2/5/2013

The Washington, D.C., region gained 8,900 government jobs in 2012, despite losing 3,400 positions at the federal level, according to the Labor Department. The numbers suggest that state and local governments in the region are starting to increase their hiring, experts say. "The state and local governments, the worst is over for them," said James Bohnaker, associate economist at Moody’s Analytics.

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