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EDD Claims Backlog Still Stuck Above 1M

Lake County Record-Bee-

The backlog of California workers still awaiting resolution of differing types of unemployment claims that spiked amid coronavirus-linked business shutdowns remains well above 1 million, a new state report shows.

The state Employment Development Department has slowly drained a lake of unemployment claims that swamped the agency in the past seven months.

Despite progress, an estimated 1.1 million workers in California remain stuck in a backlog of unpaid claims while the EDD scrambles to pay their benefits or resolve their claims, the EDD reported.

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