DARK DAYS FOR DATA
In addition to federal data websites going dark, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is delaying the jobs report that was due for release today because only 3 people are "exempt" from the shutdown furlough.
While the delay of September numbers is disappointing, staffing shortages (82 percent of Department of Labor workers, including nearly 100% of the BLS division, are on furlough) mean October numbers may not be collected at all.
CITIES MOST AFFECTED BY THE SHUTDOWN
According to numbers crunched by Brookings, Moody's Economy.com, and the Washington Post, seven metro areas have 10 percent or more of their workforce in federal or military jobs. Colorado Springs tops the list with nearly 19 percent federal workers (thanks, perhaps, to the Air Force Academy) followed by Virginia Beach, Honolulu, D.C., El Paso, Ogden, and San Diego.
|Source: Washington Post|
AGENCIES MOST AFFECTED BY THE SHUTDOWN
ABC News (among others) provides a detailed, department-by-department list of the estimated number of federal workers and percent furloughed due to the government shutdown. Some of the hardest hit include:
- National Science Foundation (98.5 percent)
- Department of Education (94 percent)
- Environmental Protection Agency (96 percent)
It's sort of funny, and sort of sad...
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