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Sequestration Could Hurt Thousands of Federal Workers, Retirees in MN

Minnesota has about 59,000 federal employees and retirees. See where they’re located and which agencies they work for in Patch’s interactive table.

Washington, D.C., may be the hub of the federal workforce, but Minnesota has tens of thousands of federal employees and retirees who could be hurt by the looming sequestration crisis.

If President Barack Obama and Congress can’t strike a deal by Friday would automatically kick in. That would force more than a million federal employees to take unpaid leave, according to the Washington Post.

Minnesota, alone, has about 59,000 federal employees and retirees. Ramsey County (which includes Roseville) accounts for 7,214 of that total, or about 12 percent. Most of those are federal retirees or Veterans Affairs and Postal Service employees.

Use the table above to see how many federal employees and retirees Minnesota’s counties have. Just use the search box to select the county you’d like to see then click on “Details” in the results to see which agencies they work for.

When you’re done, share your thoughts in the comments section below about how you think the sequestration could affect your community.

For more background on the threat of sequestration, click on to this Patch report. 

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