The Virginia Employment Commission says the state’s jobless rate rose to 5.6 percent in August.
The Virginia Employment Commission says the state’s jobless rate remained steady in October after falling in September.
Virginia’s unemployment rate dipped in December to 5.5 percent, the lowest jobless number in four years.
President Barack Obama got new figures Friday to buttress his argument that he’s presiding over steady, if slow, economic growth. But the government’s report that the overall rate of unemployment actually crept up to 8.3 percent allows Republican rival Mitt Romney to keep pressure on Obama to defend his record.