Analysis: South Carolina ranked 21st most affected by government shutdown


South Carolina ranked No. 21 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

WalletHub gave South Carolina a score of 32.88 out of 100. The study was based on five criteria: share of federal jobs, federal contract money per capita, share of families receiving food stamps funds, real estate as a percentage of the state economy (since mortgage processing hinges on federal agency staffs) and residents’ access to national parks.

Blue states were slightly more affected by the shutdown than red states, the analysis found. The average ranking for Democrat-leaning states was 24.81, compared to 26.83 for Republican-leaning states.

The federal shutdown that ended Jan. 25 was the longest one on record.

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Which Jurisdictions Were Most Affected by the Shutdown?

Rank (1 = Most Affected)

State / Territory

Total Score

1

District of Columbia

78.59

2

New Mexico

65.95

3

Maryland

65.70

4

Hawaii

62.91

5

Alaska

61.08

6

Virginia

56.61

7

West Virginia

46.25

8

Mississippi

45.56

9

Alabama

43.46

10

Arizona

40.73

11

Rhode Island

37.74

12

Montana

37.28

13

Maine

36.57

14

Florida

36.25

15

Oregon

36.08

16

Oklahoma

35.87

17

Kentucky

35.81

18

Washington

35.71

19

Georgia

35.50

20

Wyoming

33.01

21

South Carolina

32.88

22

South Dakota

32.62

23

Tennessee

32.55

24

Louisiana

32.36

25

Idaho

32.20

26

Missouri

32.15

27

Vermont

30.46

28

Texas

29.59

29

Utah

29.05

30

Connecticut

29.00

31

Colorado

28.42

32

Nevada

28.35

33

Pennsylvania

27.20

34

Massachusetts

27.09

35

New York

27.08

36

Delaware

26.98

37

California

26.65

38

North Carolina

26.64

39

Arkansas

25.82

40

Michigan

24.96

41

Illinois

24.76

42

Ohio

24.66

43

North Dakota

23.69

44

New Jersey

19.30

45

Kansas

18.84

46

Wisconsin

17.56

47

Indiana

17.02

48

Iowa

16.49

49

Nebraska

16.40

50

New Hampshire

15.59

51

Minnesota

10.54

Source: WalletHub.com 

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