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Judge expresses frustration with unemployment agency amid 23,000 case backlog

Posted at 7:59 PM, Jul 07, 2015

LANSING, Mich. -- People who are frustrated with the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency aren't alone.

In addition to some advocates and attorneys the FOX 17 Problem Solvers have interviewed over the past two months, it appears judges are also frustrated with the state agency. Watch the video to see how administrative law judge Marten Garn questions a representative from the UIA during a hearing.

Also, there's a major backlog of 23,000 unemployment hearings. That means thousands of people are waiting for their case to be heard by a judge. That number is from the Michigan Administrative Hearing System and the UIA.

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