Unemployment numbers came out for Virginia for February, and Martinsville unfortunately led Virginia with a 20.2% unemployment rate - Williamsburg held that title in January. As 220 South points out, Martinsville's rate is now higher than when Tultex closed shop. Danville was the only "metropolitan community" in Virginia to have a decrease in their unemployment numbers, from 16.8% down to 13.6%.
Other Southside unemployment numbers: Patrick County (13.3%), Franklin County (9.4%), Henry County (14.6%), Pittslyvania County (11.4%, down from 12.1%), and Halifax County (12.2%).
Last month's numbers are here.