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WaPo reports today that D.C. has a new honor: the nation’s unemployment leader. Does this include the DCPS debacle? Or the fallout over homeless services cuts?
WaPo’s Frank Ahrens writes:
“Washington D.C. had the highest percentage rise in unemployment in September, with the jobless rate jumping from 11.1 percent to 11.4 percent, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported moments ago in its monthly state-by-state jobless report.
New York experienced the most jobs lost in the month, but D.C. had the highest percentage loss relative to population. D.C. lost 10,000 jobs from August to September, the Bureau said.”