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?
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