Predicting Maryland's Future (Current Balance: $199.9m)

A doubled unemployment rate coupled with unsustainable tax rates has eaten away Maryland's reserves, and we project the fund will be insolvent within six months. Employers face an average tax increase from $163 to $422 per employee, but that will not be enough to prevent borrowing.

This news application is no longer being updated as of February 3, 2011. The historical data is still accurate.

  In Trouble: Maryland's unemployment fund will likely be depleted in six months or less.

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6 Month Projection Unemployment Rate (November) Net Income (December) Avg. Weekly Benefit % of Unemployed
Receiving Benefits
Insolvent 7.4% $-54.7m $317.1 37.0%
National: 9% Rank: 36 of 51 Rank: 20 of 51 Rank: 28 of 51

Unemployment Reserves (millions)

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Sources: Google Public Data, Department of Labor, Treasury Department.