Vermont's Troubled Trust Fund
Despite an increase in the average unemployment insurance tax on businesses from $239 to $329 per employee, Vermont’s fund has gone insolvent. A scheduled increase in the state’s maximum benefit was cancelled, and lawmakers are considering a .02 payroll tax on workers to help limit borrowing.
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|Bankrupt and Borrowing: Vermont's unemployment fund is currently bankrupt and Vermont 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: 5 of 51||Rank: 22 of 51||Rank: 11 of 51|
Unemployment Reserves (millions)
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Sources: Google Public Data, Department of Labor, Treasury Department.