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Report Ranks States Hardest Hit by Shutdown

A new report is ranking what states are hardest hit by the government shutdown and why.
A new report is ranking what states are hardest hit by the government shutdown and why.

says Arkansas ranks 38th among states feeling the impact of the federal shutdown.

WalletHub.com looked at states with the most federal workers, but also states with the most people who receive federal funding like students, small-business owners and senior citizens.

Arkansas is ranked 38 on the list, Louisiana is ranked 42.

Virginia stands to suffer the hardest impact.

The study did cite disruptions to federal student aid programs would be especially harmful to Arkansas and Louisiana because both states boast the greatest number of FAFSA applications per capita during the third quarter of 2013.

Click here to read the full report. 
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