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.”
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?