April Unemployment Unchanged

Virginia’s unemployment rate in April is unchanged from March at 3%. Total non-farm payroll jobs increased by 13,000. The April rate is 1.3% lower than last year. Over 19,000 more Virginians joined the labor force and the number of unemployed residents decreased by more than 1,300. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate which was 3.6%