The latest labor statistics show D.C.'s unemployment rate jumped half a percent in August, even as unemployment numbers fell in Virginia and stabilized in Maryland.
D.C.'s August unemployment rate hit 11.1 percent--up from 10.6 percent in July. That's also nearly four points higher than it was a year earlier.
The District's unemployment level has surpassed the national rate for several months.
Some employment experts say more undereducated people in D.C. are working in low-wage jobs such as restaurants, retail and construction. Those jobs are more vulnerable in an economic slump.
Rebecca Blatt has more...