US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1946: Categories

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

1946
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 30,229,654 $73,394,236 $63,690,396 0.868 $46.69 $40.52
Alabama 380,122 $712,471 $662,270 0.930 $36.04 $33.50
Alaska 17,732 $53,613 $50,381 0.940 $58.14 $54.64
Arizona 88,255 $208,511 $190,054 0.911 $45.43 $41.41
Arkansas 197,020 $322,444 $299,911 0.930 $31.47 $29.27
California 2,323,564 $6,485,630 $5,550,279 0.856 $53.68 $45.94
Colorado 175,248 $392,797 $348,940 0.888 $43.10 $38.29
Connecticut 593,325 $1,549,027 $1,342,766 0.867 $50.21 $43.52
Delaware 83,150 $205,226 $169,228 0.825 $47.46 $39.14
District of Columbia 209,854 $487,209 $409,796 0.841 $44.65 $37.55
Florida 354,804 $736,859 $662,827 0.900 $39.94 $35.93
Georgia 486,081 $893,670 $805,732 0.902 $35.36 $31.88
Hawaii 82,278 $195,347 $177,867 0.911 $45.66 $41.57
Idaho 80,571 $167,077 $154,827 0.927 $39.88 $36.95
Illinois 2,232,890 $5,919,328 $4,988,762 0.843 $50.98 $42.97
Indiana 802,950 $1,953,809 $1,737,753 0.889 $46.79 $41.62
Iowa 309,925 $647,718 $582,716 0.900 $40.19 $36.16
Kansas 208,745 $462,302 $420,348 0.909 $42.59 $38.72
Kentucky 333,611 $687,205 $624,344 0.909 $39.61 $35.99
Louisiana 379,752 $758,534 $674,533 0.889 $38.41 $34.16
Maine 167,239 $355,459 $327,717 0.922 $40.87 $37.68
Maryland 521,169 $1,154,545 $1,024,855 0.888 $42.60 $37.82
Massachusetts 1,413,732 $3,253,478 $2,818,792 0.866 $44.26 $38.34
Michigan 1,430,533 $3,976,179 $3,434,725 0.864 $53.45 $46.17
Minnesota 503,097 $1,109,878 $974,584 0.878 $42.42 $37.25
Mississippi 168,363 $279,632 $259,656 0.929 $31.94 $29.66
Missouri 722,173 $1,628,575 $1,407,771 0.864 $43.37 $37.49
Montana 82,996 $173,065 $159,456 0.921 $40.10 $36.95
Nebraska 144,100 $304,948 $269,482 0.884 $40.70 $35.96
Nevada 36,914 $96,557 $87,134 0.902 $50.30 $45.39
New Hampshire 125,652 $255,464 $235,988 0.924 $39.10 $36.12
New Jersey 1,221,673 $3,243,368 $2,799,647 0.863 $51.05 $44.07
New Mexico 72,078 $144,831 $136,438 0.942 $38.64 $36.40
New York 4,105,240 $11,445,913 $9,348,332 0.817 $53.62 $43.79
North Carolina 585,056 $1,053,702 $971,624 0.922 $34.64 $31.94
North Dakota 34,867 $70,909 $63,883 0.901 $39.11 $35.23
Ohio 2,016,143 $5,077,440 $4,398,748 0.866 $48.43 $41.96
Oklahoma 237,680 $536,054 $478,154 0.892 $43.37 $38.69
Oregon 283,965 $708,816 $641,688 0.905 $48.00 $43.46
Pennsylvania 2,826,442 $6,489,559 $5,747,016 0.886 $44.15 $39.10
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 231,091 $530,022 $468,061 0.883 $44.11 $38.95
South Carolina 279,510 $473,028 $443,868 0.938 $32.55 $30.54
South Dakota 42,970 $83,868 $76,536 0.913 $37.53 $34.25
Tennessee 461,753 $908,393 $823,963 0.907 $37.83 $34.32
Texas 1,015,765 $2,211,474 $1,958,665 0.886 $41.87 $37.08
Utah 106,267 $229,080 $206,511 0.901 $41.46 $37.37
Vermont 61,383 $127,932 $117,871 0.921 $40.08 $36.93
Virginia 451,120 $904,821 $817,662 0.904 $38.57 $34.86
Washington 479,838 $1,196,147 $1,073,401 0.897 $47.94 $43.02
West Virginia 346,904 $833,306 $767,587 0.921 $46.19 $42.55
Wisconsin 667,829 $1,598,112 $1,404,133 0.879 $46.02 $40.43
Wyoming 46,235 $100,904 $93,114 0.923 $41.97 $38.73
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1946
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 $911,836 $129,667 $1,094,845 $6,860,044 $6,860,044 $3,000
Alabama $5,920 $1,106 $14,749 $56,155 $56,155 $3,000
Alaska $1,150 $165 $434 $9,343 $9,343 $3,000
Arizona $3,009 $395 $1,340 $21,823 $21,823 $3,000
Arkansas $4,877 $594 $3,874 $32,119 $32,119 $3,000
California $122,374 $13,647 $154,532 $717,938 $717,938 $3,000
Colorado $4,970 $729 $1,294 $40,384 $40,384 $3,000
Connecticut $25,860 $3,334 $19,584 $181,594 $181,594 $3,000
Delaware $1,119 $263 $1,768 $13,916 $13,916 $3,000
District of Columbia $2,056 $845 $1,705 $45,018 $45,018 $3,000
Florida $10,397 $1,167 $5,211 $64,671 $64,671 $3,000
Georgia $11,795 $1,576 $6,476 $86,852 $86,852 $3,000
Hawaii $1,521 $370 $167 $20,092 $20,092 $3,000
Idaho $3,061 $317 $748 $18,025 $18,025 $3,000
Illinois $42,912 $9,409 $77,542 $485,045 $485,045 $3,000
Indiana $15,581 $3,343 $22,283 $178,552 $178,552 $3,000
Iowa $7,801 $1,241 $4,327 $67,750 $67,750 $3,000
Kansas $6,121 $985 $9,080 $52,137 $52,137 $3,000
Kentucky $10,580 $1,720 $6,419 $94,721 $94,721 $3,000
Louisiana $9,010 $1,512 $12,013 $79,921 $79,921 $3,000
Maine $5,945 $713 $5,478 $38,297 $38,297 $3,000
Maryland $10,579 $2,259 $23,285 $116,176 $116,176 $3,000
Massachusetts $23,011 $3,901 $42,802 $197,383 $197,383 $3,000
Michigan $39,437 $4,150 $79,220 $213,394 $213,394 $3,000
Minnesota $14,341 $1,814 $9,635 $100,914 $100,914 $3,000
Mississippi $6,523 $562 $1,707 $32,172 $32,172 $3,000
Missouri $16,777 $3,028 $20,946 $158,616 $158,616 $3,000
Montana $4,068 $393 $1,089 $22,698 $22,698 $3,000
Nebraska $2,492 $517 $2,087 $27,668 $27,668 $3,000
Nevada $1,561 $212 $599 $11,757 $11,757 $3,000
New Hampshire $3,276 $457 $792 $25,657 $25,657 $3,000
New Jersey $67,835 $8,181 $78,672 $436,471 $436,471 $3,000
New Mexico $2,271 $223 $258 $12,786 $12,786 $3,000
New York $162,736 $18,773 $191,154 $978,109 $978,109 $3,000
North Carolina $15,562 $2,211 $4,376 $121,780 $121,780 $3,000
North Dakota $839 $106 $242 $6,043 $6,043 $3,000
Ohio $52,578 $9,118 $52,314 $489,567 $489,567 $3,000
Oklahoma $4,508 $792 $10,184 $41,610 $41,610 $3,000
Oregon $10,593 $1,325 $16,633 $69,708 $69,708 $3,000
Pennsylvania $62,596 $11,238 $94,534 $589,840 $589,840 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $13,449 $1,407 $10,852 $77,416 $77,416 $3,000
South Carolina $5,316 $794 $1,719 $44,106 $44,106 $3,000
South Dakota $664 $131 $185 $7,153 $7,153 $3,000
Tennessee $14,954 $1,717 $12,560 $92,825 $92,825 $3,000
Texas $15,838 $2,983 $14,669 $159,466 $159,466 $3,000
Utah $5,258 $522 $4,058 $28,634 $28,634 $3,000
Vermont $1,935 $252 $800 $14,106 $14,106 $3,000
Virginia $8,882 $1,299 $5,610 $70,748 $70,748 $3,000
Washington $27,250 $2,745 $46,766 $136,347 $136,347 $3,000
West Virginia $9,091 $1,343 $10,005 $71,484 $71,484 $3,000
Wisconsin $10,306 $3,614 $7,771 $191,650 $191,650 $3,000
Wyoming $1,251 $169 $297 $9,407 $9,407 $3,000
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1946
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 1.24 1.49 1.24 1.43 9.35 0.00 0.00
Alabama 0.83 2.07 0.74 0.80 7.88 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.15 0.81 2.53 2.70 17.43 0.00 0.00
Arizona 1.44 0.64 1.54 1.69 10.47 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.51 1.20 1.59 1.71 9.96 0.00 0.00
California 1.89 2.38 1.71 2.00 11.07 0.00 0.00
Colorado 1.27 0.33 1.36 1.53 10.28 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.67 1.26 1.78 2.05 11.72 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.55 0.86 0.60 0.73 6.78 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.42 0.35 0.44 0.52 9.24 0.00 0.00
Florida 1.41 0.71 1.60 1.77 8.78 0.00 0.00
Georgia 1.32 0.72 1.40 1.55 9.72 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 0.78 0.09 0.72 0.82 10.29 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.83 0.45 1.94 2.09 10.79 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.72 1.31 0.66 0.79 8.19 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.80 1.14 0.72 0.81 9.14 0.00 0.00
Iowa 1.20 0.67 1.17 1.30 10.46 0.00 0.00
Kansas 1.32 1.96 1.37 1.51 11.28 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.54 0.93 1.37 1.51 13.78 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 1.19 1.58 1.26 1.42 10.54 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.67 1.54 1.78 1.93 10.77 0.00 0.00
Maryland 0.92 2.02 1.07 1.21 10.06 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 0.71 1.32 0.76 0.88 6.07 0.00 0.00
Michigan 0.99 1.99 1.10 1.28 5.37 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 1.29 0.87 1.44 1.64 9.09 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 2.33 0.61 2.54 2.70 11.51 0.00 0.00
Missouri 1.03 1.29 1.01 1.17 9.74 0.00 0.00
Montana 2.35 0.63 2.49 2.70 13.12 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.82 0.68 0.87 0.99 9.07 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.62 0.62 1.74 1.93 12.18 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.28 0.31 1.37 1.49 10.04 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 2.09 2.43 1.42 1.65 13.46 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 1.57 0.18 1.72 1.83 8.83 0.00 0.00
New York 1.42 1.67 1.47 1.81 8.55 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 1.48 0.42 1.51 1.63 11.56 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.18 0.34 1.26 1.40 8.52 0.00 0.00
Ohio 1.04 1.03 1.09 1.26 9.64 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.84 1.90 0.90 1.01 7.76 0.00 0.00
Oregon 1.49 2.35 1.56 1.73 9.83 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 0.96 1.46 1.08 1.22 9.09 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 2.54 2.05 2.38 2.70 14.61 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 1.12 0.36 1.21 1.28 9.32 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.79 0.22 0.85 0.93 8.53 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.65 1.38 1.67 1.85 10.22 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.72 0.66 0.79 0.89 7.21 0.00 0.00
Utah 2.30 1.77 2.43 2.70 12.50 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.51 0.63 1.62 1.76 11.03 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.98 0.62 1.07 1.18 7.82 0.00 0.00
Washington 2.28 3.91 2.42 2.70 11.40 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 1.09 1.20 1.14 1.24 8.58 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.64 0.49 0.47 0.54 11.99 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 1.24 0.29 1.31 1.42 9.32 0.00 0.00
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1946
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 4,479,029 59,813,263 1,985,928 38.7 19.8 13.4 18.5 0.0 $18.50 0.396
Alabama 54,961 897,545 45,575 63.4 18.5 16.3 18.2 0.0 $16.57 0.460
Alaska 2,335 27,259 757 28.9 15.6 11.7 15.0 0.0 $16.03 0.276
Arizona 9,246 94,034 5,593 51.5 12.0 10.2 12.6 0.0 $14.39 0.317
Arkansas 35,770 307,491 23,593 62.3 10.8 8.6 10.5 0.0 $12.61 0.401
California 524,492 8,207,781 269,165 46.0 19.1 15.6 19.2 0.0 $19.03 0.355
Colorado 11,247 93,969 3,324 29.4 15.3 8.4 13.3 0.0 $13.89 0.322
Connecticut 74,227 939,451 37,555 36.7 18.0 12.7 17.3 0.0 $21.08 0.420
Delaware 7,731 112,387 4,561 49.6 17.8 14.5 18.1 0.0 $16.25 0.342
District of Columbia 9,013 99,772 2,348 31.5 19.0 11.1 18.5 0.0 $17.14 0.384
Florida 36,444 376,073 17,497 43.5 14.2 10.3 14.8 0.0 $14.02 0.351
Georgia 29,064 428,399 28,129 69.3 16.0 14.7 15.8 2.2 $15.20 0.430
Hawaii 1,500 8,829 75 12.1 20.0 5.9 20.0 0.2 $19.06 0.417
Idaho 4,690 48,793 1,468 31.2 15.6 10.4 14.9 0.0 $15.45 0.387
Illinois 362,201 4,238,897 96,063 23.7 22.2 11.7 20.4 0.0 $18.67 0.366
Indiana 81,925 1,218,789 57,658 36.9 17.9 13.6 16.6 0.0 $18.66 0.399
Iowa 25,056 280,007 13,812 53.8 15.4 11.2 15.6 0.0 $15.80 0.393
Kansas 38,208 609,804 27,329 55.3 17.8 16.0 18.5 0.0 $15.09 0.354
Kentucky 35,317 534,857 19,636 49.9 20.0 15.1 19.8 0.0 $12.09 0.305
Louisiana 45,480 782,253 40,006 73.8 15.2 17.2 17.0 0.0 $15.76 0.410
Maine 31,707 353,755 7,868 22.6 20.0 11.2 19.9 0.0 $15.86 0.388
Maryland 109,900 1,259,741 38,896 30.3 19.3 11.5 16.8 0.0 $18.97 0.445
Massachusetts 178,836 2,090,980 78,294 43.9 18.3 11.7 17.6 0.0 $20.86 0.471
Michigan 280,384 3,874,730 196,203 50.0 17.1 10.1 17.9 0.0 $20.35 0.381
Minnesota 39,432 587,392 21,845 46.2 19.1 14.9 18.7 0.0 $16.70 0.394
Mississippi 12,919 135,495 6,368 48.2 14.0 10.5 14.0 0.0 $12.85 0.402
Missouri 109,318 1,290,676 61,826 49.6 17.6 11.8 14.8 0.0 $16.40 0.378
Montana 7,532 81,711 2,847 38.4 16.0 10.8 16.0 0.0 $13.35 0.333
Nebraska 11,458 131,376 5,430 47.4 16.4 11.5 16.7 0.0 $16.17 0.397
Nevada 2,892 33,354 986 36.7 18.1 11.5 18.1 0.0 $18.09 0.360
New Hampshire 6,640 59,816 1,053 16.5 20.0 9.0 20.0 0.0 $13.61 0.348
New Jersey 221,722 3,907,788 128,088 42.9 21.5 17.6 20.0 0.0 $20.39 0.399
New Mexico 2,008 19,387 660 37.5 15.5 9.7 15.0 0.0 $13.41 0.347
New York 698,872 9,923,120 152,326 19.1 26.0 14.2 26.0 0.0 $19.36 0.361
North Carolina 33,392 371,223 11,703 34.0 16.0 11.1 15.7 0.0 $11.94 0.345
North Dakota 1,421 15,014 198 14.9 20.0 10.6 19.0 0.0 $16.87 0.431
Ohio 160,145 2,809,239 102,127 42.9 21.6 17.5 20.4 0.0 $18.72 0.387
Oklahoma 40,385 617,697 29,031 65.6 17.1 15.3 17.8 0.0 $16.69 0.385
Oregon 84,785 992,058 29,147 29.1 17.8 11.7 17.5 6.7 $16.88 0.352
Pennsylvania 531,321 5,258,630 177,208 32.7 18.8 9.9 18.3 0.0 $18.15 0.411
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 49,403 647,394 25,364 42.5 15.1 13.1 13.5 0.0 $17.36 0.394
South Carolina 12,184 123,274 4,955 45.5 16.0 10.1 16.0 0.0 $14.10 0.433
South Dakota 2,092 14,146 360 26.0 16.6 6.8 13.0 0.0 $13.59 0.362
Tennessee 66,789 943,958 44,092 59.8 16.0 14.1 16.0 0.0 $13.38 0.354
Texas 77,408 949,938 60,469 70.4 13.6 12.3 14.3 0.0 $15.64 0.374
Utah 14,877 176,641 4,076 27.0 18.5 11.9 18.5 0.0 $23.35 0.563
Vermont 4,027 48,683 1,465 30.5 20.0 12.1 20.0 0.0 $16.85 0.420
Virginia 48,711 437,302 21,306 42.1 14.1 9.0 12.1 0.0 $12.97 0.336
Washington 157,799 2,253,532 36,392 21.6 23.0 14.3 20.9 0.0 $20.94 0.437
West Virginia 51,233 632,322 19,745 36.7 21.0 12.4 20.6 0.0 $16.03 0.347
Wisconsin 38,528 450,466 20,931 41.6 0.0 11.7 0.0 0.0 $17.67 0.384
Wyoming 2,002 16,035 525 27.7 14.7 8.0 12.6 0.0 $18.89 0.450
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