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Washington Metro Division Unemployment Rate at 6.0 Percent in October

Date Released: 
Thu, 12/05/2013

Washington Metro Division Unemployment Rate at 6.0 Percent in October

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary October job estimates show an increase of 13,500 jobs for a total of 2,501,700 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The private sector increased by 8,800 jobs, while the public sector increased by 4,700 jobs. The Washington Metropolitan Division’s not seasonally adjusted October 2013 unemployment rate was 6.0 percent, which is up 0.6 percentage points from the September rate of 5.4 percent.


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