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2,362 Millionaires Got Unemployment Benefits

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


There were 2,362 people who earned a million dollars or more in taxable income in 2009 and who also received federal unemployment benefits that year, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service.

In fact, these millionaires collectively raked in more than $20 million in unemployment benefits.

The Congressional Research Service report–Receipt of Unemployment Insurance by Higher-Income Unemployed Workers (“Millionaires”)–was published on Aug. 2 and was based on the most recent data available from the Internal Revenue Service.

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