FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA)– Federal workers can sleep easy knowing their checks are on the way, but the economic impact of the shutdown still leaves a mark on individual states.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. economy lost nearly $11 billion during the five week shutdown.
Luckily in Arkansas, that number looks much smaller.
Reopening the government doesn’t solve all of the problems the shutdown created.
XNA Airport Director Kelly Johnson said, “They’ve had a really tough go of it. Can you imagine not being paid for 35 days?”
TSA workers are back to working for pay, but at XNA they won’t see their backpay check until Thursday.
As previously stated, the longest government shutdown in history leaves the U.S. economy about $11 billion short, but the Congressional Budget Office expects $8 billion of that sum to be recovered.