#8 in Best Places to Live | Overall Score 7.2 / 10
What kind of jobs are there in Washington, DC?
A large number of D.C.-area residents are employed by the federal and state governments; however, the region also attracts those looking for work in education and health services, with the region's public school districts, universities and hospitals employing a large number of residents. The presence of government and private contractors bodes well for those looking for work in the information technology sector, while the Geico and Capital One headquarters attract those in the business and finance industries. D.C. also draws people in the leisure and hospitality industries – the area is home to dozens of hotels and tourist attractions, not to mention the headquarters for major companies like Great American Restaurants, Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International.
Job Market Index
Index Score: 8.6 /10
Washington has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.
Average Annual Salary
Unemployment Rate this Year
3.7% of people are without a job
0.7% lower than national average
Unemployment Rate Over Time
Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.