Federal Spending in the Area Increases $3.8 Billion in 1999

In the greater Washington area, federal spending accounts for just under one of every three dollars spent or about 32 per cent of the area's gross regional product. Moreover, even though federal employment has declined by about 65,000 jobs since mid-1993, the share of the Washington area's economy accounted for by federal spending has remained virtually unchanged in the 1990s.