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Lawmakers Push to Fix Flaws in New Jersey Unemployment System COVID-19 Exposed

Updated: Aug 6

May 13, 2022 | newjersey.news12.com




New Jersey lawmakers are now advancing a series of bills that would beef up the state’s Department of Labor and mandate a more effective dispersal of unemployment benefits.


The COVID-19 pandemic exposed flaws in the state’s system. In just one week in April 2020, 200,000 people filed new unemployment claims. And the system was not able to keep up.


NJ SEED: Long overdue revision and updating NJ’s unemployment system may soon be underway. The program, important and costly to both employers and employees, needs to operate at maximum efficiency.

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