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Government Panhandling: The Department of Economic Security’s recent uptick in unemployment insurance audits

– by Paul J. Valentine & Steven M. Brechner. A ccording to the Department of Economic Security’s (“DES”) Annual Report, the total amount of employer’s contributions in 2012 to the unemployment fund was $434 million. But, unemployment benefits paid out that year were $1.05 billion. That means that in 2012, DES paid $620 million more…