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State Comptroller’s Audit Finds New York Made $11 Billion ‘In Improper Unemployment Payments’ During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2022
by Labor News Story Link To Politico
State Comptroller’s Audit Finds New York Made $11 Billion ‘In Improper Unemployment Payments’ During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Shannon Young at Politico reports an audit conducted by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found New York’s outdated Unemployment Insurance System likely contributed to at least $11 billion in improper payments during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  “The State Department of Labor’s antiquated Unemployment Insurance System was ill-equipped to handle the challenges posed by the extraordinary demand caused by the pandemic for Unemployment Benefits and more lenient Federal eligibility requirements,” DiNapoli said in a statement. “The agency resorted to stop-gap measures to paper over problems and this proved to be costly to the State, businesses, and New Yorkers.”

To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: www.politico.com/news/2022/11/15/new-york-covid-unemployment-payment-audit-00067004

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