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Washington Metro Division’s Unemployment Rate at 5.0 Percent

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Fri, 03/20/2015

Washington Metro Division’s Unemployment Rate at 5.0 Percent

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary January job estimates show a decrease of 51,700 jobs for a total of 2,525,400 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The private sector decreased by 39,700 jobs, while the public sector declined by 12,000 jobs.  The Washington Metropolitan Division's not seasonally adjusted January 2015 unemployment rate was 5.0 percent, which is up 0.4 percentage points from the December rate of 4.6 percent.

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