Economic Indicators

The District of Columbia, located in the geographical center of the 6th largest metropolitan area in the U.S., offers immediate access to more than six million residents, and an employment base of over three million professionals. There are nearly 150 colleges and universities within 100 miles providing access to a consistent talent pipeline. To learn more about the District’s economy and workforce please review the information below.

Economic Data

Workforce Data

Other Economic Indicators

Inclusive Prosperity Dashboard
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development (DMPED) created an inclusive prosperity dashboard — a manageable set of metrics that collectively define and help monitor inclusive prosperity in DC.

Economic Intelligence Dashboard
DMPED’s dashbaord provides various datasets focused on DC’s economic development priorities to help drive positive change and build good government.

Monthly Economic Indicators
The Office of the Chief Financial Officer provides timely information on DC’s general economic trends such as employment, housing sales, personal income, and population.

DCRA Agency Dashboard
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ (DCRA) dashboard provides updates on permit applications & issued, business & professional licenses, customer service requests, amongst other metrics.