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Unemployment rate continues to fall

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.

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