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Local Jobless Rate Goes Back Below 5%

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Local Jobless Rate Goes Back Below 5%

More proof that our local economy is strong. The unemployment rate is down again. The Charlottesville region had a jobless rate of 4.9% in August. That was almost a-half percent lower than the July figure. Ann Lang of the Virginia Employment Commission says the August figure follows a trend of better numbers as the summer winds down. You can hear Lang’s remarks about the local jobs picture by clicking the button at the bottom of this article. As usual, we did well compared to the rest of the nation. The Charlottesville area had the 36th lowest jobless rate in the U.S.