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Government shutdown: Here’s how much Ohio has been affected

Ohio has avoided some of the major impact from a partial government shutdown.

Ohio is one of the least affected states by the government shutdown, according to a report from WalletHub. The partial shutdown has lasted into the New Year, hitting the 13-day mark on Jan. 3, 2019. For context, the longest shutdown ever was 21 days under President Bill Clinton, and only seven shutdowns have ever lasted ten days or longer.

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This is the third shutdown under the Trump administration. The shutdown comes over the failure of Congress to pass spending bills to fund the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.

Ohio ranked 42nd most affected state during this partial shutdown. More than 400 federal employees in the Dayton region have been affected by the shutdown, but it’s had little impact on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base — the largest single-site employer in the state.

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Ohio ranked:

• 37th most impacted state for share of federal jobs

• 18th most impacted state for percentage of families receiving SNAP

• 45th most impacted state for access to national parks


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