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4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20019
Phone: (202) 724-7000
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TTY: (202) 698-4817
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Washington Metro Division Unemployment Rate Decreases Slightly to 5.5 Percent

Date Released: 
Wed, 10/03/2012

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary August job estimates show a decrease of 19,800 jobs for a total of 2,453,400 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The public sector decreased by 13,000 jobs, accompanied by a decrease of 6,800 private sector jobs. The Washington Metropolitan Division's not seasonally adjusted August 2012 unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, which is down 0.2 percent from the July rate of 5.7 percent.


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