Friday, September 18, 2009

FDIC out of money

FDIC May Tap Treasury Line to Bolster Fund, Bair Says

Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is considering tapping a Treasury Department line of credit as the agency examines ways to replenish a reserve fund depleted by 92 bank failures this year, Chairman Sheila Bair said.

Unemployment rates for states

Five states are now over 12%: Michigan, Nevada, Rhode Island, Oregon, and California. Of course, these are also the "official" numbers that exclude discouraged workers and the underemployed such as former financial sector workers who now work waiting tables.

See here for all states.