Study: Virginia most affected by government shutdown

A study by personal finance site Wallet Hub found that Virginia is the state most affected by the government shutdown.

Using data from as well as the Department of Education, the Brookings Institute,, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Wallet Hub examined a number of factors that would make a state more or less impacted by the shutdown.

When it’s all taken into account, Virginia appears to be affected the most.

Virginia ranked fifth in the number of federal workers, second in the number of federal contracting dollars, and second in the number of veterans (all per capita). That was enough — based on Wallet Hub’s ranking formula — to place Virginia in the highest-affected spot.

Other categories the company looked at were small-business loans, shortages of Social Security funds, and disruptions to federal student aid programs.

Click here to read the details.

(h/t Virginia Business)


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