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Led by growth in the suburbs, the D.C. area is adding jobs faster than the rest of the country

The D.C. metropolitan area added an impressive 81,100 jobs in the one-year period ending in June, a 2.4 percent employment growth rate that handily outstripped the nation, according to government data released Friday.

Unemployment rates remained low in June with Maryland’s rate dropping slightly from 4.5 percent to 4.3 percent and the District’s rate edged narrowly downward to 6 percent, from 6.1 percent, mirroring a national trend that has brought unemployment close to pre-recession lows. Virginia’s unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent.

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