Total Labor Force (2018)

4,338,748

Total Population

8,517,685

Population Rank Among States

12th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$13,169

Rank Among States

29th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

3.0%

Rank Among States

9th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Central Virginia Workforce Development Board

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Crater Regional Workforce Development Board

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Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc.

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Virginia Career Works – West Piedmont

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Virginia National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
1.5%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.1%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
3.0%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
36.5%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
62.5%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (10.3% Virginia | 12.0% National)
10.3%
12%
High school (24.2% Virginia | 27.1% National)
24.2%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (26.9% Virginia | 28.9% National)
26.9%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (38.7% Virginia | 32.0% National)
38.7%
32%

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