VIRGINIA - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that the commonwealth's unemployment rate dropped to 4.0%.
The state's unemployment rate had been steady at 4.1% until the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics issued benchmarked data for 2016.
When Governor McAuliffe took office in January 2014, the unemployment rate was 5.4 percent.
Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is still below the national rate, which was down 0.1 percentage point to 4.7 percent.
Virginia is tied with Indiana for the second lowest rate among major U.S. States, behind Massachusetts.