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Government paid $2B to furloughed workers

16-day government shutdown cost the government roughly $2B in back pay. (Source: CNN) 16-day government shutdown cost the government roughly $2B in back pay. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - The 16 day government shutdown cost the federal government roughly $2 billion in back pay to federal workers.

That's the tally coming from the Office of Management and Budget's latest report.

The agency said federal workers missed 6.6 million days of work during the shutdown.

They have since been reimbursed for that period.

Analysts also estimate that the shutdown will slightly reduce fourth quarter GDP growth.

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