Arlington Unemployment Rate Edges Up

Arlington’s unemployment rate has risen slightly, but remains the lowest in the state.

In Arlington County, the unemployment rate in February was 4.7 percent, according to statistics released yesterday by the Virginia Employment Commission.

The rate is slightly higher than the 4.6 percent unemployment rate recorded in January, and higher still than the 4.0 and 3.8 percent rates in December and November respectively.

Neighboring Falls Church city had an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent in February. Fairfax County’s rate was 5.5%. Loudoun County and Alexandria city were tied for the second-lowest unemployment rate in Virginia, at 5.4 percent.

The highest unemployment recorded in the state was Martinsville city, at 21.4 percent.

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