Pulaski County unemployment rate at 3%

Pulaski County’s unemployment rate for November remained unchanged from October at 3 percent.

The Virginia Employment Commission released its jobless report on Thursday.

While Pulaski County’s rate is stellar at 3 percent, it was only third best in the New River Valley as Montgomery County (2.8 percent) and Giles County (2.9 percent) topped the rest of the area.

According to the VEC’s figures, Pulaski County reported 492 people out of work for November out of a workforce of 16,357.

Pulaski County’s rate is a full percentage point lower than the 4 percent recorded in November 2017.

Thursday’s figures are all seasonally unadjusted.

Elsewhere in the NRV, Radford’s rate stood at 3.5 percent for November, while Wythe County topped out at 3.8 percent.

All the NRV figures paled in comparison to the state’s jobless rate of 2.7 percent.

U.S. unemployment for November stood at 3.5 percent.

Staff Report

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