DC Mayor: Unemployment Rate Drop 'Gratifying' But Can't 'Give In To Complacency'

9:54 PM, Sep 21, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- D.C. Mayor Gray released a statement on Friday after learning that the District's unemployment rate is still dropping, according to August job estimates.

Gray's office shared in a press release that the rate dropped 0.1 percent to 8.8 percent or "The number of unemployed District residents dropped by 500 from 31,700 in July to 31,200 in August."  

In the release, Gray is quoted as saying, "While it's gratifying to see a continued drop, our employment situation is complex and we must not give in to complacency... We must continue working diligently to grow and diversify our economy. To back off now would be foolhardy, especially given the very real possibly of devastating federal budget cuts on the horizon."

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