The California EDD (Employment Development Department) is apparently having a glitch of some sort and unemployment benefit checks have been delayed. Not exactly what the unemployed need! Some have been delayed as much as 8 weeks. Also, not sure if this is all US EDD divisions or just California.
According to the California EDD website, they are upgrading their software. And due to "Federal budget cuts", they are "short staffed". The EDD comment was dated September (FRIDAY) the 13th. Ah, maybe THAT'S it!
Here's the story from NBC:
Further information from the EDD website: http://edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/UI_Updates.htm