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Progress on unemployment backlogs and more Va. headlines

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Progress on unemployment backlogs and more Va. headlines

Dec 08, 2023 | 7:30 am ET
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Progress on unemployment backlogs and more Va. headlines
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The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• More people continue to move out of Virginia than move into it, a trend that began in 2013.—Cardinal News

• “The Virginia agency that processes unemployment benefits has made progress clearing pandemic-related backlogs, but it isn’t expected to finish until next summer, a top official told lawmakers this week.”—Associated Press 

• Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is pushing for legislation that would exempt seafood processing workers on H-2B visas from counting against a federal cap on the number of foreign workers who can enter the country with that visa.—News on the Neck 

• Small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and nonprofits in roughly eight Virginia localities that suffered economic losses due to drought this year may be eligible for federal disaster loans.—Nelson County Times  

• A pair of chickens are roaming Richmond International Airport’s parking garage. “We’re not sure how they got here, but the leading theory is that someone dropped them off.”—Axios Richmond