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Sequestration Could Hurt Thousands of Federal Workers, Retirees in Minnesota

Minnesota has about 59,000 federal employees and retirees. Washington County accounts for about 3 percent of that total.

Washington, D.C., may be the hub of the federal workforce, but Minnesota has tens of thousands of federal employees and retirees who could be hurt by the looming sequestration crisis.

If the president and Congress can’t strike a deal by Friday, a series of mandated federal budget cuts would automatically kick in. That would force more than a million federal employees to take unpaid leave, according to the Washington Post.

Minnesota, alone, has about 59,000 federal employees and retirees.

Washington County accounts for 1,779 of that total, or about 3 percent. Most of those are Department of Labor and Postal Service employees.

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Use the table above to see how many federal employees and retirees Minnesota’s counties have. Just use the search box to select the county you’d like to see then click on “Details” in the results to see which agencies they work for.

 

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