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RICHMOND — Galax was one of the Virginia localities posting double-digit unemployment figures for December 2008, according to a report issued last week by the Virginia Employment Commission.
The city’s rate for that month was 10.9 percent — the sixth-highest in the state.
Unemployment rates for the counties also rose from November to December, putting Carroll at 9.6 percent and Grayson at 9.1 percent.
Virginia merchants reported the worst holiday sales since 1969 in December, the VEC reported.
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