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Washington Metro Division Unemployment Rate Decreases Slightly to 5.8 Percent

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Wed, 08/28/2013

Washington Metro Division Unemployment Rate Decreases Slightly to 5.8 Percent

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary July job estimates show a decrease of 10,500 jobs for a total of 2,508,000 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The private sector decreased by 300 jobs, while the public sector decreased by 10,200 jobs. The Washington Metropolitan Division’s not seasonally adjusted July 2013 unemployment rate was 5.8 percent, which is down 0.2 percentage points from the June revised rate of 6.0 percent.

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