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The Longest-Ever Government Shutdown is Affecting Public Health

 

January 14, 2019



Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in an edition of NOVA’s email newsletter, NOVA Lens, and has now been repurposed for NOVA Next. Sign up for NOVA Lens here (select “NOVA Newsletters”).

The current partial government shutdown—the longest ever—has obvious effects on employment. Departments that partially ceased operations on or after December 22 employ about 800,000 workers; of those, 380,000 federal employees have been furloughed and 420,000 are working without pay.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/longest-ever-government-shutdown-affecting-public-health

 

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