Listen: Some federal workers can receive unemployment during shutdown
"Five federal employees in Washington state affected by the government shutdown may be eligible for unemployment the state employment security department website has information specifically for federal workers lets them know that they can apply for unemployment benefits either online or over the phone. A use this system you will respond to questions using the touch pad of your phone. The website says federal workers should not list strike lockout or fired as the reason for not working. Instead, they should report it as a lack of work. The department also says in most cases, it's faster file your initial application online. And that eligibility is determined on a case by case"