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Pay Freeze Could Cause Economic Hit For D.C. Region

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President Obama wants to freeze federal pay for the next two years. The proposal requires congressional approval. With an estimated 380,000 federal workers populating the D.C. region, the freeze could result in an annual loss of almost $750 million to the region's $410 billion economy.

For the average federal worker, it would result in about $20 to $30 fewer per week than what would have been recieved under an earlier proposal for a 1.4 percent pay hike.

Some federal workers have said they understand the need for the freeze. Others say federal employees are being singled out unfairly.

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