Ahead of Friday’s July jobs report, the Labor Department has released June unemployment data for metropolitan areas, and it shows a jump in jobless rates for both Washington and Baltimore.
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 Washington metro area’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in November, unchanged from October and unchanged from November of a year ago.
The Department of Labor is out with jobless rates for the nation’s biggest cities, and unemployment held steady in the D.C. region.
February unemployment rates fell in the majority of states, and Virginia’s unemployment rate is now back below 4 percent.
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 D.C. metro area’s unemployment rate was a seasonally unadjusted 4.1 percent in October, better than the 4.3 percent of a year earlier, but up slightly from September.
Virginia’s unemployment edged up in September, as did the unemployment rate in the District, but Maryland’s jobless rate inched down last month.
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