Predicting Texas's Future (Current Balance: $292.9m)

Texas essentially operated a pay-as-you-go scheme in which taxes were low and only about five months of reserves were maintained. But skyrocketing claims quickly overwhelmed Texas' system. Now an average business tax increase from $89 to $165 per employee is in effect for 2010.

This news application is no longer being updated as of February 3, 2011.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

  In Trouble: Texas'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 8.3% $2,141.2m $321.4 27.0%
National: 9% Rank: 1 of 51 Rank: 16 of 51 Rank: 44 of 51

Unemployment Reserves (millions)

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