The job numbers in Northern Virginia continue on an upswing.
Figures from the Virginia Employment Commission show about 4,400 more people were working in May, 2018 than in April. That’s a rise of 0.3 percent. There were about 25,000 more jobs than there were in May a year ago. That’s a boost of 1.7 percent.
Statewide, in May the labor force expanded by 7,656, which was the fourth consecutive monthly increase and a new record high. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percent in May to 3.2 percent and was down 0.6 percent from a year ago. May’s unemployment rate is the lowest rate since the October 2007 rate of 3.2 percent.
The local area unemployment rates are expected to be released June 27.