Michigan's UI system's biggest barrier to functioning well? It's own software. @UMichLaw Prof. @RachaelKohl described it as "the biggest barrier to Michiganders getting benefits — both historically since 2013 and right now during COVID-19,"
Michigan overhauled its unemployment insurance system nearly a decade ago to save money, root out fraud and make it harder for jobless workers to qualify for benefits. Now, with more than one million workers jobless, the state has flagged 1 in 3 claimants for fraud amid the coronavirus pandemic.