Kentucky.com: Does a federal shutdown make your life harder?
January 22, 2018
If you’re wondering if the government shutdown will make your life harder, you can relax. You will still get your mail and you can still board an airplane.
The federal government was shut down at midnight Saturday when Congress failed to pass a funding bill for government operations and agencies. For more on this story, please go to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s website, Kentucky.com.
WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of six key metrics, ranging from each state’s share of federal jobs and contracts to the percentage of kids covered by CHIP. You can check out some of the main findings below.
States Most Affected by the Gov. Shutdown
States Least Affected by the Gov. Shutdown
District of Columbia
Red states are less affected by the government shutdown than Blue states, ranking 28.17 and 22.90, respectively, on average. (lower rank = greater impact).
California has the highest percentage of children under CHIP, 22.1 percent. That’s 73.7 times higher than in Minnesota, the state with the lowest, at 0.3 percent.
Georgia has the highest average small business loan size, $459,133. That’s 5.2 times higher than in Hawaii, the state with the lowest average loan size, at $88,608.
Wisconsin has the lowest share of federal jobs, at 1.03 percent. The average state has 2.6 times more federal jobs, at 2.63 percent.