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Regional Economist Damon Runberg says the Prineville area is really feeling the effects.

 

"You know the vast majority of federal government for us is non essential personnel.  And that's the Forest Service and the BLM.  Ad as a percetnage of the employment in Crook County, these two agencies are quite a large percentage of the county's employment.

 

The Forest Service and BLM workers make up five percent of Crook County's employment.

 

As of October 2012 in Crook County, the Forest Service employed 187 people and the BLM 130 people.

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