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Washington Metro Division’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3 Percent

Date Released: 
Wed, 10/28/2015
(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the September 2015 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent – down 0.1 percentage point from the August rate of 4.4 percent. The preliminary September job estimates show a decrease of 12,200 jobs for a total of 2,601,800 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The private sector decreased by 1,600 jobs, while the public sector declined by 10,600 jobs. 


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