Martinsville Highest Jobless Rate in VA

Martinsville, VA - The city of Martinsville's jobless rate is still the highest in the state, but it went down by one percent in just a month.
The Virginia Employment Commission says the unemployment rate for February was 15.4 percent.
That's down from 16.7 percent in January.
Statewide - the February unemployment rate was 5.7 percent.
Nationally - 8.1 percent.