(NEW JERSEY) — Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than two million people have filed for unemployment. While filing, people across the state experienced many delays due to the system being overwhelmed by the volume. The Department of Labor cites claimant errors for many of the delays; residents in New Jersey say that the antiquated system has been an issue in addition to errors. During last Tuesdays' budget address, Governor Murphy proposed $7.75 million for unemployment system upgrades. There is also a separate bill in the legislature seeking 30 million to bring the system up to date.
If you have been waiting for your unemployment for an unreasonable amount of time, reach out to your state legislators for assistance.