Virginia unemployment rate holds steady for January
Updated On: Mar 18 2013 04:54:23 PM CDT
Unemployment in the Commonwealth of Virginia is holding steady below the national average.
The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in January.
That's down from 6 percent a year ago but the same as it was in December 2012.
According to the U.S. Labor Department, the national unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent in January.
Rates increased in half of U.S. states, fell in only eight states and were unchanged in 17.
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