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District of Columbia Economy Adds 2,300 Private Sector Jobs in April

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Fri, 05/17/2013

District of Columbia Economy Adds 2,300 Private Sector Jobs in April

District's Unemployment Rate 8.5 Percent

Washington, DC – The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services reported today that the preliminary April job estimates show an increase of 1,200 jobs, for a total of 734,300 jobs in the District. The private sector gained 2,300 jobs, while the public sector payrolls decreased by 1,100 jobs. The numbers are drawn from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) through its monthly survey of the District of Columbia’s employers.  

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