Cap­i­tal Busi­ness

The Washington Post Sunday - - TAKING STOCK -

Un­em­ploy­ment rates in the Dis­trict and Vir­ginia both dropped to their low­est points since be­fore the 2008 financial col­lapse, hit­ting 6.7 and 4.3 per­cent, re­spec­tively, for the month of Septem­ber. Mary­land’s un­em­ploy­ment rate held steady at 5.1 per­cent.

NVR, one of the na­tion’s largest home­build­ing and mort­gage bank­ing com­pa­nies, said prof­its rose 29 per­cent in the third quar­ter to $116.5 mil­lion. New or­ders jumped 11 per­cent to 3,258 units, com­pared to the same pe­riod a year ago.

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