During the two-week government shutdown, 4,400 federal workers in Oregon applied for unemployment benefits. This allowed many to collect both an unemployment check and a federal paycheck for missing pay for when the shut-down was resolved and back payments were made. Oregon happily doled out $830,000 in these double dipping unemployment benefits, yet it was the Federal Labor Dept. that felt embarrassed and enacted rule changes making such double payouts unlawful. (Washington Post 10-23-13)