What happened to the unemployment computers

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It was stated that early on in January the unemployment computers for at least 6 of the states were going to change over to y2k. I have yet to hear what has happened and would appreciate any info. Thanks Gary

-- (garf@molalla.net), January 21, 1999


"...creative management used some spit, glue, and baling wire workarounds to correct the problem for now, while continuing to work on the problem for a permanent resolution."


-- Reporter (
foo@foo.bar), January 21, 1999.

They most likely manually entered a termination-of-benefits data of Dec 31, 1999 rather than letting the system automatically project benefits out a full year (i.e. past Jan 1, 2000).

The systems are not fixed, just bandaged. If not fixed they will still breakdown in 2000 -- you can't keep pushing off that date forever.

-- Franklin Journier (ready4y2k@yahoo.com), January 21, 1999.


These two links will tell you everything you need to know about how state unemployment insurance systems were handled. Hint: one of these two stories can't be true...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WPlate/1998-12/23/051l-122398- idx.html


You'll have to pardon me when I say I can't believe anything the government says anymore about Y2K.

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), January 21, 1999.

I do not know what happened to the computers but when tried to call the # got busy signal all am. This state must have had bandages handy cuz in the pm they worked ok. y2k y2k y2k y2kcpr........... Before the end of the new year overheard in another unemployment office. We are busy working on y2k. This was less than 4 days before 1999. Ok again y2kcpr...........

-- ??? (?@?.com), January 21, 1999.

Westergarrd or Wash Post or Techweb. Ummm 2:1 means Sharkey was into the rec.chem.locker before the press release. Oh Well!! Anything else would be just un civilized. End Quote. Right Guard.


-- Chuck, night driver (rienzoo@en.com), January 21, 1999.

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