The Government Shutdown, Visualized
Confused about exactly how the two-week-old shutdown has impacted the federal government? Dan Delaney is here to help.
Delaney has put together a live graphic that provides a real-time update on the nuts and bolts of the government shutdown. It shows exactly how many government employees have been sent home, how much salary and how many WIC food vouchers have gone unpaid, and what percentage of each federal department has been furloughed, among many other pieces of information gathered from public agency contingency plans. The data is also available in spreadsheet form.
The graphic presents a visual representation of the government’s priorities during the shutdown crisis, by showing how some departments have been hit far harder than others. For example, 95 percent of Department of Veterans Affairs employees are furlough-exempt, while 97 percent of NASA’s 18,250 employees have been sent home.
A snapshot of the data is below, and you can go to enigma.io to see the live data.