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Washington Metro Division Unemployment Rate Decreases Slightly to 5.2 Percent

Date Released: 
Wed, 11/28/2012

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary October job estimates show an increase of 11,600 jobs for a total of 2,473,000 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The public sector increased by 5,100 jobs, accompanied by an increase of 6,500 private sector jobs. The Washington Metropolitan Division's not seasonally adjusted October 2012 unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, which is down 0.2 percentage points from the September rate of 5.4 percent.


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