Michigan unemployment website experiencing heavy volumes, encouraging people to apply on other days

Michigan's unemployment rate is stable
Posted at 11:06 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 17:27:15-04

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency website is experiencing high volumes on Monday morning, resulting in the website crashing.

At 8 a.m., the application window opened for those who are self-employed, gig workers, independent contractors or low-wage workers.

According to the UIA, they are asking people whose last name begins with A-L to apply today and consider waiting until off-peak hours from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. to file.

"Waiting for 48, 72 hours, or more will not impact the amount of benefits you receive. Almost 600,000 Michiganders are already seeing benefits flow," the agency said in a tweet.

The agency also came up with a schedule to help those trying to apply.

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