US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1943: Categories

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

1943
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 30,825,503 $66,113,258 $59,048,952 0.893 $41.25 $36.84
Alabama 434,716 $685,284 $653,901 0.954 $30.32 $28.93
Alaska 22,878 $73,970 $67,881 0.918 $62.18 $57.06
Arizona 95,287 $192,515 $181,173 0.941 $38.85 $36.56
Arkansas 195,667 $262,644 $249,799 0.951 $25.81 $24.55
California 2,273,876 $5,717,761 $5,097,875 0.892 $48.36 $43.11
Colorado 174,440 $321,891 $299,187 0.929 $35.49 $32.98
Connecticut 674,975 $1,693,377 $1,488,218 0.879 $48.25 $42.40
Delaware 87,070 $194,256 $167,141 0.860 $42.90 $36.92
District of Columbia 201,240 $353,862 $309,041 0.873 $33.82 $29.53
Florida 358,298 $614,459 $571,122 0.929 $32.98 $30.65
Georgia 499,806 $733,226 $677,765 0.924 $28.21 $26.08
Hawaii 78,981 $167,835 $151,912 0.905 $40.87 $36.99
Idaho 68,059 $121,134 $119,527 0.987 $34.23 $33.77
Illinois 2,203,228 $4,881,671 $4,310,512 0.883 $42.61 $37.62
Indiana 893,244 $2,030,005 $1,845,944 0.909 $43.70 $39.74
Iowa 299,953 $519,427 $484,571 0.933 $33.30 $31.07
Kansas 275,232 $568,754 $536,128 0.943 $39.74 $37.46
Kentucky 323,234 $555,592 $518,149 0.933 $33.05 $30.83
Louisiana 402,989 $716,117 $656,207 0.916 $34.17 $31.31
Maine 191,517 $390,413 $356,561 0.913 $39.20 $35.80
Maryland 572,643 $1,251,343 $1,125,626 0.900 $42.02 $37.80
Massachusetts 1,399,428 $2,860,121 $2,525,274 0.883 $39.30 $34.70
Michigan 1,613,689 $4,485,226 $3,848,076 0.858 $53.45 $45.86
Minnesota 466,606 $895,254 $813,694 0.909 $36.90 $33.54
Mississippi 164,097 $213,291 $201,774 0.946 $25.00 $23.65
Missouri 752,079 $1,400,114 $1,262,961 0.902 $35.80 $32.29
Montana 74,108 $136,667 $128,802 0.942 $35.46 $33.42
Nebraska 146,966 $276,033 $255,774 0.927 $36.12 $33.47
Nevada 38,784 $96,865 $96,865 1.000 $48.03 $48.03
New Hampshire 109,418 $180,984 $170,136 0.940 $31.81 $29.90
New Jersey 1,297,404 $3,130,553 $2,760,014 0.882 $46.40 $40.91
New Mexico 57,243 $88,131 $84,694 0.961 $29.61 $28.45
New York 3,974,861 $8,973,191 $7,709,680 0.859 $43.41 $37.30
North Carolina 578,861 $803,007 $749,681 0.934 $26.68 $24.91
North Dakota 28,861 $43,460 $40,492 0.932 $28.96 $26.98
Ohio 2,068,664 $4,934,878 $4,312,915 0.874 $45.88 $40.09
Oklahoma 272,610 $517,444 $482,217 0.932 $36.50 $34.02
Oregon 323,969 $786,623 $723,559 0.920 $46.69 $42.95
Pennsylvania 2,811,346 $5,881,376 $5,309,034 0.903 $40.23 $36.32
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 250,041 $514,139 $468,656 0.912 $39.54 $36.04
South Carolina 273,230 $348,698 $331,548 0.951 $24.54 $23.34
South Dakota 38,005 $56,230 $52,943 0.942 $28.45 $26.79
Tennessee 468,803 $772,032 $724,471 0.938 $31.67 $29.72
Texas 1,048,014 $1,966,470 $1,798,024 0.914 $36.08 $32.99
Utah 122,510 $255,526 $236,877 0.927 $40.11 $37.18
Vermont 57,853 $106,115 $99,964 0.942 $35.27 $33.23
Virginia 461,331 $802,127 $741,407 0.924 $33.44 $30.91
Washington 555,496 $1,345,404 $1,231,477 0.915 $46.58 $42.63
West Virginia 343,580 $700,040 $660,080 0.943 $39.18 $36.95
Wisconsin 661,139 $1,424,564 $1,290,280 0.906 $41.44 $37.53
Wyoming 39,174 $73,159 $69,343 0.948 $35.91 $34.04
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1943
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 $1,325,423 $81,849 $79,644 $4,715,510 $4,715,510 $3,000
Alabama $11,853 $849 $1,509 $47,546 $47,546 $3,000
Alaska $1,448 $73 $23 $4,576 $4,576 $3,000
Arizona $4,385 $209 $63 $12,491 $12,491 $3,000
Arkansas $5,770 $344 $426 $19,530 $19,530 $3,000
California $165,128 $7,502 $7,304 $453,523 $453,523 $3,000
Colorado $6,125 $445 $165 $24,947 $24,947 $3,000
Connecticut $31,122 $2,154 $560 $122,805 $122,805 $3,000
Delaware $1,434 $237 $125 $12,463 $12,463 $3,000
District of Columbia $7,105 $746 $473 $39,774 $39,774 $3,000
Florida $12,914 $521 $883 $32,541 $32,541 $3,000
Georgia $13,912 $931 $979 $53,070 $53,070 $3,000
Hawaii $2,365 $263 $28 $14,145 $14,145 $3,000
Idaho $3,521 $161 $140 $9,563 $9,563 $3,000
Illinois $74,374 $7,130 $10,035 $384,224 $384,224 $3,000
Indiana $37,821 $2,157 $2,655 $124,578 $124,578 $3,000
Iowa $9,634 $699 $512 $40,101 $40,101 $3,000
Kansas $11,837 $595 $747 $34,581 $34,581 $3,000
Kentucky $11,627 $1,184 $852 $64,987 $64,987 $3,000
Louisiana $17,522 $757 $1,155 $46,121 $46,121 $3,000
Maine $9,473 $383 $428 $23,560 $23,560 $3,000
Maryland $29,586 $1,424 $926 $84,356 $84,356 $3,000
Massachusetts $33,216 $3,143 $2,370 $171,538 $171,538 $3,000
Michigan $62,827 $3,562 $3,239 $207,098 $207,098 $3,000
Minnesota $18,125 $898 $1,343 $54,322 $54,322 $3,000
Mississippi $5,646 $246 $369 $14,862 $14,862 $3,000
Missouri $20,748 $2,040 $2,359 $111,216 $111,216 $3,000
Montana $3,583 $205 $108 $11,896 $11,896 $3,000
Nebraska $5,358 $307 $220 $17,884 $17,884 $3,000
Nevada $2,873 $107 $40 $6,576 $6,576
New Hampshire $3,864 $287 $312 $16,026 $16,026 $3,000
New Jersey $76,959 $5,427 $5,196 $309,425 $309,425 $3,000
New Mexico $1,860 $114 $28 $6,570 $6,570 $3,000
New York $209,988 $10,171 $18,357 $610,421 $610,421 $3,000
North Carolina $20,147 $1,231 $654 $70,434 $70,434 $3,000
North Dakota $753 $66 $39 $3,671 $3,671 $3,000
Ohio $62,627 $6,171 $1,512 $339,328 $339,328 $3,000
Oklahoma $8,483 $607 $565 $34,149 $34,149 $3,000
Oregon $16,923 $723 $317 $44,375 $44,375 $3,000
Pennsylvania $143,240 $7,981 $4,575 $470,802 $470,802 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $15,063 $838 $1,326 $48,431 $48,431 $3,000
South Carolina $6,162 $496 $600 $27,397 $27,397 $3,000
South Dakota $733 $98 $38 $5,180 $5,180 $3,000
Tennessee $18,661 $784 $2,164 $47,710 $47,710 $3,000
Texas $25,920 $1,985 $705 $111,116 $111,116 $3,000
Utah $6,725 $265 $99 $16,356 $16,356 $3,000
Vermont $2,268 $151 $107 $8,619 $8,619 $3,000
Virginia $11,061 $854 $864 $47,551 $47,551 $3,000
Washington $32,730 $1,427 $333 $87,077 $87,077 $3,000
West Virginia $12,294 $889 $927 $49,946 $49,946 $3,000
Wisconsin $26,198 $1,914 $880 $110,530 $110,530 $3,000
Wyoming $1,432 $98 $10 $5,522 $5,522 $3,000
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1943
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 2.00 0.12 1.86 2.08 7.13 0.00 0.00
Alabama 1.73 0.22 1.36 1.43 6.94 0.00 0.00
Alaska 1.96 0.03 2.48 2.70 6.19 0.00 0.00
Arizona 2.28 0.03 2.19 2.33 6.49 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 2.20 0.16 2.05 2.15 7.44 0.00 0.00
California 2.89 0.13 2.03 2.28 7.93 0.00 0.00
Colorado 1.90 0.05 1.78 1.92 7.75 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.84 0.03 1.83 2.08 7.25 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.74 0.06 0.69 0.80 6.42 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 2.01 0.13 1.50 1.72 11.24 0.00 0.00
Florida 2.10 0.14 2.17 2.33 5.30 0.00 0.00
Georgia 1.90 0.13 1.95 2.11 7.24 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 1.41 0.02 1.22 1.37 8.43 0.00 0.00
Idaho 2.91 0.12 2.43 2.46 7.89 0.00 0.00
Illinois 1.52 0.21 1.35 1.53 7.87 0.00 0.00
Indiana 1.86 0.13 1.86 2.05 6.14 0.00 0.00
Iowa 1.85 0.10 2.06 2.21 7.72 0.00 0.00
Kansas 2.08 0.13 1.97 2.09 6.08 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 2.09 0.15 2.03 2.18 11.70 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 2.45 0.16 2.47 2.69 6.44 0.00 0.00
Maine 2.43 0.11 2.28 2.50 6.03 0.00 0.00
Maryland 2.36 0.07 2.24 2.49 6.74 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.16 0.08 1.13 1.28 6.00 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.40 0.07 1.35 1.57 4.62 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 2.02 0.15 2.08 2.29 6.07 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 2.65 0.17 2.55 2.70 6.97 0.00 0.00
Missouri 1.48 0.17 1.53 1.70 7.94 0.00 0.00
Montana 2.62 0.08 2.55 2.70 8.70 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 1.94 0.08 1.91 2.06 6.48 0.00 0.00
Nevada 2.97 0.04 2.70 2.70 6.79 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 2.13 0.17 2.08 2.21 8.85 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 2.46 0.17 1.65 1.87 9.88 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 2.11 0.03 2.08 2.17 7.45 0.00 0.00
New York 2.34 0.20 2.32 2.70 6.80 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 2.51 0.08 2.46 2.63 8.77 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.73 0.09 1.73 1.86 8.45 0.00 0.00
Ohio 1.27 0.03 1.30 1.49 6.88 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 1.64 0.11 1.68 1.80 6.60 0.00 0.00
Oregon 2.15 0.04 2.13 2.31 5.64 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 2.44 0.08 2.43 2.69 8.00 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 2.93 0.26 2.46 2.70 9.42 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 1.77 0.17 1.66 1.75 7.86 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 1.30 0.07 1.08 1.15 9.21 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 2.42 0.28 2.53 2.70 6.18 0.00 0.00
Texas 1.32 0.04 1.30 1.42 5.65 0.00 0.00
Utah 2.63 0.04 2.50 2.70 6.40 0.00 0.00
Vermont 2.14 0.10 2.16 2.29 8.12 0.00 0.00
Virginia 1.38 0.11 1.30 1.41 5.93 0.00 0.00
Washington 2.43 0.02 2.47 2.70 6.47 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 1.76 0.13 1.66 1.76 7.13 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 1.84 0.06 2.07 2.29 7.76 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 1.96 0.01 1.83 1.93 7.55 0.00 0.00
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1943
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 664,015 6,003,608 193,891 25.5 0.0 9.0 14.3 0.0 $13.84 0.336
Alabama 11,603 141,179 4,340 29.3 0.0 12.2 17.0 0.0 $10.90 0.360
Alaska 285 1,888 47 16.2 0.0 6.6 0.0 0.0 $12.98 0.209
Arizona 827 4,892 286 27.2 0.0 5.9 8.5 0.0 $13.50 0.347
Arkansas 6,463 43,491 2,858 41.4 0.0 6.7 9.7 0.0 $10.01 0.388
California 46,707 490,968 15,012 29.3 0.0 10.5 16.6 0.0 $15.86 0.328
Colorado 1,791 12,152 310 17.0 0.0 6.8 10.1 0.0 $13.08 0.369
Connecticut 6,842 37,437 1,038 13.2 0.0 5.5 11.8 0.0 $15.87 0.329
Delaware 1,503 13,961 662 39.4 0.0 9.3 11.2 0.0 $9.57 0.223
District of Columbia 3,036 31,066 881 31.0 0.0 10.2 18.1 0.0 $15.56 0.460
Florida 10,816 78,422 3,836 28.2 0.0 7.3 10.8 0.0 $11.62 0.352
Georgia 7,799 98,166 4,795 40.9 0.0 12.6 15.7 0.3 $10.12 0.359
Hawaii 378 1,950 12 2.6 0.0 5.2 20.0 0.0 $14.61 0.358
Idaho 1,295 10,111 526 38.4 0.0 7.8 11.7 0.0 $14.17 0.414
Illinois 88,600 704,031 16,552 15.3 0.0 7.9 15.4 0.0 $15.60 0.366
Indiana 25,679 195,581 0.0 0.0 7.6 10.7 0.0 $14.20 0.325
Iowa 6,615 49,159 3,018 39.8 0.0 7.4 7.8 0.0 $10.54 0.316
Kansas 7,325 60,842 2,032 27.4 0.0 8.3 12.9 0.0 $12.66 0.319
Kentucky 9,485 95,681 3,291 30.4 0.0 10.1 16.0 0.0 $9.31 0.282
Louisiana 10,380 100,090 5,269 37.7 0.0 9.6 10.6 0.0 $12.08 0.353
Maine 5,110 49,341 1,675 27.7 0.0 9.7 14.7 0.0 $9.09 0.232
Maryland 10,308 72,758 1,881 16.1 0.0 7.1 11.1 0.0 $14.89 0.354
Massachusetts 24,957 184,509 4,263 15.5 0.0 7.4 15.3 0.0 $13.94 0.355
Michigan 25,216 198,043 7,400 23.3 0.0 7.9 14.2 0.0 $16.77 0.314
Minnesota 11,625 107,524 4,051 30.2 0.0 9.2 10.7 0.0 $13.02 0.353
Mississippi 3,887 33,523 1,208 26.1 0.0 8.6 14.0 0.0 $11.43 0.457
Missouri 20,072 179,395 8,243 29.8 0.0 8.9 12.1 0.0 $13.82 0.386
Montana 1,214 9,348 239 18.2 0.0 7.7 16.0 0.0 $11.72 0.330
Nebraska 2,564 18,569 513 18.6 0.0 7.2 12.7 0.0 $12.49 0.346
Nevada 235 2,779 78 31.2 0.0 11.8 13.9 0.0 $14.42 0.300
New Hampshire 3,477 30,640 679 18.0 0.0 8.8 15.2 0.0 $10.93 0.344
New Jersey 46,734 365,816 15,407 27.6 0.0 7.8 10.1 0.0 $15.23 0.328
New Mexico 324 2,824 92 21.3 0.0 8.7 14.0 0.0 $10.49 0.354
New York 104,213 1,273,752 32,123 23.4 0.0 12.2 20.0 0.0 $14.68 0.338
North Carolina 8,233 96,572 4,134 35.4 0.0 11.7 16.0 0.0 $7.10 0.266
North Dakota 398 3,957 95 20.2 0.0 9.9 16.0 0.0 $10.40 0.359
Ohio 13,657 124,063 3,270 17.3 0.0 9.1 18.0 0.0 $12.89 0.281
Oklahoma 5,740 41,960 1,197 19.5 0.0 7.3 12.6 0.0 $14.17 0.388
Oregon 4,384 24,500 1,356 28.5 0.0 5.6 6.2 0.2 $13.79 0.295
Pennsylvania 38,841 330,744 15,412 33.0 0.0 8.5 9.9 0.0 $14.31 0.356
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 11,577 91,911 4,202 31.4 0.0 7.9 10.1 0.0 $15.54 0.393
South Carolina 5,794 56,923 2,047 29.6 0.0 9.8 15.6 0.0 $10.17 0.414
South Dakota 485 4,193 179 35.7 0.0 8.6 10.6 0.0 $9.54 0.335
Tennessee 17,765 196,092 7,823 36.4 0.0 11.0 16.0 0.0 $10.83 0.342
Texas 8,697 72,858 4,855 43.1 0.0 8.4 8.3 0.0 $10.11 0.280
Utah 676 6,220 119 15.3 0.0 9.2 20.0 0.0 $16.43 0.410
Vermont 955 9,928 328 27.7 0.0 10.4 0.0 0.0 $11.11 0.315
Virginia 9,952 82,571 3,536 30.6 0.0 8.3 12.7 0.0 $10.71 0.320
Washington 5,203 25,615 446 8.2 0.0 4.9 10.6 0.0 $13.77 0.296
West Virginia 11,201 64,759 2,275 19.0 0.0 5.8 16.0 0.0 $14.25 0.364
Wisconsin 12,973 70,121 0.0 0.0 5.4 0.0 0.0 $13.34 0.322
Wyoming 119 733 0.0 0.0 6.2 0.0 0.0 $14.37 0.400
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