D.C. Has Highest Jobless Rate in the Nation, Labor Bureau Says

WASHINGTON INFORMER: D.C. has the highest unemployment rate in the nation when compared with states, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The city’s jobless rate in September was 4.7%, WTOP reported. By comparison, Minnesota had the nation’s lowest rate at 2%, followed by Utah and Vermont at 2.1%.

The Bureau posts monthly state jobless statistics and changes to the civilian workforce online, WTOP reported.

Photo: Flags bearing 51 stars line Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest to bring attention to the push to make District of Columbia the 51st state in the Union. (Shevry Lassiter/The Washington Informer)


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