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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Virginia Keeps Creating Jobs
Since the beginning of Governor Bob McDonnell's Administration, Virginia has added 71,500 jobs. This is the 3rd highest total in the country, behind only Texas and Pennsylvania. The 71,500 new jobs is also the 3rd highest percentage increase, behind Maryland and Delaware, over the same period of time. It is also important to note that Virginia's 7.1% unemployment rate is the 3rd lowest east of the Mississippi and 13th lowest overall in the nation. In the first 6 months of the McDonnell Administration, Virginia has closed 106 deals creating 6,851 new jobs and $1B in capital investment. Below is a chart displaying total jobs created percentages by region.
Clearly, Virginia is leading the national recovery and are head and shoulders above our regional competition. Good work Gov. McDonnell and House Republicans who help bring great businesses to the Commonwealth!