NEW: VEC Report Shows Metro Jobless Figure Up Slightly
Local Numbers Released Today For June
HARRISONBURG — The unemployment rate for much of the region increased slightly in June, the second consecutive month that saw an uptick in the number of jobless claims, according to the latest figures released today by the Virginia Employment Commission.
According to data from the VEC, unemployment in the Harrisonburg metro area stood at 5.6 percent, an increase of 0.2 percent from May 2014. The metro area includes both the city and Rockingham County.
This remains an improvement over June 2013, when unemployment in the region stood at 6.1 percent.
See Thursday’s print edition for a more precise breakdown of unemployment rates by locality.