Report on partial government shutdown: Iowa one of the least affected states

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(KWWL) – We are now on day 14 of the partial government shutdown.  Hundreds of thousands of government employees are greatly affected, but a new report shows some states are more affected than others.

According to WalletHub, Iowa is not as affected as most other states.  D.C. was also included in the report.  Iowa sits at number 48 on the list, while Minnesota is number 51.  The ranking is based on federal employment, federal contract dollars per capita, percentage of families receiving food stamps, real estate as a percentage of gross state product, and access to national parks.

Meanwhile, the District of Columbia is the most affected, followed by New Mexico, Maryland and Hawaii.  D.C. and those three states have a high percentage of workers with federal jobs, and D.C. has the highest percentage of residents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The partial government shutdown began at midnight December 22, affecting 800,000 federal workers.

Read the full WalletHub report here.


Abby Turpin

Abby Turpin

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