Kansas's Troubled Trust Fund
Kansas was a trust fund success story until its employment rate doubled in 2009. Its reserves quickly dwindled, and the state has started borrowing. Kansas employers, on average, face a tax increase from $162 to $350 per employee, but state officials estimate borrowing of more than $700 million by the end of 2010.
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|Bankrupt and Borrowing: Kansas's unemployment fund is currently bankrupt and Kansas 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: 27 of 51||Rank: 12 of 51||Rank: 9 of 51|
Unemployment Reserves (millions)
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Sources: Google Public Data, Department of Labor, Treasury Department.