For the Washington, DC metropolitan region (DC Metro) in early March 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revised the number of job gains in 2016 downward—from 73,000 to 57,000. Despite this significant revision, job creation for 2016 as a whole for the Metro area was still well above its historical annual average of 36,000 jobs per year and the pace of job growth has continued to accelerate into 2017; in the first three months of 2017, the DC Metro saw 12,300 new jobs added. Northern Virginia (NoVA) and Suburban Maryland gained jobs while employment in the District of Columbia (the District) remained flat. Three industry sectors contributed to the majority of job gains: Retail added 5,800 jobs, Professional and Business Services added 4,400 jobs and Education and Healthcare added 4,800 positions.
Source : Cushman & Wakefield