October 20, 2020 News & Press Releases

Virginia Dems Statement on Latest State Unemployment Report

by Democratic Party of Virginia

VIRGINIA -- Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its state-specific unemployment data showing unemployment in Virginia is at 6.2 percent. 14 days before the election, the state unemployment rate is nearly two times higher year on-year following President Trump’s disastrous response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has increased from the unemployment numbers last month.

“Today’s unemployment numbers show that more than half a year into the pandemic recession, Trump’s incompetent response to the virus and the absence of any real plan continues to leave Virginians behind. Virginians have been going to the polls and voting by mail in record numbers because they can’t wait to elect Joe Biden, a proven leader who has a plan to address the COVID health crisis and the economic recession caused by Trump’s failed response,” said Hannah Muldavin, Press Secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia.