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Staunton fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2021 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Staunton peaked in April 2020 at 10.1% and is now 6.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Staunton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Virginia 4.7% -0.4 -6.6
Staunton 4.0% -0.2 -6.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 3,665 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Staunton 2,387 -109 -3,665

Number of Unemployed Persons

Staunton, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployment Rate
Staunton
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 4.7% 4.0% 2,387
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
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 5.7% 3,429
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 6.6% 3,909
June
2020
11.1% 8.8% 7.8% 4,622

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.