Georgia's Troubled Trust Fund

A spike in claims at the end of 2008 depleted the state's reserves and it started borrowing in mid-2009. Employers in the state face an average tax increase from $144 to $213 per employee for 2010.

This news application is no longer being updated as of February 3, 2011.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

  Bankrupt and Borrowing: Georgia's unemployment fund is currently bankrupt and Georgia 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
$611.5m 10.3% $-81.5m $278.6 32.0%
National: 9% Rank: 41 of 51 Rank: 34 of 51 Rank: 36 of 51

Unemployment Reserves (millions)

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