The Virginia Employment Commission says the state’s jobless rate rose slightly to 5.4% in July. It is the third straight month the Virginia jobless rate has increased - though not by much - after reaching its lowest rate in February since November 2008.
The State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly from 5.3% in June, to 5.4% in July. The largest job increase was in construction. Other areas that saw gains included total government, manufacturing and business services.