Predicting Nebraska's Future (Current Balance: $215.3m)

Nebraska's fund will likely remain solvent, largely because of ample reserves and relatively low unemployment, but increased claims have whittled down reserves, triggering an average tax increase on businesses from $113 to $300 per employee for 2010.

This news application is no longer being updated as of February 3, 2011.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

  In the Clear: Nebraska's unemployment fund is solvent.

All States

How we did it

We built a formula! For details, check out our Nerd Page.

Take our survey

Help us understand what it’s like to be relying on the unemployment safety net – or to fall through it – by answering a few questions.

Reporting network

Want to be notified when we update this data? Sign up for ProPublica's Reporting Network.

6 Month Projection Unemployment Rate (November) Net Income (December) Avg. Weekly Benefit % of Unemployed
Receiving Benefits
$180.5m 4% $-12.3m $253.0 45.0%
National: 9% Rank: 12 of 51 Rank: 41 of 51 Rank: 10 of 51

Unemployment Reserves (millions)

Reporters: You are free to use this data to report your stories. Just remember to credit Propublica. Here's a CSV Download of our unemployment data. (Last update February 02, 2011)

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