From the Martinsville Bulletin: According to January's statistics, Martinsville (18% unemployed) no longer has the highest unemployment rate in the state, as Williamsburg now holds that "honor" (19.5%). Danville is third (14%) and Henry County (13%) is seventh. Neighboring Patrick County, 11th on the list, has 11.4% unemployment rate. Of the 134 municipalities in Virginia, 24 have double digit jobless rates.
The overall unemployment rate of Virginia is 6.4%, while the country suffers from an 8.5% unemployment.