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Va. almost back to pre-pandemic employment level

So close, and yet not quite there. Virginia’s employment rebound has almost, but not yet, joined the 18 states that have seen jobs totals rise beyond where they stood at the start of COVID. Virginia’s non-farm employment of 4.07 million in...

D.C. region again sees lower year-over-year joblessness

The Washington region was among 386 of 389 metropolitan areas nationally to see lower year-over-year joblessness in March, according to figures reported April 27 by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. With 3,396,080 in the civilian workforce and 120,740 looking...

Regional jobs picture improves in latest data

The Washington region saw lower joblessness in February, with unemployment rates down on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. With 3,374,301 region residents in the civilian workforce and 121,637 looking for jobs, the Washington area’s unemployment rate stood at 3.6...

Jobs in Arlington rise slightly year over year

Year-over-year employment within Arlington County improved in the third quarter of 2021, according to new federal data, but lagged the overall national rebound. There were a total of 172,600 jobs recorded in Arlington for September 2021 by the federal Bureau...

Regional jobs picture continues its comeback, modestly

Jobless rates in Arlington and Fairfax counties were less impacted by the pandemic than in many other areas of the region and country, so it’s perhaps no surprise that the two communities have seen a smaller bump up in...

Metro areas make progress in getting jobs to pre-COVID levels

Just one of Virginia’s 10 metropolitan areas has fully rebounded, jobs-wise, to pre-COVID levels, while the other nine have varying degrees of progress yet to make, according to new state data. While all metro areas except Richmond saw higher non-farm-based...

Editor’s Notebook: Somebody’s connected the dots!

Kudos to Matt Delaney of the Falls Church News-Press, who in coverage this week actually put ink to paper and reported the truth as to why local businesses seem to be having such a tough time getting employees. He quotes...

Improvement in Fairfax jobs picture seems to stagnate

Like much of Northern Virginia, Fairfax County’s jobless rate has improved substantially from the depths of the COVID crisis a year before, but now seems struck in neutral as it attempts to return to pre-pandemic lows. With a total of...

N.Va. gains back 100,000+ jobs lost during pandemic

Northern Virginia has regained about 107,000 of the jobs it lost during the initial jolt of the pandemic, according to new state data, though it continues to have a way to go to return to pre-pandemic employment norms. The year-over-year...

New job-training opportunities offered

The Arlington Employment Center and Virginia Career Works/Alexandria-Arlington Regional Workforce Council have partnered with LinkedIn Learning on a new initiative to assist 1,000 adults and graduating students prepare for post-pandemic jobs. Courses leading to certification in subject areas ranging from...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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