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Unemployment overpayments decline
Some 110,000 Ohioans received over-payments in jobless benefits last year

Bill Cohen
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Tens of thousands of unemployed Ohioans are continuing to receive over-payments in their monthly government benefit checks. That’s the word from officials at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Spokesman Ben Johnson says the number of over-payments last year was smaller than in the two previous years, but still, there are many cases. Johnson spoke about the latest numbers with Statehouse Correspondent Bill Cohen.

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That’s Ben Johnson of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. He stresses that officials have been cutting down the number of people receiving over-payments in their unemployment compensation checks.

In 2010, he says, there were 150,000 over-payments, but last year, the number was trimmed to 110,000.

Johnson says Ohio is continuing to send unemployment compensation over-payments to tens of thousands of Ohioans each year.  He added that his agency has cut the number of over-payments over the past two years. He notes that in 2010, there were 150-thousand over-payments, but last year, the number was trimmed to 110-thousand.

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