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Washington Metropolitan Division Unemployment Rate at 5.3 Percent

Date Released: 
Wed, 01/30/2013

Washington Metropolitan Division Unemployment Rate at 5.3 Percent

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary December job estimates show a decrease of 3,000 jobs for a total of 2,480,500 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The private sector decreased by 5,300 jobs, accompanied by an increase of 2,300 public sector jobs. The Washington Metropolitan Division's not seasonally adjusted December 2012 unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, which is up 0.2 percentage points from the November revised rate of 5.1 percent.

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