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Virginia’s unemployment rate drops for a fourth straight month

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Apr 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-20 17:53:25-04

More out of work Virginians are finding jobs.

For the fourth straight month, the state’s unemployment rate has dropped.

New statistics released on Friday shows Virginia’s jobless rate from March at 5.6%. That’s well below the national average of 8.2%. It is also the lowest among southeastern states.

Governor Bob McDonnell released this statement today about the drop in the unemployment rate. It says, in part, “Now, we must keep this positive momentum going. Virginia’s economy is recovering, but it is still early. Too many Virginians still need good jobs. Our work isn’t through until they are working again.”