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Unemployment Benefits for Millionaires, and More from CRS

08.08.12 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

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.

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments, August 3, 2012

U.S.-China Relations: Policy Issues, August 2, 2012

Uzbekistan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests, August 3, 2012

Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF): Summary and Issue Overview, August 1, 2012

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education: A Primer, August 1, 2012

Continuing Resolutions: Overview of Components and Recent Practices
, August 6, 2012

Department of Homeland Security: FY2013 Appropriations, August 3, 2012


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