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Regional jobs picture continues its comeback, modestly

Jobless rates in Arlington and Fairfax counties were less impacted by the pandemic than in many other areas of the region and country, so it’s perhaps no surprise that the two communities have seen a smaller bump up in...

Regional jobless rate continues a slow comeback

The Washington region’s year-over-year jobless rate in July was well down from a year before, according to new federal data, as the local area and nation continues to wriggle their way through the COVID crisis. But the data also suggest...

New data show tumble in jobs since COVID

Total employment in Fairfax County declined about 4 percent during the first year of the COVID crisis, rebounding better than the national average, according to new federal data. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Aug. 19 that Fairfax’s employment base...

New data show tumble in Arlington employment

The workforce of those employed in Arlington shrank 8.3 percent during the first year of the COVID crisis, nearly twice the national average, according to new federal data. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Aug. 19 that Arlington’s employment base...

Regional jobless rate sees uptick in new data

Total unemployment across the Washington region in June was down more than 110,000 people from the depths of the COVID crisis a year before, even though a full employment rebound does not yet appear close at hand. With a total...

N.Va. gains back 100,000+ jobs lost during pandemic

Northern Virginia has regained about 107,000 of the jobs it lost during the initial jolt of the pandemic, according to new state data, though it continues to have a way to go to return to pre-pandemic employment norms. The year-over-year...

Joblessness continues to recede across region

The Washington metropolitan area saw a decline in unemployed from 290,000 in May 2020 (at the height of the pandemic) to 167,500 a year later, according to new federal data. The metro region’s unemployment rate of 5 percent for May...

New data: Va. still has a hill to climb, job-wise

New data suggest Virginia has recovered some of the jobs lost in the initial COVID pandemonium, but still has somewhere between 40,000 up to as many as 220,000 jobs to reclaim – depending on how you parse the figures...

Data: Average weekly wages spike, but only statistically

What happens when large, and largely low-paid, sectors of the economy are derailed by a pandemic? Average wages rise to the stratosphere. It’s largely a statistical anomaly, and doesn’t mean those keeping their jobs saw big boosts in pay –...

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...
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