Harrisonburg Area Unemployment at 4.3%

News broke this morning that national unemployment hit 7.6%, as the economy lost nearly 600,000 jobs in January.

The situation is significantly better in the Harrisonburg area, where the unemployment rate is 4.3%. According to this table provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, our area is ranked #33 out of 369 “Metropolitan Statistcal Areas.” This puts the Harrisonburg area in the top 10% for low unemployment! The only area in Virginia that has lower unemployment is Charlottesville, which is #29 at 4.2%. By the way, the area with the lowest unemployment in the nation is Morgantown, West Virginia (2.7%), and the highest is El Centro, California (22.6%).

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About Chris Rooker

Chris started The Harrisonburg Homes Team with the vision of providing home buyers and sellers in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with extraordinary customer service. He has consistently guided the team to top rankings in the local real estate market, while also providing leadership and editorial influence for Harrisonblog.

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