The number of federal employees making unemployment claims during the government shutdown is soaring
|01/17/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- The government shutdown is now in day 27.
- 800,000 federal workers are going without pay and 380,000 have been furloughed, meaning they are on forced unpaid leave.
- 10,454 federal employees claimed unemployment insurance for the week ending January 5, according to the Department of Labor.
- The number of initial jobless claims from federal employees rose 5,694 from the week before and is up from 1,148 during the same week a year before.
The government shutdown is leaving many federal workers in a bind, and those employees are starting to turn to unemployment insurance to cover the pay gap.
The shutdown, which entered its 27th day read more >>>