Vt. labor officials clear miscategorized unemployment claims

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) The Vermont Labor Department says it made progress over the weekend on a backlog of unemployment claims.

After giving the department until Saturday night to resolve its outstanding 9,000 cases, Governor Phil Scott says individuals should get their Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program benefits this week.

Interim Commissioner Michael Harrington says about 90-percent of them were transferred from the standard unemployment system into the system for the self-employed.