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More Unemployed in D.C.

Like the rest of the country, the District is seeing its unemployment rate increase once again.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June crept up to 10.9 percent, or .2 percent higher than the rate in May, according to new figures released today by the Department of Employment Services.

When seasonal work is not factored, the unemployment rate for June actually jumped to 11.3 percent; up 0.6 percent rate in May.

Over the past year, from June 2008 to June 2009, the number of unemployed District residents increased by 14,800.

Meanwhile, the number of jobs in the city increased by 400 - an indication that many of the city's residents lack the skills to get the jobs that are being created.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  July 17, 2009; 11:43 AM ET
 
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