Unemployment rate is about the same as last year

Posted by Iva Radman ā€“ email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - New numbers are out on Virginia's unemployment rate.

The Virginia Employment Commission says the Richmond area's unemployment rate in August was 7.9 percent. It's roughly the same rate compared to last year.

Chesterfield, Hanover and Goochland Counties had jobless rates just below 7 percent, while places like Richmond, Petersburg and Hopewell had the highest unemployment.

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