Indiana is among states least impacted by partial government shutdown

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The U.S. Capitol is seen early in the morning in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, as a partial government shutdown stretches into its third week. A high-stakes move to reopen the government will be the first big battle between Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump as Democrats come into control of the House. (AP Photo/Jose […]

The United States Government has been shut down for 13 days.

This is the third government shutdown under the Trump Administration, but the previous ones lasted only one day and three days.

According to WalletHub, the longest government shutdown last 21 days under the Clinton Administration.

When the government shuts down, thousands of federal employees work without pay or receive a furlough. This includes over 41,000 law enforcement officers, 52,000 IRS workers and 96% of NASA employees.

One of the main issues keeping the government in a partial shutdown includes Trump’s call for funding a border wall, but Democrats in Congress oppose this.

Some states are hit harder than others during a government shutdown. To see which states are impacted more than others, WalletHub compared the 50 states and Washington DC across five key metrics. Those range from each state’s share of federal jobs to federal contract dollars per capita to the share of families receiving food stamps.

Indiana is one of the states least impacted by this partial shutdown, ranking 47th overall.

While Kentucky is ranked among one of the states most impacted by the shutdown.

And Illinois is ranked 41st overall.

Washington DC is most impacted by the government shutdown and the least impacted state is Minnesota.

To see the full list of states impacted by the partial government shutdown, click here.

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(This story was originally published on January 3, 2019)

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