2019 State of the Commonwealth Report
Many indicators of economic performance suggest that the Commonwealth’s metropolitan areas grew in 2018 and into 2019. Unemployment is below 3% across Virginia’s metros, and average wages have risen over the last three years. Compared to 2015, the metros are in a better place today but there are storm clouds on the horizon.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 2: Virginia's Metropolitan Areas: Moving Forward" (2019). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 41.