NM Unemployment Checks Accidentally Doubled
POSTED: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:26pm
Thousands of jobseekers in New Mexico couldn't believe their eyes.
Their recent unemployment checks were much bigger than they had expected.
Turns out, someone in state government made a mistake and doubled the payments to thousands of people.
The state says anyone who already spent the extra money will have to pay it back.