The number of federal government jobs in both the District and the wider D.C. region has declined on a year-over-year basis almost every month this year, according to statistics kept by the District’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer.A good thing, even if it only means the Federal jobs are being sent elsewhere. But it's not, actual Federal jobs declined by 24,000 as of June.
In September, the office reported 195,100 federal government jobs in the District — 3,500 fewer than a year ago, and an annual decline of 1.8 percent.
Throughout the D.C. metro area, the federal government employed 360,300 as of September — 6,300 fewer than a year ago, or an annual decline of 1.7 percent.
Federal government jobs still account for about 10.5 percent of the D.C. region’s total labor force.
But don't worry, Washington D.C. is not yet a wasteland. According to Zillo:
The median home value in Washington is $579,500. Washington home values have gone up 5.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.0% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Washington is $538, which is higher than the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro average of $230. The median price of homes currently listed in Washington is $584,950 while the median price of homes that sold is $519,300. The median rent price in Washington is $2,600, which is higher than the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro median of $2,150.
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