District of Columbia

Total Labor Force (2018)

403,393

Total Population

702,455

Population Rank Among States

50th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$31,280

Rank Among States

1st

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

5.6%

State Workforce Board
(Single Area Territory)

District of Columbia Workforce Investment Council

Official Website | workforceKO Profile | Board Members | Board Meetings | Staff Members | Policies | Latest Updates

District of Columbia
State Workforce Plan

Find a Job in D.C.

D.C. Department of Employment Services

Official State Workforce Agency

DC Networks

Official State Job Bank

WIOA Funding

Total funding received by the District of Columbia under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Colleges and universities

District of Columbia's Colleges and Universities

Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

D.C. National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
1.0%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.4%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
6.1%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
41.9%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
70.5%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (4.9% Washington, D.C. | 12.0% National)
4.9%
12%
High school (12.7% Washington, D.C. | 27.1% National)
12.7%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (10.8% Washington, D.C. | 28.9% National)
10.8%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (71.6% Washington, D.C. | 32.0% National)
71.6%
32%

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

District of Columbia's Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Latest Social Media Updates

DC Workforce Investment Council


The DC Workforce Investment Council wants to understand the barriers and challenges residents are facing as they seek employment. Help inform the services and supports we provide and take the survey today to share your perspective. https://t.co/wb0PZ8Mxlt https://t.co/3NNnUKkAB7 dc_wic photo

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We've released a joint, ~$5.5M grant RFA with @OSSEDC to fund integrated education and training for DC residents. Learn more here: https://t.co/knpOmFrMXU

Thank you @WhitfieldKristi & #TeamDSLBD for your leadership! Please help us support #SmallBizDC by sharing their work with your networks. https://t.co/vsG6njXJOV
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DSLBD @SmallBizDC
Director @WhitfieldKristi & #TeamDSLBD stand ready to assist the #SmallBizDC community with the @SBAgov’s newly opened Disaster Relief Loan application. Help us share this news with your DC business friends and neighbors.

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DC's 2020-2024 WIOA State Plan is now available for public comment and we want to hear from you! Learn more and submit comments now: https://t.co/Z6ZwZ7MDGi https://t.co/AG6LmmY4Z5 dc_wic photo

Become a Metrobus Operator & join the team that keeps the DMV moving!
To receive an invitation to the session and secure a seat for testing, go to https://t.co/N2WthbKw0J and apply to Metrobus Operator Trainee – Job Posting ID 200089. Apply online today with @wmata!! https://t.co/6AY2XvU15m
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The Office of Public Safety at the D.C. Housing Authority is hosting a hiring fair! Come out Thursday, February 6 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. @DC_Housing https://t.co/bdeTSE7lem dc_wic photo

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