Total weekly applications for unemployment aid declined by 13,000, but the number of furloughed federal employees requesting benefits more than doubled the previous week.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
Four stories about people and organizations making a difference for their communities and furloughed workers.
By Jamie Leventhal, Lorna Baldwin
In interviews with the PBS NewsHour, dozens of government workers and those around them expressed frustration with the shutdown and its impact on their daily lives.
By Rachel Wellford, Matt Loffman
House GOP plan unclear as Obama reiterates no negotiation under shutdown threat…
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