I doubt anyone was furloughed long enough to receive unemployment benefits. My daughter is a DOD civilian employee. She was sent home for four days then worked without pay for three. I'm prejudiced of course because she is a single mother who had to keep paying for her childcare spots even when she was in danger of not getting paid. I think these people deserve their pay for the pain and suffering this lunacy has inflicted on them when all they wanted to do was their jobs. But, like I freely admit, I'm biased.