Labor Department Gives $653 Million To States For Unemployment Fixes, Following Widespread Fraudulent Covid Claims

The Labor Department unveiled a $653 million grant project for states to make critical upgrades to their unemployment insurance technology systems Friday afternoon—primarily to defend against fraud—as states struggle with widespread fraudulent Covid-era unemployment claims that likely cost them tens of billions of dollars.
The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act,…

This story appeared on, 2023-05-26.
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