Millionaires collecting unemployment

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Think unemployment benefits are just for those trying to make ends meet? Think again.

According to a Congressional Research Service Report, millionaires are collecting a check too.

In 2008, at the height of the recession, more than 2,800 millionaires received unemployment insurance benefits. In 2009, more than 2,300 millionaires received unemployment.

Despite attempts by the House and Senate, neither has successfully passed legislation limiting millionaires from collecting unemployment insurance benefits.

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