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It’s all coming apart.
Need that full payroll tax holiday now!
(Treasury makes all contributions for employees and employers to keep the accounting in order)
> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Morris wrote:
> It seems the problems with unemployment
> claims system overload this week is even more
> severe than we thought. To recap, NY state’s
> internet and phone systems went down on
> Monday due to unusually high applicant
> volumes. Ohio and North Carolina had volume-
> related problems that caused their internet
> system to go down, Kentucky’s system
> crashed, Massachusetts reported problems
> getting through for thousands of callers and
> internet filers and New Mexico, Pennsylvania,
> Oklahoma and Washington all added additional
> operators to deal with the spike in call volumes.
> To recap, all of these problems happened this
> week, so they will affect next Thursday’s
> report, not this morning’s. They suggest an
> unusual spike in layoffs which suggests the
> difficulty seasonally adjusting data around the
> year-end holidays may have caused the claims
> data of the past two weeks to be understated.
> Based on a quick web search, we could not
> find any evidence of similar problems in the
> Thanks to all of you who sent links.