Tom Butt
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  Richmond Hits 15-Year Low Unemployment Rate
October 29, 2015

For decades, Richmond’s unemployment rate has hovered several percentage points above national, state and county average (See

For the first time ever, Richmond has beat that trend. With a 5.1% unemployment rate in September 2015, Richmond is tied with the US average of 5.1% and is below the state average of 5.9%.

With the exception of December 1999, when Richmond’s rate was 4.9% and December of 2000 when it was 5.0%, the current unemployment rate is thought to be the lowest since WWII.