By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has identified more than 48,000 bogus unemployment benefit claims. The state said more than 75% of claims for federal unemployment for self-employed workers since mid-July were fraudulent.

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In all, more than 8,000 Coloradans filed first-time jobless claims last week. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the state has paid out $4.8 billion in unemployment benefits.

Nationally, another 884,000 Americans filed for first-time help.

Jennifer McRae

  1. apathyduh says:

    This all has to do with the state taking the adjusted gross earnings (or profit) rather than the net earnings from the schedule C. The state is in the wrong and stealing benefits from the self-employed that are rightfully due.

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