The city of Martinsville has the highest unemployment rate in the state of Virginia, according to the Virginia Employment Commission.
The agency reported today that the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate jumped to 19.4 percent in August up from 17.1 percent in July.
Arlington County had the lowest jobless rate in the state with 3.9 percent in August, followed by Loudoun County at 4.4 percent.
Nationally, the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.1 percent.
The Danville region had the highest unemployment rate among metropolitan areas in Virginia with 10.3 percent.