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WI WORKING THROUGH BACKLOG OF CLAIMS

WI WORKING THROUGH BACKLOG OF CLAIMS

The Wisconsin unemployment office is experiencing a backlog of claims as jobless numbers rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A state Program and Policy Analyst says since March 1st, around 400-thousand people filed for unemployment benefits. The department says all claims have been processed, but until the office can hire more staff to continue processing, they’ll be playing catch up.

The department says they’ve already taken over 100-staff members from other departments, and they’re now in the process of reviewing applications to bring an additional 200-staff members.  

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