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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

Washington Metro Division Shows an Overall Decrease of 18,900 Jobs in July

Date Released: 
Wed, 08/29/2012

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary July job estimates show a decrease of 18,900 jobs for a total of 2,460,900 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The public sector decreased by 15,300 jobs, accompanied by a decrease of 3,600 private sector jobs. The Washington Metropolitan Division's not seasonally adjusted July 2012 unemployment rate was 5.7 percent, which is down 0.1 percent from the June rate of 5.8 percent.


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