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Unemployment insurance: payments, overpayments and unclaimed benefits


  • David L. Fuller
  • B. Ravikumar
  • Yuzhe Zhang


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, 2012. "Unemployment insurance: payments, overpayments and unclaimed benefits," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Oct, pages 12-13.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:y:2012:i:oct:p:12-13

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    1. Jeremy M. Piger & Robert H. Rasche, 2008. "Inflation: Do Expectations Trump the Gap?," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 4(4), pages 85-116, December.
    2. William T. Gavin, 2009. "More money: understanding recent changes in the monetary base," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Mar, pages 49-60.
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    1. Hotchkiss, Julie L. & Moore, Robert E. & Rios-Avila, Fernando, 2017. "Family Welfare and the Cost of Unemployment," FRB Atlanta Working Paper 2017-7, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

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