Workforce Demographics

 2019 Labor Force Data (through April)

Area Labor Force Number Employed Number Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Wythe County 13,494 12,970 405 3.0%
Region* 174,313 179,203 4,890 2.7%
Virginia 4,362,921 4,233,637 126,647 2.9%
USA 162,470,000 156,645,000 5,824,000 3.6%

Historical Unemployment Rates 2005-2018

Year Wythe County Region* Virginia United States
2018 3.3% 3.3% 3.0% 3.9%
2017 5.2% 5.0% 3.7% 4.4%
2016 5.8% 5.0% 4.1% 4.9%
2015 5.4% 5.0% 4.5% 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%

Data gleaned from VirginiaLMI and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. *Region: Workforce Investment Area II (Mt. Rogers and New River Valley planning districts)

For additional data visit Virginia Labor Market Information.  Wythe County’s Community Labor Profile can be found here as well as our region’s profile for Labor Area II.