US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1944: Categories

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

1944
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 30,043,750 $69,135,879 $60,637,087 0.877 $44.25 $38.81
Alabama 420,144 $729,861 $691,589 0.948 $33.41 $31.66
Alaska 22,478 $88,365 $72,151 0.817 $75.60 $61.73
Arizona 87,746 $184,880 $172,264 0.932 $40.52 $37.75
Arkansas 183,573 $262,879 $249,311 0.948 $27.54 $26.12
California 2,237,560 $6,063,851 $5,265,625 0.868 $52.12 $45.26
Colorado 157,257 $303,814 $278,901 0.918 $37.15 $34.11
Connecticut 629,124 $1,644,692 $1,422,986 0.865 $50.27 $43.50
Delaware 82,857 $197,263 $166,529 0.844 $45.78 $38.65
District of Columbia 191,702 $364,556 $313,885 0.861 $36.57 $31.49
Florida 348,735 $654,732 $598,383 0.914 $36.10 $33.00
Georgia 490,775 $806,383 $739,030 0.916 $31.60 $28.96
Hawaii 75,588 $161,320 $142,440 0.883 $41.04 $36.24
Idaho 66,339 $120,895 $114,128 0.944 $35.05 $33.08
Illinois 2,188,436 $5,310,195 $4,585,393 0.864 $46.66 $40.29
Indiana 863,838 $2,098,632 $1,868,036 0.890 $46.72 $41.59
Iowa 296,621 $555,227 $512,300 0.923 $36.00 $33.21
Kansas 259,140 $586,656 $534,588 0.911 $43.54 $39.67
Kentucky 319,680 $608,839 $561,517 0.922 $36.63 $33.78
Louisiana 395,702 $760,942 $686,562 0.902 $36.98 $33.37
Maine 176,466 $371,188 $331,672 0.894 $40.45 $36.14
Maryland 522,070 $1,187,764 $1,057,513 0.890 $43.75 $38.95
Massachusetts 1,362,535 $2,902,158 $2,536,544 0.874 $40.96 $35.80
Michigan 1,575,774 $4,508,183 $3,845,805 0.853 $55.02 $46.93
Minnesota 465,677 $947,490 $848,648 0.896 $39.13 $35.05
Mississippi 161,719 $234,390 $220,056 0.939 $27.87 $26.17
Missouri 722,991 $1,463,255 $1,305,962 0.893 $38.92 $34.74
Montana 72,000 $138,440 $130,134 0.940 $36.98 $34.76
Nebraska 143,738 $284,343 $257,745 0.906 $38.04 $34.48
Nevada 30,699 $72,246 $72,246 1.000 $45.26 $45.26
New Hampshire 108,530 $188,583 $176,651 0.937 $33.42 $31.30
New Jersey 1,254,856 $3,281,441 $2,824,577 0.861 $50.29 $43.29
New Mexico 55,373 $93,007 $87,934 0.945 $32.30 $30.54
New York 3,905,615 $9,606,792 $8,088,188 0.842 $47.30 $39.83
North Carolina 550,175 $826,162 $768,882 0.931 $28.88 $26.88
North Dakota 29,880 $49,130 $45,423 0.925 $31.62 $29.23
Ohio 2,017,272 $5,125,167 $4,401,057 0.859 $48.86 $41.96
Oklahoma 258,437 $536,789 $492,606 0.918 $39.94 $36.66
Oregon 317,448 $797,236 $722,700 0.907 $48.30 $43.78
Pennsylvania 2,747,741 $6,138,552 $5,395,700 0.879 $42.96 $37.76
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 233,862 $509,106 $457,882 0.899 $41.86 $37.65
South Carolina 255,152 $354,416 $336,577 0.950 $26.71 $25.37
South Dakota 37,534 $59,373 $53,801 0.906 $30.42 $27.57
Tennessee 489,032 $907,562 $840,901 0.927 $35.69 $33.07
Texas 1,027,963 $2,112,099 $1,905,515 0.902 $39.51 $35.65
Utah 100,173 $203,782 $187,728 0.921 $39.12 $36.04
Vermont 57,480 $110,562 $102,657 0.929 $36.99 $34.35
Virginia 429,700 $787,431 $717,720 0.911 $35.24 $32.12
Washington 575,976 $1,478,362 $1,327,234 0.898 $49.36 $44.31
West Virginia 332,451 $737,752 $680,723 0.923 $42.68 $39.38
Wisconsin 668,372 $1,537,203 $1,364,673 0.888 $44.23 $39.27
Wyoming 39,764 $81,933 $76,015 0.928 $39.62 $36.76
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1944
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 $1,317,049 $102,004 $62,384 $6,071,925 $6,071,925 $3,000
Alabama $11,647 $1,019 $591 $59,620 $59,620 $3,000
Alaska $2,301 $104 $30 $6,952 $6,952 $3,000
Arizona $3,879 $276 $108 $16,539 $16,539 $3,000
Arkansas $5,162 $422 $203 $24,911 $24,911 $3,000
California $170,345 $10,193 $9,920 $624,141 $624,141 $3,000
Colorado $5,028 $524 $136 $30,349 $30,349 $3,000
Connecticut $31,152 $2,632 $1,376 $155,213 $155,213 $3,000
Delaware $1,207 $248 $69 $13,849 $13,849 $3,000
District of Columbia $1,622 $765 $547 $41,614 $41,614 $3,000
Florida $14,244 $748 $594 $46,938 $46,938 $3,000
Georgia $14,941 $1,152 $356 $68,740 $68,740 $3,000
Hawaii $1,745 $285 $6 $16,168 $16,168 $3,000
Idaho $2,864 $209 $56 $12,581 $12,581 $3,000
Illinois $80,003 $8,010 $6,972 $465,266 $465,266 $3,000
Indiana $36,387 $2,728 $1,683 $162,010 $162,010 $3,000
Iowa $12,457 $873 $280 $53,151 $53,151 $3,000
Kansas $11,622 $768 $485 $46,487 $46,487 $3,000
Kentucky $12,337 $1,333 $684 $77,795 $77,795 $3,000
Louisiana $18,952 $1,060 $587 $65,546 $65,546 $3,000
Maine $7,840 $523 $320 $31,602 $31,602 $3,000
Maryland $25,123 $1,853 $765 $110,567 $110,567 $3,000
Massachusetts $28,043 $3,517 $2,770 $200,328 $200,328 $3,000
Michigan $53,576 $4,439 $6,164 $258,949 $258,949 $3,000
Minnesota $19,574 $1,213 $527 $74,582 $74,582 $3,000
Mississippi $5,886 $337 $158 $20,928 $20,928 $3,000
Missouri $27,490 $2,374 $1,576 $139,505 $139,505 $3,000
Montana $3,526 $260 $97 $15,584 $15,584 $3,000
Nebraska $4,744 $386 $111 $22,904 $22,904 $3,000
Nevada $2,127 $147 $35 $8,815 $8,815
New Hampshire $3,333 $336 $162 $19,533 $19,533 $3,000
New Jersey $83,188 $6,614 $3,948 $395,280 $395,280 $3,000
New Mexico $1,783 $143 $11 $8,485 $8,485 $3,000
New York $226,672 $13,684 $10,401 $840,376 $840,376 $3,000
North Carolina $19,410 $1,537 $356 $91,026 $91,026 $3,000
North Dakota $775 $77 $14 $4,509 $4,509 $3,000
Ohio $79,151 $7,187 $1,073 $424,593 $424,593 $3,000
Oklahoma $7,755 $726 $379 $42,250 $42,250 $3,000
Oregon $16,346 $1,006 $156 $61,571 $61,571 $3,000
Pennsylvania $85,118 $9,844 $2,511 $563,254 $563,254 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $14,792 $1,056 $1,227 $63,052 $63,052 $3,000
South Carolina $6,254 $578 $255 $33,974 $33,974 $3,000
South Dakota $608 $105 $24 $5,869 $5,869 $3,000
Tennessee $22,298 $1,115 $1,432 $69,692 $69,692 $3,000
Texas $25,128 $2,363 $462 $138,144 $138,144 $3,000
Utah $5,470 $365 $198 $21,992 $21,992 $3,000
Vermont $2,183 $185 $70 $10,918 $10,918 $3,000
Virginia $9,314 $992 $323 $57,534 $57,534 $3,000
Washington $36,546 $2,018 $256 $125,386 $125,386 $3,000
West Virginia $11,689 $1,052 $668 $62,019 $62,019 $3,000
Wisconsin $42,066 $2,505 $1,249 $153,851 $153,851 $3,000
Wyoming $1,346 $118 $3 $6,983 $6,983 $3,000
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1944
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 1.91 0.09 1.67 1.90 8.78 0.00 0.00
Alabama 1.60 0.08 1.24 1.31 8.17 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.60 0.03 2.20 2.70 7.87 0.00 0.00
Arizona 2.10 0.06 1.98 2.12 8.95 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.96 0.08 1.95 2.06 9.48 0.00 0.00
California 2.81 0.16 1.89 2.18 10.29 0.00 0.00
Colorado 1.65 0.04 1.57 1.71 9.99 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.89 0.08 1.84 2.13 9.44 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.61 0.03 0.58 0.69 7.02 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.44 0.15 0.43 0.48 11.41 0.00 0.00
Florida 2.18 0.09 2.09 2.29 7.17 0.00 0.00
Georgia 1.85 0.04 1.81 1.97 8.52 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 1.08 0.00 1.05 1.21 10.02 0.00 0.00
Idaho 2.37 0.05 2.29 2.43 10.41 0.00 0.00
Illinois 1.51 0.13 1.47 1.70 8.76 0.00 0.00
Indiana 1.73 0.08 1.64 1.84 7.72 0.00 0.00
Iowa 2.24 0.05 2.22 2.41 9.57 0.00 0.00
Kansas 1.98 0.08 1.91 2.10 7.92 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 2.03 0.11 1.92 2.08 12.78 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 2.49 0.08 2.44 2.70 8.61 0.00 0.00
Maine 2.11 0.09 2.04 2.28 8.51 0.00 0.00
Maryland 2.12 0.06 2.03 2.28 9.31 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 0.97 0.10 0.82 0.94 6.90 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.19 0.14 1.00 1.17 5.74 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 2.07 0.06 2.08 2.32 7.87 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 2.51 0.07 2.54 2.70 8.93 0.00 0.00
Missouri 1.88 0.11 1.81 2.03 9.53 0.00 0.00
Montana 2.55 0.07 2.53 2.69 11.26 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 1.67 0.04 1.58 1.74 8.06 0.00 0.00
Nevada 2.94 0.05 2.70 2.70 12.20 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.77 0.09 1.69 1.80 10.36 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 2.54 0.12 1.59 1.85 12.05 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 1.92 0.01 1.86 1.97 9.12 0.00 0.00
New York 2.36 0.11 2.27 2.70 8.75 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 2.35 0.04 2.27 2.44 11.02 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.58 0.03 1.52 1.64 9.18 0.00 0.00
Ohio 1.54 0.02 1.46 1.70 8.28 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 1.44 0.07 1.33 1.45 7.87 0.00 0.00
Oregon 2.05 0.02 2.03 2.23 7.72 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 1.39 0.04 1.07 1.22 9.18 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 2.91 0.24 2.41 2.68 12.38 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 1.76 0.07 1.77 1.86 9.59 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 1.02 0.04 0.92 1.02 9.88 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 2.46 0.16 2.41 2.60 7.68 0.00 0.00
Texas 1.19 0.02 1.12 1.24 6.54 0.00 0.00
Utah 2.68 0.10 2.49 2.70 10.79 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.97 0.06 1.87 2.01 9.88 0.00 0.00
Virginia 1.18 0.04 1.10 1.21 7.31 0.00 0.00
Washington 2.47 0.02 2.42 2.70 8.48 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 1.58 0.09 1.49 1.62 8.41 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 2.74 0.08 2.29 2.58 10.01 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 1.64 0.00 1.55 1.67 8.52 0.00 0.00
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1944
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 533,406 4,124,040 101,745 20.2 0.0 7.7 13.8 0.0 $15.90 0.359
Alabama 4,622 51,946 1,282 25.5 0.0 11.2 17.2 0.0 $11.64 0.348
Alaska 270 2,226 69 25.7 0.0 8.2 0.0 0.0 $14.21 0.188
Arizona 1,247 7,751 359 30.2 0.0 6.2 8.8 0.0 $14.43 0.356
Arkansas 2,692 18,450 1,296 38.9 0.0 6.9 8.3 0.0 $11.15 0.405
California 57,264 577,944 14,177 27.7 0.0 10.1 15.3 0.0 $18.22 0.350
Colorado 1,451 10,691 303 19.4 0.0 7.4 12.8 0.0 $13.36 0.360
Connecticut 14,953 75,892 1,294 10.1 0.0 5.1 11.0 0.0 $18.87 0.375
Delaware 825 5,321 134 23.3 0.0 6.4 11.7 0.0 $14.76 0.322
District of Columbia 2,759 31,412 758 23.9 0.0 11.4 18.6 0.0 $17.78 0.486
Florida 7,437 49,437 1,592 18.9 0.0 6.6 11.0 0.0 $12.96 0.359
Georgia 3,380 34,187 1,281 35.5 0.0 10.1 15.5 0.1 $10.54 0.334
Hawaii 56 355 6 9.1 0.0 6.3 20.0 0.0 $18.30 0.446
Idaho 496 4,606 205 41.2 0.0 9.3 0.0 0.0 $12.40 0.354
Illinois 66,362 433,184 8,282 13.2 0.0 6.5 14.2 0.0 $17.55 0.376
Indiana 15,961 107,826 4,161 24.7 0.0 6.8 0.0 0.0 $16.10 0.345
Iowa 3,530 25,254 1,410 40.8 0.0 7.2 7.8 0.0 $11.59 0.322
Kansas 4,086 37,441 1,216 27.0 0.0 9.2 13.9 0.0 $13.42 0.308
Kentucky 6,778 67,815 1,557 19.9 0.0 10.0 16.7 0.0 $10.50 0.287
Louisiana 4,961 44,703 1,862 38.7 0.0 9.0 10.6 0.0 $14.46 0.391
Maine 4,358 31,978 858 23.2 0.0 7.3 14.2 0.0 $10.49 0.259
Maryland 6,849 49,720 1,165 16.3 0.0 7.3 12.2 0.0 $17.43 0.398
Massachusetts 26,940 186,500 4,087 16.1 0.0 6.9 0.0 0.0 $16.21 0.396
Michigan 48,325 326,051 7,099 20.2 0.0 6.7 14.4 0.0 $19.03 0.346
Minnesota 4,806 38,930 1,234 25.0 0.0 8.1 9.7 0.0 $14.28 0.365
Mississippi 1,706 15,721 522 28.8 0.0 9.2 14.0 0.0 $11.16 0.400
Missouri 15,734 109,439 3,568 22.0 0.0 7.0 11.9 0.0 $15.27 0.392
Montana 841 7,879 233 28.7 0.0 9.4 16.0 0.0 $12.34 0.334
Nebraska 1,104 9,324 298 24.9 0.0 8.4 13.0 0.0 $12.65 0.333
Nevada 222 2,441 64 29.8 0.0 11.0 17.1 0.0 $14.75 0.326
New Hampshire 2,095 15,871 212 9.6 0.0 7.6 18.0 0.0 $11.14 0.333
New Jersey 36,043 255,395 7,462 21.5 0.0 7.1 10.8 0.0 $16.41 0.326
New Mexico 123 953 28 23.0 0.0 7.7 13.4 0.0 $11.66 0.361
New York 81,350 670,593 8,976 11.0 0.0 8.2 20.0 0.0 $16.17 0.342
North Carolina 5,525 46,551 1,349 22.9 0.0 8.4 15.6 0.0 $7.91 0.274
North Dakota 141 1,247 21 14.8 0.0 8.8 16.0 0.0 $12.10 0.383
Ohio 11,360 78,347 1,363 11.9 0.0 6.9 16.5 0.0 $14.44 0.296
Oklahoma 3,080 26,804 792 22.1 0.0 8.7 13.5 0.0 $14.69 0.368
Oregon 2,169 11,965 406 18.4 0.0 5.5 7.6 0.1 $14.32 0.297
Pennsylvania 22,465 172,449 6,714 28.9 0.0 7.7 12.1 0.0 $15.18 0.353
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 10,536 80,120 3,016 30.1 0.0 7.6 11.1 0.0 $16.44 0.393
South Carolina 2,545 23,272 857 28.0 0.0 9.1 15.7 0.0 $11.15 0.417
South Dakota 315 2,758 109 31.5 0.0 8.8 12.0 0.0 $9.50 0.312
Tennessee 13,236 126,525 4,421 35.0 0.0 9.6 16.0 0.0 $11.45 0.321
Texas 4,913 42,612 2,416 51.2 0.0 8.7 0.0 0.0 $11.55 0.292
Utah 1,524 10,708 101 7.0 0.0 7.0 20.0 0.0 $18.88 0.483
Vermont 503 5,683 138 28.4 0.0 11.3 18.0 0.0 $12.29 0.332
Virginia 3,872 30,335 1,272 28.2 0.0 7.8 12.3 0.0 $11.13 0.316
Washington 3,665 19,067 342 9.7 0.0 5.2 11.5 0.0 $13.91 0.282
West Virginia 7,393 46,777 1,378 17.3 0.0 6.3 0.0 0.0 $14.42 0.338
Wisconsin 10,500 91,370 0.0 0.0 8.7 0.0 0.0 $14.25 0.322
Wyoming 38 214 0.0 0.0 5.6 0.0 0.0 $15.13 0.382
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