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Regional Economic Snapshot

This update on the Fifth District economy includes timely analysis of labor market, housing, and other conditions at the state and metro area level.

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Snapshot By State


District of Columbia


Employment in D.C. rose by 1,100 jobs (0.1 percent) in December. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage point to 4.7 percent.


Maryland


Employment in Maryland decreased by 200 jobs (0.0 percent) in December. The unemployment rate moved down 0.3 percentage point to 4.0 percent.


North Carolina


North Carolina employment increased by 5,400 jobs (0.1 percent) in December. The unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent.


South Carolina


South Carolina lost 3,100 jobs (0.1 percent) in December. The unemployment rate remained at 3.3 percent.


Virginia


Employment in Virginia increased by 100 jobs (0.0 percent) in December. The unemployment rate inched up 0.2 percentage point to 3.0 percent.


West Virginia


West Virginia employment decreased by 9,700 jobs (1.4 percent) in December. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent.


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