Nonetheless, the filings represent a more than eight-fold increase in the number of claims filed by federal workers locally compared to the same period a year ago, according to analysis of data provided by the state on Monday.
The surge in claims could grow.
Georgia has yet to tabulate filings made by federal workers last week, when thousands of local federal employees for the first time missed a paycheck due to the shutdown.
Some furloughed federal workers may qualify for unemployment benefits, though they will ultimately have to repay the assistance if they later receive back pay.
Georgia's overall labor picture has been good for job seekers, with monthly unemployment rates the lowest they've been since 2001.