Martinsville remains among the localities in the state with the highest unemployment rate.
The city of Martinsville is third highest at 5.9% behind the city of Emporia at 6.4% and the city of Petersburg at 8.2%.
Numbers for February, published on April 6 by the Virginia Employment Commission, show Martinsville’s rate is down from 6.5% the month before and down from 8.7% last year.
The unemployment rate in Henry County was 3.5%, down from 4% the month before and 5.5% the prior year.
In Patrick County, the unemployment rate stood at 3.7% in February, down from 4.3% in January and down from 5.5% in the same period the year before.