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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.

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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’s Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 3.2 percent for May

Date Released: 
Wed, 06/27/2018

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary May job estimates show an increase of 20,600 jobs for a total of 2,727,900 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The private sector increased by 20,200 jobs, while the public sector payrolls increased by 400 jobs. The Washington Metropolitan Division's not seasonally adjusted May 2018 unemployment rate was 3.2 percent, which is up 0.1 percentage point from the April rate of 3.1 percent.


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