The media locally and nationally is full of horror stories about employees suffering from President Donald Trump's government shut-down.

"There are about 28,000 federal employees in Oregon, but two-thirds work in agencies that have funding and are not directly affected by the shutdown," wrote the Employment Department's Anna Johnson in a Jan. 8 report.

"This includes the U.S. Postal Service, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Labor."

Still, there are still about 9,600 federal employees in the state who aren't getting a paycheck, which is a significant hardship for them and their families.

In the last extended shutdown, in 2013, the Employment Department says about 500 federal employees forced to miss their paychecks filed for employment benefits.