Number Of Delayed California Jobless Claims Grows - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Number Of Delayed California Jobless Claims Grows

Moppet65535 / flickr Moppet65535 / flickr

LOS ANGELES (AP/KTTV) - A newspaper investigation finds the number of Californians left without unemployment insurance checks for weeks because of computer problems was significantly higher than previously thought.

The Los Angeles Times cites internal Employment Development Department emails that show as many as 300,000 claims were stalled when a software upgrade went online over Labor Day weekend. The EDD previously said 80,000 claimants were affected.

The Assembly will hold a hearing to determine what went wrong with a system that cost taxpayers $110 million.

Some blame the EDD's slow response to the problem that created the massive backlog of claims. Others are pointing fingers at contractor Deloitte Consulting. The Times says the New York firm has been blamed for similar troubles with upgrades to unemployment software in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Florida.

 

  • Los Angeles & SoCal NewsLos Angeles & SoCal NewsMore>>

  • Apple Denies iCloud Breach After Nude Celebrity Photos Surfaced In Hack

    Apple Denies iCloud Breach After Nude Celebrity Photos Surfaced In Hack

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:35:53 GMT
    The weekend posting of racy and nude photos of some celebrities on the Internet was the result of "a targeted attack" on selected computer accounts and passwords, and there is no evidence services such as iCloud or Find My iPhone were breached.
    The weekend posting of racy and nude photos of some celebrities on the Internet was the result of "a targeted attack" on selected computer accounts and passwords, and there is no evidence services such as iCloud or Find My iPhone were breached.
  • Deal or no Big Deal Tuesday September 2

    Deal or no Big Deal Tuesday September 2

    Deal or no Big Deal Tuesday September 2

    Topics today include, Increase in Concealed Weapons; Healthy Food Only with Food Stamps? in Deal or no Big Deal Tuesday September 2
    Topics today include, Increase in Concealed Weapons; Healthy Food Only with Food Stamps? in Deal or no Big Deal Tuesday September 2

  • Suspicious Weapons Found In Laguna Niguel Home

    Suspicious Weapons Found In Laguna Niguel Home

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:08:57 GMT
    Orange County sheriff's investigators responding to a domestic violence report found 40 weapons, most of them rifles, grenades and "precursors to explosives" in a Laguna Niguel home today. 
    Orange County sheriff's investigators responding to a domestic violence report found 40 weapons, most of them rifles, grenades and "precursors to explosives" in a Laguna Niguel home today. 
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices