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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
The Regional Economist
Unemployment insurance: payments, overpayments and unclaimed benefits
David L. Fuller
B. Ravikumar
Yuzhe Zhang
Abstract

In the U.S. unemployment insurance program, most of the overpayments due to fraud arise from individuals collecting benefits while they are gainfully employed. In addition, the overpayments are dwarfed by payments unclaimed by some who are eligible for unemployment benefits.


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David L. Fuller & B. Ravikumar & Yuzhe Zhang, "Unemployment insurance: payments, overpayments and unclaimed benefits" , Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, The Regional Economist, issue Oct, pages 12-13, 2012.
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Keywords: Unemployment ; Unemployment insurance
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