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    Unemployment system plagued by delays, fraud and racial gaps during pandemic, says watchdog agency

    June 9, 2022 // The nation’s unemployment system suffered multiple failures during the Covid-19 pandemic, including delayed payments, elevated fraud and “substantial” disparities in receipt of benefits along racial and ethnic lines, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in two reports issued Tuesday. The GAO on Tuesday also added unemployment insurance to its “high-risk list,” which outlines programs and operations vulnerable to waste, fraud, abuse or mismanagement, or in need of transformation. UI system, joblessness, Great Depression, self-employed, gig workers, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, PUA, stolen identities, Rep. Richard Neal, federalizing unemployment benefits, benefit administration, modernizing computer systems