VA Employment Commission Releases Unemployment Numbers
The Virginia Employment Commission has released the latest unemployment numbers. The number of people out of work in Charlottesville and Albemarle County jumped within a one-month period, but staffing agencies say there is some good news.
The latest numbers show the unemployment rate in Charlottesville went up from 4.6 percent in May to 5.3 percent in June. There was a similar trend in Albemarle County with unemployment going from 4.5 percent to 5.1 percent.
Virginia's Staffing Choice says even though they are seeing an increase of people looking for work, people in our area shouldn't be too concerned. Virginia's Staffing Choice President Matt Frazer says this is a slow time of year for the University of Virginia - a major employer.
Staffing agency Adams and Garth also says people shouldn't get too discouraged by the numbers.
"Charlottesville is doing exceptionally well, even compared to the rest of Virginia. I think we're at a 4.8 unemployment rate as compared to nationally, I think it's at a 8.4," Adams and Garth branch manager Jessica Newville said.
The numbers for the city and county are still lower than what they were this time last year.
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