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Unemployment is up to 4.6 percent in state (access required)

Virginia’s unemployment rate rose in August to its highest level in more than a decade. State figures released last week show the jobless rate increased by 0.1 percentage point in August to 4.6 percent, the highest rate since January 1997. The national unemployment rate was 6.1 percent. The greater Richmond region’s average jobless rate was 5 percent ...

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