The investigative news site ProPublica created this tracker to show how states are faring in their ability to keep pace with unemployment insurance needs. By clicking on a state, users can find the latest information, plus historical data, and details on tax increases and benefit cuts. The tracker is updated weekly by ProPublica.
According to ProPublica, “The unemployment insurance system is in crisis due to a combination skyrocketing unemployment and—in some cases—poor planning. A record 20 million Americans collected unemployment benefits last year, and 26 states have run out of funds and been forced to borrow from the federal government, raise taxes or cut benefits. In many other states the situation is deteriorating fast. Using near real-time data on state revenues and the benefits they pay out, we estimate how long state trust funds will hold up.”
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