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Dear PoP – Unemployment in Ward 8 Nearly 30%

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“Dear PoP,

I was browsing the DC government webpage today and found this information page on unemployment in the District. I was astonished to see that overall employment in Ward 8 was almost 30%. Contrast that to Ward 3’s 3% and you have some pretty serious income disparity in the district.”

October Wards Unemployment ’09

Holy cow 30% unemployment is insane. Ward 8 was also the only Ward to have a nearly 10% increase from ’08. Is there something the city should/could do to alleviate this problem?

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