State workforce participation rate Highest since 2013

Governor Glen Younkin has announced an increase of 23,000 more employed Virginians in June, bringing the total to over 201 thousand more Virginians employed since January of 2022. The labor force participation rate also rose a tenth of a percentage point to 66.6%. That is the highest rate since January of 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Local area unemployment statistics. The labor force in Virginia increased this month by 13,757 to 4,588,082 The largest number of workers since counting began in 1976.