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Chester, VA vs Martinsville, VA

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- Job Growth in Martinsville has been positive.
- Martinsville has 4.3% less unemployment than Chester.
- Martinsville job growth has increased by 0.2% in the past 10 years.

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 Chester, VAMartinsville, VAUnited States
 Current Unemployment4.8%9.1%6.0%
 Future Job Growth37.5%24.3%33.5%
 Recent Job Growth-5.6%-4.4%-6.2%
 3 Yr. Job Growth-1.6%-2.7%-3.6%
 5 Yr. Job Growth2.4%2.9%-0.7%
 10 Yr. Job Growth12.1%-0.2%6.3%

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Reviews for Chester    6 Reviews
Chester VA - What a lovely area - 7/3/2007
I just recently discovered a little suburb of Richmond, called Chester. Yes, it is small and not much going on in that area - but if you want a peaceful area to live -... Read More

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Chester's Not a Bad Place To Live - 4/24/2007
I grew up in Chester and it really isn't a bad place to live if you like living in a very populated area. It has great schools, low crime, easy access to both Richmond... Read More

Chester - Bedroom Community to Richmond, VA - 4/29/2006
Chester, because of its location midway between Richmond, VA and Petersburg, VA, was once just a train station. With residential growth in affluent Chesterfield County... Read More

Reviews for Martinsville    3 Reviews
Mountains to sea wirh great climate! - 2/13/2020
I've lived here almost 40 years and taught economics in the local community college. Ideally situated between Greensboro NC and Roanoke VA. Low housing prices, crime... Read More

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Weather - 7/4/2012
We are lucky if we get one snowfall that covers the ground and stays for 1-2 days. Winters are mild with beautiful spring and fall weather. The summers are great but... Read More

Martinsville, VA - 4/16/2010
Boring! Nothing to do, nowhere to go, very scarce on jobs........need I say... Read More

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