The state of South Carolina today borrowed $20 million (more) from the federal government in order to keep the state's unemployment benefit checks coming. Click on Chart for a larger image
According to Governor Mark Sanford, the state could end up owing the feds $1 Billion dollars in the near future. That would amount to almost $225 for every man, woman and child in the state of South Carolina.
As you can see in the chart above, the state has seen it's unemployment rate almost double---from 5.9% in March 2008 to 11.4% in March 2009.