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New job-training opportunities offered

The Arlington Employment Center and Virginia Career Works/Alexandria-Arlington Regional Workforce Council have partnered with LinkedIn Learning on a new initiative to assist 1,000 adults and graduating students prepare for post-pandemic jobs. Courses leading to certification in subject areas ranging from...

Data: Region is adding right amount of housing

New data from a national Apartment List analysis suggest that the Washington area is adding enough housing stock to accommodate demand. From 2010-20, the Washington metropolitan area added 181,000 new housing units, increasing the housing stock by 8 percent, according...

Fairfax sees ongoing improvement in jobs data

After peaking at more than 10 percent at the height of the COVID crisis, Fairfax’s jobless rate has now descended to nearly one-third that total, although it still has room for improvement to get back to pre-COVID norms. With 590,868...

Arlington jobless rate continues receding

After peaking at more than 7 percent at the height of the COVID crisis, Arlington’s jobless rate has now descended to less than half that total, although it still has room for improvement to get back to pre-COVID norms. With...

County jobless rate continues to show improvement

Although it continues to report improvements, the latest unemployment date shows Arlington’s jobless rate remains more than twice what it was at the onset of the pandemic. With 143,079 employed in the civilian workforce and 5,917 looking for work, the...

Jobless rate in D.C. core continues to slowly improve

A year into the COVID crisis, the Washington region has made strides in recouping its job losses but overall employment remains down nearly 75,000 jobs from the onset of the pandemic. With 3.33 million in the civilian workforce and about...

New data: Va. is still down 182,000 jobs

Virginia has 182,000 reasons to want to get back to a pre-COVID environment. That’s the number of jobs that the Virginia Employment Commission estimates were missing from the local Old Dominion’s economy in March compared to a year before, the...

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...

Fairfax jobless rate continues to improve

Though it still has a long, long way to rebound, Fairfax County’s jobless rate continues to make month-over-month improvement as the region attempts to put COVID in the rear-view mirror. With 581,670 county residents employed in the civilian workforce and...

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...
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W-L foundation announces student scholarships

The W-L High School Education Foundation has awarded 12 scholarships to members of the Washington-Liberty High School Class of...
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