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Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : July 2019 )

Virginia Employment Data

A Mid-Atlantic state with a rich history, Virginia is in the middle of significant demographic changes. The D.C. metro area continues to expand into northern Virginia, as indicated by the fact that Virginia has been the top state for U.S. Department of Defense contracts since 2009. Virginia has a highly educated workforce that is attractive to high-growth industries, including healthcare, biosciences, cyber security and energy. Although federal spending has a large impact on Virginia’s overall economic health, a strong foundation in agriculture and forestry, as well as a strong infrastructure, put it in a good position for the years to come.(Source: Virginia Secretary of Office and Trade and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership)




State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area was 2.8% in April 2019, 0.7% lower than last month, and lower by 0.5% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area unemployment rate in April 2019 was lower by 0.9% than the U.S. rate of 3.7%, and lower by 1.8% than the Virginia state unemployment rate of 4.6%.

  • Total employment in the Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area increased by 3.6% (1593 more persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 3.3% ( 623269 less ) over the past year.

  • The Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 122,933 persons.

  • The Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    2.8%
    + 3.3%
    + 3.6%
    + 3.5%
    + 1593


    %97.24 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.