Auditors estimate $600 million in unemployment fraud

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Legislative auditors on Wednesday estimated that Kansas may have paid out about $600 million in fraudulent unemployment clains during 2020, immediately setting off a dispute with the Labor Department over the finding.

Auditors said they made a "high-level estimate" based on 157,000 claims filed from March through November 2020 that the Labor Department identified as potentially fraudulent.

They estimated there was about $200 million in fraudulent claims paid out in state funds and about . . .

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