Jobs Picture Not All Doom and Gloom for Metro Area

August 8, 2011  |  

(Washington Examiner) — The Washington area is losing jobs and the region’s top economic driver is cutting back, but one consulting firm says it’s not going to be that bad.  A new report by Delta Associates says the federal government’s budget tightening won’t result in the doom-and-gloom scenario some economists are predicting, even though the metro area lost jobs in June for the first time in more than a year. “Things are never as bad as they seem and they’re never as good as they seem,” said Delta Associates’ CEO, Gregory Leisch. “This week things seem terrible, and they’re not that bad.”

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