Another month, another set of abysmal unemployment statistics. Martinsville has a 20.8% unemployment rate, up from 20.2% last month. Martinsville has the highest unemployment rate in the state, and is the only locality with a 20+% rate. Danville saw a slight decrease, from 12.3% down to 12.2% unemployment, but in terms of metropolitan areas, Danville's unemployment still tops the state.
Patrick and Henry Counties saw a slight increase in unemployment: Henry, from 14.6% up to 14.8%; Patrick County, from 13% up to 13.2%. Pittslyvania County saw a slight decrease, from 11.5% to 11.2%.
The state's unemployment rate is 7%, the same as last month.