This indicator reflects the average annual percentage of the total workforce unemployed and seeking employment, for each year, in each locality.
Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates unemployment for localities using employment estimates from the Current Employment Statistics and unemployment insurance claimant counts.
Bedford City was reincorporated into Bedford County in 2013. Bedford City will show as NA or blank from 2014 on and that data will now be captured under Bedford County.
Additional information about indicator data and data limitations can be found at: http://www.fact.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Data-Guide.pdf
Data Last Updated: September 25, 2015