Map: Is Your State’s Unemployment in Danger?
We've been tracking states' unemployment insurance systems, and as we reported in June in our investigation with public radio's Marketplace, most systems are struggling.
As a result of a historical compromise, the U.S. has a patchwork unemployment insurance system in which the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico all maintain separate unemployment insurance trust funds. Each is given wide latitude to set benefits and determine how well (or poorly) financed its fund will be.
We've updated our chart to reflect newly released data from the Department of Labor -- and it doesn't paint a pretty picture. How do your state's benefits measure up? And is your state's unemployment insurance trust fund tanking? Check out our interactive map.