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Local job scene brightens
SoVaNow.com / April 14, 2014Unemployment was down in Halifax County during February as the topline jobless rate dropped to 8.7 percent from 9.1 percent the month before in January.
The county also showed an increase in the number of jobs: a gain of 152, bringing total employment in Halifax County to 14,369 positions. The rise in employment contributed to an expansion of the civilian labor force, which grew from 15, 640 persons in January to 15,737 in February.
Also, the number of residents still looking for work fell: to 1,368 in February, compared to 1,423 job seekers in January.
In February 2013, Halifax County’s unemployment rate was 9.3 percent.
Halifax was not the only part of Southside Virginia to witness improvement on the jobs front. To the east, Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate dropped from 9.3%t in January to an even 9% in February.
To the west, Pittsylvania County’s jobless rate also went down, going from 6.9 percent in January to 6.6 percent in February. In the City of Danville, unemployment dipped to 8.3 percent in February.
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