The Sector That Will Bounce Back Once the Government Shutdown Is
The U.S. government shutdown has turned some federal agencies into ghost towns, like NASA (with 97% of its workforce furloughed), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (96%), and the Department of Education (94%). Still, some agencies, like the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security—with just 18% and 14% of their staff on furlough, respectively—are considered more essential than others.
That said, those Department of Defense numbers may be a little misleading; military and contractor personnel were not affected by the U.S. government shutdown.
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