Richmond unemployment rate down

Posted by Iva Radman – email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - New numbers out show the Richmond area unemployment rate is on the decline.

The Virginia Employment Commission reports the region's unemployment rate fell to 7.5% in April from 8.3% in March.

They credit that to a big jump in construction jobs.

There was some decline in professional and business services.

The rate was 7% a year ago.

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