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Caroline County April unemployment down
Caroline County April Unemployment Down
From: Caroline County Board of Supervisors
Date: June 4, 2010
Percy Ashcraft, County Administrator
Caroline County experienced a welcome easing of its unemployment rate in April to 8.9% according to the Virginia Employment Commission Thursday.
Caroline County had an unemployment rate of 10.1% in March.
The region as a whole had lower unemployment in April, a traditional start of the construction season. Hires by the Census Bureau may also have contributed to lower unemployment.
The City of Fredericksburg remains the community with the highest unemployment in the region at 9.1%.
King George County shrank its unemployment to 8%.
Stafford and Spotsylvania enjoys the least unemployment at 5.4% and 5.6% respectively, though their rate of decrease was smaller than the other communities in the region.
The National unemployment rate also declined to 9.5% as did Virginia’s to 6.7%. Arlington enjoyed the lowest unemployment in Virginia with 4% while Martinsville continues to suffer the highest unemployment in the Commonwealth with 21.7% of its work force idle.
Gary R. Wilson
Director, Caroline County
Department of Economic Development & Tourism