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A recent study finds that many employers hire people they want to be friends with, and not who can necessarily do the best job. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Va. Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 4.9 Percent in June

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent in June.


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Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.9 Percent As 248,000 Jobs Added In September

The U.S. economy generated 248,000 jobs in September, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent, its lowest level in six years.


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Va.’s Jobless Rate Rises to 5.6 Pct in August

The Virginia Employment Commission says the state’s jobless rate rose to 5.6 percent in August.


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Report: More Than 92 Million Americans Remain Out Of Labor Force

Despite the unemployment rate plummeting, more than 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force.


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Va. Jobless Rate Falls to 5.2 Percent in April

The Virginia Employment Commission says the state’s jobless rate fell in April for the second consecutive month.


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Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged in D.C.

The unemployment rate in the District of Columbia has held steady at 8.6 percent.


President Barack Obama is greeted by Rev. Luis Leon as he arrives at St. John's Church on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC, hours before Obama participates in a ceremonial swearing in for a second term in office. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Unemployment Rate Same Today As It Was When Obama First Took Office

Even though much has changed the past four years, President Barack Obama begins his second term with one thing that hasn’t: the unemployment rate.


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Unemployment Number Elevated For Second Straight Week By Sandy

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to a seasonally adjusted 410,000, though the figure was elevated for the second straight week by Superstorm Sandy.


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Romney On Unemployment: ‘This Is Not What A Real Recovery Looks Like’

President Barack Obama got much-needed good news Friday following his disappointing debate performance as the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level since he took office. Republican rival Mitt Romney said Obama still hasn’t done enough to create jobs.


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Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.8 Percent, Lowest Since Jan. 2009

The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest rate since January 2009.