US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1942: Categories

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

1942
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 29,347,087 $54,763,601 $49,720,608 0.908 $35.89 $32.58
Alabama 441,143 $629,913 $604,090 0.959 $27.46 $26.33
Alaska 21,509 $53,583 $50,101 0.935 $47.91 $44.79
Arizona 87,888 $160,718 $153,579 0.956 $35.17 $33.60
Arkansas 217,670 $269,138 $258,835 0.962 $23.78 $22.87
California 1,981,973 $4,280,397 $3,892,476 0.909 $41.53 $37.77
Colorado 185,734 $324,437 $305,418 0.941 $33.59 $31.62
Connecticut 670,537 $1,480,690 $1,325,489 0.895 $42.47 $38.01
Delaware 83,201 $161,080 $139,184 0.864 $37.23 $32.17
District of Columbia 199,402 $327,375 $296,908 0.907 $31.57 $28.63
Florida 320,695 $441,729 $416,115 0.942 $26.49 $24.95
Georgia 472,902 $578,941 $540,494 0.934 $23.54 $21.98
Hawaii 98,076 $188,920 $175,363 0.928 $37.04 $34.39
Idaho 77,922 $138,635 $138,635 1.000 $34.21 $34.21
Illinois 2,128,463 $4,161,060 $3,722,029 0.894 $37.60 $33.63
Indiana 822,085 $1,616,882 $1,500,129 0.928 $37.82 $35.09
Iowa 282,009 $445,710 $417,075 0.936 $30.39 $28.44
Kansas 242,377 $432,455 $413,769 0.957 $34.31 $32.83
Kentucky 324,726 $483,456 $454,626 0.940 $28.63 $26.92
Louisiana 371,087 $546,952 $508,361 0.929 $28.34 $26.34
Maine 194,164 $316,575 $301,485 0.952 $31.35 $29.86
Maryland 553,292 $1,018,093 $940,446 0.924 $35.39 $32.69
Massachusetts 1,317,873 $2,431,917 $2,179,945 0.896 $35.49 $31.81
Michigan 1,423,377 $3,395,974 $3,006,391 0.885 $45.88 $40.62
Minnesota 437,757 $748,088 $682,954 0.913 $32.86 $30.00
Mississippi 170,902 $203,164 $194,405 0.957 $22.86 $21.88
Missouri 719,560 $1,201,732 $1,090,470 0.907 $32.12 $29.14
Montana 78,464 $130,165 $124,744 0.958 $31.90 $30.57
Nebraska 139,224 $226,821 $211,316 0.932 $31.33 $29.19
Nevada 43,872 $105,583 $105,583 1.000 $46.28 $46.28
New Hampshire 117,739 $174,447 $164,828 0.945 $28.49 $26.92
New Jersey 1,228,218 $2,591,711 $2,329,343 0.899 $40.58 $36.47
New Mexico 57,684 $79,703 $77,916 0.978 $26.57 $25.98
New York 3,808,430 $7,638,841 $6,652,008 0.871 $38.57 $33.59
North Carolina 585,591 $729,411 $685,274 0.939 $23.95 $22.50
North Dakota 28,641 $38,723 $36,317 0.938 $26.00 $24.38
Ohio 1,933,635 $3,973,309 $3,561,038 0.896 $39.52 $35.42
Oklahoma 246,956 $411,452 $384,277 0.934 $32.04 $29.92
Oregon 285,209 $578,704 $546,103 0.944 $39.02 $36.82
Pennsylvania 2,790,860 $5,092,398 $4,640,638 0.911 $35.09 $31.98
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 266,615 $481,688 $441,314 0.916 $34.74 $31.83
South Carolina 278,847 $325,884 $311,869 0.957 $22.47 $21.51
South Dakota 41,956 $59,182 $56,523 0.955 $27.13 $25.91
Tennessee 428,941 $608,236 $569,395 0.936 $27.27 $25.53
Texas 949,421 $1,505,991 $1,403,498 0.932 $30.50 $28.43
Utah 116,232 $207,948 $198,122 0.953 $34.41 $32.78
Vermont 58,045 $95,786 $89,529 0.935 $31.73 $29.66
Virginia 497,837 $796,737 $742,921 0.932 $30.78 $28.70
Washington 508,822 $1,020,322 $954,626 0.936 $38.56 $36.08
West Virginia 353,199 $616,141 $588,767 0.956 $33.55 $32.06
Wisconsin 617,962 $1,175,564 $1,076,545 0.916 $36.58 $33.50
Wyoming 38,363 $61,240 $59,342 0.969 $30.70 $29.75
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1942
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 $1,139,333 $68,175 $344,083 $3,387,888 $3,387,888 $3,000
Alabama $13,315 $728 $3,281 $36,352 $36,352 $3,000
Alaska $1,334 $52 $147 $3,079 $3,079 $3,000
Arizona $3,466 $144 $472 $7,960 $7,960 $3,000
Arkansas $6,183 $256 $987 $13,843 $13,843 $3,000
California $118,748 $5,536 $37,173 $288,196 $288,196 $3,000
Colorado $5,793 $364 $823 $18,543 $18,543 $3,000
Connecticut $27,149 $1,796 $3,212 $90,090 $90,090 $3,000
Delaware $1,747 $237 $504 $10,918 $10,918 $3,000
District of Columbia $8,243 $662 $1,148 $32,395 $32,395 $3,000
Florida $9,195 $392 $4,648 $19,989 $19,989 $3,000
Georgia $11,386 $822 $4,401 $39,206 $39,206 $3,000
Hawaii $2,532 $235 $158 $11,545 $11,545 $3,000
Idaho $3,188 $101 $828 $6,020 $6,020
Illinois $97,279 $6,507 $38,105 $312,755 $312,755 $3,000
Indiana $28,957 $1,771 $9,614 $87,255 $87,255 $3,000
Iowa $8,441 $615 $2,063 $30,281 $30,281 $3,000
Kansas $7,078 $450 $1,814 $22,897 $22,897 $3,000
Kentucky $13,510 $1,079 $2,516 $53,028 $53,028 $3,000
Louisiana $12,723 $565 $5,147 $28,996 $28,996 $3,000
Maine $7,444 $248 $1,182 $14,132 $14,132 $3,000
Maryland $23,467 $1,020 $3,827 $54,273 $54,273 $3,000
Massachusetts $37,303 $2,897 $11,581 $137,550 $137,550 $3,000
Michigan $57,150 $3,030 $40,952 $143,948 $143,948 $3,000
Minnesota $13,002 $731 $5,616 $36,642 $36,642 $3,000
Mississippi $4,816 $168 $1,578 $9,338 $9,338 $3,000
Missouri $19,167 $2,007 $8,130 $90,787 $90,787 $3,000
Montana $3,303 $157 $1,224 $8,216 $8,216 $3,000
Nebraska $2,820 $254 $969 $12,440 $12,440 $3,000
Nevada $2,356 $53 $273 $3,636 $3,636
New Hampshire $4,582 $242 $794 $12,187 $12,187 $3,000
New Jersey $64,048 $4,830 $17,812 $232,235 $232,235 $3,000
New Mexico $1,673 $90 $501 $4,624 $4,624 $3,000
New York $176,337 $8,122 $65,573 $408,620 $408,620 $3,000
North Carolina $18,038 $970 $2,981 $49,711 $49,711 $3,000
North Dakota $764 $61 $366 $2,890 $2,890 $3,000
Ohio $53,403 $5,854 $14,387 $272,042 $272,042 $3,000
Oklahoma $6,526 $541 $2,786 $25,623 $25,623 $3,000
Oregon $11,850 $488 $1,769 $27,046 $27,046 $3,000
Pennsylvania $122,753 $6,119 $14,963 $324,156 $324,156 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $16,097 $650 $4,704 $33,856 $33,856 $3,000
South Carolina $6,325 $435 $1,822 $21,340 $21,340 $3,000
South Dakota $831 $92 $219 $4,387 $4,387 $3,000
Tennessee $14,727 $577 $5,594 $30,430 $30,430 $3,000
Texas $19,916 $1,728 $4,075 $83,916 $83,916 $3,000
Utah $4,577 $167 $992 $9,464 $9,464 $3,000
Vermont $1,910 $127 $316 $6,308 $6,308 $3,000
Virginia $11,585 $726 $2,732 $36,500 $36,500 $3,000
Washington $23,286 $962 $2,549 $53,253 $53,253 $3,000
West Virginia $11,059 $745 $2,303 $37,690 $37,690 $3,000
Wisconsin $16,492 $1,696 $4,119 $83,298 $83,298 $3,000
Wyoming $1,459 $76 $353 $4,002 $4,002 $3,000
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1942
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 2.08 0.63 1.98 2.18 6.19 0.00 0.00
Alabama 2.11 0.52 1.53 1.60 5.77 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.49 0.27 2.52 2.70 5.75 0.00 0.00
Arizona 2.16 0.29 2.39 2.50 4.95 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 2.30 0.37 2.37 2.46 5.14 0.00 0.00
California 2.77 0.87 2.23 2.45 6.73 0.00 0.00
Colorado 1.79 0.25 1.87 1.99 5.72 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.83 0.22 1.87 2.09 6.08 0.00 0.00
Delaware 1.08 0.31 0.84 0.97 6.78 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 2.52 0.35 2.45 2.70 9.90 0.00 0.00
Florida 2.08 1.05 2.14 2.27 4.53 0.00 0.00
Georgia 1.97 0.76 1.93 2.07 6.77 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 1.34 0.08 1.39 1.53 6.11 0.00 0.00
Idaho 2.30 0.60 2.70 2.70 4.34 0.00 0.00
Illinois 2.34 0.92 2.42 2.70 7.52 0.00 0.00
Indiana 1.79 0.59 1.84 1.98 5.40 0.00 0.00
Iowa 1.89 0.46 1.73 1.85 6.79 0.00 0.00
Kansas 1.64 0.42 2.10 2.19 5.29 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 2.79 0.52 2.18 2.32 10.97 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 2.33 0.94 2.51 2.70 5.30 0.00 0.00
Maine 2.35 0.37 2.57 2.70 4.46 0.00 0.00
Maryland 2.30 0.38 2.49 2.70 5.33 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.53 0.48 1.37 1.53 5.66 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.68 1.21 1.50 1.70 4.24 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 1.74 0.75 1.78 1.95 4.90 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 2.37 0.78 2.58 2.70 4.60 0.00 0.00
Missouri 1.59 0.68 1.38 1.52 7.55 0.00 0.00
Montana 2.54 0.94 2.59 2.70 6.31 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 1.24 0.43 1.48 1.59 5.48 0.00 0.00
Nevada 2.23 0.26 2.70 2.70 3.44 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 2.63 0.46 2.25 2.38 6.99 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 2.47 0.69 1.47 1.64 8.96 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 2.10 0.63 2.13 2.18 5.80 0.00 0.00
New York 2.31 0.86 2.35 2.70 5.35 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 2.47 0.41 2.59 2.76 6.82 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.97 0.95 1.83 1.95 7.46 0.00 0.00
Ohio 1.34 0.36 1.12 1.25 6.85 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 1.59 0.68 1.58 1.69 6.23 0.00 0.00
Oregon 2.05 0.31 2.27 2.41 4.67 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 2.41 0.29 2.46 2.70 6.37 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 3.34 0.98 2.47 2.69 7.03 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 1.94 0.56 1.89 1.98 6.55 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 1.40 0.37 1.50 1.57 7.41 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 2.42 0.92 2.53 2.70 5.00 0.00 0.00
Texas 1.32 0.27 1.45 1.56 5.57 0.00 0.00
Utah 2.20 0.48 2.57 2.70 4.55 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.99 0.33 1.98 2.12 6.59 0.00 0.00
Virginia 1.45 0.34 1.48 1.59 4.58 0.00 0.00
Washington 2.28 0.25 2.53 2.70 5.22 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 1.79 0.37 2.04 2.13 6.12 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 1.40 0.35 1.60 1.75 7.09 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 2.38 0.58 2.57 2.65 6.53 0.00 0.00
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1942
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 2,815,127 28,026,602 1,077,753 34.9 0.0 10.0 12.6 0.0 $12.66 0.353
Alabama 30,117 361,603 9,803 30.0 0.0 12.0 17.0 0.0 $9.23 0.336
Alaska 1,317 10,323 215 12.7 0.0 7.8 0.0 0.0 $14.18 0.296
Arizona 4,857 40,846 3,136 45.2 0.0 8.4 9.8 0.0 $11.82 0.336
Arkansas 17,063 131,665 8,619 42.0 0.0 7.7 9.5 0.0 $7.63 0.321
California 209,076 2,608,338 84,681 32.9 0.0 12.5 16.7 0.0 $15.00 0.361
Colorado 9,279 79,041 3,594 30.9 0.0 8.5 0.0 0.0 $10.60 0.316
Connecticut 37,835 264,960 8,620 19.2 0.0 7.0 10.4 0.0 $12.70 0.299
Delaware 6,921 57,728 3,164 37.8 0.0 8.3 9.0 0.0 $9.29 0.250
District of Columbia 6,832 89,468 3,064 34.9 0.0 13.1 17.6 0.0 $12.97 0.411
Florida 50,020 459,187 24,576 43.9 0.0 9.2 11.4 0.0 $10.63 0.401
Georgia 39,290 483,805 19,703 43.2 0.0 12.3 14.0 1.9 $9.20 0.391
Hawaii 1,880 17,648 546 21.1 0.0 9.4 15.7 0.0 $8.99 0.243
Idaho 7,543 69,206 3,173 34.8 0.0 9.2 12.2 0.0 $12.22 0.357
Illinois 321,721 2,868,035 81,781 23.4 0.0 8.9 12.1 0.0 $14.22 0.378
Indiana 85,589 791,186 0.0 0.0 9.2 11.6 0.0 $12.84 0.339
Iowa 27,882 208,192 13,446 43.4 0.0 7.5 8.5 0.0 $10.35 0.341
Kansas 17,631 175,407 7,479 32.7 0.0 9.9 10.4 0.0 $10.70 0.312
Kentucky 29,717 315,779 11,532 35.0 0.0 10.6 16.0 0.0 $8.36 0.292
Louisiana 49,310 529,264 32,531 52.2 0.0 10.7 10.3 0.0 $9.90 0.349
Maine 16,906 141,257 4,545 21.4 0.0 8.4 14.0 0.0 $8.67 0.277
Maryland 39,211 319,224 13,302 29.9 0.0 8.1 10.9 0.0 $12.98 0.367
Massachusetts 112,181 1,100,196 38,508 29.2 0.0 9.8 15.4 0.0 $11.13 0.314
Michigan 191,398 2,423,298 82,330 38.7 0.0 13.3 15.2 0.0 $16.50 0.360
Minnesota 44,851 472,301 21,476 40.9 0.0 10.5 13.8 0.0 $12.38 0.377
Mississippi 17,500 180,940 7,652 35.5 0.0 10.3 14.0 0.0 $9.00 0.394
Missouri 67,588 696,183 33,158 44.8 0.0 10.3 11.0 0.0 $12.35 0.385
Montana 9,784 109,024 3,563 29.0 0.0 11.1 16.0 0.0 $11.25 0.353
Nebraska 9,301 93,693 3,772 33.3 0.0 10.1 13.9 0.0 $10.67 0.341
Nevada 1,829 20,959 758 30.1 0.0 11.5 13.1 0.0 $13.36 0.289
New Hampshire 10,936 92,001 2,638 18.6 0.0 8.4 14.9 0.0 $9.23 0.324
New Jersey 163,722 1,421,362 72,302 37.5 0.0 8.7 10.5 0.0 $13.50 0.333
New Mexico 5,377 53,625 1,861 28.0 0.0 10.0 14.7 0.0 $9.43 0.355
New York 472,341 5,070,712 202,236 39.2 0.0 10.7 13.0 0.0 $12.95 0.336
North Carolina 41,667 444,919 16,395 32.4 0.0 10.7 16.0 0.0 $7.01 0.293
North Dakota 3,204 35,856 1,027 28.0 0.0 11.2 13.5 0.0 $10.55 0.406
Ohio 109,123 1,206,137 40,070 31.4 0.0 11.1 18.0 0.0 $12.43 0.315
Oklahoma 24,222 239,966 11,016 38.0 0.0 9.9 8.8 0.0 $12.03 0.375
Oregon 24,953 136,949 7,974 28.2 0.0 5.5 6.5 1.2 $13.66 0.350
Pennsylvania 164,069 1,276,789 73,455 37.4 0.0 7.8 9.2 0.0 $11.82 0.337
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 46,114 393,773 23,865 46.9 0.0 8.5 9.1 0.0 $12.42 0.357
South Carolina 22,635 229,374 8,977 32.9 0.0 10.1 15.5 0.0 $8.33 0.371
South Dakota 2,704 24,981 1,434 42.0 0.0 9.2 12.2 0.0 $9.00 0.332
Tennessee 53,118 597,746 22,935 37.8 0.0 11.3 16.0 0.0 $9.50 0.348
Texas 54,597 475,850 30,610 45.6 0.0 8.7 9.4 0.0 $8.87 0.291
Utah 5,510 71,307 1,778 22.8 0.0 12.9 20.0 0.0 $14.30 0.416
Vermont 3,352 32,018 1,343 36.3 0.0 9.6 13.2 0.0 $10.17 0.320
Virginia 32,526 298,099 14,626 40.5 0.0 9.2 13.4 0.0 $9.37 0.304
Washington 25,835 207,002 7,605 22.6 0.0 8.0 11.6 0.0 $12.86 0.333
West Virginia 32,134 225,838 6,879 19.3 0.0 7.0 16.0 0.0 $10.67 0.318
Wisconsin 49,400 346,957 0.0 0.0 7.0 0.0 0.0 $12.40 0.339
Wyoming 3,159 26,585 0.0 0.0 8.4 0.0 0.0 $14.03 0.457
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