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Washington Metro Division Shows an Overall Increase of 7,400 Jobs in February

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Wed, 04/10/2013

Washington Metro Division Shows an Overall Increase of 7,400 Jobs in February

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported today that the preliminary February job estimates show an increase of 7,400 jobs for a total of 2,463,100 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division. The private sector increased by 2,000 jobs, accompanied by an increase of 5,400 public sector jobs. The Washington Metropolitan Division's not seasonally adjusted February 2013 unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, which is down 0.3 percentage points from the January rate of 5.8 percent. 

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