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Bombshell LFC Report Details Mismanagement of Unemployment Insurance at State Department of Workforce Solutions

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“State has made $250 million in benefit overpayments since the start of the pandemic”

LAS CRUCES – The Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) today received a report from LFC staff detailing significant mismanagement of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits and claims at the New Mexico Departments of Workforce Solutions. According to the report, the department made an estimated $250 million in UI benefit overpayments during the pandemic. Further, inadequate oversight and a misinterpretation of local and federal laws led to inaccurate calculations of taxes and benefits.

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