State Rep. Mary Whiteford

State Rep. Mary Whiteford led a rally at the state Capitol on June 16, 2020, calling on Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) to immediately help Michigan families. Content Exchange

(The Center Square) – The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency knowingly paid out thousands of dollars in fraudulent claims during the COVID-19 pandemic, including to names such as “Kimberly Kardashian” and “Kylie Jenner,” according to a news report.

About 3.1 million Michiganders filed claims in May 2020. Michigan’s unemployment rate sprung to 22.7% in April, topping the state’s unemployment rate from the Great Recession and seizing the nation’s second-highest spot while the state shuttered in-person unemployment offices.

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