OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state could make a request for a federal loan as soon as August or September to secure the money to keep its unemployment trust fund solvent.

As the Employment Security department continues to pay out benefits to those affected by coronavirus shutdowns, the state’s unemployment trust fund, which had more than $4.7 billion at the start of March, is currently down to $2.8 billion.

To date, the state has paid more than $6.5 billion in benefits, of which two thirds is federal money that is providing the unemployed with an additional $600 a week on top of the state’s weekly maximum benefit of up to $790 per week.