Connecticut's Troubled Trust Fund
The seven months of reserves that Connecticut carried into 2008 were not enough to help it survive a spike in claims that began in October of that year. The state's trust fund went insolvent shortly afterward. Despite this, the state is carrying forward with a small, previously scheduled benefit increase.
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|Bankrupt and Borrowing: Connecticut's unemployment fund is currently bankrupt and Connecticut is borrowing from the federal government.|
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|Borrowed Amount||Unemployment Rate (November)||Net Income (December)||Avg. Weekly Benefit||% of Unemployed
|National: 9%||Rank: 38 of 51||Rank: 11 of 51||Rank: 4 of 51|
Unemployment Reserves (millions)
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