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Matthew B. Gilmore

Resident employment grew four times faster in DC than in the suburbs over the past 4 years — District, Measured

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of employed DC residents rose from 323,823 in April 2012 to 370,204 in April 2016, a 14.3% increase of 46,381. This increase stands out in the context of recent labor market trends in the US and in the Washington metropolitan area: —The percentage increase was […]

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One comment on “Resident employment grew four times faster in DC than in the suburbs over the past 4 years — District, Measured

  1. dchistorystuff
    July 14, 2016

    And this is important:
    Where do the additional DC employed residents work?

    The BLS data used in this survey do not indicate the place of employment for DC residents. The increase in DC resident employment from April 2012 to April 2016 is the result of some combination of (1) a portion of the increase in new wage and salary jobs added in DC, (2) DC residents filling jobs formerly held by commuters who retired or otherwise left their positions, (3) additional DC residents commuting to the suburbs, and (4) additional DC workers who report they are working but are not as wage and salary employees.

    ALSO… “where” in this paragraph seems to refer location. “Where” new employees work as in TYPE of employment and TYPE of EMPLOYER doesn’t seem to be available.

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