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Idaho Department Of Labor Working To Clear Backlog Of Jobless Claims

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Some jobless Idahoans haven’t received unemployment money for 11 weeks. At a virtual town hall Tuesday, Director of Idaho Department of Labor Jani Revier addressed concerns about the delayed unemployment checks.


“Given that we had a few weeks of over 30,000 people filing new claims, it created a huge backlog of work," said Revier.

On June 1, the Department of Labor started using a call center in Boise to increase capacity, but some Idahoans report having trouble connecting.

Revier said unemployed Idahoans won’t have a guaranteed timeline for receiving benefits, but the department is looking for ways to speed up the process. 

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