You don’t have to need the benefit to qualify: in 2009, 2,362 American millionaires collected unemployment. Nearly one million Americans reporting at least a six-figure income ($100,000+) also got jobless benefits. Such recipients accounted for 8.4 percent of all unemployment compensation filers in 2009. On the other hand, unemployment benefit recipients who earned less than $100,000 totaled about 10.3 million (10,290,362) Americans in 2009.
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