These States Will Feel the Pinch of the Shutdown Most

DC tops the list, followed by Maryland and Virginia
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2018 8:48 AM CST
These States Will Feel the Pinch of the Shutdown Most
DC will feel the shutdown the most.   (Getty Images/rarrarorro)

(Newser) – The government shutdown that went into effect at midnight on Friday is stretching into its third day, and a resolution still looks tenuous. WalletHub looks at the consequences of a longer-term shutdown through the lens of six key metrics—including share of federal jobs, percentage of kids using the Child's Health Insurance Program, and national parks access—across DC and all 50 states to see which would be most adversely affected. Here, the 10 expected to suffer most, as well as those that may not see as much of a disruption:

Most affected

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Maryland
  3. Virginia
  4. Alaska
  5. Hawaii
  6. New Mexico
  7. Montana
  8. Oklahoma
  9. California
  10. Alabama
Read on for the states expected to be the least affected.

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Least affected

  1. Minnesota
  2. Michigan
  3. Indiana
  4. Delaware
  5. Ohio
  6. Tennessee
  7. Iowa
  8. Illinois
  9. North Carolina
  10. North Dakota
See where your state falls on the WalletHub list, or read more about the shutdown here. (Read more government shutdown stories.)

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