Continued Claims for Unemployment Insurance Continue to Rise in Central Virginia
The latest data released by the Virginia Employment Commission illustrates a continued upward trend in the number of people filing weekly claims for unemployment in the greater Lynchburg area.
According to VEC numbers released Thursday, May 7, 9,451 continued claims for unemployment insurance were filed in the Central Virginia Workforce Development Area during the week of May 2, 2020. Continued claims are made by individuals who have filed an initial claim for unemployment and are now making weekly claims to continue receiving benefits. The Central Virginia Workforce Development area includes the city of Lynchburg, along with the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell. Total employment for the Central Virginia Workforce Development Area was 108,959 in the fourth quarter of 2019.