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Furloughed gov't workers are eligible for unemployment benefits

A Jobs sign is seen on the US Chamber of Commerce Building in Washington, DC, on August 2, 2013. The US unemployment rate fell to a four-year low of 7.4 percent in July as the economy added 162,000 jobs, the Labor Department said Friday in a weaker-than-expected report. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

It's called UCFE -- Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees -- and the U.S. Department of Labor wants to reassure all furloughed workers that taxpayers will still pay.

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