Flags bearing 51 stars line Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest to bring attention to the push to make District of Columbia the 51st state in the Union. (Shevry Lassiter/The Washington Informer)
Flags bearing 51 stars line Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest to bring attention to the push to make District of Columbia the 51st state in the Union. (Shevry Lassiter/The Washington Informer)

D.C. has the highest unemployment rate in the nation when compared with states, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The city’s jobless rate in September was 4.7%, WTOP reported. By comparison, Minnesota had the nation’s lowest rate at 2%, followed by Utah and Vermont at 2.1%.

The Bureau posts monthly state jobless statistics and changes to the civilian workforce online, WTOP reported.

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