Tony Cherin, a finance professor at San Diego State, said any shutdown longer than a month could have an outsize impact on the local economy.
"Is that paycheck going to be late? Is that paycheck going to be paid? When is it going to be paid? and so on," Cherin said, noting a month would be when
Right now, about 46,000 civilian workers have jobs with the federal government, about half of which work for the Department of Defense. Only those with jobs deemed essential, like air-traffic controllers and TSA agents, will get hours.