The Ups And Downs of Unemployment for The Region

Recent data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows the unemployment rate was up slightly across the Lynchburg area in October. Because of a delay from the October government shutdown, the BLS released unemployment statistics for both September and October last week. According to the News & Advance, only Nelson and Bedford counties had rates below the statewide unemployment rates for both months. The rate was down month-to-month and year-to-year in every locality in the Lynchburg area during September and dipped below 6 percent regionally.

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