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Employment and Occupational Information in District of Columbia



Snapshot of Employment in District of Columbia in 2010
639,390
Total Employment
9.20 %
Unemployment Rate
$73,440
Average Annual Salary
  • #1 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #2 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #2 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #12 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #12 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #14 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #17 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #15 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #17 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #26 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #31 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #32 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #39 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

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Total Employment for District of Columbia in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for District of Columbia in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for District of Columbia in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for District of Columbia in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in District of Columbia in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


District of Columbia
United States
Total Employment
639,390
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
2,210
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
0.00 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
58.80 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
66.90 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
9.20 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
8.60 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
9.70 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for District of Columbia


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Salary Information for District of Columbia
Annual Salary Distribution for District of Columbia in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for District of Columbia in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for District of Columbia in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for District of Columbia in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for District of Columbia in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


District of Columbia
United States
Average Annual Salary
$73,440
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$35.31
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.04 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for District of Columbia


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VIEW ALL DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Legal Occupations: $139,820
2. Management Occupations: $122,460
3. Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations: $98,440
4. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $96,830
5. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $87,760
Table 3. Highest Paying District of Columbia Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Community and Social Service Occupations: 0.08 %
2. Construction and Extraction Occupations: 0.07 %
3. Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations: 0.06 %
4. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.06 %
5. Protective Service Occupations: 0.05 %
Table 4. District of Columbia Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 14.62 %
2. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 13.98 %
3. Management Occupations: 13.28 %
4. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 6.74 %
5. Legal Occupations: 5.86 %
Table 5. Popular District of Columbia Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 0.11 %
2. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.10 %
3. Management Occupations: 0.09 %
4. Healthcare Support Occupations: 0.07 %
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.07 %
Table 6. District of Columbia Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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District of Columbia Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 19.18%
2. Other services (except public administration): 15.28%
3. Health care and social assistance: 13.14%
4. Accommodation and food services: 11.6%
5. Educational services: 10.05%
Table 7. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 4,122
2. Other services (except public administration): 3,584
3. Health care and social assistance: 1,744
4. Accommodation and food services: 1,646
5. Retail trade: 1,471
Table 8. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Educational services: 95.44
2. Management of companies and enterprises: 49
3. Information: 48.16
4. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 47.5
5. Health care and social assistance: 35.11
Table 9. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: $5,122,914
2. Information: $4,672,969
3. Educational services: $4,255,711
4. Finance and insurance: $4,108,854
5. Professional, scientific, and technical services: $2,381,144
Table 10. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in District of Columbia


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce


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