WASHINGTON – The 16-day government shutdown took a staggering toll on the economy in and around D.C.
Every day of the shutdown across the metro area, $217 million worth of federal and contractor wages were canceled or deferred, according to recent figures obtained by the National Journal.
Per week, D.C. lost $44 million in economic activity and $6 million in tax revenue, the National Journal reports.
The first week of October also saw a dip in restaurant and hotel activity, the figures show.
When compared to the same week in 2012, there was a 7 percent drop in restaurant traffic and an 8.3 percent decline in hotel bookings, the National Journal reports.
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The first government shutdown in more than 17 years lasted 16 days.
The hurricane missed the region, but heavy rain is still expected.