Delaware's Troubled Trust Fund

A steep increase in benefits that began at the end of 2009 is quickly eroding the state's fund. We project it will be insolvent within six months.

This news application is no longer being updated as of February 3, 2011.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

  Bankrupt and Borrowing: Delaware's unemployment fund is currently bankrupt and Delaware 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
$42.3m 8.2% $-6.4m $252.1 38.0%
National: 9% Rank: 7 of 51 Rank: 42 of 51 Rank: 22 of 51

Unemployment Reserves (millions)

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