With the U.S. government closed for business for the 21st time since 1976, this time with a partial shutdown, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on the States Most & Least Affected by the 2019 Government Shutdown to add some hard data to all the rhetoric.
WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of five key metrics, ranging from each state’s share of federal jobs to federal contract dollars per capita to the share of families receiving food stamps. Indiana came in as one of the least affected states at #47 out of 51 Indiana. Indiana tied at #48 for lowest real estate as percentage of gross state product and #50 out of 50 on states on lowest access to national parks.