The Richmond metropolitan area’s unemployment rate as of April was 5.0%. This is the lowest rate since before the recession. Henrico County, Chesterfield County, and the City of Richmond posted unemployment rates of 4.8%, 4.7%, and 5.7% respectively. The largest year-over-year job gains are being seen in the following industries: Information (8.9%), Financial Activities (3.6%), and Education and Health Services (3.6%). Professional Services, an industry that is a primary driver of office use, rose a respectable 2.0% over the past 12 months.
Source : Cushman Wakefield