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02/17/2014 08:58 am ET

Emails Show Florida Officials Celebrated Launch Of Unemployment Website As It Failed For Claimants

ASSOCIATED PRESS

TALLAHASSEE -- A day after the debut of Florida’s $63 million unemployment benefits website, the man in charge delivered a sunny appraisal.

“The system was up and running 100 percent of the time,” project manager Tom McCullion wrote Oct. 16 to his agency’s top brass. “The two issues that caused claimants to receive an error message have been resolved.”

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