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At a glance: Worst recovery rates in US states, territories

October 09, 2016 - 10:44 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois' 37 per cent rate of recovering improperly paid unemployment benefits from mid-2012 to mid-2016 ranks it worst among all U.S. states and territories.

Overall, the U.S. had a 66 per cent rate. The following are the 10 worst states or territories' recovery rates for improperly paid unemployment insurance benefits during the four-year period, as well as the amount overpaid and recovered in millions of dollars. All figures are rounded:

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Illinois, 714, 262, 37%

Indiana, 216, 88, 41%

Puerto Rico, 20, 9, 45%

Oklahoma, 36, 17, 47%

Pennsylvania, 567, 283, 50%

California, 723, 361, 50%

Colorado, 135, 69, 51%

Michigan, 396, 204, 52%

Florida, 197, 103, 52%

Georgia, 148, 84, 57%

North Carolina, 196, 112, 57%

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Source: Associated Press analysis of U.S. Department of Labor statistics.

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