While Washington's economy is heavily supported by federal government employment, making it virtually
recession-proof, DC is also expanding and growing in other industries. The federal government accounts for
2.2% of all jobs nationally, but for nearly 13% of jobs in the Washington area. The US governmnet is also the
largest consumer of technological equipment and services in the world, making Washington, DC a magnet
for growth industries such as telecommunications, information and computer firms, as well as service industries including tourism and hospitality.