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Study says the federal shutdown affects Illinois less than 39 other states



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CHICAGO – While all the national news is focused on the East Coast and the federal government shutdown, Illinois will be negatively affected less than 39 other states, a study by WalletHub showed Monday.

With the U.S. government closed for business for the 19th time since 1976 and a lot of blame going back and forth, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the States Most & Least Affected by the 2018 Government Shutdown to add some hard data to all the rhetoric.

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.

Impact of the Government Shutdown on Illinois (1=Most Affected, 25=Avg.):

  • 40th – Share of Federal Jobs
  • 35th – Federal Contract Dollars Per Capita
  • 39th – Small Business Lending Per Capita
  • 27th – Real Estate as a Percentage of GSP
  • 49th – Access to National Parks
  • 23rd – % of Children under CHIP

WalletHub's study is available here - https://wallethub.com/edu/government-shutdown-report/1111/

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