US Economy Lost At Least $6 Billion During Shutdown, S&P Says

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The U.S. economy lost at least $6 billion during the record-long partial government shutdown, S&P Global Ratings said Friday.

The economic hit stems from a loss of productivity and and economic activity lost to outside business during the shutdown, which ended on its 35th day on Friday, Reuters reported.

Nearly 800,000 federal employees were furloughed or working without pay during the shutdown.


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