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Project Empowerment is a transitional employment program that offers job readiness training and subsidized earnings to District residents who face significant barriers to employment.

Department of Employment Services

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Monday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm | Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

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4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20019
Phone: (202) 724-7000
Fax: (202) 673-6993
TTY: (202) 698-4817
Email: [email protected]

Agency Performance

District Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.5 Percent

Date Released: 
Tue, 11/20/2012

Washington, DC – The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services reported today that the preliminary October job estimates show an increase of 4,100 jobs, for a total of 738,600 jobs in the District. The private sector gained 4,800 jobs, while the public sector payrolls decreased by 700 jobs. The numbers are drawn from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) through its monthly survey of the District of Columbia’s employers.   


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