*Those include billions of dollars in federal workers’ lost productivity........
*Lost productivity from a Federal employee? Surely, you jest.
Some fortunate federal employees will likely get paid twice for not working this month.
Several states are expected to allow federal workers who collected unemployment insurance during the government shutdown to keep both those benefits and the back pay they’re set to receive, according to the Labor Department.
Their decisions may add at least a few million dollars more to the shutdown’s still-untallied costs to taxpayers.
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