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Formally known as the District of Columbia, Washington D.C. is the capital of the U.S.A.. Bordered by Virginia and Maryland, Washington D.C. covers a total area of 68.34 square miles. A majority of the population of the 572,059 residents live in the District of Columbia region of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

As per the statistics of 2005, women comprised 52.6% of the total population, while people over the age of 65 made up 12.2%. Of the population above the age of 25, 77.8% were high school graduates and 39.1% had earned a bachelor’s degree.

The economy of Washington D.C. depends largely on the tourism industry and the federal government agencies. With numerous historical and cultural attractions including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Gallery of Art, it is a very popular tourist destination. Educational institutions in the city also account for a major part of the income. The Catholic University of America, Howard University, Georgetown University, and Gallaudet University contribute significantly to the city’s economy. Besides, Washington D.C. is the headquarters of a number of law firms, non-profit organizations, trade unions, professional associations, and industry trade groups. Several Fortune 1000 companies are also based in the city.

According to DOL data in January 2009, the civilian labor force of Washington D.C. was about 332.3 thousand people. The unemployment rate in the city is around 9.3%. The primary sectors contributing to the non-farm labor market include Professional & Business Services (21.5%), Government (33%), Education & Health Services (15%), Leisure & Hospitality (8%), and Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (3%).

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