Unemployment Claims by Federal Workers Skyrocket During Shutdown

(From Politico)

The number of federal employees filing for unemployment more than doubled in the second week of January as workers missed their first paychecks, according to government data published Thursday. . . .

Separately, the Labor Department denied a request by several states to allow essential workers to collect unemployment, writing in a letter last Friday that the roughly 450,000 employees in question are ineligible because they “continue to provide full time services” and are not considered unemployed under federal or state laws.

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