Thousands of Americans who have a gross annual income of more than a million dollars have also been collecting unemployment benefits, according to IRS data compiled in a new report from the Congressional Research Service.
That description fits only a tiny fraction of a percent of those receiving unemployment benefits, and is obviously not typical of recipients of unemployment insurance. But neither does it violate any law. The issue has prompted pending legislation to restrict benefits based on income. See Receipt of Unemployment Insurance by Higher-Income Unemployed Workers (“Millionaires”), August 2, 2012.
A persistent controversy in Japan concerning a U.S. Marine base in Okinawa is reviewed in another new report from the Congressional Research Service. See The U.S. Military Presence in Okinawa and the Futenma Base Controversy, August 3, 2012.
Other new and updated CRS reports that CRS is not authorized to release to the public include the following.
U.S.-China Relations: Policy Issues, August 2, 2012
Uzbekistan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests, August 3, 2012
Department of Homeland Security: FY2013 Appropriations, August 3, 2012