US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1947: Categories

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

1947
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 32,272,248 $86,581,348 $72,981,066 0.843 $51.59 $43.49
Alabama 416,475 $893,450 $811,651 0.908 $41.26 $37.48
Alaska 24,801 $100,078 $91,390 0.913 $77.60 $70.86
Arizona 101,015 $262,768 $234,117 0.891 $50.02 $44.57
Arkansas 212,255 $384,788 $353,034 0.917 $34.86 $31.99
California 2,459,596 $7,460,387 $6,211,793 0.833 $58.33 $48.57
Colorado 192,093 $484,038 $418,460 0.865 $48.46 $41.89
Connecticut 637,862 $1,790,464 $1,519,427 0.849 $53.98 $45.81
Delaware 89,278 $241,446 $193,419 0.801 $52.01 $41.66
District of Columbia 215,795 $551,401 $451,545 0.819 $49.14 $40.24
Florida 378,528 $866,157 $760,725 0.878 $44.00 $38.65
Georgia 508,911 $1,048,424 $923,958 0.881 $39.62 $34.91
Hawaii 93,599 $247,277 $219,495 0.888 $50.81 $45.10
Idaho 86,923 $204,164 $184,163 0.902 $45.17 $40.74
Illinois 2,374,790 $7,024,543 $5,710,006 0.813 $56.88 $46.24
Indiana 884,761 $2,425,066 $2,084,611 0.860 $52.71 $45.31
Iowa 333,122 $806,237 $706,013 0.876 $46.54 $40.76
Kansas 227,310 $557,751 $493,685 0.885 $47.19 $41.77
Kentucky 366,387 $850,372 $764,525 0.899 $44.63 $40.13
Louisiana 424,092 $947,378 $823,740 0.869 $42.96 $37.35
Maine 175,637 $408,723 $370,345 0.906 $44.75 $40.55
Maryland 550,906 $1,335,330 $1,160,807 0.869 $46.61 $40.52
Massachusetts 1,455,326 $3,646,771 $3,098,757 0.850 $48.19 $40.95
Michigan 1,573,728 $4,823,543 $4,011,823 0.832 $58.94 $49.02
Minnesota 539,263 $1,332,255 $1,137,646 0.854 $47.51 $40.57
Mississippi 177,799 $323,769 $296,464 0.916 $35.02 $32.07
Missouri 762,231 $1,920,696 $1,620,075 0.843 $48.46 $40.87
Montana 92,050 $214,800 $193,561 0.901 $44.88 $40.44
Nebraska 156,380 $367,803 $317,572 0.863 $45.23 $39.05
Nevada 37,494 $107,913 $94,379 0.875 $55.35 $48.41
New Hampshire 130,761 $294,942 $268,570 0.911 $43.38 $39.50
New Jersey 1,281,488 $3,694,993 $3,088,777 0.836 $55.45 $46.35
New Mexico 81,801 $184,228 $168,030 0.912 $43.31 $39.50
New York 4,294,551 $13,033,522 $10,274,057 0.788 $58.36 $46.01
North Carolina 621,972 $1,257,472 $1,145,147 0.911 $38.88 $35.41
North Dakota 39,308 $90,165 $79,082 0.877 $44.11 $38.69
Ohio 2,176,709 $6,087,160 $5,110,885 0.840 $53.78 $45.15
Oklahoma 254,598 $636,882 $550,770 0.865 $48.11 $41.60
Oregon 307,339 $864,455 $754,236 0.872 $54.09 $47.19
Pennsylvania 3,032,626 $7,734,182 $6,645,663 0.859 $49.04 $42.14
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 238,218 $595,489 $517,803 0.870 $48.07 $41.80
South Carolina 301,098 $585,075 $539,486 0.922 $37.37 $34.46
South Dakota 48,135 $107,051 $95,564 0.893 $42.77 $38.18
Tennessee 490,858 $1,061,662 $945,034 0.890 $41.59 $37.02
Texas 1,099,570 $2,676,960 $2,295,205 0.857 $46.82 $40.14
Utah 120,704 $289,126 $253,776 0.878 $46.06 $40.43
Vermont 64,173 $146,219 $132,992 0.910 $43.82 $39.85
Virginia 485,024 $1,083,824 $960,805 0.886 $42.97 $38.10
Washington 504,815 $1,408,300 $1,220,037 0.866 $53.65 $46.48
West Virginia 378,129 $1,061,329 $919,119 0.866 $53.98 $46.74
Wisconsin 721,176 $1,934,686 $1,646,514 0.851 $51.59 $43.91
Wyoming 50,788 $125,834 $112,328 0.893 $47.65 $42.53
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1947
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 $1,095,522 $138,952 $775,142 $7,303,287 $7,303,287 $3,000
Alabama $8,529 $1,118 $8,028 $57,774 $57,774 $3,000
Alaska $1,951 $194 $556 $10,931 $10,931 $3,000
Arizona $3,843 $464 $1,171 $24,959 $24,959 $3,000
Arkansas $5,383 $660 $3,094 $35,058 $35,058 $3,000
California $126,875 $14,042 $129,974 $728,881 $728,881 $3,000
Colorado $6,154 $858 $960 $46,436 $46,436 $3,000
Connecticut $20,631 $3,780 $10,636 $195,352 $195,352 $3,000
Delaware $1,172 $275 $991 $14,372 $14,372 $3,000
District of Columbia $2,111 $884 $2,733 $45,280 $45,280 $3,000
Florida $11,640 $1,358 $6,602 $71,049 $71,049 $3,000
Georgia $12,645 $1,808 $6,265 $95,015 $95,015 $3,000
Hawaii $2,144 $416 $462 $22,192 $22,192 $3,000
Idaho $3,700 $386 $977 $21,132 $21,132 $3,000
Illinois $48,141 $9,622 $47,229 $495,579 $495,579 $3,000
Indiana $12,207 $3,610 $7,084 $187,285 $187,285 $3,000
Iowa $9,677 $1,414 $2,203 $76,638 $76,638 $3,000
Kansas $6,494 $1,063 $3,453 $56,229 $56,229 $3,000
Kentucky $12,896 $1,934 $4,397 $104,928 $104,928 $3,000
Louisiana $12,009 $1,642 $6,144 $87,429 $87,429 $3,000
Maine $6,457 $780 $4,466 $41,067 $41,067 $3,000
Maryland $14,212 $2,326 $10,602 $122,088 $122,088 $3,000
Massachusetts $33,042 $3,681 $53,471 $180,635 $180,635 $3,000
Michigan $59,657 $4,428 $33,509 $243,970 $243,970 $3,000
Minnesota $14,952 $2,104 $4,580 $113,368 $113,368 $3,000
Mississippi $7,874 $702 $2,021 $38,728 $38,728 $3,000
Missouri $21,458 $3,185 $16,893 $166,366 $166,366 $3,000
Montana $3,699 $477 $938 $25,923 $25,923 $3,000
Nebraska $4,085 $578 $1,135 $31,192 $31,192 $3,000
Nevada $1,663 $242 $902 $12,752 $12,752 $3,000
New Hampshire $3,634 $518 $2,646 $27,163 $27,163 $3,000
New Jersey $86,901 $8,987 $55,936 $476,424 $476,424 $3,000
New Mexico $3,103 $282 $390 $15,780 $15,780 $3,000
New York $244,233 $19,922 $175,191 $1,067,074 $1,067,074 $3,000
North Carolina $17,283 $2,551 $5,818 $135,795 $135,795 $3,000
North Dakota $1,155 $125 $279 $7,044 $7,044 $3,000
Ohio $47,571 $10,122 $19,143 $528,116 $528,116 $3,000
Oklahoma $5,981 $799 $5,705 $42,685 $42,685 $3,000
Oregon $13,360 $1,440 $7,681 $76,827 $76,827 $3,000
Pennsylvania $66,990 $11,784 $57,332 $610,700 $610,700 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $12,304 $1,429 $9,779 $66,369 $66,369 $3,000
South Carolina $6,847 $913 $2,818 $49,048 $49,048 $3,000
South Dakota $961 $151 $159 $8,106 $8,106 $3,000
Tennessee $15,349 $1,899 $10,776 $99,268 $99,268 $3,000
Texas $20,297 $3,304 $7,030 $175,957 $175,957 $3,000
Utah $5,661 $607 $2,436 $32,466 $32,466 $3,000
Vermont $2,163 $292 $1,054 $15,506 $15,506 $3,000
Virginia $11,345 $1,476 $4,160 $79,378 $79,378 $3,000
Washington $26,936 $2,719 $25,460 $140,541 $140,541 $3,000
West Virginia $11,827 $1,466 $6,154 $78,644 $78,644 $3,000
Wisconsin $15,041 $3,939 $3,389 $207,237 $207,237 $3,000
Wyoming $1,279 $196 $330 $10,551 $10,551 $3,000
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1947
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 1.27 0.90 1.19 1.41 8.44 0.00 0.00
Alabama 0.95 0.90 0.87 0.95 6.47 0.00 0.00
Alaska 1.95 0.56 1.82 2.09 10.92 0.00 0.00
Arizona 1.46 0.45 1.51 1.69 9.50 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.40 0.80 1.39 1.51 9.11 0.00 0.00
California 1.70 1.74 1.73 2.08 9.77 0.00 0.00
Colorado 1.27 0.20 1.27 1.47 9.59 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.15 0.59 0.81 0.95 10.91 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.49 0.41 0.48 0.60 5.95 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.38 0.50 0.36 0.44 8.21 0.00 0.00
Florida 1.34 0.76 1.09 1.24 8.20 0.00 0.00
Georgia 1.21 0.60 1.10 1.25 9.06 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 0.87 0.19 0.86 1.01 8.97 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.81 0.48 1.82 2.02 10.35 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.69 0.67 0.69 0.85 7.05 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.50 0.29 0.46 0.54 7.72 0.00 0.00
Iowa 1.20 0.27 1.24 1.42 9.51 0.00 0.00
Kansas 1.16 0.62 1.13 1.27 10.08 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.52 0.52 1.38 1.53 12.34 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 1.27 0.65 1.35 1.55 9.23 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.58 1.09 1.57 1.74 10.05 0.00 0.00
Maryland 1.06 0.79 1.05 1.21 9.14 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 0.91 1.47 0.96 1.13 4.95 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.24 0.69 1.40 1.68 5.06 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 1.12 0.34 0.93 1.09 8.51 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 2.43 0.62 2.47 2.70 11.96 0.00 0.00
Missouri 1.12 0.88 1.15 1.36 8.66 0.00 0.00
Montana 1.72 0.44 1.57 1.75 12.07 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 1.11 0.31 1.21 1.40 8.48 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.54 0.84 1.47 1.68 11.82 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.23 0.90 1.19 1.30 9.21 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 2.35 1.51 1.53 1.83 12.89 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 1.68 0.21 1.73 1.90 8.57 0.00 0.00
New York 1.87 1.34 1.71 2.17 8.19 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 1.37 0.46 1.38 1.52 10.80 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.28 0.31 1.35 1.54 7.81 0.00 0.00
Ohio 0.78 0.31 0.69 0.82 8.68 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.94 0.90 0.92 1.06 6.70 0.00 0.00
Oregon 1.55 0.89 1.58 1.81 8.89 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 0.87 0.74 0.85 0.99 7.90 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 2.07 1.64 1.84 2.11 11.15 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 1.17 0.48 1.19 1.29 8.38 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.90 0.15 1.05 1.18 7.57 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.45 1.02 1.43 1.61 9.35 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.76 0.26 0.82 0.95 6.57 0.00 0.00
Utah 1.96 0.84 1.67 1.91 11.23 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.48 0.72 1.45 1.59 10.60 0.00 0.00
Virginia 1.05 0.38 1.06 1.19 7.32 0.00 0.00
Washington 1.91 1.81 1.66 1.92 9.98 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 1.11 0.58 1.14 1.32 7.41 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.78 0.18 0.84 0.99 10.71 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 1.02 0.26 0.98 1.10 8.38 0.00 0.00
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1947
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 3,983,603 44,214,903 1,271,821 30.7 19.5 11.1 17.8 1,008,737 3.1 $17.83 0.346
Alabama 44,870 557,114 25,939 55.3 18.2 12.4 17.0 12,266 2.9 $14.65 0.355
Alaska 3,024 25,458 760 31.2 17.0 8.4 14.6 359 1.4 $22.01 0.284
Arizona 8,783 73,539 3,984 48.4 11.5 8.4 11.8 2,787 2.7 $16.08 0.321
Arkansas 30,440 255,713 16,290 52.0 11.6 8.4 9.9 7,073 3.3 $13.75 0.394
California 535,893 6,980,404 240,799 44.1 18.6 13.0 18.0 147,214 5.9 $18.75 0.321
Colorado 7,558 66,781 1,956 25.4 16.8 8.8 14.4 2,004 1.0 $14.53 0.300
Connecticut 63,945 555,896 13,916 21.9 17.3 8.7 16.9 12,669 1.9 $19.56 0.362
Delaware 6,482 69,048 2,384 33.4 17.2 10.7 16.3 1,627 1.8 $14.95 0.287
District of Columbia 13,758 166,732 6,113 46.2 18.8 12.1 18.7 3,628 1.6 $16.46 0.335
Florida 47,131 494,888 23,413 49.8 13.9 10.5 13.9 13,766 3.6 $13.53 0.307
Georgia 41,945 478,253 19,351 46.1 16.0 11.4 15.5 11,989 2.3 $13.32 0.336
Hawaii 2,989 27,706 452 16.2 20.0 9.3 20.0 496 0.5 $16.70 0.329
Idaho 7,816 61,554 1,663 26.4 15.5 7.9 14.4 1,846 2.1 $15.99 0.354
Illinois 259,974 2,668,472 56,251 20.6 21.1 10.3 18.8 61,024 2.5 $18.23 0.320
Indiana 47,430 432,960 14,576 29.9 16.7 9.1 16.0 11,679 1.3 $17.00 0.323
Iowa 14,648 155,322 6,418 33.9 15.2 10.6 13.8 4,094 1.2 $14.55 0.313
Kansas 21,069 242,727 8,594 36.1 17.2 11.5 16.8 5,598 2.4 $14.56 0.309
Kentucky 31,171 406,865 13,663 42.5 20.0 13.1 19.6 9,962 2.7 $10.98 0.246
Louisiana 34,689 455,969 23,082 62.4 15.2 13.1 15.0 11,610 2.7 $13.93 0.324
Maine 32,086 340,274 6,116 19.0 20.0 10.6 19.9 7,525 4.2 $13.48 0.301
Maryland 72,973 617,816 13,660 18.2 19.4 8.5 19.5 11,938 2.1 $18.07 0.388
Massachusetts 238,785 2,545,884 83,117 34.0 17.1 10.7 15.9 59,148 4.0 $21.85 0.453
Michigan 256,930 1,664,961 54,275 21.4 17.4 6.5 14.6 41,430 2.6 $19.77 0.335
Minnesota 27,488 317,563 8,614 30.9 18.6 11.6 18.4 8,053 1.4 $14.98 0.315
Mississippi 17,085 170,972 7,243 43.5 14.0 10.0 14.0 4,779 2.6 $12.15 0.347
Missouri 87,692 1,046,955 37,323 39.0 18.3 11.9 17.0 27,473 3.6 $16.40 0.338
Montana 6,468 66,065 2,206 34.9 16.0 10.2 16.0 1,851 2.0 $14.24 0.317
Nebraska 7,302 78,133 2,887 32.4 15.9 10.7 15.5 1,860 1.1 $14.92 0.330
Nevada 4,551 48,392 1,271 31.3 18.0 10.6 17.4 1,207 3.2 $18.85 0.341
New Hampshire 19,156 177,578 2,209 11.8 22.4 9.3 19.9 4,245 3.2 $15.42 0.355
New Jersey 232,021 2,930,229 86,230 35.7 20.4 12.6 19.4 57,528 4.4 $19.51 0.352
New Mexico 3,413 28,521 864 28.3 16.9 8.4 14.6 925 1.1 $13.85 0.320
New York 764,434 9,391,624 115,282 14.2 26.0 12.3 26.0 206,972 4.8 $18.77 0.322
North Carolina 53,299 521,905 17,090 32.2 16.0 9.8 15.7 12,854 2.0 $11.35 0.292
North Dakota 1,595 16,904 203 13.0 20.0 10.6 20.0 554 1.4 $17.39 0.394
Ohio 89,828 1,126,364 27,687 29.7 21.7 12.5 20.9 29,139 1.3 $17.27 0.321
Oklahoma 31,377 400,722 18,529 55.1 16.3 12.8 15.8 9,437 3.7 $16.09 0.334
Oregon 61,525 492,927 12,597 22.7 16.6 8.0 13.2 11,940 3.8 $15.94 0.295
Pennsylvania 328,912 3,412,011 111,766 28.9 18.5 10.4 17.6 76,401 2.5 $17.13 0.349
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 51,527 532,315 19,141 38.8 14.8 10.3 14.8 11,860 4.9 $18.90 0.393
South Carolina 19,791 206,142 7,906 41.8 16.0 10.4 16.0 5,451 1.8 $13.92 0.373
South Dakota 1,525 11,950 429 21.1 14.6 7.8 12.3 429 0.8 $13.59 0.318
Tennessee 68,113 848,489 31,822 46.5 18.7 12.5 16.0 22,921 4.6 $12.85 0.309
Texas 53,548 526,182 38,286 65.6 12.8 9.8 12.4 14,776 1.3 $13.74 0.293
Utah 11,012 109,185 2,634 26.6 18.1 9.9 18.5 2,523 2.0 $22.82 0.495
Vermont 6,658 64,476 1,103 17.9 20.0 9.7 20.0 1,552 2.4 $16.84 0.384
Virginia 39,208 341,232 17,352 43.2 13.6 8.7 12.6 7,726 1.5 $12.35 0.287
Washington 94,215 1,351,649 42,260 41.1 21.6 14.3 22.0 27,252 5.4 $19.14 0.357
West Virginia 42,545 418,724 11,650 25.7 21.0 9.8 20.2 11,089 2.9 $15.27 0.283
Wisconsin 32,705 215,099 9,583 29.4 0.0 6.6 0.0 5,781 0.8 $16.44 0.319
Wyoming 2,221 18,259 882 40.8 13.7 8.2 12.1 427 0.8 $18.52 0.389
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