After weeks of climbing to peaks not seen since the height of the pandemic last spring, Alexandria’s initial and continued unemployment claims have gone down.
The Virginia Employment Commission reports that here were 632 initial (first time) claims in Alexandria for the week ending Jan. 16, a 24% drop over the previous week’s total of 836 claims. In December, the number of initial claims reached its lowest point since the pandemic began, but rose sharply after the holidays. For the week ending Dec. 26, for instance, there were 131 initial claims.
Alexandria’s continued claims also fell to 1,120, down from the previous week’s total of 1,272.
The week ending Jan. 16 is the 44th week since the COVID-19 crisis began in Virginia.
Statewide, there was a slight increase in continued unemployment claims, from 63,687 claims to 63,839 claims. There was also a 25% drop in initial claims, from 28,227 claims to 21,073 claims — the first drop since the week ending Dec. 26.
Looking for work? The Alexandria Workforce Development Center hosts weekly workshops, and there are a number of job openings with the city.
According to VEC:
The locality with the most initial unemployment claims this week was Fairfax County which saw 1,102 initial filings. Virginia Beach City and Richmond City followed with 994 and 993 initial claims respectively. Of the 133 counties and independent cities in the Commonwealth, 120 localities saw either a decrease or no change in the number of filings this week compared to the week before. The locality with the largest decrease was Norfolk City which had 609 fewer initial claims compared to the previous week.
Learn more about filing a weekly or continued claim here.
Like 1799 Prime Steak and Seafood, Hotel AKA (625 First Street) in Old Town North is heading to city review for a permit to dramatically upscale some courtyard seating. The…
Alexandria’s DASH bus network isn’t the only transit agency going through changes: the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Better Bus initiative could impact Alexandria riders. Route 10B runs from Ballston…
More details have been released on the method the former general manager of Hank’s Oyster Bar in Old Town used to allegedly steal $600,000 from the company. The 53-year-old former…
Ask McEnearney discusses home inspection issues and which issues would be a deal breaker.
Are you seeking a confidential space where you can explore your emotions, overcome challenges, and find inner peace? Look no further than our dedicated psychotherapy service! We understand that life can be overwhelming at times, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.
At Peaceful Mind Solutions, our passion lies in helping individuals like you navigate life’s complexities and find the strength to thrive. Our skilled and compassionate therapist is committed to creating a warm, non-judgmental environment where you can express your thoughts and feelings openly. With our personalized approach, we tailor each session to address your unique needs and empower you to overcome obstacles.
Through evidence-based techniques and a deep understanding of the human mind, our therapist will guide you on a transformative journey of self-discovery. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, we’re here to provide guidance and practical tools for lasting change.
Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information: tcwilliams73.com, 770.789.3534.
Spring Fling at Rising Sol Yoga School
Join us for a day of FREE hot yoga. Experience our class styles and meet our teachers. Buy a bite at the Bake Sale to benefit The Carpenter’s Shelter, peruse some special vendors, take advantage of in-person only discounts on