Hawaii will bear heavy sequester hit, military says

03/7/2013 | KHNL-TV/KGMB-TV (Honolulu)

Hawaii will be the state most affected by sequestration job losses, military leaders say, because the cuts will furlough about 20,000 civilian employees, about 3.2% of the state's jobs, and because military spending in the state is so significant. "Likely impacts include reduced spending at restaurants, decisions to defer major purchases, and reduced spending on clothing, dining out and recreational activities," said Col. David Tagg, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific. "Each dollar not spent by a furloughed employee represents lost revenue for the state."

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