Shutdown Has Cost U.S. Economy $3.6 Billion So Far

THE U.S. ECONOMY HAS lost $3.6 billion because of the ongoing partial government shutdown, according to an analysis by Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings. It will only take another two weeks for the shutdown to cost the economy $5.7 billion – the same amount that the White House has requested for President Donald Trump’s border wall.

The shutdown on Friday tied the longest in U.S. history at 21 days. If the shutdown continues, the per-week impact will balloon beyond the roughly $1.2 billion that have been lost each week since it began, S&P found.

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Shelly Jo Jacobs

Author: Shelly Jo Jacobs