Unmasking COVID Unemployment Fraud


To discuss the recently released FGA paper, Unmasking the Unemployment Crisis: The New Pandemic Plaguing America, FGA Research Fellow Jonathan Bain joins the Built to Win podcast with host Dan Reynolds. You might be surprised to find out that the improper payment rate for unemployment benefits has hovered around 10% on average. But after the COVID-19 pandemic, government shutdowns, and increased unemployment bonuses, unemployment fraud has skyrocketed.