Nearly $19 billion in state unemployment benefits were paid in error during
the three years that ended in June, new Labor Department data
The amount represents more than 10% of the $180 billion in jobless benefits
paid nationwide during the period. The tally covers state
programs, which offer benefits for up to 26 weeks, from July 2008 to June 2011.
Layers of federal programs that help provide benefits for up to 99 weeks weren’t
I wonder how many more billions we are talking about if all programs were counted?
Billions in Unemployment Benefits Paid in Error - Real Time Economics - WSJ