SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Lawmakers will hold a hearing over the Employment Development Department (EDD) backlog Wednesday as a new report shows the magnitude of the problem.

EDD was hit with a tidal wave of jobless-benefit claims when the coronavirus shut down the state’s economy. Almost 9 million Californians filed claims.

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From day one, Governor Newsom pledged to improve the system, but a new report shows 1 million applications are hung up right now because the state is requesting more information from people before approving them.