Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on Lowest Virginia Unemployment Rate since December 2008

~Virginia Now Lowest Unemployment in Southeast and Second Lowest East of Mississippi~

RICHMOND—Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement upon the announcement that Virginia’s unemployment rate had fallen to 5.5 percent, the lowest since December 2008 (5.3 percent), and significantly ahead of regional counterparts.

“Today, more Virginians are back to work than at any time during the past four years. This is great news. It means more Virginia families have financial security, that Virginia businesses are continuing to grow, and that our pro-business, low regulation, and conservative fiscal policies are positively affecting Virginia’s economy. The Commonwealth has the second lowest unemployment rate east of the Mississippi and the lowest in the southeast. Our bipartisan work is getting results.”

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