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Kansas works to fix buggy system for filing for unemployment


April 15, 2020

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Amid a surge of complaints from desperate out-of-work Kansans, state officials are making another effort to fix the state's faltering system for filing unemployment claims as the coronavirus outbreak wreaks havoc on the economy.

The Kansas Department of Labor said in a tweet that tech workers were taking the agency's website down for an hour each at noon and at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday that the department has received more than 130,000 initial unemployment claims over the past three weeks. She said that initial claims are up by 3,400% for the yea...

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