Illinois's Troubled Trust Fund
Illinois' trust fund never really recovered from $700 million in borrowing in 2003. The state had just three months of reserves at end of 2007, and was insolvent again by last July. Employers face a tax increase from $301 to $323 per employee, on average, for 2010, but that won't be enough to keep the state from borrowing an estimated $8 billion before the recession ends.
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|Bankrupt and Borrowing: Illinois's unemployment fund is currently bankrupt and Illinois 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: 48 of 51||Rank: 14 of 51||Rank: 33 of 51|
Unemployment Reserves (millions)
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Sources: Google Public Data, Department of Labor, Treasury Department.