Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh

Business Reporter

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region’s economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

Jeff’s career began covering commodities markets for then juggernaut radio station WOW in Omaha, Nebraska. His career has ranged from USA Today Sky Radio to Radio Netherlands in Holland.

When not studying stocks and the Washington economy, Jeff enjoys spending time at his home on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, or plotting ways to convince management to let him.

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Virginia unemployment at 18-year low

At 2.8 percent, December’s rate was down from 3.6 percent a year earlier and the lowest unemployment rate since April 2001, according to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Maryland’s rate saw improvement as well.

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