Thursday, July 02, 2009

DC Govt Jobs Hiring Boom goes into high Gear

The ONLY sector of the economy that is doing well is the taxpayer supported sector.

The taxpaying sector is, on the other hand, contracting.

"We're expanding," said Holder, the FDA's assistant commissioner for management, who is among representatives from numerous federal agencies trying to figure out how the government can fill an estimated 600,000 positions over the next few years.

After falling for two consecutive months, the unemployment rate in the metropolitan region rose to 6.2 percent in May from 5.7 percent in April. The figure, which is not seasonally adjusted, is the highest rate for May since recordkeeping began in 1990. (The Bureau of Labor Statistics revised the April figure from 5.6 percent.)