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Local Area Employment Statistics
Virginia
  Area  Labor Force   Unemployment Rate

 2011  2012 2013 2014
2015
   11  12 13
14
15
Alleghany County  7,181 7,011
6,591  7,210
 7,115    8.3 7.4
 6.3  5.9  5.1
Bedford County  35,899 34,705
34,743  38,587
 38,173    6.2 5.8
 5.0 5.1
 4.4
Botetourt County   17,967 17,520
17,592
 17,574 17,546
   5.5 5.4
 4.6  4.9  4.2
Craig County  2,598 2,491
2,540  
 2,468 2,431
   7.5 6.8
 5.7 6.4
 5.5
Floyd County  7,612 7,427
7,380    8,333 8,340
   6.8 6.2
 4.7 4.6
 4.0
Franklin County   28,987 28,432
28,262 27,265
26,923
   6.6 5.9
 5.2  5.3  4.6
Montgomery County    48,996 48,007
48,601
 49,963  50,008    6.4 6.1
 4.9 5.1
 4.3
Roanoke City   49,136 47,693
47,730   50,276  49,475    8.2 7.3
 5.4 5.9
 4.9
Roanoke County  49,882 49,085
49,083  50,170  49,551    5.6 5.2
 5.2  4.6  3.9
Salem  13,121 12,951
 12,933  13,169 13,001    6.2 5.9
 4.8  5.1 4.4
Roanoke
MSA
 161,690 158,173
158,140   161,102  158,927    6.6 6.1
 5.8 5.2
 4.4
Virginia  4,303,174 4,209,532
 4,240,111 4,257,986
 4,240,470    6.2 5.9
 5.5 5.2
4.4
US 153,617,000 54,975,000
155,389,000 155,922,000 156,570,000 
 8.9 8.1
 7.4 6.2
 5.3
 Source: Virginia Employment Commission