The Labor Department released flawed jobless claims data, government watchdog says — and most states underpaid jobless Americans

The Labor Department reported false counts of week-to-week jobless benefit claims, and several states underpaid unemployed Americans through a key economic relief program, the Government Accountability Office said Monday. Inconsistent state data, claims backlogs, and potential fraud in the benefits system resulted in "flawed week-to-week comparisons" of jobless claims data, the government watchdog said. Average weekly payments through the Pandemic […]

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