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Photos: Ten cities hit hardest by federal shutdown -- and where Colorado Springs falls

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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

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24,000 workers, 7.6% of the workforce

Number 9: San Antonio, Texas

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72,000 workers, 7.8% of the workforce

Number 8: Augusta, Georgia-South Carolina

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20,000 workers, 9.1% of the workforce

Number 7: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

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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.



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23 comments
Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Colorado Springs has the LARGEST # of U.S. Govt. Workers !!!

Tim Calahan
Tim Calahan

Colorado Springs is the nation's hardest hit.

Mark Moffett
Mark Moffett

No surprise here. Government shuts down and government hating regions are effected the most.

pitchman101
pitchman101

Makes no sense. There already planning on paying them anyway.( after the fact) so other othen the tax payers taking it up the ass, nothing can be gained here other then many pissed off people. Pathetic.

Alex Kretzer
Alex Kretzer

Way to be a dick, Clifford! If you already read it, hush.

Sean Bracken
Sean Bracken

Is that Estes Park? Wouldn't surprise me with Rocky Mountain National Park being there and the flood of 13 still hurting them.

Doug Hubka
Doug Hubka

Sort of ironic that it is Colorado Springs. The same town that abhors government spending and taxes, (unless it is for them)

Jackie Burhans
Jackie Burhans

Not that hard to guess since I live there. Well, adjacent.

Politico
Politico

"We're not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is." - Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN).  Another member of the Suicide Caucus brain trust.

Taxpayer
Taxpayer

Lamborn's District.  And he's one of the 80 House members in the Suicide Caucus, determined to keep the Government shut down and default on American's credit just to attack the ACA.  You who voted for him get what you deserve.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Doug Hubka Memorable post, Doug. We're going to make it an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks.

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