Many of the 2.1 million federal employees could be furloughed from work because of the federal government shutdown. One of the concerns for federal workers eligibility for unemployment. According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management:
It is possible that furloughed employees may become eligible for unemployment compensation. State unemployment compensation requirements differ. Some States require a 1-week waiting period before an individual qualifies for payments. In general, the law of the State in which an employee's last official duty station in Federal civilian service was located will be the State law that determines eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits.
Here's more information on unemployment benefits for furloughed federal workers. As noted, qualifying for unemployment benefits is determined by state guidelines. Check with your state unemployment office for information on eligibility for unemployment in your location.