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State expands unemployment benefits; county receives 1.2M PPEs

Series: Coronavirus | Story 123

Last updated 4/21/2020 at 2:27pm


Here is an update from Snohomish County:

The Washington State Employment Security Department launched a massive update of its computer systems with the goal of ensuring people can successfully file for expanded unemployment benefits enabled by the Federal CARES Act.

Every hour, thousands of people are applying for unemployment benefits, which has caused system performance issues. While ESD works to address system performance issues they are reminding customers who are having difficulty applying or filing weekly claims the following:

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