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Government lost $2.5 billion during government shutdown

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Beyond the physical and emotional toll that the government shutdown took on federal workers in Washington and across the United States, the financial toll was enormous as well.

Federal News Radio says that according to an Office of Management and Budget estimate, the government lost $2.5 billion in productivity, along with pay and benefits, from its employees.

In total, feds missed out on 6.6 million days of work during the 16-day shutdown, which started on Oct. 1 and didn't end until Oct. 16.

Among those 6.6 million days, Federal News Radio reports that the Department of Defense lost the most man hours at 1.6 million. Several agencies lost millions of dollars in revenue as well, including the National Park Service.

READ MORE at federalnewsradio.com.

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