State News

McDonnell: jobless rate shows Va. 'growing strong'

by AP posted Apr 20 2012 12:59PM
     RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's unemployment rate dipped slightly in March but it was enough to make it the lowest jobless rate in more than three years.
     The Virginia Employment Commission reported Friday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent to 5.6 percent. The fourth consecutive monthly decline put the state's jobless rate at its lowest level in more than three years, according to the governor's office.
     The commission said the state's unemployment rate has been trending down since January 2010, when the jobless rate peaked at 7.3 percent.
     The March 2012 rate is well below the U.S. jobless rate of 8.2 percent.

Filed Under :
Topics : Business_FinanceLabor
Location : RichmondVirginia
04/20/2012 12:59PM
McDonnell: jobless rate shows Va. 'growing strong'
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
Happy Wedding Anniversary....
Prince William County Police Department Incident Report
Your Yearbook Photo Could Mean a Happy Marriage or Divorce
LSD Involved in Boy that Jumped from UMW Suite Window
Marine Corps Marathon App for iPhone and Android
No Tags Found !