A state Senate committee plans to gather information about a backlog of unemployment insurance appeals claims in New Jersey. The Labor Committee is tackling the topic today. Officials say the state is getting 10,000 unemployment claims a week and 3,000 appeals per month. It takes 20 to 24 weeks to hear appeals from people who believe they are wrongly denied unemployment insurance — an average wait that’s more than twice as long as it was in 2011.
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