US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1941: Categories

Taxable Employment and Wage Data
Taxable Financial Data
Taxable Significant Measures
Taxable and Reimbursable Claims Data

1941
Taxable

STATE Employment and Wage Data
Average monthly covered employment Wages paid in covered employment during year
(in thousands)
Ratio of taxable to total wages Average weekly wage in covered employment
Total Taxable Total Taxable
(01)(02)(03)(04)(05)(06)(07)
United States 26,804,701 $42,136,517 $38,676,791 0.918 $30.23 $27.75
Alabama 365,653 $428,449 $410,068 0.957 $22.53 $21.57
Alaska 17,939 $39,092 $37,242 0.953 $41.91 $39.92
Arizona 68,844 $101,891 $97,702 0.959 $28.46 $27.29
Arkansas 176,596 $164,219 $157,223 0.957 $17.88 $17.12
California 1,672,183 $2,973,482 $2,699,093 0.908 $34.20 $31.04
Colorado 149,115 $215,677 $202,481 0.939 $27.82 $26.11
Connecticut 607,463 $1,084,330 $998,905 0.921 $34.33 $31.62
Delaware 77,192 $131,092 $108,726 0.829 $32.66 $27.09
District of Columbia 201,925 $289,761 $258,327 0.892 $27.60 $24.60
Florida 292,502 $330,587 $311,768 0.943 $21.73 $20.50
Georgia 434,344 $470,155 $441,067 0.938 $20.82 $19.53
Hawaii 79,276 $112,502 $112,490 1.000 $27.29 $27.29
Idaho 69,553 $85,765 $85,765 1.000 $23.71 $23.71
Illinois 2,045,774 $3,457,599 $3,113,837 0.901 $32.50 $29.27
Indiana 744,775 $1,240,665 $1,164,578 0.939 $32.04 $30.07
Iowa 263,870 $368,193 $346,985 0.942 $26.83 $25.29
Kansas 176,690 $238,649 $228,620 0.958 $25.97 $24.88
Kentucky 298,736 $382,530 $358,951 0.938 $24.62 $23.11
Louisiana 336,018 $412,408 $384,794 0.933 $23.60 $22.02
Maine 172,662 $214,835 $204,173 0.950 $23.93 $22.74
Maryland 481,347 $715,812 $669,726 0.936 $28.60 $26.76
Massachusetts 1,264,599 $1,972,050 $1,786,293 0.906 $29.99 $27.16
Michigan 1,325,701 $2,575,042 $2,366,195 0.919 $37.35 $34.32
Minnesota 400,613 $586,840 $538,949 0.918 $28.17 $25.87
Mississippi 144,173 $145,270 $139,335 0.959 $19.38 $18.59
Missouri 656,086 $970,653 $899,999 0.927 $28.45 $26.38
Montana 77,192 $110,061 $105,175 0.956 $27.42 $26.20
Nebraska 111,571 $147,329 $135,927 0.923 $25.39 $23.43
Nevada 28,140 $43,396 $43,396 1.000 $29.66 $29.66
New Hampshire 119,347 $151,557 $143,914 0.950 $24.42 $23.19
New Jersey 1,127,483 $1,960,882 $1,798,326 0.917 $33.45 $30.67
New Mexico 53,577 $63,668 $62,028 0.974 $22.85 $22.26
New York 3,654,882 $6,384,971 $5,607,439 0.878 $33.60 $29.50
North Carolina 549,170 $575,686 $544,042 0.945 $20.16 $19.05
North Dakota 29,733 $36,295 $34,479 0.950 $23.47 $22.30
Ohio 1,789,319 $3,106,872 $2,837,835 0.913 $33.39 $30.50
Oklahoma 207,415 $285,652 $263,676 0.923 $26.48 $24.45
Oregon 232,394 $355,566 $338,514 0.952 $29.42 $28.01
Pennsylvania 2,675,146 $4,150,113 $3,851,838 0.928 $29.83 $27.69
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 249,693 $366,172 $339,120 0.926 $28.20 $26.12
South Carolina 267,621 $260,994 $250,927 0.961 $18.75 $18.03
South Dakota 36,389 $44,585 $42,692 0.958 $23.56 $22.56
Tennessee 388,261 $467,533 $438,966 0.939 $23.16 $21.74
Texas 796,706 $1,064,597 $1,021,575 0.960 $25.70 $24.66
Utah 90,869 $126,061 $119,631 0.949 $26.68 $25.32
Vermont 55,070 $77,508 $73,103 0.943 $27.07 $25.53
Virginia 447,368 $590,875 $555,851 0.941 $25.40 $23.89
Washington 391,426 $615,122 $582,056 0.946 $30.22 $28.60
West Virginia 327,215 $502,963 $487,108 0.968 $29.56 $28.63
Wisconsin 536,945 $889,729 $826,579 0.929 $31.87 $29.60
Wyoming 38,140 $50,782 $49,302 0.971 $25.61 $24.86
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1941
Taxable

STATE Financial data (in thousands)
Contributions collected Interest credited to trust fund Benefits Paid Reserves as of December 31 Federal loans to State reserve funds, balance as of end of year Net reserves, balance as of end of year Taxable wage base, year end
(01)(08)(09)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)
United States $1,006,328 $53,001 $344,324 $2,524,463 $2,524,463 $3,000
Alabama $11,052 $531 $3,158 $25,591 $25,591 $3,000
Alaska $927 $32 $293 $1,840 $1,840 $3,000
Arizona $2,457 $97 $865 $4,822 $4,822 $3,000
Arkansas $3,882 $179 $2,222 $8,391 $8,391 $3,000
California $91,746 $4,336 $51,931 $201,085 $201,085 $3,000
Colorado $5,171 $278 $2,223 $13,209 $13,209 $3,000
Connecticut $23,222 $1,339 $2,586 $64,355 $64,355 $3,000
Delaware $2,801 $199 $527 $9,438 $9,438 $3,000
District of Columbia $6,467 $542 $2,122 $24,638 $24,638 $3,000
Florida $8,182 $339 $5,558 $15,049 $15,049 $3,000
Georgia $10,640 $676 $3,086 $31,399 $31,399 $3,000
Hawaii $2,297 $189 $159 $8,936 $8,936 $3,000
Idaho $2,234 $69 $1,464 $3,560 $3,560
Illinois $80,146 $5,366 $28,367 $247,074 $247,074 $3,000
Indiana $26,639 $1,381 $5,847 $66,141 $66,141 $3,000
Iowa $8,723 $474 $2,548 $23,287 $23,287 $3,000
Kansas $4,775 $387 $1,862 $17,183 $17,183 $3,000
Kentucky $13,081 $861 $2,642 $40,956 $40,956 $3,000
Louisiana $9,952 $481 $7,149 $20,855 $20,855 $3,000
Maine $5,006 $139 $1,543 $7,622 $7,622 $3,000
Maryland $16,650 $682 $4,879 $33,613 $33,613 $3,000
Massachusetts $45,956 $2,286 $17,482 $108,931 $108,931 $3,000
Michigan $67,537 $2,459 $15,316 $124,721 $124,721 $3,000
Minnesota $11,046 $617 $7,082 $28,525 $28,525 $3,000
Mississippi $3,506 $121 $1,710 $5,932 $5,932 $3,000
Missouri $23,335 $1,691 $5,388 $77,744 $77,744 $3,000
Montana $2,967 $128 $2,551 $5,979 $5,979 $3,000
Nebraska $2,047 $239 $1,301 $10,334 $10,334 $3,000
Nevada $1,093 $29 $823 $1,500 $1,500
New Hampshire $3,050 $175 $1,075 $8,157 $8,157 $3,000
New Jersey $61,685 $3,815 $15,171 $181,168 $181,168 $3,000
New Mexico $1,593 $70 $782 $3,361 $3,361 $3,000
New York $145,567 $6,065 $67,130 $289,735 $289,735 $3,000
North Carolina $12,037 $722 $3,509 $33,684 $33,684 $3,000
North Dakota $774 $53 $511 $2,431 $2,431 $3,000
Ohio $72,954 $4,761 $12,144 $227,173 $227,173 $3,000
Oklahoma $6,730 $469 $2,619 $21,342 $21,342 $3,000
Oregon $8,517 $318 $2,476 $16,476 $16,476 $3,000
Pennsylvania $97,707 $4,104 $23,401 $210,247 $210,247 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $13,327 $410 $3,570 $21,814 $21,814 $3,000
South Carolina $6,264 $342 $1,691 $16,401 $16,401 $3,000
South Dakota $786 $85 $334 $3,683 $3,683 $3,000
Tennessee $10,911 $423 $4,685 $20,720 $20,720 $3,000
Texas $15,707 $1,495 $5,650 $66,346 $66,346 $3,000
Utah $3,095 $121 $1,464 $5,713 $5,713 $3,000
Vermont $1,726 $94 $458 $4,587 $4,587 $3,000
Virginia $9,998 $568 $2,964 $26,922 $26,922 $3,000
Washington $13,938 $644 $5,430 $31,554 $31,554 $3,000
West Virginia $11,604 $543 $2,996 $28,189 $28,189 $3,000
Wisconsin $13,509 $1,520 $2,928 $69,230 $69,230 $3,000
Wyoming $1,312 $57 $652 $2,820 $2,820 $3,000
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1941
Taxable

STATE significant measures
Percent of total wages Average employer tax rate as a percent of taxable wages Reserve ratio (percent of total wages) as multiple of highest 12-month benefit cost rate
Contributions collected Benefits paid Average employer tax rate Reserve Ratio High Cost Multiple
Rate 12 mos. ending
(01)(15)(16)(17)(18)(19)(20)(21) (22)
United States 2.39 0.82 2.37 2.58 5.99 0.00 0.00
Alabama 2.58 0.74 1.99 2.08 5.97 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.37 0.75 2.60 2.70 4.71 0.00 0.00
Arizona 2.41 0.85 2.59 2.70 4.73 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 2.36 1.35 2.58 2.69 5.11 0.00 0.00
California 3.09 1.75 2.25 2.48 6.76 0.00 0.00
Colorado 2.40 1.03 2.54 2.70 6.12 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 2.14 0.24 2.11 2.29 5.94 0.00 0.00
Delaware 2.14 0.40 2.24 2.70 7.20 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 2.23 0.73 2.41 2.70 8.50 0.00 0.00
Florida 2.47 1.68 2.55 2.70 4.55 0.00 0.00
Georgia 2.26 0.66 2.53 2.70 6.68 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 2.04 0.14 1.53 1.66 7.94 0.00 0.00
Idaho 2.60 1.71 2.70 2.70 4.15 0.00 0.00
Illinois 2.32 0.82 2.43 2.70 7.15 0.00 0.00
Indiana 2.15 0.47 2.19 2.33 5.33 0.00 0.00
Iowa 2.37 0.69 2.54 2.69 6.32 0.00 0.00
Kansas 2.00 0.78 1.99 2.08 7.20 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 3.42 0.69 2.51 2.68 10.71 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 2.41 1.73 2.52 2.70 5.06 0.00 0.00
Maine 2.33 0.72 2.57 2.70 3.55 0.00 0.00
Maryland 2.33 0.68 2.53 2.70 4.70 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 2.33 0.89 2.45 2.70 5.52 0.00 0.00
Michigan 2.62 0.59 2.76 3.00 4.84 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 1.88 1.21 1.89 2.06 4.86 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 2.41 1.18 2.59 2.70 4.08 0.00 0.00
Missouri 2.40 0.56 2.50 2.70 8.01 0.00 0.00
Montana 2.70 2.32 2.58 2.70 5.43 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 1.39 0.88 1.30 1.41 7.01 0.00 0.00
Nevada 2.52 1.90 2.70 2.70 3.46 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 2.01 0.71 2.41 2.54 5.38 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 3.15 0.77 2.48 2.70 9.24 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 2.50 1.23 2.63 2.70 5.28 0.00 0.00
New York 2.28 1.05 2.37 2.70 4.54 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 2.09 0.61 2.55 2.70 5.85 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 2.13 1.41 2.56 2.70 6.70 0.00 0.00
Ohio 2.35 0.39 2.47 2.70 7.31 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 2.36 0.92 2.49 2.70 7.47 0.00 0.00
Oregon 2.40 0.70 2.52 2.65 4.63 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 2.35 0.56 2.51 2.70 5.07 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 3.64 0.97 2.50 2.70 5.96 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 2.40 0.65 2.60 2.70 6.28 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 1.76 0.75 1.58 1.65 8.26 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 2.33 1.00 2.54 2.70 4.43 0.00 0.00
Texas 1.48 0.53 1.54 1.60 6.23 0.00 0.00
Utah 2.46 1.16 2.56 2.70 4.53 0.00 0.00
Vermont 2.23 0.59 2.33 2.47 5.92 0.00 0.00
Virginia 1.69 0.50 1.65 1.75 4.56 0.00 0.00
Washington 2.27 0.88 2.55 2.70 5.13 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 2.31 0.60 2.34 2.42 5.60 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 1.52 0.33 1.50 1.61 7.78 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 2.58 1.28 2.62 2.70 5.55 0.00 0.00
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1941
Taxable and Reimbursable

STATE Claims data Average weekly benefit
Number of first payments Weeks compensated for all unemployment Caimants exhausting benefits Average duration (in weeks) Weekly insured unemployed Amount Ratio to average weekly total wage
Number % of first payments Potential Actual Actual for exhaustees Average number Percent of cov. employ.
(01)(23)(24)(25)(26)(27)(28)(29)(30)(31)(32) (33)
United States 3,439,323 32,294,431 1,543,533 45.6 0.0 9.4 12.1 0.0 $11.06 0.366
Alabama 34,605 451,249 15,415 42.1 0.0 13.0 17.3 0.0 $7.16 0.318
Alaska 2,783 19,986 710 24.2 0.0 7.2 0.0 0.0 $14.24 0.340
Arizona 9,493 80,832 6,054 61.6 0.0 8.5 10.1 0.0 $11.02 0.387
Arkansas 37,684 335,424 15,626 41.3 0.0 8.9 0.0 0.0 $6.84 0.382
California 286,312 3,767,316 132,437 43.4 0.0 13.2 16.8 0.0 $14.57 0.426
Colorado 19,568 223,863 9,566 42.6 0.0 11.4 14.7 0.0 $10.21 0.367
Connecticut 36,339 254,741 13,711 38.3 0.0 7.0 8.5 0.0 $10.65 0.310
Delaware 8,484 63,931 4,551 50.8 0.0 7.5 8.3 0.0 $9.08 0.278
District of Columbia 12,687 174,957 6,180 43.3 0.0 13.8 0.0 0.0 $12.20 0.442
Florida 55,018 565,092 30,757 61.5 0.0 10.3 12.7 0.0 $10.24 0.471
Georgia 39,880 420,070 25,211 63.8 0.0 10.5 10.6 1.8 $7.47 0.359
Hawaii 2,827 23,516 1,449 48.2 0.0 8.3 14.4 0.0 $6.79 0.249
Idaho 11,934 132,957 7,601 58.5 0.0 11.1 13.9 0.0 $11.19 0.472
Illinois 273,588 2,376,480 100,194 37.9 0.0 8.7 11.8 0.0 $13.17 0.405
Indiana 80,729 553,476 0.0 0.0 6.9 11.0 0.0 $11.51 0.359
Iowa 34,384 286,967 18,092 47.9 0.0 8.3 8.5 0.0 $9.37 0.349
Kansas 25,760 202,031 12,850 51.1 0.0 7.8 7.7 0.0 $9.57 0.368
Kentucky 30,263 370,274 16,142 49.9 0.0 12.2 15.5 0.0 $7.56 0.307
Louisiana 76,004 753,423 48,982 67.7 0.0 9.9 10.9 0.0 $9.65 0.409
Maine 25,253 225,403 7,815 30.2 0.0 8.9 15.9 0.0 $7.06 0.295
Maryland 49,547 466,587 24,979 51.1 0.0 9.4 13.4 0.0 $11.04 0.386
Massachusetts 167,058 1,755,516 71,465 42.1 0.0 10.5 0.0 0.0 $10.44 0.348
Michigan 184,553 1,247,732 36,389 20.8 0.0 6.8 14.0 0.0 $12.76 0.342
Minnesota 59,469 685,572 31,820 50.2 0.0 11.5 14.3 0.0 $10.61 0.377
Mississippi 21,893 229,848 10,327 46.7 0.0 10.5 11.3 0.0 $7.58 0.391
Missouri 84,605 605,736 42,930 44.8 0.0 7.2 9.0 0.0 $9.60 0.337
Montana 18,591 232,533 9,179 44.0 0.0 12.5 16.0 0.0 $11.00 0.401
Nebraska 12,777 144,345 6,024 44.6 0.0 11.3 14.5 0.0 $9.21 0.363
Nevada 5,165 63,471 3,091 49.2 0.0 12.3 13.2 0.0 $13.30 0.448
New Hampshire 15,740 135,293 5,097 31.0 0.0 8.6 10.3 0.0 $8.65 0.354
New Jersey 176,818 1,408,446 83,222 52.0 0.0 8.0 9.1 0.0 $11.26 0.337
New Mexico 7,747 88,821 3,808 44.2 0.0 11.5 14.8 0.0 $8.89 0.389
New York 582,467 5,781,517 316,033 51.7 0.0 9.9 13.0 0.0 $11.69 0.348
North Carolina 53,710 612,900 23,770 46.8 0.0 11.4 16.0 0.0 $5.90 0.293
North Dakota 4,801 54,270 2,971 56.7 0.0 11.3 14.8 0.0 $9.69 0.413
Ohio 109,311 1,274,232 49,109 43.2 0.0 11.7 15.4 0.0 $10.14 0.304
Oklahoma 33,999 273,558 21,682 58.8 0.0 8.0 7.7 0.0 $10.07 0.380
Oregon 31,505 208,754 13,455 41.5 0.0 6.6 7.5 2.9 $12.52 0.426
Pennsylvania 316,871 2,135,945 148,309 44.1 0.0 6.7 9.0 0.0 $11.02 0.369
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 42,709 356,043 24,712 60.3 0.0 8.3 9.2 0.0 $10.69 0.379
South Carolina 24,058 240,466 8,692 37.1 0.0 10.0 15.6 0.0 $7.30 0.389
South Dakota 4,596 45,532 2,150 45.4 0.0 9.9 14.0 0.0 $7.45 0.316
Tennessee 53,270 586,808 23,730 46.9 0.0 11.0 16.0 0.0 $8.12 0.351
Texas 83,831 739,482 49,879 54.8 0.0 8.8 9.8 0.0 $8.11 0.316
Utah 11,238 123,820 5,234 41.9 0.0 11.0 12.1 0.0 $12.26 0.460
Vermont 5,066 49,651 2,353 40.0 0.0 9.8 13.0 0.0 $9.52 0.352
Virginia 39,265 375,947 18,996 44.1 0.0 9.6 12.7 0.0 $8.03 0.316
Washington 46,372 449,155 19,916 39.1 0.0 9.7 12.6 0.0 $12.65 0.419
West Virginia 35,387 315,326 10,868 30.3 0.0 8.9 14.0 0.0 $9.60 0.325
Wisconsin 47,300 272,809 0.0 0.0 5.8 0.0 0.0 $11.19 0.351
Wyoming 6,009 52,328 0.0 0.0 8.7 0.0 0.0 $13.21 0.516
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