Sequester Watch, #8

June 10th, 2013 at 11:26 am

This week, a “nice” collection of micro and macro impacts, from job markets to meals for homebound elderlies and Head Start slots for kids.

As I mentioned on Friday, the sequester is beginning to reveal itself in the monthly unemployment data:

In what looks like a sequester effect, the federal government has been shedding jobs at a sharp clip, down 45,000 in the past three months (see figure).

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Sequestration leads to cuts in weekly unemployment [benefits]
June 4, 2014
AP (Phoenix)
http://www.kswt.com/story/22493387/sequestration-leads-to-cuts-in-weekly-unemployment

NIH Fact Sheet Lays Out Sequester Impact
June 4, 2013
By Jocelyn Kaiser
Science Magazine
http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/06/nih-fact-sheet-lays-out-sequeste.html

Meals On Wheels Sequester Cuts Mean Layoffs, Waiting Lists And Canceled Food Deliveries
June 4, 2013
By Arthur Delaney
Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/04/meals-on-wheels-sequester_n_3384817.html

NIH Losing $1.7 Billion, 700 Research Grants Due To Sequestration
June 4, 2013
By Sam Stein
Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/04/nih-sequestration_n_3385949.html

Cancer Clinics Sequestration: Obama Administration Tells Congress It Can’t Stop The Cuts
June 5, 2013
By Sam Stein
Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/cancer-clinics-sequestration_n_3393846.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Denying a Head Start in Washington State
June 5, 2013
By Greg Kauffman
Bill Moyers: What Matters Today
http://billmoyers.com/2013/06/05/denying-a-head-start-in-washington-state/

Remember the Sequester? It’s Finally Dinging the Economy
June 6, 2013
By Rick Newman
Yahoo! Finance
http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/remember-sequester-finally-dinging-economy-191320555.html

Meals On Wheels Slashes Services And Adds Waiting Lists Thanks To Sequestration
June 6, 2013
By Bryce Covert
ThinkProgress
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/06/06/2117571/meals-on-wheels-slashes-services-and-adds-waiting-lists-thanks-to-sequestration/

The Sequester Starts to Show
June 7, 2013
By Annie Lowery
The New York Times
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/07/the-sequester-starts-to-show/

Coast Guard in Washington cutting back due to sequester
June 7, 2013
By Steve Wilhelm
Puget Sound Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2013/06/07/coast-guard-in-washington-cutting-back.html?page=all

Santa Cruz effort to house homeless veterans slammed by sequester
June 7, 2013
By Jondi Gumz
Santa Cruz Sentinel
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_23415547/180-180-santa-cruz-effort-house-homeless-people

The Sequester Is Causing Needless Suffering
June 8, 2013
By Imara Jones
The Root
http://www.theroot.com/buzz/sequester-causing-needless-suffering

Sequester cuts affect local HUD funding
June 8, 2013
By Katie Kuba
The Inter-Mountain (WV)
http://www.theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/562422/Sequester-cuts-affect-local-HUD-funding.html?nav=5014

Alzheimer Research Cuts Show Folly of Sequestration
June 9, 2013
By Albert Hunt
Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-09/alzheimer-research-cuts-show-folly-of-sequestration-albert-hunt.html

Sequestration cuts too harmful locally
June 9, 2013
By IR Editorial Board
Independent Record (MT)
http://helenair.com/news/opinion/editorial/sequestration-cuts-too-harmful-locally/article_464a903c-cfc1-11e2-a5a5-0019bb2963f4.html

The sequester may start to show in data
June 9, 2013
By Greg Robb
Marketwatch
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-sequester-may-start-to-show-in-data-2013-06-09

Tenants and landlords fret as sequester cuts hit Section 8 subsidies
June 9, 2013
By Matt Chaban
Crain’s New York
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20130609/REAL_ESTATE/306099969

Sequestration impacts arts funding
June 9, 2013
Miami News Record (OK)
http://www.miamiok.com/news/article_a9dd405d-d1fc-5ca6-8f3a-bf8e76612167.html

Sequester hits cancer patients — doctors, lawmakers seek fix
June 10, 2013
By Rachel Rose Hartmen
Yahoo! News
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/sequester-hits-cancer-patients-doctors-lawmakers-seek-fix-092336101.html

Sequester’s Budget Cuts Slowing Alzheimer’s, Other Research
June 10, 2013
Kaiser Health News
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/2013/June/10/budget-news-health-care-alzheimers.aspx

New Bedford Housing Authority feeling sequestration pain
June 10, 2013
By Auditi Guha
South Coast Today (MA)
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130610/NEWS/306100314
 

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One comment in reply to "Sequester Watch, #8"

  1. Sandwichman says:

    I don’t suppose the sequester is impacting NSA data collection or their contracts with private suppliers like Booz Allen, though. No, I didn’t think so.


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