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Yuzhe Zhang

Economics Professor
Texas A&M University

Publications & Resources

  • Who Is Concealing Earnings and Still Collecting Unemployment Benefits?

    April 2013 | Regional Economist

    Concealed earnings represent the largest source of fraud in the U.S. unemployment insurance system. Individuals with relatively low earnings constitute a larger fraction of those committing such fraud. High-earnings individuals, however, account for larger dollar amounts of this fraud.

  • Unemployment Insurance: Payments, Overpayments and Unclaimed Benefits

    October 2012 | Regional Economist

    In the U.S. unemployment insurance program,  most of the overpayments due to fraud arise from individuals collecting benefits while they are gainfully employed. In addition, the overpayments are dwarfed by payments unclaimed by some who are eligible for unemployment benefits.