Local unemployment figures improved in October as Shenandoah and Warren counties experienced falling unemployment rates.
Shenandoah County in October saw its unemployment rate fall from 2.2 percent in September to 2.1 percent in October. It also improved over the same time last year when unemployment stood at 2.6 percent, according to recently released figures from the state.
The civilian labor force grew to 22,649, increasing from September’s 22,502.
The number of unemployed individuals fell to 481 in October from 499 in September, according to the state’s report.
Warren County experienced a similar trend.
Warren County in October saw its unemployment rate fall to 2.4 percent from 2.5 in September and improve from 2.8 percent in October 2018, according to recently released figures from the state.
Warren County’s civilian labor force grew to 20,694, increasing from 20,482 in September, according to the report.
Both counties experienced higher rates when compared to neighboring Frederick County, which experienced an unemployment rate of 2.0 percent in September and October, according to the report.