Unemployment checks to 80,000 Californians have been delayed after the state switched over to a new computer system. These people are still waiting on their checks.
Faced with a computer glitch that delayed unemployment checks to more than 80,000 residents, the state of California will pay out all backlogged jobless claims, regardless of whether they are valid or not.
Many depend on unemployment checks to pay bills and feed families.
First-time claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since early 2006, but don't break out the champagne just yet.
The labor force participation rate dropped to 63.2%, the lowest level since 1978, as job creation remains lackluster.