NewsMontana News


Report: Montana has high percentage of workers affected by shutdown

Posted at 6:42 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 20:42:48-05

Its population is small, but Montana is proportionally one of the hardest hit states by the government shutdown, according to an analysis by The Washington Post.

Montana has the fourth-highest concentration of federal workers furloughed in the country, with 1,500 federal workers per 100,000, according to the Post analysis.

Not surprisingly, Washington, D.C. was the highest, followed by Maryland, where many federal workers live. Alaska rounded out the number three spot.

Montana has about 7,200 federal workers impacted by the shutdown, split mostly among Interior, Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments.

The Treaure State has about 14,000 total federal employees.