Hundreds of state employees who were furloughed because of federal government shutdown will be paid for their time off, according to the Arizona Department of Administration.

Certain state employees were furloughed because their salaries are partially or fully funded by the federal government.

Alan Ecker, a spokesman with ADA, said state workers affected by the shutdown will have their pay made "whole".

The 16-day shutdown ended Wednesday. Federal and state employees returned to work Thursday.

An official from the Arizona Department of Economic Security said 246 of its workers were on furlough during the shutdown.

The Arizona National Guard furloughed 265 employees during the shutdown, according to a guard spokesman.

Ecker said nine employees from ADA were also furloughed for eight days.