Metro DC unemployment rate unchanged at 3.6% in March

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U.S. jobless rates in March were lower than a year ago in almost every metropolitan area reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, including metro DC — although the jobless rate of 3 .6% of the DC area last month was unchanged from February.

U.S. jobless rates in March were lower than a year ago in almost every metropolitan area reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, including metro DC — although the jobless rate of 3 .6% of the DC area last month was unchanged from February.

The DC metro unemployment rate in March 2021 was 5.3%.



The DC Metro also ended March with 59,000 more jobs than a year earlier.

In March, there were 121,000 unemployed adults in the DC metro, according to Department of Labor statistics. This is 47,000 less than a year ago.

A total of 108 metros had unemployment rates below 3% in March. The national unemployment rate in March was 3.8%, down from 6.2% a year earlier.

Of all metro areas, Logan, Utah had the lowest unemployment rate in March, at 1.7%. This was followed by Burlington, Vermont; Elkhart, Indiana; and Provo, Utah, at 1.8% each. El Centro, California had the highest unemployment rate, at 12.3%.

Among metropolises with 1 million or more residents, Salt Lake City had the lowest unemployment rate at 2.1%. Cleveland had the highest at 6.7%.

the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases unemployment rates and job growth by metro area online.

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