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Hampton Roads Unemployment Rate for the Month of July

Hampton Roads Unemployment Rate for the Month of July

According to information  released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics today, Hampton Roads’ unemployment rate for the month of July was 7.6%, remaining unchanged from the previous month but up from 7.0% in July 2009.  On a seasonally adjusted basis, the region’s unemployment rate increased from 7.3% in June to 7.4% in July.

The region’s non-farm payroll employment for July experienced a decline of 0.3% from the previous month, although employment in the July 2010 figure was 0.4% higher than July of 2009.  Employment in the region is down 34겨 jobs since the beginning of the recession in December of 2007.

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