Predicting South Dakota's Future (Current Balance: $25.8m)

South Dakota's trust fund reserves have hovered around just four months' worth for years. The trust fund became insolvent in August 2009, triggering an average tax increase on business from $78 to $227 per employee for 2010.

This news application is no longer being updated as of February 3, 2011.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

  In the Clear: South 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
$50.9m 4.4% $-3.5m $260.0 25.0%
National: 9% Rank: 2 of 51 Rank: 39 of 51 Rank: 48 of 51

Unemployment Reserves (millions)

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