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Unemployed struggle to get benefits 2 weeks after system switch

More than two weeks after the Department of Economic Opportunity switched to a $63 million system to process unemployment compensation claims, many jobless Floridians cannot pull down their benefits.

DEO officials say they are working around the clock to fix problems with CONNECT, the new system built by Deloitte, and the two major problems with the site -- the resetting of personal identification numbers and a faulty link to claim benefits -- have been solved.

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