The government shutdown is seeping into various aspects of American life, but it's impacting some areas more than others. One of the hardest-hit cities is Washington D.C., with 18.5% of local wages going to federal workers. Per Trulia:

The harm from a government shutdown would be minimal compared with the damage that the government could cause later this month if it hits the debt ceiling, stops paying some or all of its bills, and triggers a financial crisis. Everyone – not just federal employees and people who want to sell their homes to them – needs to be watching Washington D.C. this month.