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Unemployment by ward (by fiscal year, through 2020) in District of Columbia

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(Percent) Annual unemployment rate for DC and each ward for each fiscal year

Data Source

DC Department of Employment Services statistics

Because initial annual unemployment rate numbers are preliminary and subject to revision as more data are received by BLS, the source for each year is the most recent DOES publication covering that year. For most years the ward-specific data are pulled from Citywide numbers and ward-specific numbers for more recent years are pulled from the most recent annual reports linked to through (with the 2019 report being available at and the 2020 report at


Last Updated December 2021

Last Updated

December 2021