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Districts Unemployment Rate at 8.6 Percent

Date Released: 
Mon, 03/18/2013

Districts Unemployment Rate at 8.6 Percent

Washington, DC – The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services reported today that the preliminary January job estimates show a decrease of 9,400 jobs, for a total of 725,700 jobs in the District. The private sector dropped 8,300 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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