The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Unemployment Report for Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Preliminary results show that the unemployment rate in Washington, D.C.  jumped from 9.8% in May 2011 to 10.4% in the most recent report in June 2011. The same percentage difference occurred between the monthly reports in June 2010 and 2011.

Virginia's unemployment rate was essentially flat at 6.0%. Maryland posted a slight increase to 7.0% in June 2011 from 6.8% in May 2011, it was still down from June 2010 which was 7.4%.

The highest state unemployment rate in the nation was in Nevada at 12.4 %, followed by California which increased to 11.8%.

Of the metropolitan areas reported Miami had the highest unemployment rate at a staggering  13.4%, more than a full percentage point increase from June 2010 when the rate was 12.1%.

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