Bristol, VA monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Bristol, VA monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Bristol city using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Bristol city had a 3.1% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.3 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Virginia reported a 2.9% unemployment rate in May, which is the 20th lowest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Kingsport, TN metropolitan area was 2.7%, which is 0.4 percentage points lower than Bristol city. Kingsport has the 363rd lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Virginia
#1. Petersburg city: 4.7%
#2. Northumberland County: 4.4%
#3. Danville city: 4.2%
#4. Brunswick County: 4.1%
#4. Emporia city: 4.1%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Virginia
#1. Arlington County: 1.9%
#1. Highland County: 1.9%
#1. Madison County: 1.9%
#4. Falls Church city: 2.0%
#4. Poquoson city: 2.0%

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