10/02/2013 09:14 am ET

Hundreds Of Hispanics Furloughed During Government Shutdown


The federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent out orders just before midnight on Monday to governmental agencies advising them to "execute plans for an orderly shutdown due to the absence of appropriations", triggering the furlough of some 800,000 federal workers, while over a million more will go to work on Tuesday without pay. Among them were many of the estimated 159,651 Latinos who make up 8.2 percent of the federal government's workers, according to data compiled in a September report on Hispanic employment from the OMB.

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