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UVM Professor Analyzes Impact of Shutdown on Vermont for Free Press

Associate professor of economics Art Woolf writes for the Burlington Free Press about the ongoing government shutdown and how it is affecting Vermont. He argues that the effects, while present, may not be as encompassing as the media hype proclaims. Federal workers in Vermont constitute about 12 percent of the state’s government-paid jobs, and only 2.2 percent of total state employment. Read the story…