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Phone: (202) 724-7000
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DC Unemployment Rate Holds Steady While Ward 7 Rate Hits Record Low

Date Released: 
Fri, 05/18/2018

(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services reported today that the seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in April – this was unchanged from the reported March rate. As the unemployment rate remains steady overall, Ward 7’s unemployment rate of 8.6 percent has reached a record low.


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