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Washington Metro Economy Adds 16,200 Jobs in May, Unemployment Rate at 3.7 Percent

Date Released: 
Wed, 06/28/2017

(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary May job estimates show an increase of 16,200 jobs for a total of 2,680,800 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The private sector increased by 12,700 jobs, while the public sector gained 3,500 jobs. The Washington Metropolitan Division's not seasonally adjusted May 2017 unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, which is up 0.1 percentage point from the April rate of 3.6 percent.

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