In a report out this morning, USA Today breaks down the potential impact of sequestration, or a series of across-the-board federal budget cuts, state-by state. Colorado certainly sees a big threat, with more than 4,800 Army-related jobs affected (either furloughed or lost) and another 6,000-plus civilian Air Force jobs furloughed.
In a small bit of consolation, though, those numbers are markedly lower than some of those bandied about during the first sequester scare, of a couple months ago.
The cuts are scheduled to be enacted March 1, unless Congress can find a way to avert them.
To see how Colorado’s Army situation stacks up to that of other states, you can scroll through the budget-cut breakdown on the left of the map at the top of the page. More detailed Army information, as well as Air Force numbers, follow after the USA Today story itself.