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    Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Area Employment Analysis

    ( Data Date : November 2018 )

    District of Columbia Employment Data

    The United States Capital is a semi-autonomous Federal city, which has unique challenges and advantages that come with its governmental structure. It has a higher per capita income than any state, but that prosperity has not found its way to the city’s poor neighborhoods. The Federal Government is the largest employer in the District, but public sector layoffs and slow growth in professional services have harmed D.C.’s recovery from the Great Recession.




    State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

    Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Area, metro area was 3.3% in September 2018, 0.2% lower than last month, and lower by 0.2% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Area, metro area unemployment rate in September 2018 was higher by 3.3% than the U.S. rate of %, and lower by 1.9% than the District of Columbia state unemployment rate of 5.2%.

  • Total employment in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Area, metro area increased by 3.7% (51488 less persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 3.5% ( 2905409 more ) over the past year.

  • The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 3,395,276 persons.

  • The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    3.3%
    + 3.5%
    + 3.7%
    + 3.5%
    -51488


    %96.72 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.