Contact Us

Billions In Unemployment Benefits Paid In Error…OOPS!

David McNew, Getty Images

Relax, everything is good, Michigan is not at the top of the list. Nearly $19 billion in state unemployment benefits were paid in error during the three years that ended in June, according to the Labor Department.

Let’s find out who got the cash after the jump.

The Labor Department launched a plan to crack down on the improper payments, targeting Virginia, Indiana, Colorado, Washington, Louisiana and Arizona in particular for their high error rates.

Those states will undergo additional monitoring and technical assistance until their error rates dip below 10% and remain there for at least six months, according to the Labor Department.

Improper payments most often occur when recipients claim benefits even though they have returned to work.

Indiana had the highest error rate, with improper payments accounting for more than 43% of the total amount paid.

Michigan doesn’t even fall into the top-ten, when it comes to errors, but we do when it comes to unemployment, go figure.

Best of WCRZ

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wcrz.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for Passenger Rewards quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Passenger Rewards contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.