US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1949: Categories

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

1949
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 31,695,005 $93,862,485 $76,267,263 0.813 $56.95 $46.27
Alabama 397,269 $935,834 $824,872 0.881 $45.30 $39.93
Alaska 23,089 $106,666 $87,600 0.821 $88.84 $72.96
Arizona 101,395 $293,440 $250,600 0.854 $55.65 $47.53
Arkansas 213,626 $441,051 $395,281 0.896 $39.70 $35.58
California 2,418,668 $7,905,303 $6,353,675 0.804 $62.85 $50.52
Colorado 192,911 $551,288 $459,521 0.834 $54.96 $45.81
Connecticut 582,833 $1,762,863 $1,446,507 0.821 $58.17 $47.73
Delaware 93,287 $286,600 $216,554 0.756 $59.08 $44.64
District of Columbia 218,316 $626,148 $496,370 0.793 $55.16 $43.72
Florida 382,714 $954,820 $816,491 0.855 $47.98 $41.03
Georgia 506,780 $1,159,545 $993,156 0.857 $44.00 $37.69
Hawaii 90,547 $235,950 $199,495 0.845 $50.11 $42.37
Idaho 89,912 $243,126 $212,205 0.873 $52.00 $45.39
Illinois 2,260,664 $7,450,300 $5,802,689 0.779 $63.38 $49.36
Indiana 853,436 $2,639,735 $2,168,656 0.822 $59.48 $48.87
Iowa 338,359 $933,972 $787,072 0.843 $53.08 $44.73
Kansas 243,368 $681,623 $579,200 0.850 $53.86 $45.77
Kentucky 376,364 $947,457 $818,526 0.864 $48.41 $41.82
Louisiana 451,403 $1,136,679 $953,182 0.839 $48.43 $40.61
Maine 163,557 $412,320 $364,956 0.885 $48.48 $42.91
Maryland 540,770 $1,428,495 $1,204,697 0.843 $50.80 $42.84
Massachusetts 1,384,552 $3,792,942 $3,139,498 0.828 $52.68 $43.61
Michigan 1,522,675 $5,254,667 $4,153,624 0.790 $66.36 $52.46
Minnesota 531,793 $1,498,195 $1,228,693 0.820 $54.18 $44.43
Mississippi 174,213 $347,349 $310,482 0.894 $38.34 $34.27
Missouri 763,656 $2,176,430 $1,762,109 0.810 $54.81 $44.37
Montana 98,925 $270,240 $234,099 0.866 $52.53 $45.51
Nebraska 162,981 $433,144 $364,063 0.841 $51.11 $42.96
Nevada 35,477 $111,578 $92,471 0.829 $60.48 $50.13
New Hampshire 122,315 $298,992 $265,920 0.889 $47.01 $41.81
New Jersey 1,238,627 $3,941,319 $3,150,787 0.799 $61.19 $48.92
New Mexico 91,798 $240,368 $210,299 0.875 $50.35 $44.06
New York 4,230,671 $14,015,046 $10,640,466 0.759 $63.71 $48.37
North Carolina 611,265 $1,382,786 $1,224,060 0.885 $43.50 $38.51
North Dakota 45,834 $125,163 $106,143 0.848 $52.52 $44.53
Ohio 2,076,677 $6,425,531 $5,187,376 0.807 $59.50 $48.04
Oklahoma 274,149 $784,400 $646,816 0.825 $55.02 $45.37
Oregon 300,384 $943,656 $790,181 0.837 $60.41 $50.59
Pennsylvania 2,958,504 $8,244,559 $6,881,112 0.835 $53.59 $44.73
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 219,948 $597,860 $505,363 0.845 $52.27 $44.19
South Carolina 304,494 $663,179 $600,137 0.905 $41.88 $37.90
South Dakota 51,920 $138,455 $117,631 0.850 $51.28 $43.57
Tennessee 472,050 $1,145,818 $984,725 0.859 $46.68 $40.12
Texas 1,175,682 $3,278,312 $2,685,600 0.819 $53.62 $43.93
Utah 123,937 $337,898 $287,570 0.851 $52.43 $44.62
Vermont 58,768 $147,369 $130,488 0.885 $48.22 $42.70
Virginia 485,930 $1,202,232 $1,035,885 0.862 $47.58 $41.00
Washington 499,863 $1,573,400 $1,305,426 0.830 $60.53 $50.22
West Virginia 373,001 $1,067,857 $917,765 0.859 $55.06 $47.32
Wisconsin 710,611 $2,131,017 $1,741,290 0.817 $57.67 $47.12
Wyoming 55,037 $159,508 $135,879 0.852 $55.73 $47.48
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1949
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 $986,906 $156,475 $1,735,991 $7,009,585 $7,009,585 $3,000
Alabama $11,884 $1,307 $19,323 $56,415 $56,415 $3,000
Alaska $1,364 $224 $2,578 $10,335 $10,335 $3,000
Arizona $3,730 $603 $3,801 $28,377 $28,377 $3,000
Arkansas $5,346 $817 $6,653 $37,951 $37,951 $3,000
California $117,398 $13,645 $253,084 $591,309 $591,309 $3,000
Colorado $3,940 $1,166 $3,575 $54,729 $54,729 $3,000
Connecticut $11,477 $3,729 $46,639 $157,541 $157,541 $3,000
Delaware $1,446 $320 $2,346 $14,546 $14,546 $3,000
District of Columbia $2,929 $969 $3,922 $45,443 $45,443 $3,000
Florida $7,704 $1,574 $11,121 $71,821 $71,821 $3,000
Georgia $12,058 $2,194 $13,465 $102,728 $102,728 $3,000
Hawaii $2,425 $491 $4,342 $22,271 $22,271 $3,000
Idaho $4,245 $533 $2,797 $26,187 $26,187 $3,000
Illinois $61,944 $10,777 $105,384 $484,011 $484,011 $3,000
Indiana $16,567 $4,082 $27,026 $187,781 $187,781 $3,000
Iowa $10,556 $1,893 $5,312 $92,736 $92,736 $3,000
Kansas $6,427 $1,358 $5,450 $64,350 $64,350 $3,000
Kentucky $14,395 $2,483 $15,415 $117,874 $117,874 $3,000
Louisiana $16,197 $2,166 $18,117 $99,717 $99,717 $3,000
Maine $6,222 $876 $11,402 $38,658 $38,658 $3,000
Maryland $14,307 $2,657 $29,838 $116,344 $116,344 $3,000
Massachusetts $44,173 $3,047 $115,249 $107,949 $107,949 $3,000
Michigan $78,261 $6,436 $80,783 $297,095 $297,095 $3,000
Minnesota $10,447 $2,637 $13,342 $122,946 $122,946 $3,000
Mississippi $4,154 $937 $6,380 $43,052 $43,052 $3,000
Missouri $24,148 $3,979 $22,479 $187,516 $187,516 $3,000
Montana $4,235 $640 $2,668 $31,257 $31,257 $3,000
Nebraska $2,366 $733 $2,016 $34,854 $34,854 $3,000
Nevada $1,533 $286 $2,163 $13,190 $13,190 $3,000
New Hampshire $4,208 $526 $10,659 $22,069 $22,069 $3,000
New Jersey $35,510 $9,511 $87,390 $427,806 $427,806 $3,000
New Mexico $3,822 $433 $1,786 $21,450 $21,450 $3,000
New York $167,286 $20,524 $356,432 $887,033 $887,033 $3,000
North Carolina $17,601 $3,314 $19,470 $154,107 $154,107 $3,000
North Dakota $1,869 $190 $848 $9,637 $9,637 $3,000
Ohio $40,523 $11,843 $79,542 $530,196 $530,196 $3,000
Oklahoma $8,024 $1,017 $7,987 $47,963 $47,963 $3,000
Oregon $13,785 $1,778 $19,277 $81,379 $81,379 $3,000
Pennsylvania $62,751 $13,173 $140,505 $574,070 $574,070 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $8,285 $731 $31,396 $24,983 $24,983 $3,000
South Carolina $7,089 $1,122 $12,052 $50,077 $50,077 $3,000
South Dakota $1,153 $202 $649 $9,823 $9,823 $3,000
Tennessee $12,995 $2,159 $23,459 $96,874 $96,874 $3,000
Texas $26,436 $4,511 $11,918 $219,046 $219,046 $3,000
Utah $3,302 $701 $5,194 $32,400 $32,400 $3,000
Vermont $1,728 $341 $3,908 $14,880 $14,880 $3,000
Virginia $7,783 $1,754 $14,025 $79,776 $79,776 $3,000
Washington $33,643 $3,207 $35,031 $150,768 $150,768 $3,000
West Virginia $13,111 $1,914 $17,325 $86,733 $86,733 $3,000
Wisconsin $12,543 $4,699 $19,562 $216,648 $216,648 $3,000
Wyoming $1,581 $266 $906 $12,884 $12,884 $3,000
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1949
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 1.05 1.85 1.07 1.31 7.47 0.00 0.00
Alabama 1.27 2.06 0.95 1.08 6.03 0.00 0.00
Alaska 1.28 2.42 1.23 1.50 9.69 0.00 0.00
Arizona 1.27 1.30 1.25 1.47 9.67 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.21 1.51 1.09 1.21 8.60 0.00 0.00
California 1.49 3.20 1.48 1.84 7.48 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.71 0.65 0.56 0.67 9.93 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 0.65 2.65 0.62 0.75 8.94 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.50 0.82 0.51 0.68 5.08 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.47 0.63 0.49 0.62 7.26 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.81 1.16 0.79 0.92 7.52 0.00 0.00
Georgia 1.04 1.16 1.06 1.24 8.86 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 1.03 1.84 0.99 1.17 9.44 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.75 1.15 1.73 1.96 10.77 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.83 1.41 0.79 1.01 6.50 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.63 1.02 0.61 0.75 7.11 0.00 0.00
Iowa 1.13 0.57 1.13 1.34 9.93 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.94 0.80 0.86 1.02 9.44 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.52 1.63 1.45 1.68 12.44 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 1.42 1.59 1.35 1.61 8.77 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.51 2.77 1.48 1.67 9.38 0.00 0.00
Maryland 1.00 2.09 0.92 1.10 8.14 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.16 3.04 1.17 1.41 2.85 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.49 1.54 1.41 1.78 5.65 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.70 0.89 0.59 0.72 8.21 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 1.20 1.84 1.19 1.33 12.39 0.00 0.00
Missouri 1.11 1.03 1.09 1.34 8.62 0.00 0.00
Montana 1.57 0.99 1.53 1.77 11.57 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.55 0.47 0.59 0.70 8.05 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.37 1.94 1.35 1.62 11.82 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.41 3.56 1.42 1.60 7.38 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 0.90 2.22 0.87 1.09 10.85 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 1.59 0.74 1.63 1.87 8.92 0.00 0.00
New York 1.19 2.54 1.45 1.91 6.33 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 1.27 1.41 1.20 1.36 11.14 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.49 0.68 1.49 1.76 7.70 0.00 0.00
Ohio 0.63 1.24 0.62 0.77 8.25 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 1.02 1.02 1.01 1.22 6.11 0.00 0.00
Oregon 1.46 2.04 1.43 1.71 8.62 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 0.76 1.70 0.77 0.92 6.96 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 1.39 5.25 1.50 1.78 4.18 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 1.07 1.82 1.01 1.12 7.55 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.83 0.47 0.89 1.05 7.09 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.13 2.05 1.13 1.32 8.45 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.81 0.36 0.76 0.92 6.68 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.98 1.54 0.91 1.07 9.59 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.17 2.65 1.13 1.27 10.10 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.65 1.17 0.64 0.74 6.64 0.00 0.00
Washington 2.14 2.23 2.21 2.66 9.58 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 1.23 1.62 1.15 1.34 8.12 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.59 0.92 0.61 0.74 10.17 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 0.99 0.57 0.93 1.09 8.08 0.00 0.00
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1949
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 7,363,767 86,638,269 1,934,709 29.1 21.4 11.8 18.7 1,975,629 6.2 $20.48 0.360
Alabama 100,825 1,200,411 40,918 46.1 18.7 11.9 17.7 27,290 6.8 $16.50 0.364
Alaska 8,862 109,292 2,677 31.2 18.6 12.3 14.6 1,162 5.0 $23.85 0.268
Arizona 23,289 201,428 9,424 44.4 12.0 8.6 11.7 5,748 5.6 $20.11 0.361
Arkansas 50,199 450,461 21,317 46.4 13.6 9.0 11.5 12,872 6.0 $16.57 0.417
California 753,487 11,282,732 226,941 31.3 24.0 15.0 22.5 242,321 10.0 $22.79 0.363
Colorado 23,509 201,753 4,377 24.1 18.2 8.6 15.4 5,354 2.7 $17.99 0.327
Connecticut 154,160 2,196,594 54,338 36.9 20.3 14.2 17.7 46,602 8.0 $21.72 0.373
Delaware 12,083 130,136 3,441 34.8 18.8 10.8 15.9 2,813 3.0 $18.69 0.316
District of Columbia 17,273 230,220 7,401 45.9 19.0 13.3 18.9 4,607 2.1 $17.67 0.320
Florida 78,222 812,280 38,193 52.6 14.3 10.4 13.4 21,705 5.6 $13.85 0.289
Georgia 82,848 940,472 36,954 47.4 16.0 11.3 15.6 23,513 4.6 $14.68 0.334
Hawaii 16,103 216,955 5,055 33.1 20.0 13.5 20.0 4,330 4.7 $20.01 0.399
Idaho 16,287 151,993 4,390 32.8 16.7 9.3 14.7 3,894 4.3 $18.89 0.363
Illinois 549,475 5,802,841 104,374 21.2 22.2 10.6 17.8 132,980 5.8 $18.95 0.299
Indiana 132,810 1,504,814 50,237 45.2 17.5 11.3 14.5 35,853 4.2 $18.48 0.311
Iowa 32,293 313,925 9,943 35.9 16.5 9.7 13.9 8,142 2.4 $17.56 0.331
Kansas 33,249 314,082 7,956 28.4 17.2 9.4 15.5 7,173 2.9 $17.86 0.332
Kentucky 74,743 997,908 23,725 34.8 22.0 13.4 21.9 25,106 6.6 $15.59 0.322
Louisiana 65,871 911,800 31,438 54.7 17.4 13.8 16.2 22,370 4.9 $20.62 0.426
Maine 66,888 735,402 14,185 22.7 20.0 11.0 19.8 16,426 10.0 $15.99 0.330
Maryland 149,641 1,462,978 32,547 23.6 20.4 9.8 17.7 30,437 5.6 $21.25 0.418
Massachusetts 440,216 5,119,847 143,622 33.6 17.9 11.6 15.5 114,693 8.2 $23.39 0.444
Michigan 386,701 3,538,946 89,324 32.4 18.2 9.2 0.0 85,350 5.6 $22.68 0.342
Minnesota 71,764 814,086 20,181 32.5 20.3 11.3 18.7 21,042 3.9 $16.72 0.309
Mississippi 42,452 450,735 14,838 37.6 16.0 10.6 16.0 11,182 6.4 $14.60 0.381
Missouri 138,762 1,378,439 34,223 29.0 18.7 9.9 17.4 34,855 4.5 $17.17 0.313
Montana 14,725 154,110 4,269 35.7 17.2 10.5 16.9 3,719 3.7 $17.31 0.330
Nebraska 14,582 126,716 3,232 27.0 16.6 8.7 14.8 2,777 1.7 $16.26 0.318
Nevada 9,365 101,379 2,556 31.4 20.3 10.8 17.0 2,202 6.2 $21.66 0.358
New Hampshire 49,723 615,377 10,843 23.1 23.0 12.4 23.0 13,623 11.1 $18.24 0.388
New Jersey 330,228 4,332,876 87,586 28.8 23.0 13.1 20.3 85,840 6.9 $20.73 0.339
New Mexico 10,194 103,382 2,311 25.8 19.2 10.1 18.6 2,446 2.6 $17.96 0.357
New York 1,223,129 15,751,107 183,811 15.8 26.0 12.9 26.0 349,758 8.2 $22.77 0.357
North Carolina 126,944 1,417,282 35,179 28.1 18.7 11.2 16.8 33,429 5.4 $14.06 0.323
North Dakota 4,638 43,415 766 21.2 20.0 9.4 20.0 971 2.1 $18.83 0.359
Ohio 335,774 3,970,908 77,412 30.8 23.4 11.8 21.1 102,117 4.9 $20.38 0.343
Oklahoma 45,556 513,797 19,364 47.9 17.0 11.3 14.8 13,479 4.9 $17.08 0.310
Oregon 106,139 1,031,469 25,055 26.8 19.0 9.7 15.1 23,646 7.8 $19.09 0.316
Pennsylvania 652,669 7,338,734 162,345 29.2 21.4 11.2 19.1 163,387 5.5 $19.43 0.363
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 132,889 1,432,252 51,762 38.1 18.1 10.8 13.9 30,496 13.8 $22.31 0.427
South Carolina 58,935 712,733 24,091 43.6 18.0 12.1 17.9 16,755 5.5 $17.41 0.416
South Dakota 4,539 37,664 1,312 33.0 14.8 8.3 12.0 940 1.8 $17.58 0.343
Tennessee 120,003 1,605,346 46,608 39.8 20.0 13.4 20.0 40,807 8.6 $14.84 0.318
Texas 84,527 799,791 35,857 46.5 14.2 9.5 11.9 22,596 1.9 $15.28 0.285
Utah 21,447 217,272 5,263 24.8 18.2 10.1 16.5 5,128 4.1 $23.75 0.453
Vermont 19,555 211,478 4,209 23.7 20.0 10.8 20.0 4,615 7.8 $19.30 0.400
Virginia 104,037 886,097 38,426 39.6 13.7 8.5 12.6 20,008 4.1 $16.22 0.341
Washington 153,246 1,757,496 25,368 17.8 23.6 11.5 20.3 40,230 8.0 $20.28 0.335
West Virginia 100,085 1,028,471 20,396 23.1 21.8 10.3 20.2 23,301 6.2 $17.42 0.316
Wisconsin 112,558 933,937 32,893 38.5 0.0 8.3 0.0 24,543 3.4 $21.53 0.373
Wyoming 6,268 44,650 1,776 36.7 14.6 7.1 10.9 996 1.8 $20.65 0.371
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