U.S. government shutdown by the numbers
400 nationally maintained sites among the services affected by impasse
The partial government shutdown in the U.S. has forced federal workers off the job and caused the suspension of all but essential government services. Here's a look at the standoff and its effects, by the numbers.
800,000 federal workers: Most nonessential federal programs and services are being suspended, meaning about 800,000 workers — including 400,000 Defence Department civilians — have been temporarily forced off the job. Employees will receive an official email Tuesday explaining whether or not they are essential or slated to be furloughed.
401 National Park Service sites shut down: These areas include the country's 59 national parks, as well as monuments, battlefields, smaller parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas and scenic rivers and trails.
1 panda cam: The beloved panda cam at Washington's National Zoo has gone dark because of the government shutdown. Mother Mei Xiang and her weeks-old cub had been a popular draw, but the camera was deemed non-essential and shut off at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
17 years: It's been that long since the last U.S. government shutdown. A pair of shutdowns in late 1995 and early 1996 happened during a standoff led by Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich and then-president Bill Clinton. It severely damaged Republican election prospects and revived Clinton's political standing.
$1.4 billion: The cost to taxpayers of those mid-'90s shutdowns, according to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
With files from The Associated Press