Arlington County’s unemployment rate rose to 4.3 percent in May from 4.1 percent in April, according to the latest numbers from the Virginia Employment Commission.

Employment actually increased during the period, from 133,724 to 133,805, but at the same time the labor force increased by 400.

Neighboring jurisdictions, including Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church, all saw a 0.1 to 0.3 percent rise in unemployment.

Arlington still has by far the lowest unemployment rate in Virginia. Alexandria is the next lowest, with 4.8 percent unemployment.


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