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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.

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

DC Unemployment Hits Pre-Recession Low, Improves to 5.8 Percent in January

Date Released: 
Mon, 03/12/2018

(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services reported today that the seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in January 2018 – this was down 0.1 percentage point from the revised December 2017 rate. The 5.8 percent January rate is the lowest reported since February 2008, before the nation’s recession.


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