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Old computer systems causing problems with unemployment filings

Decades-old computer systems in some states are to blame for backlogs in processing unemployment claims - leaving people without the money they need. An IT consulting CEO explains why the systems aren't working.

By: Lee Zurik & Jamie Grey
Originally Published: May 5, 2020

Unemployment Claims Each Week by State

This chart shows the state trends of unemployment claim filings by illustrating the amount of filings each week compared to total filings over the eight-week period since the outbreak exceeded 100 cases in the U.S. on March 3.

NOTE: Use the box above the state names key to choose states to isolate in the chart.