State unemployment rates were largely stable in March, though Maryland was one of few states with an increase in its jobless rate. The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate in Maryland…
The Washington region’s February unemployment rate was 3.5%, down from 3.7% in both January and February 2018.
Virginia was one of only few states whose unemployment rate rose in February, although the commonwealth’s total labor force reached a record high.
The D.C.-area’s unemployment rate jumped significantly in January, most likely as federal government workers and government contractors affected by the five week partial government shutdown filed for unemployment benefits.
Jobless claims took a dip last week, falling by 23,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week but remains at levels low enough to show that most workers enjoy job security.
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The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the bill Tuesday. Lawmakers filed the legislation in response to the recent 35-day shutdown.
The D.C. metro area has one of the lowest big-city unemployment rates in the nation, and it fell again in December. Overall, unemployment rates fell in 250 of the nation’s 388 metropolitan areas.
On the heels of a strong December jobs report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has released November jobs data for major metropolitan areas.
Federal employees who work in Maryland or the District can receive up to 26
weeks of unemployment benefits. In Virginia, it’s 12 to 26 weeks. In most
circumstances, benefits are issued within 14 to 21 days after a claim is
The Washington metro’s unemployment rate in October fell to 3.2 percent, from 3.3 percent in September. A year ago, the D.C.-area’s unemployment rate was 3.5 percent.
Virginia’s unemployment rate in September fell to 2.9 percent, down from 3.0 percent in August and down from 3.6 percent a year ago.
Unemployment rates were lower in August in 340 of the nation’s 388 metropolitan areas, though the Washington metro area’s unemployment rate was unchanged.
D.C. may be an expensive city in which to live, but it is also one of the nation’s top cities when it comes to open jobs paying $100,000 or more.
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