March 9, 2014
As President Bush prepares to release an economic stimulus package next week people in the valley are still losing jobs.
The combined labor market of Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County have lost 203 jobs between October and November even though unemployment figures show a .01% decrease in joblessness.
Virginia's latest unemployment figures are the lowest in the state in the last 18 months. But, December numbers are expected to be worse due to the manufacturing and weather related construction layoffs typically inflate the numbers.