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Phone: (202) 724-7000
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TTY: (202) 698-4817
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District’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.8 Percent

Date Released: 
Fri, 09/21/2012

 Washington, DC – The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services reported today that the preliminary August job estimates show a decrease of 16,500 jobs, for a total of 731,000 jobs in the District. The private sector lost 4,400 jobs, while the public sector payrolls decreased by 12,100 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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