The state of Utah is reporting it needs to recoup millions of dollars in unemployment benefits resulting from the government shutdown.
The state unemployment office is in charge of collecting more than $2 million in benefits paid out to 2,100 furloughed federal employees in Utah during the 35-day shutdown.
The last notice informing federal employees how much they owe went out on Tuesday.
Federal furloughed workers who received unemployment benefits during the shutdown have 45 days to repay the benefits.
If the government is shut down again, this round of unemployment must be paid back in full before an employee can get new unemployment benefits.