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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The revised Dec. 2013 seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for DC has dropped from the Dec. 2012 unemployment rate of 7.6 percent, the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services said.

The revised Dec. 2013 seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at 7.6 percent, which is 1.1 percentage points lower than the Dec. 2012 rate. Officials said the Dec. 2013 rate was 2.1 percentage points lower than the Dec. 2011 rate of 9.7.

In a press release officials noted the following Labor Force Overview:

  • The District's civilian labor force from December 2013 to December 2012 decreased by 5,800 to 368,100; meanwhile, the number of employed decreased by 1,300 to 340,200, and the number of unemployed decreased by 4,500 to 27,900. This resulted in an unemployment rate decrease of 1.1 percentage points from December 2012.
  • The District's civilian labor force from December 2013 to December 2011 increased by 15,400 to 368,100; meanwhile, the number of employed increased by 21,900 to 340,200, and the number of unemployed decreased by 6,400 to 27,900. This resulted in an unemployment rate decrease of 2.1 percentage points from December 2011.
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