MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The state says it's making progress on a backlog of unemployment claims. Some of them date back to July.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has processed about 1,400 claims in just the last three weeks. There are still nearly 8,000 left.
The Journal Sentinel says most of the claims are reviewed by hand because the person who applied got an overpayment after misreporting wages, either by mistake or deliberately. The agency is also reviewing claims to make sure applicants have used up all their state benefits before filing for a federal extension.
The department is in the process of hiring 35 part-time employees to help deal with the backlog.
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