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Electronic unemployment filing systems have crashed in at least three states in recent days amid an unprecedented crush of thousands of newly jobless Americans seeking benefits, and other states were adjusting their systems to avoid being next.
About 4.5 million Americans are collecting jobless benefits, a 26-year high, so the Web sites and phone systems now commonly used to file for benefits are being tested like never before.
Even those that are holding up under the strain are in many cases leaving filers on the line for hours, or kissing them off with an "all circuits are busy" message. Agencies have been scrambling to hire hundreds more workers to handle the calls.
Originally posted by Resinveins
Who cued the End of the World Squad?
All the OMG's are a little over the top. Take a breath.
Originally posted by interestedalways
Is this true?
I just can't believe it!
What will all of those people do?
Originally posted by Skittle