Thanks to blog reader The Anonymous for the link to this article from the Washington Business Journal:
"The D.C. area has the second lowest unemployment rate (4 percent) in the country for September among areas with 1 million or more people, according to Department of Labor statistics released Wednesday. The local unemployment rate was up from 3 percent in September 2007D.C. Proper is faring a little worse:
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The D.C. area has 40,7000 more jobs than it did a year ago — the third strongest gain in the country, behind Houston and Dallas. That is an increase of 1.5 percent — putting the region in the top five when considering job growth percentages.
Nationwide, unemployment was 6 percent for September -- a year ago, it was 4.5 percent".
"The D.C. Department of Employment Services said the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7 percent last month in D.C. — 1.3 percentage points higher than the rate last September."