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Kansas: 1,100 furloughed because of government shutdown

October 7, 2013

— More than 1,100 workers have been placed on unpaid furloughs because of the federal government shutdown, according to state officials.

A total of 263 federally funded, civilian state employees will be furloughed, the Adjutant General's Department reported Friday.

That is on top of 772 Kansas National Guardsmen who were placed on furlough earlier in the week.

This figure includes 417 Army National Guard soldiers from across the state, 209 airmen from the 190th Air Refueling Wing in Topeka and 146 airmen at the 184th Intelligence Wing in Wichita.

In addition, 66 unclassified employees at the Kansas Department of Labor have been placed on unpaid leave. Of those, 63 are from the Topeka office, two from Wichita, and one from the Great Bend office.

Labor Department officials said unemployment insurance benefits will continue to be processed, but the monthly unemployment report will be delayed until further notice.

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