US Government Shutdown Statistics (2020) | By the Numbers



US government shutdown statistics 2019

Here are all the US Government Shutdown statistics I have been able to dig up including its economic impact, who is impacted and more...

US government shutdown statistics 2019

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US Government Shutdown Statistics

    First day of the latest government shutdown:

    December 22, 2018


    Longest US government shutdown prior to 2019:

    December 16, 1995 - January 6, 1996 (21 days)


    Amount President Donald Trump is requesting to fund a southern border wall before he agrees to re-open the federal government:

    $5.7 billion


    Additional length of the US/Mexico border that a new border wall would cover:

    234 miles


    Total number of government workers either furloughed or working without pay during the government shutdown:

    800,000

    Last updated 1/15/19


    Number of government workers that are being forced to work without pay during the shutdown:

    420,000

    Last updated 1/15/19


    Number of furloughed federal employees:

    380,000

    Last updated 1/13/19


    Estimated number of federal contractors impacted by the government shutdown:

    1.2 million

    Last updated 1/17/19


    Estimated daily lost revenue for federal contractors during the shutdown:

    $200 million per day

    Last updated 1/17/19


    Estimated amount the shutdown is costing the US economy weekly:

    $1 billion

    Last updated 1/9/19


    Estimated amount the government shutdown is costing New York City monthly:

    $500 million

    Last updated 1/17/19


    Estimated amount unpaid federal workers ow in mortgage payments during the month of January:

    more than $400 million


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