Greater Richmond Partnership Business First Greater Richmond

Greater Richmond companies have access to a network of resources needed to support their business success.

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Richmond: Love What You Find

Relocating to Greater Richmond, Virginia? You will find what you love, and love what you find.

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The City of Richmond & Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico


Labor Data

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. 

  Richmond MSA Virginia USA
Civilian Labor Force 671,929 4,262,681 158,968,000
Employed 645,857 4,101,664 151,798,000
Unemployed 26,072 161,017 7,170,000
Unemployment Rate (%) 3.9 3.8 4.5

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 2016, Not Seasonally Adjusted

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