US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1945: Categories

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

1945
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 28,405,595 $66,636,692 $58,544,835 0.879 $45.11 $39.64
Alabama 386,976 $708,378 $691,993 0.977 $35.20 $34.39
Alaska 15,878 $52,322 $47,444 0.907 $63.37 $57.46
Arizona 83,684 $183,941 $171,046 0.930 $42.27 $39.31
Arkansas 191,253 $314,511 $297,510 0.946 $31.62 $29.92
California 2,051,341 $5,640,422 $4,896,574 0.868 $52.88 $45.90
Colorado 159,058 $334,151 $303,218 0.907 $40.40 $36.66
Connecticut 566,965 $1,466,859 $1,286,230 0.877 $49.75 $43.63
Delaware 76,647 $180,340 $151,163 0.838 $45.25 $37.93
District of Columbia 189,106 $391,068 $332,653 0.851 $39.77 $33.83
Florida 321,749 $627,116 $574,833 0.917 $37.48 $34.36
Georgia 461,151 $786,498 $722,133 0.918 $32.80 $30.11
Hawaii 77,149 $173,112 $155,216 0.897 $43.15 $38.69
Idaho 66,856 $127,079 $118,363 0.931 $36.55 $34.05
Illinois 2,095,913 $5,285,114 $4,534,436 0.858 $48.49 $41.61
Indiana 789,697 $1,928,086 $1,726,813 0.896 $46.95 $42.05
Iowa 288,563 $563,257 $516,706 0.917 $37.54 $34.43
Kansas 225,226 $507,797 $471,352 0.928 $43.36 $40.25
Kentucky 315,124 $612,290 $563,188 0.920 $37.37 $34.37
Louisiana 368,679 $713,442 $645,860 0.905 $37.21 $33.69
Maine 156,321 $326,107 $301,929 0.926 $40.12 $37.14
Maryland 498,289 $1,115,581 $997,329 0.894 $43.05 $38.49
Massachusetts 1,319,080 $2,879,174 $2,513,766 0.873 $41.98 $36.65
Michigan 1,372,465 $3,806,160 $3,299,621 0.867 $53.33 $46.23
Minnesota 466,292 $983,799 $880,109 0.895 $40.57 $36.30
Mississippi 152,323 $237,341 $223,424 0.941 $29.96 $28.21
Missouri 705,408 $1,498,132 $1,330,780 0.888 $40.84 $36.28
Montana 71,714 $140,582 $131,104 0.933 $37.70 $35.16
Nebraska 139,804 $285,285 $259,287 0.909 $39.24 $35.67
Nevada 29,418 $69,594 $64,533 0.927 $45.49 $42.19
New Hampshire 108,867 $199,342 $185,508 0.931 $35.21 $32.77
New Jersey 1,138,403 $2,995,287 $2,596,448 0.867 $50.60 $43.86
New Mexico 58,825 $110,229 $103,339 0.937 $36.04 $33.78
New York 3,799,911 $9,924,936 $8,245,432 0.831 $50.23 $41.73
North Carolina 525,071 $851,297 $787,440 0.925 $31.18 $28.84
North Dakota 29,665 $53,532 $48,965 0.915 $34.70 $31.74
Ohio 1,912,804 $4,840,919 $4,205,096 0.869 $48.67 $42.28
Oklahoma 243,874 $527,767 $481,212 0.912 $41.62 $37.95
Oregon 285,399 $703,886 $648,672 0.922 $47.43 $43.71
Pennsylvania 2,636,185 $5,918,105 $5,251,300 0.887 $43.17 $38.31
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 214,855 $481,743 $431,176 0.895 $43.12 $38.59
South Carolina 248,350 $373,565 $352,993 0.945 $28.93 $27.33
South Dakota 37,781 $65,134 $60,196 0.924 $33.15 $30.64
Tennessee 470,267 $925,213 $850,559 0.919 $37.84 $34.78
Texas 964,315 $2,024,238 $1,821,841 0.900 $40.37 $36.33
Utah 97,004 $198,094 $180,327 0.910 $39.27 $35.75
Vermont 55,317 $108,052 $100,371 0.929 $37.56 $34.89
Virginia 417,178 $794,412 $721,110 0.908 $36.62 $33.24
Washington 503,931 $1,250,580 $1,139,083 0.911 $47.72 $43.47
West Virginia 328,612 $751,943 $696,911 0.927 $44.00 $40.78
Wisconsin 646,529 $1,514,718 $1,349,699 0.891 $45.05 $40.15
Wyoming 40,323 $86,162 $78,544 0.912 $41.09 $37.46
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1945
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 $1,161,883 $126,507 $445,867 $6,914,010 $6,914,010 $3,000
Alabama $9,547 $1,227 $6,515 $63,879 $63,879 $3,000
Alaska $1,452 $145 $88 $8,461 $8,461 $3,000
Arizona $3,528 $352 $660 $19,759 $19,759 $3,000
Arkansas $6,200 $536 $1,126 $30,522 $30,522 $3,000
California $154,534 $13,251 $55,277 $736,649 $736,649 $3,000
Colorado $5,190 $633 $192 $35,981 $35,981 $3,000
Connecticut $28,412 $3,209 $14,850 $171,985 $171,985 $3,000
Delaware $1,014 $272 $834 $14,302 $14,302 $3,000
District of Columbia $1,754 $813 $357 $43,823 $43,823 $3,000
Florida $12,725 $1,018 $2,364 $58,317 $58,317 $3,000
Georgia $14,004 $1,448 $4,235 $79,958 $79,958 $3,000
Hawaii $1,878 $328 $6 $18,369 $18,369 $3,000
Idaho $2,648 $268 $100 $15,396 $15,396 $3,000
Illinois $71,887 $9,472 $36,359 $510,266 $510,266 $3,000
Indiana $29,286 $3,372 $12,757 $181,911 $181,911 $3,000
Iowa $10,998 $1,117 $2,231 $63,035 $63,035 $3,000
Kansas $10,245 $986 $3,607 $54,111 $54,111 $3,000
Kentucky $12,757 $1,583 $2,439 $89,254 $89,254 $3,000
Louisiana $17,991 $1,429 $3,553 $81,414 $81,414 $3,000
Maine $6,599 $666 $1,750 $37,117 $37,117 $3,000
Maryland $23,380 $2,327 $9,650 $126,624 $126,624 $3,000
Massachusetts $23,358 $4,021 $14,434 $213,273 $213,273 $3,000
Michigan $62,180 $5,126 $77,228 $249,026 $249,026 $3,000
Minnesota $20,730 $1,626 $2,541 $94,397 $94,397 $3,000
Mississippi $6,069 $459 $662 $26,794 $26,794 $3,000
Missouri $27,243 $2,927 $9,916 $159,758 $159,758 $3,000
Montana $3,541 $333 $132 $19,326 $19,326 $3,000
Nebraska $3,860 $479 $497 $26,746 $26,746 $3,000
Nevada $1,677 $187 $96 $10,583 $10,583 $3,000
New Hampshire $3,096 $404 $317 $22,716 $22,716 $3,000
New Jersey $72,093 $8,197 $36,442 $439,128 $439,128 $3,000
New Mexico $1,907 $182 $24 $10,550 $10,550 $3,000
New York $188,721 $17,971 $59,314 $987,755 $987,755 $3,000
North Carolina $17,270 $1,924 $1,838 $108,383 $108,383 $3,000
North Dakota $759 $94 $22 $5,340 $5,340 $3,000
Ohio $68,307 $8,770 $21,485 $480,185 $480,185 $3,000
Oklahoma $6,714 $870 $3,341 $46,493 $46,493 $3,000
Oregon $14,324 $1,327 $2,798 $74,423 $74,423 $3,000
Pennsylvania $62,517 $11,295 $26,526 $610,539 $610,539 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $14,202 $1,331 $5,172 $73,412 $73,412 $3,000
South Carolina $5,429 $705 $393 $39,715 $39,715 $3,000
South Dakota $590 $119 $35 $6,543 $6,543 $3,000
Tennessee $20,783 $1,534 $3,296 $88,713 $88,713 $3,000
Texas $18,302 $2,834 $3,967 $155,313 $155,313 $3,000
Utah $4,894 $469 $445 $26,911 $26,911 $3,000
Vermont $1,901 $228 $327 $12,720 $12,720 $3,000
Virginia $8,585 $1,184 $1,127 $66,177 $66,177 $3,000
Washington $32,774 $2,730 $7,772 $153,117 $153,117 $3,000
West Virginia $10,247 $1,279 $2,490 $71,056 $71,056 $3,000
Wisconsin $32,610 $3,304 $4,264 $185,501 $185,501 $3,000
Wyoming $1,171 $146 $16 $8,284 $8,284 $3,000
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1945
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 1.74 0.67 1.50 1.71 10.38 0.00 0.00
Alabama 1.35 0.92 0.97 0.99 9.02 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.78 0.17 2.45 2.70 16.17 0.00 0.00
Arizona 1.92 0.36 1.80 1.94 10.74 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.97 0.36 1.90 2.01 9.70 0.00 0.00
California 2.74 0.98 1.79 2.06 13.06 0.00 0.00
Colorado 1.55 0.06 1.53 1.69 10.77 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.94 1.01 1.86 2.12 11.72 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.56 0.46 0.55 0.66 7.93 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.45 0.09 0.43 0.51 11.21 0.00 0.00
Florida 2.03 0.38 2.00 2.18 9.30 0.00 0.00
Georgia 1.78 0.54 1.68 1.83 10.17 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 1.08 0.00 1.08 1.24 10.61 0.00 0.00
Idaho 2.08 0.08 2.07 2.22 12.12 0.00 0.00
Illinois 1.36 0.69 1.26 1.47 9.65 0.00 0.00
Indiana 1.52 0.66 1.45 1.62 9.43 0.00 0.00
Iowa 1.95 0.40 1.80 1.96 11.19 0.00 0.00
Kansas 2.02 0.71 1.86 2.00 10.66 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 2.08 0.40 1.74 1.89 14.58 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 2.52 0.50 2.21 2.44 11.41 0.00 0.00
Maine 2.02 0.54 1.93 2.08 11.38 0.00 0.00
Maryland 2.10 0.87 1.85 2.07 11.35 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 0.81 0.50 0.77 0.88 7.41 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.63 2.03 1.44 1.66 6.54 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 2.11 0.26 1.99 2.22 9.60 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 2.56 0.28 2.54 2.70 11.29 0.00 0.00
Missouri 1.82 0.66 1.71 1.93 10.66 0.00 0.00
Montana 2.52 0.09 2.54 2.72 13.75 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 1.35 0.17 1.18 1.30 9.38 0.00 0.00
Nevada 2.41 0.14 2.23 2.40 15.21 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.55 0.16 1.53 1.64 11.40 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 2.41 1.22 1.40 1.62 14.66 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 1.73 0.02 1.76 1.88 9.57 0.00 0.00
New York 1.90 0.60 1.65 1.99 9.95 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 2.03 0.22 1.91 2.06 12.73 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.42 0.04 1.52 1.54 9.98 0.00 0.00
Ohio 1.41 0.44 1.30 1.50 9.92 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 1.27 0.63 1.16 1.27 8.81 0.00 0.00
Oregon 2.03 0.40 1.83 1.98 10.57 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 1.06 0.45 1.13 1.27 10.32 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 2.95 1.07 2.42 2.70 15.24 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 1.45 0.11 1.36 1.44 10.63 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.91 0.05 1.04 1.13 10.05 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 2.25 0.36 2.10 2.28 9.59 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.90 0.20 0.83 0.92 7.67 0.00 0.00
Utah 2.47 0.22 2.46 2.70 13.58 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.76 0.30 1.68 1.80 11.77 0.00 0.00
Virginia 1.08 0.14 1.05 1.16 8.33 0.00 0.00
Washington 2.62 0.62 2.46 2.70 12.24 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 1.36 0.33 1.29 1.39 9.45 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 2.15 0.28 1.82 2.04 12.25 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 1.36 0.02 1.31 1.44 9.61 0.00 0.00
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1945
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 2,822,922 24,179,194 250,440 18.1 0.0 8.5 14.5 0.0 $18.77 0.416
Alabama 43,765 391,605 4,987 26.2 0.0 8.9 17.9 0.0 $16.72 0.475
Alaska 1,032 5,136 78 23.1 0.0 5.0 14.7 0.0 $15.57 0.246
Arizona 6,311 45,144 1,835 50.6 0.0 7.2 0.0 0.0 $14.70 0.348
Arkansas 12,728 86,725 3,635 74.4 0.0 6.8 8.7 0.0 $13.24 0.419
California 336,109 2,905,945 22,848 11.0 0.0 8.2 0.0 0.0 $19.40 0.367
Colorado 2,135 14,413 253 24.8 0.0 6.8 13.7 0.0 $13.58 0.336
Connecticut 87,822 720,220 8,849 16.1 0.0 8.2 12.3 0.0 $20.84 0.419
Delaware 6,675 51,340 666 17.4 0.0 7.7 0.0 0.0 $16.69 0.369
District of Columbia 2,152 20,467 375 19.5 0.0 9.5 18.4 0.0 $17.78 0.447
Florida 24,043 173,099 3,836 24.8 0.0 7.2 12.7 0.0 $13.99 0.373
Georgia 30,346 267,199 2,821 20.3 0.0 8.8 15.6 1.1 $15.94 0.486
Hawaii 96 316 2 3.4 0.0 3.3 20.0 0.0 $18.81 0.436
Idaho 1,055 7,379 267 41.8 0.0 7.0 13.0 0.0 $13.70 0.375
Illinois 232,150 1,975,845 17,640 11.4 0.0 8.5 14.8 0.0 $18.95 0.391
Indiana 101,207 707,114 5,542 15.9 0.0 7.5 0.0 0.0 $16.38 0.349
Iowa 15,087 139,667 3,198 37.0 0.0 9.3 8.3 0.0 $16.25 0.433
Kansas 30,782 237,574 1,502 10.9 0.0 7.7 14.1 0.0 $15.37 0.354
Kentucky 21,399 199,259 1,956 15.2 0.0 9.3 0.0 0.0 $12.43 0.333
Louisiana 28,272 219,032 3,061 25.3 0.0 7.7 0.0 0.0 $16.48 0.443
Maine 14,788 118,374 1,438 16.3 0.0 7.7 14.2 0.0 $15.83 0.395
Maryland 63,338 520,476 4,683 13.7 0.0 8.2 12.6 0.0 $19.24 0.447
Massachusetts 100,355 773,702 8,236 12.0 0.0 7.7 0.0 0.0 $19.19 0.457
Michigan 374,299 3,792,822 65,167 79.6 0.0 11.2 0.0 0.0 $20.70 0.388
Minnesota 20,529 151,040 1,505 16.3 0.0 7.4 13.8 0.0 $17.18 0.423
Mississippi 6,451 52,989 1,696 43.3 0.0 8.2 14.0 0.0 $12.90 0.431
Missouri 70,453 600,941 13,823 39.0 0.0 8.5 12.7 0.0 $16.75 0.410
Montana 1,483 10,180 232 35.6 0.0 6.9 16.0 0.0 $13.05 0.346
Nebraska 4,497 31,447 299 14.5 0.0 7.0 12.4 0.0 $16.31 0.416
Nevada 766 5,642 70 19.5 0.0 7.4 16.8 0.0 $17.17 0.377
New Hampshire 3,779 25,163 186 6.8 0.0 6.7 17.9 0.0 $13.38 0.380
New Jersey 206,802 1,833,177 14,477 16.5 0.0 8.9 11.7 0.0 $20.27 0.401
New Mexico 260 1,929 40 27.8 0.0 7.4 0.0 0.0 $12.67 0.352
New York 352,031 3,171,643 8,805 3.9 0.0 9.0 20.0 0.0 $19.48 0.388
North Carolina 18,637 147,608 1,711 13.8 0.0 7.9 15.5 0.0 $12.66 0.406
North Dakota 264 1,765 31 20.9 0.0 6.7 16.0 0.0 $14.56 0.420
Ohio 137,716 1,150,683 3,962 9.6 0.0 8.4 16.6 0.0 $18.84 0.387
Oklahoma 22,529 193,404 1,853 15.6 0.0 8.6 13.7 0.0 $17.43 0.419
Oregon 28,557 169,643 1,157 16.1 0.0 5.9 11.2 1.7 $16.82 0.355
Pennsylvania 203,373 1,486,887 14,707 15.2 0.0 7.3 14.0 0.0 $17.87 0.414
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 36,080 308,209 6,524 29.0 0.0 8.5 10.7 0.0 $17.35 0.402
South Carolina 3,795 33,479 917 35.6 0.0 8.8 15.8 0.0 $11.89 0.411
South Dakota 433 3,324 95 32.6 0.0 7.7 11.9 0.0 $11.21 0.338
Tennessee 32,808 252,559 3,855 20.9 0.0 7.7 16.0 0.0 $13.15 0.348
Texas 31,010 259,708 6,978 56.3 0.0 8.4 10.9 0.0 $15.44 0.382
Utah 3,288 19,959 186 15.9 0.0 6.1 20.0 0.0 $22.76 0.580
Vermont 2,159 20,141 146 13.1 0.0 9.3 18.0 0.0 $16.55 0.441
Virginia 13,478 91,425 2,529 40.8 0.0 6.8 11.9 0.0 $12.81 0.350
Washington 60,198 372,827 926 5.5 0.0 6.2 0.0 0.0 $21.07 0.441
West Virginia 25,449 160,165 821 5.4 0.0 6.3 0.0 0.0 $16.00 0.364
Wisconsin 249,504 0.0 0.0 6.5 0.0 0.0 $17.81 0.395
Wyoming 151 900 34 0.0 0.0 6.0 9.4 0.0 $18.02 0.439
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