Predicting Iowa's Future (Current Balance: $310.0m)

Iowa's fund is solvent, despite relatively generous benefits, because of sustainable tax policies and an unemployment rate that is well below the national average. Still, the recession has eaten into reserves, and employers face a tax increase from $379 to $468 per employee, on average, for 2010.

This news application is no longer being updated as of February 3, 2011.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

  In the Clear: Iowa'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
$239.8m 6.2% $-44.7m $328.1 43.0%
National: 9% Rank: 30 of 51 Rank: 13 of 51 Rank: 16 of 51

Unemployment Reserves (millions)

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