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Labor Statistics

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The Department of Employment Services (DOES), offers reliable labor statistics for the District of Columbia and the surrounding metropolitan area.  DOES, produces, analyzes and delivers timely and reliable labor data to improve economic decision-making.



We provide a variety of labor market, economic and demographic data such as:

  • Employment and Wages - current employment, projections and wages by industry and occupation, occupational profiles and career information.
  • Labor Force - labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rates.
  • Economic Indicators - income and unemployment claims data.
  • Population - age, race, gender, income, veteran's status and education information. 

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Below you will find labor statistics and economic publications for the District and surrounding areas:

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Inquiries concerning the DOES Labor Market Information data and publications may be sent to the following:
Department of Employment Services
Office of Labor Market Information, Research and Performance
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: (202) 671-1633

[email protected]

The Department of Employment Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division includes the following:

  • The District of Columbia
  • The Virginia cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas and Manassas Park 
  • The Virginia counties of Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Warren
  • The Maryland counties of Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and Frederick 
  • The West Virginia County of Jefferson