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Employment picture brightens in February
SoVaNow.com / April 16, 2014
Unemployment fell in Mecklenburg County during February as the topline jobless rate clocked in at an even nine percent, down from January’s 9.3 percent
The county showed an increase in the number of jobs: a gain of 55, bringing total employment in Mecklenburg County to 11,065 positions. The size of the civilian labor force remained steady, dropping by seven persons.
In February 2013, Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate was 10.2 percent, a full percentage point higher than the same period in 2014. A year ago, 1,291 people were job hunting, compared to only 1,098 looking for work this February.
Mecklenburg was not the only area of Southside Virginia to witness improvement on the jobs front. To the west, Halifax County’s unemployment rate dropped from 9.1 percent in January to an 8.7 percent in February.
Charlotte County also saw its jobless rate fall in February — to 7.3 percent, down a tick from the January rate of 7.4 percent.
Both Lunenburg and Brunswick Counties saw their jobless rates drop. In Lunenburg the February rate dipped to 7.1 in February, down from 7.2 in January. Brunswick’s rate declined from 9.8 in January to 9.4 in February.
The statewide jobless rate of 5.3 percent and the national unemployment rate of 7.0 percent were unchanged over the period from January to February.
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