Jan 26, 2021
Organized crime is draining unemployment
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California officials say organized criminal rings and identity thieves stole billions of dollars in jobless benefits during 2020. Plus, the share of the U.S. workforce represented by unions increased last year. And, why paying for college can be too often be driven by emotion rather than data.
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Criminal rings take billions in California jobless funds through fraudulent claims in 2020
Marketplace's Nova Safo reports.
Union workers lost fewer jobs than their non-union counterparts because of negotiated furloughs and other protections.
If you don’t qualify for need-based financial aid, merit scholarships might be the answer.
David Brancaccio Host
Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director