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Colorado employment office

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DENVER — Coloradans on unemployment could be getting a bill from the state demanding they pay back some of the money they received.

Colorado officials now say the state improperly paid out nearly $128 million in benefits in 2011.

The over payment includes more than $98 million that came from state funds. The rest came from the federal government’s extended benefits plan.

There are a few instances where fraud resulted in over payments, but most took place because of clerical errors.

People on unemployment who were overpaid are getting notices about how much they have to pay back to the state.