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District Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.5 Percent

Date Released: 
Tue, 11/20/2012

District Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.5 Percent

Washington, DC – The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services reported today that the preliminary October job estimates show an increase of 4,100 jobs, for a total of 738,600 jobs in the District. The private sector gained 4,800 jobs, while the public sector payrolls decreased by 700 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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