New Numbers Show Unemployment Rate Down in Bedford Co.

Bedford Co., VA - Bedford County has released new unemployment numbers, and things are looking good.

The economic development office says the unemployment rate in the county keeps going down, and it's now at 5.4 %. That's down from 5.9 % the same time last year. They also say 500 people found jobs locally last year.

The city of Bedford's rate went down too. The office also says people in that area are spending more in groceries and retail because their local sales came in over the county's expectations.

Get more information from the office of economic development.