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Washington Metro Division Unemployment Rate Decreases to 5.5 Percent

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Wed, 10/02/2013

Washington Metro Division Unemployment Rate Decreases to 5.5 Percent

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary August job estimates show a decrease of 25,400 jobs for a total of 2,481,900 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The private sector decreased by 10,500 jobs, while the public sector decreased by 14,900 jobs. The Washington Metropolitan Division’s not seasonally adjusted August 2013 unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, which is down 0.3 percentage points from the July revised rate of 5.8 percent.
 

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