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D.C. unemployment jumps slightly

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The District's unemployment rate climbed in December, though the jobless rates in Maryland and Virginia held steady or dipped. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday that the unemployment figure in D.C. jumped to 8.5 percent last month, up from 8.3 percent in November and the first time it had climbed since June 2011. The city has long struggled with joblessness, and it regularly posted one...

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