Predicting Washington's Future (Current Balance: $2,392.3m)

Because of its sustainable tax rates and more than 16 months of accumulated reserves, we project that Washington's trust fund will remain solvent.

This news application is no longer being updated as of February 3, 2011.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

  In the Clear: Washington'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
$1,961.6m 9.1% $-94.9m $394.6 44.0%
National: 9% Rank: 43 of 51 Rank: 4 of 51 Rank: 12 of 51

Unemployment Reserves (millions)

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