Predicting Tennessee's Future (Current Balance: $159.5m)

Low taxes and benefits kept Tennessee's unemployment fund afloat before the recession -- albeit with just six months' worth of reserves. We project that Tennessee's fund will be insolvent within six months. To slow the depletion, the state has imposed a business tax increase from $197 to $293 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This news application is no longer being updated as of February 3, 2011.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 Trouble: Tennessee's unemployment fund will likely be depleted in six months or less.

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6 Month Projection Unemployment Rate (November) Net Income (December) Avg. Weekly Benefit % of Unemployed
Receiving Benefits
Insolvent 9.4% $-44.7m $219.0 24.0%
National: 9% Rank: 29 of 51 Rank: 48 of 51 Rank: 50 of 51

Unemployment Reserves (millions)

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