Newport News is considered a Medium City with a population of 179,388 and 14,585 businesses. 147 in 2018 were added to the Newport News Chamber of Commerce business directory which was less than 2017 which had 148.
The economy of Newport News employs 121,446 people and has an unemployment rate of 7.5%. Some of the largest industries in Newport News are Professional Services (940),Restaurants (480), and Entertainment Agencies & Bureaus (337).
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