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Where the Shutdown is Hitting Across the Country

It's not just the Washington, DC-region that's being hit hard by the government shutdown. The federal government is a huge employer across the country.
October 2, 2012
 

 The shutdown of the federal government has sent as many as 770,000 employees home, delayed the paychecks of another 1.3 million "essential" workers, and shuttered various government functions.

That will put a crimp in the Washington D.C. area's economy — costing some $200 million per day. But it's not just D.C.

D.C. isn't even the city most dependent on its federal workforce. That honor belongs to Colorado Springs, home to two Air Force bases, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a large Army installation.

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