Over $20 Billion in Fraudulent Unemployment Given Away in California

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California officials says the state gave away at least $20-billion in fraudulent unemployment benefits. That’s about 11% of all benefits paid since the start of the pandemic. Officials blamed the mistake on a hastily-approved expansion of unemployment benefits by Congress. It was an issue dealt with nationwide. In Arizona alone, officials say scammers claimed nearly 30% of its jobless benefits.