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Nelson wants investigation into claims computer

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Inquiry sought into jobless system woes

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is calling for an investigation into problems with the state's new jobless claims computer.

Nelson has asked the U.S. Department of Labor to look at delays and other problems experienced by unemployed Floridians. Florida switched to a new $63 million online claims system earlier this month and users have complained on social media about widespread problems with it.

Executive director Jesse Panuccio said the Department of Economic Opportunity "continues to work around the clock" to ensure those seeking claims would be helped.

The agency said it has processed 230,000 claims since the system was launched.

Associated Press

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