Photos: Ten cities hit hardest by federal shutdown -- and where Colorado Springs falls
As we enter day three of the U.S. government's partial shutdown, ripple effects are being felt far and wide -- and while Washington, D.C. has the country's most federal workers, it may not be the hardest-hit city. The Washington Post has assembled a list of the ten cities with the most federal jobs by percentage, and Colorado Springs is well above D.C. As the Colorado Springs Gazette points out, military personnel are still getting paychecks, which has mitigated the impact -- but if the shutdown drags on, that could change. Count down the photo-illustrated top ten below.Number 10: Charleston, South Carolina
24,000 workers, 7.6% of the workforce Number 9: San Antonio, Texas
72,000 workers, 7.8% of the workforce Number 8: Augusta, Georgia-South Carolina
20,000 workers, 9.1% of the workforce Number 7: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
151,000 workers, 10.9% of the workforce Continue to keep counting down the list of the ten cities hit hardest by the federal shutdown -- and to see where Colorado Springs falls. Number 6: Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
24,000 workers, 11.5% of the workforce Number 5: El Paso, Texas
43,000 workers, 13.6% of the workforce Number 4: Washington, D.C. region
446,000 workers, 14.3% of the workforce Continue to keep counting down the list of the ten cities hit hardest by the federal shutdown -- and to see where Colorado Springs falls. Number 3: Honolulu, Hawaii
86,000 workers, 17.2% of the workforce Number 2: Virginia Beach, Virginia-North Carolina
144,000 federal workers, 17.2% of the workforce Number 1: Colorado Springs, Colorado
55,000 federal workers, or 18.8% of the workforce
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