Unemployment Insurance Benefit Payment Integrity

Unemployment Insurance Improper Payment Rates Summary By IPIA Reporting Year

IPIA Reporting Year* Outlays Overpayments
Annual Report
Rate
Overpayments Operational Rate Underpayments
  $ Mil. % $ Mil. % $ Mil. % $ Mil.
2004 $37,335 9.70% $3,622 5.07% $1,893 0.64% $239
2005 $32,248 9.46% $3,051 4.98% $1,606 0.67% $216
2006 $30,976 10.23% $3,168 5.63% $1,744 0.67% $208
2007 $31,530 9.71% $3,062 5.95% $1,876 0.59% $186
2008 $42,430 9.25% $3,925 5.49% $2,329 0.71% $301
2009 $119,249 9.60% $11,448 5.20% $6,201 0.70% $835
2010** $156,000 10.60% $16,536 5.70% $8,892 0.60% $936
2011 $114,140 11.35% $12,955 6.22% $7,100 0.65% $742
2012 $90,160 10.81% $9,746 5.99% $5,401 0.61% $550

* Results for the IPIA reporting year are based on Benefit Accuracy Measurement (BAM) data for the 12-month period ending June 30 of the IPIA reporting year.

** 2010 estimates exclude Georgia BAM data, which could not be included due to coding and methodology issues, which were subsequently resolved. Georgia data are included in the 2011 estimates.

2012 results are preliminary, pending final accounting of outlays. Improper payment rates are also subject to change as states complete additional BAM cases or revise previously completed cases to reflect new information.

Next Update by: November, 2013