Unemployment Up In D.C.

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The latest job numbers are out today, and it’s not looking good for the District: the June unemployment rate rose by 0.6 percent.

Unemployment citywide was 10.4 percent in June, higher than nearby states. Maryland’s June rate was 8 percent, while Virginia’s was 6 percent. Nationally, unemployment is 9.2 percent.

Even as the citywide rate increases, the rate remains quite low in some neighborhoods. In Ward 3, the May unadjusted unemployment rate was almost 3 percent. But it was as high as nearly 25 percent in wards east of the Anacostia River, according to the D.C. Office of Labor Market Research and Information.