Lawmakers are taking a closer look at the debacle in the state's unemployment agency that caused a holdup in unemployment checks for tens of thousands of Californians.

Legislators are holding a hearing on the issue Wednesday. After the state's Employment Development Department launched a 110-million-dollar software upgrade, there was a major delay in processing jobless claims.


According to the "Los Angeles Times," a legislative report found phone calls to the EDD rose dramatically to 20 times the average volume, with nearly six million calls in just a week.

The hearing looks at the EDD and Deloitte Consulting, the firm responsible for the upgrade.

It has been blamed for similar problems in other states