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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Data: Regional jobs picture continues to brighten, but slowly

The Washington metropolitan area continued to crawl out of its COVID-induced spike in joblessness in February, but continues to have a long way to go to regain the strength it had headed into the pandemic. With 3,316,299 metro-area residents in...

Arlington jobs picture continues to brighten (a bit)

Though still above twice as high as it was pre-pandemic, Arlington’s swollen jobless rate continues on the mend in new state data. With 141,770 county residents employed in the civilian workforce and 5,944 looking for jobs, the county’s jobless rate...

Va. still down nearly 200,000 jobs from before pandemic

In its effort to gain back some of the jobs lost during the pandemic, Virginia slipped a bit in February. Total seasonally-adjusted non-farm employment statewide dropped 3,700, or 0.1 percent, to 3,893,700, according to estimates from the Virginia Employment Commission. That...

Data show possible light at end of tunnel for airport

New federal data show Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is beginning to see some traction and making progress in its efforts to dig out of the pandemic-caused meltdown in air transportation. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reports that passenger...

Arlington Chamber plans hybrid Best Business awards

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to hold its 35th annual Best Business Awards program as a hybrid event – with both in-person and “virtual” options – on Wednesday, May 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. “This prestigious...

As Dulles begins rebound, Reagan National still lags

Even as Washington Dulles International Airport continues to dig out of the COVID-infused air-traffic cliff-dive of 2020, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport continues to lag considerably. With 340,116 passengers passing through its terminals in January, Reagan National’s passenger count was...

Signs of a rebound: BWI reopens long-term lot

In another sign that – pending some major reversal of fortune – air travel is back on track for a solid spring and summer, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has reopened its long-term parking well ahead of plans. The Long...

Arlington rents back on the rise

After having declined precipitously during the worst of the COVID pandemic and resulting government lockdowns, average rents across Arlington have stabilized and, ever so slightly, started to rebound. A monthly survey by Apartment List, released March 30, pegs the month-over-month...

Upcoming summit to focus on women entrepreneurs

Awesome Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce will host a half-day professional-development and networking event for female entrepreneurs, executives and professionals on Friday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “This event will bring together a...

Women’s Center readies annual conference in ‘virtual’ format

Pandemic conditions last spring forced The Women’s Center to turn its annual leadership conference from an in-person affair with about 700 people to one held online. The center, which has offices in Vienna and Washington, D.C., will hold its second...
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Arlington teachers win Wolf Trap grants

Two Arlington Public Schools teachers have received grants from the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts to fund...
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