6,569 Ohioans are furloughed during government shutdown, here’s how that compares to the rest of the nation

NASA Glenn hardest hit in Northeast Ohio

6,569 Ohioans are furloughed during government shutdown, here’s how that compares to the rest of the nation
In Northeast Ohio, the NASA Glenn Research Center has the most federal employees who won't get a pay check on Friday because of the government shutdown.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - There are roughly 800,000 federal employees who are furloughed during the government shutdown nationwide, and an estimated 6,569 of those are here in Ohio, according calculations from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

6,569 Ohioans are furloughed during government shutdown

That number of 6,569 does not show a complete number of people in Ohio who won’t get a check on Friday.

On top of those who are directly employed by the federal government, there are thousands more who are contracted to work for the government and they do not show up in the official count from OPM.

In Northeast Ohio the hardest hit federal agency will be the NASA Glenn Research Center where there are an estimated 1,590 employees, which makes up a quarter of Ohioans on the list.

In Cincinnati, there are 2,500 IRS employees effected by the shutdown.

Nationally there are 19 states that have more employees impacted than Ohio.

  1. District of Columbia  78,769
  2. California  39,240
  3. Virginia  32,830
  4. Virginia  32,830
  5. Maryland  23,346
  6. Colorado  15,754
  7. Florida  14,698
  8. Georgia  14,441
  9. New York  14,360
  10. Missouri  12,853
  11. Pennsylvania  12,643
  12. Washington  10,923      
  13. Utah  10,104      
  14. Oregon  9,159      
  15. Illinois  8,341    
  16. Massachusetts  7,385  
  17. Arizona  7,383                  
  18. North Carolina  7,072      
  19. Tennessee  6,770      
  20. Ohio  6,569 
  21. Idaho  6,237      
  22. Kentucky  6,213      
  23. West Virginia  6,025      
  24. Montana  6,020      
  25. New Mexico  5,828      
  26. Oklahoma  5,620      
  27. Louisiana  5,552     
  28. Alaska  5,347      
  29. Alabama  5,142      
  30. New Jersey  4,944      
  31. New Jersey  4944      
  32. Minnesota  4,790      
  33. Mississippi  3,617      
  34. Wyoming  3,500      
  35. Nevada  3,450        
  36. Nevada  3450      
  37. Kansas  3,122      
  38. Wisconsin  2,899      
  39. South Carolina  2,829      
  40. Arkansas  2,825      
  41. Iowa  2,619      
  42. Hawaii  2,515      
  43. Nebraska  2,122      
  44. South Dakota  2,003      
  45. North Dakota  1,485      
  46. New Hampshire  1,448      
  47. Connecticut  1,227      
  48. Maine  1,027      
  49. Vermont  686      
  50. Delaware  406      
  51. Rhode Island  387     

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