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

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District of Columbia
State Workforce Plan

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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


Join @MayorBowser as she highlights her FY22 #FairShot Budget investments to bring back jobs for DC residents! https://t.co/2AtKPe9x6c dc_wic photo

Happy Birthday to our colleagues! Did you know that DCPL has education and training resources, including GED and literacy classes? Check out their adult learning resources here: https://t.co/lTXbZ8cMhL. https://t.co/1GZ4VcZjkr
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DC Public Library @dcpl
Today is our birthday!! We are so excited to celebrate 125 years of DC Public Library with all of you. Visit us at open neighborhood libraries across the city today to join in the fun. Find more details and location-specific events here. https://t.co/KNWjqRpMuY #DCPL125 https://t.co/XL0Z8Q553R

DC residents between 16-24 years old: Interested in a career in construction? Check out the education and training programs @YouthBuildPCS, a joint @OSSEDC + WIC Adult Family Education grantee. Learn more about their programs here: https://t.co/15cHvZsGNn. @dcpcsb

Employers: Are you seeking talented DC residents to join your organization? Join us and @DOES_DC for a "Back to Work DC" virtual hiring event on June 23rd from 10am-2pm. Employers from all sectors are welcome to join! Register today: https://t.co/my2zcfN7xO. @DMEforDC

DC residents: Looking for job training for in-demand careers, including IT and healthcare? Check out the education and training programs @LAYCCAPCS, a joint @OSSEDC + WIC Adult Family Education grantee. Learn more about their programs here: https://t.co/mtC5gWaGGP. @dcpcsb

DC residents: Looking for job training for in-demand careers? Check out the education & training programs at Four Walls Career and Technical Education Center in Trinidad--you can learn digital literacy, building trades, or earn a diploma: https://t.co/lRWpXclSkv. @OSSEDC

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