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NASWA States Help Furloughed Federal Employees

Federal employees who are not receiving pay during the shutdown may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits through the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program (UCFE). This unemployment insurance benefit is administered by States as agents for the Federal government.

NASWA States are quickly acting to assist Federal furloughed employees by providing information on their eligibility for unemployment compensation. 

See how States are helping




About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies ( NASWA is the national organization representing all 50 state workforce agencies, D.C. and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career, and business services, in addition to administering the unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs. NASWA provides policy expertise, shares promising state practices, and promotes state innovation and leadership in workforce development.