News Flash Home
The original item was published from 5/2/2013 4:11:58 PM to 5/2/2013 4:18:33 PM.

News Flash

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

Posted on: May 2, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Danville metro area jobless rate down sharply

The latest unemployment statistics show a sharp improvement for Danville. The Virginia Employment Commission this week reported Danville's rate was 9.1 percent in March, compared with 9.7 percent in February.

The improvement came as the city netted 116 new jobs in March from February. In March, 17,261 residents were employed, compared with 17,145 in February.

In year-to-year comparisons from the previous five years, Danville's unemployment rate was 10.3 percent in March 2012, 11.6 percent in March 2011, 15.1 percent in March 2010, 12.9 percent in March 2209, and 8.4 percent in March 2008.

Surrounding localities also showed sharp improvement in March from February. Pittsylvania County’s jobless rate dropped to 6.2 percent in March vs. 6.8 percent in February; Martinsville, 14.4 percent vs. 15.4 percent; Henry County, 8.8 percent vs. 9.6 percent; and Halifax County, 8.7 percent vs. 9.3 percent.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

IDDU Graduation

Police Department honors IDDU graduates

Posted on: December 5, 2023
2023 Fill the Truck Event

Toy drive begins Saturday

Posted on: November 28, 2023

Reserve A Ride service schedule to change

Posted on: November 27, 2023
Project Imagine - group photo 11.20.23 - IMG_0412

Project Imagine honors eight graduates

Posted on: November 21, 2023

Health district warns of rabies concerns

Posted on: November 20, 2023

Casino generates $16.84 million in October

Posted on: November 20, 2023

Holiday schedule for offices, services

Posted on: November 15, 2023

Fire marshal issues burn ban for city

Posted on: November 7, 2023

Robert David to receive national award

Posted on: November 2, 2023
Daylight Saving Time - fall back 2023

Change your clocks, check your batteries

Posted on: November 2, 2023

Otterbots announce new manager for 2024

Posted on: October 26, 2023