RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The city of Martinsville's jobless rate remained the highest in Virginia in September.
The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 14.9 percent, down from 16.2 percent in August and 17 percent a year ago. The statewide rate for September was 5.6 percent.
Arlington County had Virginia's lowest jobless rate with 3.5 percent in September, followed by 4.0 percent in Loudoun and Fairfax counties.
The Danville region had the highest unemployment rate among Virginia's metropolitan regions at 7.9 percent. The Washington metropolitan region that includes Arlington and Alexandria had the lowest jobless rate of 4.2 percent.