And yes, when demagogues are planning to use stuff like this to hurt unemployed workers even more, it makes a difference:
Improper payouts involving allegations of fraud hit an estimated $12 million during the same time period, around 2.4 percent of total payouts.
Actually, that's 2.4 percent of the improper payouts, not the total payouts. That alleged $12 million in fraud only represents less than 1/10 of 1% of the money paid out. Keep that in mind before you recommend draconian measures to fix a problem (fraud) that barely exists.