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Secretary of Labor

What We Do

The Secretary of Labor oversees a wide range of regional, state, and federal programs that connect Virginians to the skills, training, and opportunities they need to thrive in the 21st-century economy. In addition to public sector partners, Secretary Bryan Slater works closely with Virginia’s labor and business communities to identify and fill vacant jobs in high-demand sectors.

News & Updates

VEC Updates

VEC update on Unemployment Insurance Progress was presented to the General Assembly on July 18, 2023. See PDF: 07.18.2023 VEC UI Progress Update.PDF

For Virginia Unemployment Insurance Weekly Initial Claims and other economic data, please visit the Virginia Employment Commission Newsroom.