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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 Increase of 11,000 Jobs in June

Date Released: 
Wed, 08/01/2012

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary June job estimates show an increase of 11,000 jobs for a total of 2,477,600 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The public sector decreased by 2,400 jobs, accompanied by an increase of 13,400 private sector jobs. The Washington Metropolitan Division's not seasonally adjusted June 2012 unemployment rate was 5.8 percent, which is up 0.4 percent from the May rate of 5.4 percent. 


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