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Federal employees have been searching for new jobs online at increasing rates — as high as 82% above normal search levels, according to new Indeed.com data obtained by Axios.

Between the lines: Federal workers are searching for new jobs at above average levels even when their agency isn't technically affected by the shutdown. "It looks like federal workers — even at funded agencies — are starting to think it might be time for me to look elsewhere," Martha Gimbel, Indeed’s director of economic research, tells Axios.

By the numbers: From Dec. 1 to Jan. 20, searches for new jobs by federal employees were up...

  • 82% at Department of Health and Human Services
  • 55% at Department of Defense
  • 52% at Internal Revenue Service
  • 38% at Department of Homeland Security
  • 31% at Transportation Security Agency
  • 23% at Census Bureau
  • 11% at Social Security Administration

What’s next: The big questions are whether these search results will continue to rise after the shutdown ends and whether employees are actually frustrated enough to take on jobs outside of the paralyzed federal government.

Go deeper: All the ways Americans are feeling the effects of the shutdown

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WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine must be evaluated on "more than a press release"

A medical syringe and vial with fake coronavirus vaccine in front of the World Health Organization (WHO) logo. Photo Illustration: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Top scientists at the World Health Organization on Friday called for more detailed information on a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.

Why it matters: Oxford and AstraZeneca have said the vaccine was 90% effective in people who got a half dose followed by a full dose, and 62% effective in people who got two full doses. AstraZeneca has since acknowledged that the smaller dose received by some participants was the result of an error by a contractor, per the New York Times.

Court rejects Trump campaign's appeal in Pennsylvania case

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A federal appeals court on Friday unanimously rejected the Trump campaign's emergency appeal seeking to file a new lawsuit against Pennsylvania's election results, writing in a blistering ruling that the campaign's "claims have no merit."

Why it matters: It's another devastating blow to President Trump's sinking efforts to overturn the results of the election. Pennsylvania, which President-elect Joe Biden won by more than 80,000 votes, certified its results last week and is expected to award 20 electoral votes to Biden on Dec. 12.

Dave Lawler, author of World
2 hours ago - World

Belarus dictator Lukashenko says he'll leave post after new constitution

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Longtime Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has said he will step down after a new constitution comes into force, according to Belarusian state media.

Why it matters: Lukashenko has faced three months of protests following a rigged election in August. He has promised to reform the constitution to reduce the near-absolute powers of the president, but has insisted that his strong hand is needed to see that process through.