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District of Columbia Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.4 Percent in April

Date Released: 
Fri, 05/20/2016
Washington, DC – The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services reported today that the seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in April – down 0.1 percent from the reported March 2016 unemployment rate and down 1.0 percent since January 2015.  Notably, the Ward 7 unemployment rate was 9.9 percent, the first drop below 10 percent since 2007’s annual average rate of 9.3 percent. 


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