Unemployment rate in Richmond down since August

Posted by Iva Radman – email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Unemployment in the Richmond area hovered around  7.5% in September-- that's  down from 7.9% in August.

The Virginia Employment Commission tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the unemployment rate went down due to the opening of schools and colleges.

The commission also saw job losses in tourism-related industries and in construction.

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