WASHINGTON — Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the U.S. — increased at an annual rate of 2.5% in the first quarter of 2013, according to the advance estimate released by the Commerce Department Friday.

The GDP growth was short of the 3% increase projected by economists polled by Thomson Reuters, but was much stronger than the 0.4% increase reported in the final quarter of 2012.

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