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The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate fell in April for the second consecutive month. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in April. That's down from 5.3 percent in March, and down from 5.9 percent...
The city of Martinsville's jobless rate remained the highest in Virginia in March. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 14.4 percent, down from 15.4 percent in February and 16.3 percent a...
Commercial airline flights moved smoothly throughout most of the country on Sunday, but experts say the first real test is Monday when traffic increases amid furloughs of air traffic controllers resulting from government spending cuts. Sunday was...
ITT Exelis is laying off about 70 hourly workers at its night vision plant in Roanoke County. The layoffs are effective April 7. ITT Exelis spokesman Tim White tells The Roanoke Times that demand for the company's night vision goggles and other products...
The city of Martinsville's jobless rate remained the highest in Virginia in January. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 16.9 percent, up from 15.2 percent in December and 18.1 percent a year...
WDBJ7 ReporterBeing out of a job is scary. Many turn to unemployment to help pay the bills. But some workers say it's taking longer to get those benefits. We're talking about jobs like pavers and landscapers. They usually work eight months out of the year and...
What's next for the 145 Norfolk-Southern employees laid off yesterday? Managers met with the workers and their families Tuesday morning. Our cameras weren't allowed in the meeting and no one from Norfolk Southern was willing to speak on camera. We...
Liberty Medical Supply Inc., which has an operation in Salem, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to CEO Frank Harvey. "What that means is it gives us the breathing space we need to reorganize while still continuing to serve our...
Two Alpha Natural Resources mines in Virginia have been idled as part of cutbacks announced last fall. Alpha spokesman Ted Pile tells media outlets that the company idled its Red Onion surface mine near Pound and Bluff Spur underground mine near...
WDBJ7 ReporterEvery week day Angela Nomah's lunch is on the house. "I don't have a job right now, I wish I could find one. But I'm raising my grandson right now," Nomah said. Because she's unemployed, she relies on the Danville Salvation Army to feed her family....
The city of Martinsville's jobless rate remained the highest in Virginia in December. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 15.2 percent, down from 15.5 percent in December and 17.3 percent a...
The city of Martinsville's jobless rate remained the highest in Virginia in November The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 15.7 percent, up from 14.9 percent in October and 16.8 percent a year...
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