Overall unemployment rate moved up to 2.8% , based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Staunton-Waynesboro, VA market declined by 57 jobs in May and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 50 bps to 2.8%. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Staunton-Waynesboro, VA unemployment rate is 58 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 80 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in May versus prior month by 6.2% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Unemployment May 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs stayed flat. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 8,300; no change
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Unemployment by Industry May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.