Usability and Accessibility: The dashboard below includes information regarding unemployment levels for the locality selected. Use the navigation menu on the left side panel to access the dashboard and information for other topic areas at the Virginia or Locality level. The dashboards include text captions for charts and tables that are accessible to screen readers. For each chart or table, you can also access the underlying data by clicking on the links in the Data and Documentation section. For more information on measure definitions, data sources, and data notes, see the collapsible sections below each dashboard.
|Unemployment Rate||The unemployment rate is the percentage of the labor force that is unemployed. People are considered unemployed if they do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior 4 weeks, and are currently available for work. Early each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor announces the total number of employed and unemployed people in the United States for the previous month.||Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)||January 2021|
|Unemployment rate not seasonally adjusted||All unemployment rate data is not seasonally adjusted. Without seasonal adjustment, the unemployment rate does not remove the effects of recurring seasonal influences from economic series. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) only reports the unadjusted unemployment rate at the locality level; in order to stay consistent across all unemployment metrics, the unadjusted rate is used for state and national level unemployment as well. See BLS website for more details.|
|Locality Margin of Error||Each locality view displays information for which the data meets a certain level of confidence in the sample size and margin of error for survey-based data. In many instances, data elements at the locality level have samples sizes too small for sources to accurately report. As a result, several locality level data elements are shown with null values.|