Unemployment rates in D.C., Maryland and Virginia were all below the national average of 11.1% in June. (WTOP/Jeff Clabaugh)

Unemployment rates remain near historic highs and they continued to fall in 42 states and the District of Columbia in June. During that month, D.C., Maryland and Virginia regained tens of thousands of jobs.

The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the District was 8.6% in June, down from 8.8% in May and 11.7% in April. A year earlier, the District’s unemployment rate was 5.4%.

Maryland’s unemployment rate fell to 8% in June, from 8.8% in May. Virginia’s June unemployment rate was 8.4%, down from 9% in May.

June unemployment rates in D.C., Maryland and Virginia were all below the

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