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Less overall employment found in latest Fairfax report

It may be a seasonable blip or the portent of something more significant, but 7,000 fewer Fairfax County residents were recorded as having jobs in August compared to a month before. As a result, the county’s jobless rate ticked up...

Arlington jobless rate up, but still lowest in state

Want the good news or the bad news when it comes to Arlington’s latest employment/unemployment data? Start with the good news: The county retained its position as having the lowest jobless rate in the commonwealth in August and did so...

Another year-over-year drop recorded in regional joblessness

Despite a tick upward from July, the Washington metropolitan area’s August jobless rate was well below that of a year before, joining a large menagerie of the nation’s metros that saw lower year-over-year unemployment even as economic clouds continue...

Data: N.Va. jobs boost trailing rest of commonwealth

Northern Virginia accounts for nearly 38 percent of the jobs in the commonwealth but only was responsible for 30 percent of the statewide rebound in employment over the past year, according to new data. From August 2021 to August 2022,...

Regional unemployment rate down in latest data

The national rebound may be losing some of its mojo as economic headwinds intensify, but the Washington region continues to post lower unemployment rates. With 3.42 million in the civilian workforce and just under 120,000 looking for jobs, the local...

Arlington jobless rate still (tied for) lowest in commonwealth

Arlington retained its position as having the lowest jobless rate in the commonwealth in July, according to new data, but again had to share the accolade. With 151,280 residents counted as having jobs in the civilian workforce and 3,179 looking...

Fairfax jobless rate holds steady in latest data

Fairfax County’s unemployment rate stayed put in July, part of a regional trend toward little mid-summer movement in the jobs picture across Northern Virginia. With 612,683 residents counted as having jobs in the civilian workforce and 15,568 looking for jobs,...

Arlington jobs picture brightens in new data

If two downstate jurisdictions wouldn’t mind stepping out of the way, Arlington could regain the solo crown of lowest jobless rate in Virginia that it held for years and years in the pre-COVID environment. With 151,259 residents counted in the...

N.Va. jobs comeback paralleling state rebound

Northern Virginia’s year-over-year jobs comeback generally mirrors that of the commonwealth as a whole, according to new state data. The local region’s change in non-farm employment was up 45,800 (to 1,526,800) June 2021 to June 2022, according to figures released...

Fairfax jobless rate down slightly in latest data

Fairfax County’s jobless rate declined slightly from May to June, part of a general regional trend, and remained well below levels of a year ago, according to new data. With 613,336 county residents employed in the civilian workforce and 15,787...
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