Federal employees share their strategies for dealing with time off and financial uncertainty during the shutdown.
Government contractors will not be paid for furlough time during the shutdown, unlike federal employees under a House bill supported by the White House and many Senate lawmakers.
Members of the American Federation of Government Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union will take part in the demonstration on Friday.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics had scheduled the release for Friday, but the agency is down to just three employees.
What can federal workers and the rest of the nation expect now that the shutdown is in effect?
Readers from the federal workforce answered a survey asking why they are "essential" or "nonessential" during a shutdown.
The House Administration Committee released shutdown guidance on Tuesday.
The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs has said it will hold a hearing to examine the issue at a date yet to be determined.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released that estimate as part of its long-term budget outlook for the federal government.
FBI officials have indicated the agency is considering a plan to furlough nearly all employees on the same dates.