Colorado overpays jobless benefits by $128 million?
Colorado improperly paid nearly $128 million in unemployment benefits last
year, and the state wants it all back.
That included more than $98 million from state coffers, with the rest coming
from the federal government's extended-benefits plan, according to the U.S.
Department of Labor.
That Colorado money accounts for nearly 2 percent of the $5.1 billion in
erroneous unemployment payments made by states nationwide in 2011, Labor
Department spokesman Jason Kuruvilla said.
The improper payments include some instances of fraud but most frequently are
the result of clerical errors.
"The majority of overpayments are due to administrative
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