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Over $16 Billion Lost In Unemployment Benefits Fraud

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The government gave out $16 billion in unemployment checks last year to people who weren’t really unemployed or who were cheating the system,the department of Labor announced recently.A quarter of improper payments come from people who take a job but don’t notify the government to stop sending unemployment checks.According to dol data,the overpayment problem is much different depending on where you live:Overpayment rates in Louisiana and Indiana reached 43percent while over payments in Vermont and Kentucky were lower than 5percent.

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Authored by: Harrison Barnes