Pritzker Administration Ranked Among the Worst in the Nation on Reporting Unemployment Fraud

Pritzker Administration Ranked Among the Worst in the Nation on Reporting Unemployment Fraud

When it comes to being open and transparent with the people of Illinois on unemployment fraud, Pritzker has continued his disturbing practice of shielding the public from the facts.

June 28, 2021

When fraudulent unemployment claims began to plague the unemployment systems nation-wide, Governor Pritzker assured Illinoisans his administration was on top of the fraud and cooperating fully with the federal government on the problem. However, according to a new report from the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General, Illinois ranks second-worst in the nation at reporting fraud.

From CBS 2:
Now we’ve learned Illinois is the lagging behind 48 other states, the second-worst in the country in reporting the fraud plaguing that program and where the state has claimed fraud issues are worst.

When it comes to being open and transparent with the people of Illinois on unemployment fraud, Pritzker and his administration have continued their disturbing practice of shielding the public from the facts. When CBS 2 asked Acting Director Kristin Richards how much unemployment fraud had cost the state, she said, “We are working hard to quantify that number.” That was back in March.

Illinoisans deserve answers and a Governor who will be truthful with them. Not a Governor who shields the truth from the public.

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