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Job Search Tips - 5 Steps to a Successful Job Search
August 2021
A brochure that provides useful tips for each of the five steps of a successful job search: searching for job openings; tips for resumes; applying online and in-person; interviewing; and follow-up.
What Do I Want to Do When I Grow Up? - Elementary School Level Career Activity Worksheets
September 2019

NEW Publication

This publication is designed to help young students get a very basic understanding of occupations and careers by correlating their interests with various occupations. Most of these worksheets are for grades 1 and 2, but a few worksheets are advanced enough for grade 3. You can print out and use all the worksheets, or just the ones you think are best suited to the age and skill level of your students/child. (Grades 1-3)

Career Quarterly Newsletter
April 2019

The Career Quarterly Newsletter provides articles about occupational activity in Virginia, career planning, job seeker advice, and more.

Virginia Occupational Career Resource Guide - 2nd Edition
October 2018

UPDATED 2nd EDITION

The Virginia Occupational Career Resource Guide is produced by the Virginia Employment Commission to assist students and any other persons who are looking for information to aid them in researching and finding a new career. Information is provided on a variety of career choices, how to plan for a career, education needed to qualify for various jobs, how to apply and interview for jobs, and much more.(The 2nd edition has been updated to include the 2016-2026 occupational projections and the latest wage data from May 2018.)

Pocket Resume
October 2018

The Pocket Resume is a PDF form you can fill out with your education, work history, and references, print, cut and fold. This is a handy resource that you can quickly reference when filling out a job application or preparing for a job interview.

Exploring Your Career Options - Career Guide Handouts
October 2018

The six Career Guide Handouts will help you discover your career interests by learning about career clusters, different careers inside those career clusters, education and skills needed, and how to further research a career you might be interested in pursuing. These Handouts are designed especially for students in grades 5 - 8. UPDATED (8/19) with latest wage data.

Interview Tips Poster
October 2018

 This poster gives helpful tips for preparing for interviews. It is 11" x 17" (tabloid) and can be downloaded and printed.

STEM
October 2018

This flyer provides labor market information on occupations in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Alternative Measures of Unemployment 2020 Annual Average
March 2021

This report examines the 2020 annual average for alternative measures of labor underutilization for Virginia and the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on those measures.

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Press Release
March 2020
Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Press Release
Summary Analysis of Virginia 2018 and 2017 Benchmark Revisions of Nonagricultural Employment and Unemployment
April 2019

The benchmark revision represents a once-a-year realignment, based on March data, of sample-based employment estimates to universe counts of employment derived primarily from Unemployment Insurance tax records. 

Nonemployer Statistics—An Indicator of Virginia’s “Gig Economy”
October 2018

This article attempts to provide an indication of Virginia’s “gig economy”—a much discussed but hard to define sector of the economy. This analysis is not a comprehensive look at the “gig economy” and is based solely on nonemployer statistics from the Census. Nonemployer statistics are used to gain insight into this sector of the economy, as many gig workers fit the definition of nonemployers.

Structural Unemployment: A New Measurement and Continuing Discussion of an Elusive Economic Indicator
October 2018

The aim of this paper is to spark a new debate in the literature by conceptualizing structural unemployment in a way that is more nuanced than current research suggests.

Virginia Snapshot
October 2018
Latest Local Area Unemployment Numbers Press Release
Latest State Unemployment Numbers Press Release
October 2018
Latest State Unemployment Numbers Press Release
Latest Local Area Unemployment Numbers Press Release
October 2018
Latest Local Area Unemployment Numbers Press Release

Job Search Tips - 5 Steps to a Successful Job Search
August 2021
A brochure that provides useful tips for each of the five steps of a successful job search: searching for job openings; tips for resumes; applying online and in-person; interviewing; and follow-up.
Labor Force Metrics at a Glance - July 2021
July 2021

This publication is a snapshot of the most recent unemployment rate for Virginia and the U.S. as well as a historical graphic representation of Virginia’s unemployment rate, labor force, labor force participation rate, employment and unemployment.

What Do I Want to Do When I Grow Up? - Elementary School Level Career Activity Worksheets
September 2019

NEW Publication

This publication is designed to help young students get a very basic understanding of occupations and careers by correlating their interests with various occupations. Most of these worksheets are for grades 1 and 2, but a few worksheets are advanced enough for grade 3. You can print out and use all the worksheets, or just the ones you think are best suited to the age and skill level of your students/child. (Grades 1-3)

Career Quarterly Newsletter
April 2019

The Career Quarterly Newsletter provides articles about occupational activity in Virginia, career planning, job seeker advice, and more.

Statewide Economic Analysis Report - Program Year 2019 - 2020
November 2018

The Statewide Economic Analysis (SEA) Report is an annual product from the Virginia Employment Commission.  It explores trends in several economic indicators including labor force demographics, GDP and populations.  The impact of COVID 19 on the Virginia workforce is also analyzed. The report provides information and analysis at both the state and local workforce development areas.

Forecasted Employment and Wages by State and Local Workforce Development Area 1st Quarter 2009 - 4th Quarter 2019
November 2018

The Forecasted Employment and Wages by State and Local Workforce Development Area (LWDA) allows local areas to have a current estimate of these indicators in an attempt to make up for the lag in official counts. These figures utilize time-series analysis to project employment and wage figures into the near future, and are updated every two quarters.

Virginia Occupational Career Resource Guide - 2nd Edition
October 2018

UPDATED 2nd EDITION

The Virginia Occupational Career Resource Guide is produced by the Virginia Employment Commission to assist students and any other persons who are looking for information to aid them in researching and finding a new career. Information is provided on a variety of career choices, how to plan for a career, education needed to qualify for various jobs, how to apply and interview for jobs, and much more.(The 2nd edition has been updated to include the 2016-2026 occupational projections and the latest wage data from May 2018.)

Virginia Job Outlook
October 2018

Occupations projected to have the highest number of openings along with expected salaries broken down by educational attainment.

Pocket Resume
October 2018

The Pocket Resume is a PDF form you can fill out with your education, work history, and references, print, cut and fold. This is a handy resource that you can quickly reference when filling out a job application or preparing for a job interview.

Exploring Your Career Options - Career Guide Handouts
October 2018

The six Career Guide Handouts will help you discover your career interests by learning about career clusters, different careers inside those career clusters, education and skills needed, and how to further research a career you might be interested in pursuing. These Handouts are designed especially for students in grades 5 - 8. UPDATED (8/19) with latest wage data.

Interview Tips Poster
October 2018

 This poster gives helpful tips for preparing for interviews. It is 11" x 17" (tabloid) and can be downloaded and printed.

STEM
October 2018

This flyer provides labor market information on occupations in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Industry Profiles
October 2018

These profiles provide information on the top five industries within Virginia. The data within the profiles come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program.

Top 5 Fact Sheet
October 2018

These fact sheets provide a quick at-a-glance look at the top five industries in Virginia based on employment. The data within the profiles come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Labor Supply & Demand
October 2018

The new series entitled "Labor Supply and Demand: A Dynamic Approach to Understanding the Labor Force" is a quarterly report on the subtleties of unemployment.

Labor Market Information Publications Catalog
October 2018

This is a catalog showcasing our leading publications. It provides a brief synopsis of each publication to aid you in finding the right one for your needs. Whether you are a workforce professional, student, veteran, or job seeker, there is a publication for you.

Virginia Employment Indicators - Quarterly
October 2018

A Quarterly publication illustrating and analyzing key economic indicators including employment, unemployment, and production workers' hours and earnings.