Predicting North Dakota's Future (Current Balance: $96.3m)

North Dakota entered the recession with nine months of reserves, and unemployment in the state has been relatively mild. We project that the state's fund will remain solvent, but some erosion of the fund has triggered an increase in the average business taxes from $244 to $333 per employee.

This news application is no longer being updated as of February 3, 2011.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

  In the Clear: North Dakota's unemployment fund is solvent.

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6 Month Projection Unemployment Rate (November) Net Income (December) Avg. Weekly Benefit % of Unemployed
Receiving Benefits
$122.1m 3.3% $-4.6m $318.4 36.0%
National: 9% Rank: 4 of 51 Rank: 19 of 51 Rank: 29 of 51

Unemployment Reserves (millions)

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