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District of Columbia Unemployment Rate Improves to 6.1 Percent in February

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Fri, 03/25/2022
(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia’s Department of Employment Services reported today that the seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in February 2022; this was a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from the revised January 2022 rate of 6.3 percent. The rate has decreased by 1.3 percentage points from 7.4 percent in January 2015, when Mayor Muriel Bowser took office.
 

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The 2022 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) Certifications will end Saturday, March 12, 2022.  Go to summerjobs.dc.gov

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The DC Office of Unemployment Compensation (OUC) is a resource to help DC residents, workers, and employers overcome workforce challenges. The primary goal of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program is to provide temporary wage replacement to eligible unemployed individuals. This support also helps to stimulate the local economy by maintaining a level of consumer spending during an economic decline.

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