‘Whatever It Takes’: Government Workers Apply For Unemployment As Shutdown Drags On

A sign outside the National Archives in Washington, D.C. informs visitors on Dec. 22, 2018 that the building is closed due to the ongoing government shutdown.

Workers are now missing paychecks for the first time since the partial government shutdown began. That’s causing many of them to do what once seemed unthinkable — apply for unemployment.

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