Get to Know Virginia
Virginia “Is For Lovers” and it was the 10th state to join the union on June 25, 1788. The capital city is Richmond. The state bird is the Cardinal and the state flower is the American Dogwood.
Virginia’s economy supports soybeans, hogs, tobacco, cattle, poultry and dairy products (agriculture) also chemicals, electric equipment, transportation equipment, textiles, food processing and printing (industry).
Lots of Jobs in Virginia
The state has 4.1-million civilian workers with one-third of the jobs in the service sector and as a result; the unemployment rate of 5.2% (April 2013) is one of the lowest in the country.
A state sales and use tax rate is set at 4% but food is taxed at 1.5%. A local tax of 1% raises both rates accordingly.