The D.C.-area added a net 43,800 jobs between January 2017 and January 2018, a job growth rate of 1.4 percent.
The unemployment rate in the D.C. area held steady in October and rose slightly in Baltimore and how that compares to other big cities.
The D.C. area bucked a national trend as its unemployment rate rose slightly in May.
The D.C. metropolitan area’s unemployment rate remains well below the national average, and fell in November to 3.7 percent, from 3.9 percent in October and down from 4.1 percent a year earlier.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.