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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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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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Va. Jobless Rate Dipped to 4-Year Low in Dec., D.C.’s Rose Slightly

Virginia’s unemployment rate dipped in December to 5.5 percent, the lowest jobless number in four years.


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Virginia Jobless Rate Ticks Up To 5.7 Percent In June

Virginia’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly in June after remaining at the lowest rate in three years, but is still better than the national average.


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Virginia Jobless Rate Stays At 5.6 Percent In May

Virginia’s unemployment rate remained at the lowest rate in three years in May and is still below the national average.


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Job Growth In Virginia Was Stronger In 2011 Than Expected

Virginia saw stronger job growth in 2011 than first estimated, with eight of the state’s industrial sectors adding jobs last year, the Virginia Employment Commission said Monday.



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