The statewide jobless rate is up again. The Virginia unemployment rate was 5.4% in July, up one-tenth-of-a-percent. It’s the third consecutive month where the figure has seen a slight increase. Researcher Ann Lang of the Virginia Employment Commission says the July rate is an improvement over last year. It was 5.7% at that time. The Virginia number is still well below the national average.
The UVA baseball team swept its weekend series with ACC rival Pittsburgh, and has its first series sweep of 2016.
The UVA men's lacrosse program ended its 2016 season with a 7-8 record after a 19-11 loss to Brown University in Kennesaw, Georgia.