Wisconsin's Troubled Trust Fund

Wisconsin's fund became insolvent in February 2009, triggering a small business tax increase, from $312 to $384 per employee, on average.

This news application is no longer being updated as of February 3, 2011.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

  Bankrupt and Borrowing: Wisconsin's unemployment fund is currently bankrupt and Wisconsin is borrowing from the federal government.

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Borrowed Amount Unemployment Rate (November) Net Income (December) Avg. Weekly Benefit % of Unemployed
Receiving Benefits
$1,500.0m 7.1% $-74.7m $284.8 58.0%
National: 9% Rank: 40 of 51 Rank: 30 of 51 Rank: 1 of 51

Unemployment Reserves (millions)

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