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U-S Taxpayers On The Hook For $87B…Lost To Unemployment Fraud

3D render of a dollar sign disloving into dust. Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR
3D render of a dollar sign disloving into dust. Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR

More than $87 billion in unemployment benefits funded American taxpayers via the federal government was stolen from the U-S Labor Department during the Covid-19 pandemic, most of it through fraudulent claims.

Congress authorized many new programs in the pandemic’s early days to support millions of workers who’d lost their jobs due to the government locking down businesses, forcing business owners to lay off their employees.

The federal government issued $872 billion in total jobless benefits as of Sept. 30th 2021, according to the Labor Department’s Office of Inspector General, and the 10% loss was anticipated. 

 

3D render of a dollar sign disloving into dust.

Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR



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