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 second quarter of 2013, according to the second estimate released by the Commerce Department Thursday.

The GDP growth exceeded the median 2.2% increase projected by economists polled by Thomson Reuters, and was stronger than the 1.1% increase reported in the first quarter of 2013. The advance estimate released in July originally pegged second quarter growth at 1.7%.

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