Workforce Demographics

Statistics through April 2016

Area Labor Force Number Employed Number Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Wythe County 13,475 12,818 657 4.9%
Region* 178,206 171,162 7,044 4.0%
Virginia 4,204,131 4,059,445 144,686 3.4%
USA 158,488,000 151,075,000 7,413,000 4.7%

Unemployment rates 2005-2015

Year Wythe County Region* Virginia United States
2015 5.4% 5.0% 3.6% 5.3%
2014 6.4% 6.0% 5.2% 6.2%
2013 7.8% 6.9% 5.7% 7.4%
2012 7.7% 7.2% 6.0% 8.1%
2011 9.2% 8.0% 6.6% 8.9%
2010 11.1% 9.2% 7.1% 9.6%
2009 10.5% 9.1% 6.7% 9.3%
2008 5.3% 5.3% 3.9% 5.8%
2007 4.5% 4.4% 3.0% 4.6%
2006 4.1% 4.1% 3.1% 4.6%
2005 4.4% 4.4% 3.6% 5.1%

*Region: Workforce Investment Area II (Mt. Rogers and New River Valley planning districts)

Data gleaned from VirginiaLMI and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For additional data visit Virginia Labor Market Information.  There you will find information like:  Wage data, skilled employee figures, job openings, and more.