That’s about how many federal civilian workers are affected by a partial government shutdown.
That’s more than one-third of a federal civilian government workforce that exceeds 2 million people.
“Exceptions include jobs not subject to annual appropriations or those deemed necessary to protect life and property, like drug enforcement agents or food inspectors at the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” according to this Q&A by Bloomberg’s Jim Snyder.
More than 90 percent of the Internal Revenue Service’s workers will be furloughed, Snyder reports.
The first partial shutdown in 17 years began today after Democrats and Republicans couldn’t come to agreement on funding the government before the new fiscal year.
Republicans in the House of Representatives want to weaken President Barack Obama’s health-care law, which they describe as a job-killer. Obama and Democrats who lead the Senate oppose any effort to tie Obamacare delays to a stopgap funding bill.