In today’s rundown: The local unemployment rate falls. | Montgomery County finalizes its budget. | The D.C. soda tax dies.
– Unemployment rates fell in a majority of states, including Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia last month, according to numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics earlier today. Despite the improvements, D.C.’s 11 percent unemployment rate is still higher than the national average — 9.9 percent. Click here for all of the data.