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Hawaii in top 5 of states most affected by government shutdown, survey finds

Hawaii is the fifth-most affected state affected by a government shutdown, according to a study released by WalletHub today.

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across six key metrics ranging from each state’s share of federal jobs and contracts to the percentage of kids covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Hawaii ranked fifth, behind Alaska, Virginia, Maryland, and, in first place, the District of Columbia. Hawaii has the second-highest share of federal jobs and the highest percentage of real estate as part of gross state product.

Mortgage processing will be affected by staffing shortages in the IRS, FHA and VA, according to WalletHub.

The complete study is available online.

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