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Statewide Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

Statewide Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

A slight increase in the statewide jobless figure. The Virginia unemployment rate was 5.7% in July, up .2% from June. It’s the third straight monthly increase, but it was still lower than last year at this time. The Virginia Employment Commission says all metro areas in the state saw job¬†growth in July. There was a gain of more than 300 jobs in the Charlottesville area.