It’s a higher number than we imagined.

Should Millionaires Get Unemployment Benefits? – WSJ Blog

Nearly 2,400 Americans in households with $1 million or more in annual income got unemployment insurance in tax-year 2009, according to a recent report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service.

Lawmakers such as Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn are seething that the government shouldn’t be wasting its dough on millionaires sitting on money in the bank.  Bills have been introduced in Washington — though none have been included in legislation extending unemployment benefits, now theoretically available for up to 99 weeks.