States most & least affected by the government shutdown

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Ramifications of the government shutdown

Mercedes Schlapp, White House senior adviser for strategic communications, on the impact of the government shutdown.

As the government shutdown drags into its third day, many federal workers around the country are on standstill until the issues get resolved, but some are more affected than others, according to a new report.

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Personal finance website compared six key metrics in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, ranging from each state’s share of federal jobs and contracts to the percentage of kids covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to see which states are impacted the most—and the least.

Overall, reds states are less affected than blue states on average and Wisconsin had the lowest share of federal jobs at 1.03%, according to the report.

Here are the top 10 most and least affected states by the government shutdown.

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Top 10 States Most Affected by the Government Shutdown

1) District of Columbia 2) Maryland 3) Virginia 4) Alaska 5) Hawaii 6) New Mexico 7) Montana 8) Oklahoma 9) California 10) Alabama

Top 10 States Least Affected by the Government Shutdown

42) North Dakota 43) North Carolina 44) Illinois 45) Iowa 46) Tennessee 47) Ohio 48) Delaware 49) Indiana 50) Michigan 51) Minnesota

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