15 Government-Heavy (and Recession-Resistant) Cities

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JEFFREY MACMILLAN FOR USN&WR

Washington has weathered the recession better than almost any other major city. Unemployment in the Washington metro area actually increased to 6.6 percent from May to June. But the Brookings report finds the Washington area to be the tenth-strongest for employment in the country, thanks to federal government expansion that has created new positions.

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