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District’s Unemployment Rate at 8.9 Percent in October*

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Fri, 11/22/2013

District’s Unemployment Rate at 8.9 Percent in October*

Washington, DC – The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services reported today that the preliminary October job estimates show an increase of 3,600 jobs, for a total of 738,000 jobs in the District. The private sector gained 4,300 jobs, while the public sector payrolls declined 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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