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Gloucester’s Recent Unemployment Numbers Show Improvement

Gloucester County recently released unemployment figures, which indicate an improvement in the county following the height of the pandemic.

The most recent numbers from August 2021, which were released by the Virginia Employment Commission, show an unemployment rate for the county in August of 3.2 percent, which was down from 3.3 percent in July. In August, Gloucester had 608 unemployed residents, down from 633 the previous month.

 “The numbers continue to decrease, indicating that our residents are finding new job opportunities,” said Sherry Spring, Gloucester’s Economic Development Director, in a press release. “The really good news is that we are getting closer to our lowest unemployment rate of 2.5 percent, which was the rate before covid-19 hit in March of 2020.”

Gloucester’s unemployment rate for August was lower than the statewide rate of 3.8 percent as well as the rest of the Hampton Roads region, which was 4.4 percent.

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