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Thousands in Texas face delays to their unemployment relief because of busy phone lines and website outages

As tens of thousands of Texans try to file unemployment insurance claims, they're finding the Texas Workforce Commission's phone lines jammed and website servers overloaded as the agency is swamped by the crush of sudden need.

Kerbey Lane Cafe’s empty dining room during the coronavirus pandemic on March 30, 2020.

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