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Washington Metro Division’s Unemployment Rate at 4.4 Percent

Date Released: 
Wed, 09/30/2015

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary July job estimates show a decrease of 27,000 jobs for a total of 2,573,800 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The private sector decreased by 11,800 jobs, while the public sector declined by 15,200 jobs. The Washington Metropolitan Division's not seasonally adjusted August 2015 unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, which is down 0.3 percentage points from the July rate of 4.7 percent. 


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