Washington, D.C., may be the hub of the federal workforce, but Minnesota has tens of thousands of federal employees and retirees who could be hurt by the looming sequestration crisis.
If the president and Congress can’t strike a deal by Friday would automatically kick in. That would force more than a million federal employees to take unpaid leave, according to the Washington Post.
Minnesota, alone, has about 59,000 federal employees and retirees. Hennepin County accounts for 16,780 of that total, or about 28 percent. Most of those are federal retirees or Veterans Affairs and Postal Service employees.
Use the table above to see how many federal employees and retirees Minnesota’s counties have. Just use the search box to select the county you’d like to see then click on “Details” in the results to see which agencies they work for.
When you’re done, share your thoughts in the comments section below about how you think the sequestration could affect your community.