Are you feeling the government shutdown?

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: People look at a sign informing them that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to the government shutdown in Battery Park on October 1, 2013 in New York City. Federal museums and parks across the nation are closed starting today due to a government shutdown for the first time in nearly two decades. The Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all rose slightly higher in early trading Tuesday morning.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 01: People look at a sign informing them that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to the government shutdown in Battery Park on October 1, 2013 in New York City. Federal museums and parks across the nation are closed starting today due to a government shutdown for the first time in nearly two decades. The Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all rose slightly higher in early trading Tuesday morning. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Jed Kolko, the chief economist at the real estate website Trulia published a blog post earlier this week showing that Fairfield County could very well be the metropolitan area that hurts the least due to the government’s Oct. 1 shutdown.

His reasoning? Less than 1 percent of wages here go to federal employees. In fact at just 0.5 percent, the county had the smallest share of all major metropolitan areas in the country.

Kolko also ranked the Hartford metro area in the Top 10 Least Likely to be affected, coming in at No. 9, with 1.1 percent of wages coming from the federal government.

Maybe he didn’t see the Sikorsky furloughs coming?

We want to know whether you feel as though the shutdown has affected you. Tell us here, in our poll.

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Maggie Gordon

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