Pennsylvania's Troubled Trust Fund
Pennsylvania has maintained dangerously low reserves for years, entering the recession with just three months' worth in its trust fund. The fund went insolvent in March 2009. To shore it up, the state is increasing the average tax on employers from $384 to $432 per worker and reducing benefits by 2.3 percent.
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|Bankrupt and Borrowing: Pennsylvania's unemployment fund is currently bankrupt and Pennsylvania 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: 49 of 51||Rank: 8 of 51||Rank: 5 of 51|
Unemployment Reserves (millions)
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