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Arlington jobless rate drops below 2% in latest data

Arlington’s jobless rate dipped below 2 percent in October, less than half its rate of a year ago, as the entire Northern Virginia region saw ongoing improvement on the employment front. With 147,455 county residents employed in the civilian workforce...

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...

No surprise: Metro-area joblessness down from year ago

The Washington region was among 386 of the nation’s 389 metro corridors to see lower year-over-year joblessness in September, according to figures reported Nov. 3 by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. With 3,335,510 residents in the civilian workforce and...

Fairfax jobs picture continues to show improvement

Fairfax County’s jobless rate declined to 2.7 percent in September, approaching pre-COVID levels, although job growth remains less robust than might be anticipated. With 593,123 county residents in the civilian workforce and 16,501 looking for jobs, the county’s unemployment rate...

County jobless rate falls, approaches pre-COVID levels

The number of people holding full-time jobs may not necessarily be increasing significantly, but jobless rates continue to come down across the local region – in some cases approaching the low figures of the pre-COVID era. Arlington was no exception,...

N.Va. employment picture continues to rebound

When it comes to the jobs comeback from the immediate burst of COVID in 2020, Northern Virginia is ahead of the statewide average, although that may well be because fewer local residents lost jobs in the spring of 2020,...

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...

New Fairfax jobless numbers deliver mixed message

Whether the positive trajectory will continue remains very much an open question, but the jobs picture in Fairfax County continues to show incremental improvement in new data. With 595,494 county residents employed in the civilian workforce and 21,139 looking for...

Arlington jobless rate dips to 3% in new data

Arlington’s jobless rate in August dropped to 3 percent, according to new data, as the county and region continue to wriggle free of the economic grip of COVID. But with government subsidies being phased out and the prospect of more...

N.Va. leading state in jobs rebound

Northern Virginia was responsible for nearly half the jobs regained across the commonwealth over the past year, according to new data from the Virginia Employment Commission. The local region saw a bump up of 40,400 jobs (2.8 percent) in total...
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