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Washington Metropolitan Division Unemployment Rate at 5.8 Percent

Date Released: 
Fri, 03/22/2013

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary January job estimates show a decrease of 45,200 jobs for a total of 2,454,900 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The private sector decreased by 35,700 jobs, accompanied by a decrease of 9,500 public sector jobs. The Washington Metropolitan Division's not seasonally adjusted January 2013 unemployment rate was 5.8 percent, which is up 0.4 percentage points from the December rate of 5.4 percent. 

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