Virginia unemployment rates have skyrocketed in the past few years.
A new study finds that, in 2018, only 20 percent of people were working, compared to 50 percent in 2015 and 71 percent in 2016.
That means more than 1.5 million people are losing their jobs.
A majority of the workers who lost their jobs in 2018 were working part time or unemployed for more than a year, according to the study by the University of Richmond’s Office of Labor Research and Statistics.
The researchers say that the high unemployment rate is partly due to a drop in the number of job openings, and partly due the federal government’s new cap on jobless benefits.
They also point out that Virginia has the highest percentage of workers in the country who have earned at least $100,000 in a year since 2000, which means many of those who lost jobs have no other job.
One in five Virginia workers earn less than $100 per week.
“This is a problem for families, especially single parents,” said Dr. Michael Casteel, the director of the Office of Employment Policies at the University at Albany, who was not involved in the study.
“We have a high proportion of low-income people.
These people are vulnerable to these conditions.
It is particularly harmful for people with disabilities, those who are older and are retired.
People who are disabled are much more likely to fall into these jobs, and therefore they’re more likely than other people to be impacted by this.”
Virginia Unemployment Statistics: The Facts and Figures article A new report released Wednesday by the state Department of Labor and Industries found that Virginia’s unemployment rate of 6.9 percent in 2018 is the lowest in the nation, behind only Kansas (7.9), Alabama (8.5) and Oklahoma (8 percent).
“This low unemployment rate may be due to both the federal and state caps on unemployment benefits, but also to a very low unemployment level,” said David Guggenheim, a senior economist at the state’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“The federal caps are the reason the rate is so low.
“Virginia has the second highest unemployment rate in the state. “
These caps have increased the number and severity of job losses in the last several years,” Guggedon said.
“Virginia has the second highest unemployment rate in the state.
There are more people out of work than there are jobs in Virginia.
The federal government has a lot of work to do to restore the state to its pre-recession economic health.”
The state’s unemployment cap of 8.5 percent will expire on September 1, 2019.
The Department of Human Services will be in charge of determining eligibility for unemployment benefits for people who were laid off or laid off in 2018.
The study also found that, while the state had a “good job market” in 2018 and 2019, it’s now struggling to recover from the economic crisis caused by the Great Recession.
The report found that the unemployment rate for all workers was 6.7 percent, the highest since 2006, while for people ages 25 to 64, the rate was 6 percent.
The number of workers ages 25-64 in Virginia declined from 2.8 million in 2017 to 1.4 million in 2018 with 2.4 percent growth.
The unemployment rate was 7.5% for those age 65 and older.
The University of Virginia reported that Virginia had the highest unemployment in the U.S. in 2018 at 17.9 million, the second-highest number behind Kansas.
The rate for Virginia’s working age population was 12.3 percent, a slight decline from 13.5 in 2018 but the highest in the region.
A year ago, the state was second-worst in the Midwest with a 13.7 unemployment rate.
According to the University, the unemployment rates for people age 16-24 were 4.9% and 4.6 percent for those ages 25 and older, and 2.6 and 1.6 for all other age groups.