Arizonans desperate for extended benefits as DES attempts to keep up with claims

More than 653,000 Valley workers filed for unemployment assistance since the pandemic shut down the state. The Department of Economic Security is struggling to keep up with the high volume of claims — and the demand for help is expected to keep coming.

In this story published May 18, 2020, on ABC15:

Unemployment is going to tick up a few more percentage points in the next month or so.

– Professor of Economics Dennis Hoffman, who's the director of the L. Seidman Research Institute

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