Historically, Greater Richmond has enjoyed low levels of unemployment. In 2010, due to the recession, unemployment rates rose to uncharacteristically high levels, reaching nearly 8 percent. In recent years, the rates have dropped and remain at or below the national average.
|Civilian Labor Force||671,929||4,262,681||158,968,000|
|Unemployment Rate (%)||3.9||3.8||4.5|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 2016, Not Seasonally Adjusted