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December 2006, Vol. 129, No. 12
Industry dynamics in the Washington, DC, area: has a second job core emerged?
Regional Economist, Philadelphia Office, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Regional Clearance Officer, National Office of Field Operations, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This article examines industry employment dynamics in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on a county-by-county basis over a 15-year span. The analysis focuses on the nine largest jurisdictions of the metropolitan area, highlighting changes in employment and wages from the first quarter of 1990 to the first quarter of 2005. Rapid job growth in high-wage private sector industries, especially professional and business services in areas outside the traditional employment core in the District of Columbia, has made the metropolitan area jobs base more diverse in terms of industry mix and geographic distribution.
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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Job creation and destruction within Washington and Baltimore—Sept. 2001.
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