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Federal Report: Unemployment delays due to outdated systems

The Virginia Employment Commission says it is making significant progress and continues working...
The Virginia Employment Commission says it is making significant progress and continues working on these programs.(WWBT)
Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 11:41 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A new federal report on unemployment programs details the major reasons states have struggled to get money into the hands of people who lost jobs.

The report says incompatible and outdated computers, under-staffing and a failure to take recommended oversight action, all delayed those critical payments.

Virginia was about average when it came to timely payments from two of the three major pandemic programs. But Virginia was last the pandemic emergency unemployment compensation program.

The PEUC provided an additional 13 weeks of benefits until the end of December.

The Virginia Employment Commission says it is making significant progress and continues working on these programs.

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