The percent of workers without work in Fairfax County increased just a tad between July and August, rising 0.1 percent. That works out to a loss of about 700 jobs.
But the unemployment rate, which now sits at 2.5 percent, is still lower than it was in August of 2017 when it was 3.2 percent. It’s also lower than the statewide rate for Virginia, which was 3 percent in August. And it’s lower than the national average of 3.9 percent. (All of these rate are adjusted for the season).