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Governor Susana Martinez Announces New Mexico Cuts Unemployment Insurance Fraud by 60%

Santa Fe — Today Governor Susana Martinez announced that the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) has reduced fraud in Unemployment Insurance (UI) by as much as $10 million, or 60%, and that New Mexico’s UI program is ranked number one in the United States by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) for quality of claims determinations. Under Governor Martinez’s Administration, New Mexico has also significantly dropped from ranking 4th highest in the nation for improper payments in 2011, down to 26th highest in 2013. Improper payments are currently less than 8% for 2013. New Mexico ranks first in the nation for the quality of non-monetary determinations for the quarter ending September 2013.