US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1950: Categories

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

1950
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 32,886,694 $103,129,537 $81,545,274 0.791 $60.31 $47.68
Alabama 409,910 $1,036,430 $895,230 0.864 $48.62 $42.00
Alaska 25,208 $120,897 $98,161 0.812 $92.23 $74.89
Arizona 106,244 $323,915 $267,951 0.827 $58.63 $48.50
Arkansas 223,162 $483,927 $428,699 0.886 $41.70 $36.94
California 2,525,443 $8,610,333 $6,765,871 0.786 $65.57 $51.52
Colorado 205,323 $612,278 $498,361 0.814 $57.35 $46.68
Connecticut 616,345 $1,999,469 $1,584,647 0.793 $62.39 $49.44
Delaware 100,401 $326,357 $240,911 0.738 $62.51 $46.14
District of Columbia 222,602 $670,526 $521,104 0.777 $57.93 $45.02
Florida 406,708 $1,062,141 $893,558 0.841 $50.22 $42.25
Georgia 532,868 $1,312,912 $1,111,945 0.847 $47.38 $40.13
Hawaii 90,698 $244,152 $204,063 0.836 $51.77 $43.27
Idaho 93,891 $266,596 $227,479 0.853 $54.60 $46.59
Illinois 2,324,666 $8,084,599 $6,094,244 0.754 $66.88 $50.41
Indiana 918,168 $3,031,837 $2,407,159 0.794 $63.50 $50.42
Iowa 347,760 $1,017,531 $839,660 0.825 $56.27 $46.43
Kansas 255,168 $751,682 $623,163 0.829 $56.65 $46.96
Kentucky 391,284 $1,063,878 $901,461 0.847 $52.29 $44.30
Louisiana 458,536 $1,208,299 $991,680 0.821 $50.68 $41.59
Maine 166,209 $440,941 $383,891 0.871 $51.02 $44.42
Maryland 563,331 $1,573,920 $1,293,505 0.822 $53.73 $44.16
Massachusetts 1,431,499 $4,149,406 $3,347,842 0.807 $55.74 $44.97
Michigan 1,625,865 $6,077,666 $4,580,012 0.754 $71.89 $54.17
Minnesota 552,510 $1,657,624 $1,316,037 0.794 $57.70 $45.81
Mississippi 179,052 $388,768 $343,669 0.884 $41.75 $36.91
Missouri 781,645 $2,362,343 $1,866,030 0.790 $58.12 $45.91
Montana 101,182 $291,766 $247,986 0.850 $55.45 $47.13
Nebraska 166,486 $466,852 $383,012 0.820 $53.93 $44.24
Nevada 37,323 $123,467 $100,862 0.817 $63.62 $51.97
New Hampshire 126,129 $326,774 $286,123 0.876 $49.82 $43.62
New Jersey 1,293,741 $4,335,118 $3,365,275 0.776 $64.44 $50.02
New Mexico 100,918 $280,009 $239,176 0.854 $53.36 $45.58
New York 4,300,171 $14,949,591 $11,076,685 0.741 $66.86 $49.54
North Carolina 657,878 $1,601,125 $1,400,796 0.875 $46.80 $40.95
North Dakota 47,254 $132,685 $111,317 0.839 $54.00 $45.30
Ohio 2,175,422 $7,195,471 $5,585,726 0.776 $63.61 $49.38
Oklahoma 281,004 $838,381 $676,301 0.807 $57.38 $46.28
Oregon 313,478 $1,049,541 $853,844 0.814 $64.39 $52.38
Pennsylvania 3,026,735 $8,975,126 $7,267,880 0.810 $57.02 $46.18
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 234,438 $673,545 $559,793 0.831 $55.25 $45.92
South Carolina 318,725 $747,239 $666,567 0.892 $45.09 $40.22
South Dakota 52,859 $146,027 $122,568 0.839 $53.13 $44.59
Tennessee 496,473 $1,295,989 $1,091,081 0.842 $50.20 $42.26
Texas 1,228,911 $3,604,200 $2,887,443 0.801 $56.40 $45.18
Utah 127,176 $367,262 $303,984 0.828 $55.54 $45.97
Vermont 60,172 $161,372 $140,135 0.868 $51.57 $44.79
Virginia 505,251 $1,318,004 $1,118,742 0.849 $50.17 $42.58
Washington 508,852 $1,676,721 $1,354,948 0.808 $63.37 $51.21
West Virginia 374,976 $1,146,083 $962,457 0.840 $58.78 $49.36
Wisconsin 742,360 $2,389,371 $1,883,125 0.788 $61.90 $48.78
Wyoming 54,284 $159,391 $133,115 0.835 $56.47 $47.16
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1950
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 $1,191,435 $145,684 $1,373,113 $6,972,181 $6,972,181 $3,000
Alabama $13,002 $1,191 $13,758 $56,850 $56,850 $3,000
Alaska $1,930 $189 $3,313 $9,141 $9,141 $3,000
Arizona $4,156 $620 $2,888 $30,265 $30,265 $3,000
Arkansas $5,208 $777 $7,344 $36,559 $36,559 $3,000
California $153,791 $11,742 $182,738 $573,884 $573,884 $3,000
Colorado $3,923 $1,176 $3,691 $56,137 $56,137 $3,000
Connecticut $17,835 $3,273 $22,474 $156,130 $156,130 $3,000
Delaware $1,509 $303 $1,798 $14,560 $14,560 $3,000
District of Columbia $3,788 $981 $3,438 $46,775 $46,775 $3,000
Florida $7,892 $1,555 $7,632 $73,589 $73,589 $3,000
Georgia $14,058 $2,249 $10,015 $108,989 $108,989 $3,000
Hawaii $2,427 $455 $3,376 $21,665 $21,665 $3,000
Idaho $4,450 $559 $3,429 $27,747 $27,747 $3,000
Illinois $49,851 $9,812 $93,020 $450,344 $450,344 $3,000
Indiana $22,456 $4,067 $15,210 $199,094 $199,094 $3,000
Iowa $11,381 $2,042 $5,449 $100,710 $100,710 $3,000
Kansas $6,074 $1,357 $7,145 $64,631 $64,631 $3,000
Kentucky $16,739 $2,517 $13,459 $123,670 $123,670 $3,000
Louisiana $15,856 $2,075 $20,007 $97,640 $97,640 $3,000
Maine $6,408 $785 $9,098 $36,744 $36,744 $3,000
Maryland $12,226 $2,394 $18,754 $112,176 $112,176 $3,000
Massachusetts $59,467 $1,887 $76,699 $92,605 $92,605 $3,000
Michigan $63,157 $6,407 $48,813 $317,847 $317,847 $3,000
Minnesota $9,813 $2,525 $15,597 $119,633 $119,633 $3,000
Mississippi $4,235 $897 $6,201 $41,983 $41,983 $3,000
Missouri $22,956 $4,056 $19,854 $194,674 $194,674 $3,000
Montana $4,398 $656 $4,280 $32,032 $32,032 $3,000
Nebraska $3,221 $739 $3,169 $35,635 $35,635 $3,000
Nevada $1,550 $267 $2,460 $12,537 $12,537 $3,000
New Hampshire $5,139 $421 $7,765 $19,863 $19,863 $3,000
New Jersey $48,643 $8,921 $64,143 $421,227 $421,227 $3,000
New Mexico $4,423 $485 $1,965 $24,393 $24,393 $3,000
New York $295,295 $18,758 $296,471 $904,616 $904,616 $3,000
North Carolina $21,224 $3,361 $16,656 $162,036 $162,036 $3,000
North Dakota $1,771 $195 $1,981 $9,622 $9,622 $3,000
Ohio $54,343 $10,842 $80,698 $514,683 $514,683 $3,000
Oklahoma $6,939 $989 $9,558 $46,332 $46,332 $3,000
Oregon $12,203 $1,576 $20,427 $74,731 $74,731 $3,000
Pennsylvania $62,387 $11,482 $110,211 $537,488 $537,488 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $14,058 $466 $16,216 $23,290 $23,290 $3,000
South Carolina $8,875 $1,062 $9,183 $50,830 $50,830 $3,000
South Dakota $1,578 $213 $1,119 $10,495 $10,495 $3,000
Tennessee $15,350 $2,020 $18,040 $96,177 $96,177 $3,000
Texas $19,193 $4,796 $13,573 $229,327 $229,327 $3,000
Utah $3,133 $662 $4,874 $31,321 $31,321 $3,000
Vermont $1,935 $303 $2,824 $14,290 $14,290 $3,000
Virginia $10,201 $1,691 $10,573 $81,040 $81,040 $3,000
Washington $35,781 $3,178 $31,506 $158,221 $158,221 $3,000
West Virginia $9,979 $1,786 $15,343 $83,172 $83,172 $3,000
Wisconsin $13,911 $4,660 $13,056 $222,140 $222,140 $3,000
Wyoming $1,317 $264 $1,822 $12,641 $12,641 $3,000
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1950
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 1.16 1.33 1.18 1.50 6.76 0.00 0.00
Alabama 1.25 1.33 1.01 1.17 5.49 0.00 0.00
Alaska 1.60 2.74 1.85 2.29 7.56 0.00 0.00
Arizona 1.28 0.89 1.33 1.61 9.34 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.08 1.52 1.17 1.32 7.55 0.00 0.00
California 1.79 2.12 1.89 2.41 6.67 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.64 0.60 0.65 0.80 9.17 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 0.89 1.12 0.97 1.22 7.81 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.46 0.55 0.47 0.64 4.46 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.56 0.51 0.58 0.75 6.98 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.74 0.72 0.75 0.89 6.93 0.00 0.00
Georgia 1.07 0.76 1.08 1.27 8.30 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 0.99 1.38 0.98 1.17 8.87 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.67 1.29 1.69 1.98 10.41 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.62 1.15 0.57 0.76 5.57 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.74 0.50 0.77 0.97 6.57 0.00 0.00
Iowa 1.12 0.54 1.11 1.34 9.90 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.81 0.95 0.81 0.98 8.60 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.57 1.27 1.52 1.79 11.62 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 1.31 1.66 1.37 1.67 8.08 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.45 2.06 1.47 1.69 8.33 0.00 0.00
Maryland 0.78 1.19 0.80 0.98 7.13 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.43 1.85 1.54 1.91 2.23 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.04 0.80 1.03 1.36 5.23 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.59 0.94 0.60 0.76 7.22 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 1.09 1.60 1.11 1.25 10.80 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.97 0.84 0.97 1.23 8.24 0.00 0.00
Montana 1.51 1.47 1.53 1.80 10.98 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.69 0.68 0.75 0.91 7.63 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.26 1.99 1.29 1.57 10.15 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.57 2.38 1.66 1.90 6.08 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.12 1.48 0.98 1.26 9.72 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 1.58 0.70 1.62 1.90 8.71 0.00 0.00
New York 1.98 1.98 2.00 2.70 6.05 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 1.33 1.04 1.41 1.61 10.12 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.33 1.49 1.32 1.57 7.25 0.00 0.00
Ohio 0.76 1.12 0.81 1.04 7.15 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.83 1.14 0.83 1.03 5.53 0.00 0.00
Oregon 1.16 1.95 1.14 1.40 7.12 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 0.70 1.23 0.84 1.04 5.99 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 2.09 2.41 2.24 2.70 3.46 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 1.19 1.23 1.25 1.40 6.80 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 1.08 0.77 1.10 1.31 7.19 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.18 1.39 1.25 1.48 7.42 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.53 0.38 0.47 0.59 6.36 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.85 1.33 0.86 1.04 8.53 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.20 1.75 1.28 1.47 8.86 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.77 0.80 0.79 0.94 6.15 0.00 0.00
Washington 2.13 1.88 2.17 2.70 9.44 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 0.87 1.34 0.85 1.01 7.26 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.58 0.55 0.60 0.76 9.30 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 0.83 1.14 0.80 0.95 7.93 0.00 0.00
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1950
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 5,211,889 67,859,529 1,853,336 30.5 21.1 13.0 19.3 1,503,050 4.5 $20.76 0.344
Alabama 63,259 905,355 37,677 49.4 18.4 14.3 17.6 20,726 5.0 $15.58 0.320
Alaska 10,815 131,756 4,032 34.9 18.4 12.2 13.9 1,847 7.3 $25.53 0.277
Arizona 15,006 139,841 7,732 44.2 12.0 9.3 11.5 4,189 3.9 $21.08 0.360
Arkansas 42,235 466,190 18,157 39.5 15.4 11.0 15.0 12,419 5.5 $16.50 0.396
California 534,432 8,317,332 177,949 29.0 23.8 15.6 22.4 174,093 6.8 $22.66 0.346
Colorado 19,027 192,521 5,311 21.7 18.0 10.1 15.9 4,649 2.2 $19.63 0.342
Connecticut 90,695 1,112,113 36,761 34.6 20.0 12.3 18.2 23,483 3.8 $20.73 0.332
Delaware 8,140 97,619 3,658 36.1 18.0 12.0 16.5 2,094 2.0 $19.34 0.309
District of Columbia 14,397 194,318 6,509 40.2 19.0 13.5 19.0 4,282 1.9 $17.94 0.310
Florida 56,986 564,864 27,409 43.0 14.1 9.9 13.3 15,747 3.8 $13.72 0.273
Georgia 60,552 733,118 31,609 47.3 17.3 12.1 15.6 17,807 3.3 $13.86 0.293
Hawaii 12,932 182,657 5,526 38.5 20.0 14.1 20.0 3,740 4.1 $18.52 0.358
Idaho 15,589 182,196 6,362 34.6 17.0 11.7 15.5 4,643 4.9 $19.08 0.349
Illinois 427,780 4,752,612 106,392 22.2 21.2 11.1 18.8 111,732 4.8 $21.06 0.315
Indiana 73,683 864,712 32,265 33.6 17.1 11.7 15.1 19,462 2.1 $18.29 0.288
Iowa 28,797 300,015 11,286 34.1 15.8 10.4 12.9 7,273 2.0 $18.95 0.337
Kansas 33,229 361,107 10,927 28.8 16.8 10.9 15.2 7,638 2.9 $20.43 0.361
Kentucky 60,275 890,074 24,524 36.7 23.2 14.8 22.3 20,303 5.1 $15.24 0.291
Louisiana 62,716 990,025 40,469 58.9 17.2 15.8 16.6 22,458 4.9 $20.90 0.412
Maine 53,858 619,823 17,667 29.5 20.0 11.5 19.9 13,770 8.2 $15.02 0.294
Maryland 98,768 977,012 31,989 28.7 19.7 9.9 16.8 20,495 3.6 $20.01 0.372
Massachusetts 308,809 3,522,555 120,914 35.3 17.5 11.4 15.2 77,856 5.4 $22.77 0.408
Michigan 187,314 2,117,741 62,618 20.7 17.9 11.3 17.2 47,318 2.9 $24.21 0.337
Minnesota 63,892 871,248 23,084 31.8 20.9 13.6 19.7 19,281 3.4 $18.34 0.318
Mississippi 37,617 448,154 17,175 42.7 16.0 11.9 16.0 10,939 6.1 $14.14 0.339
Missouri 103,962 1,224,621 36,733 29.8 18.5 11.8 17.3 30,691 3.9 $16.94 0.291
Montana 18,788 238,630 6,649 32.1 18.0 12.7 18.0 5,239 5.1 $17.97 0.324
Nebraska 17,009 179,813 5,388 28.0 17.3 10.6 15.1 3,737 2.2 $17.98 0.333
Nevada 7,989 105,372 2,722 30.3 21.2 13.2 19.0 2,052 5.5 $23.84 0.375
New Hampshire 37,896 489,680 9,401 22.1 23.0 12.9 23.0 10,697 8.4 $16.80 0.337
New Jersey 233,120 3,206,204 76,978 29.2 21.6 13.8 20.2 64,116 4.9 $20.77 0.322
New Mexico 10,199 113,364 2,824 25.4 19.1 11.1 18.8 2,557 2.5 $17.57 0.329
New York 909,643 13,018,853 221,567 22.4 26.0 14.3 26.0 283,940 6.6 $22.69 0.339
North Carolina 86,308 1,142,990 34,397 36.6 20.0 13.2 19.5 26,113 3.9 $14.92 0.319
North Dakota 6,967 99,004 1,668 22.2 20.0 14.2 20.0 1,889 4.0 $20.42 0.378
Ohio 214,953 3,531,180 79,190 26.5 25.3 16.4 23.9 75,945 3.4 $22.83 0.359
Oklahoma 41,848 527,313 21,907 47.7 16.5 12.6 14.9 13,193 4.6 $18.57 0.324
Oregon 82,973 976,797 28,168 28.8 20.1 11.8 16.6 21,073 6.7 $21.44 0.333
Pennsylvania 416,791 5,428,010 189,723 37.0 20.5 13.0 19.2 118,499 3.9 $20.84 0.365
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 76,430 778,329 32,462 39.2 16.1 10.2 13.3 16,792 7.1 $21.37 0.387
South Carolina 42,043 553,319 21,798 46.5 18.0 13.2 18.0 12,867 4.0 $16.98 0.377
South Dakota 6,505 64,027 2,718 40.2 14.3 9.8 12.1 1,304 2.4 $17.92 0.337
Tennessee 91,195 1,249,540 40,048 39.9 20.0 13.7 20.0 29,876 6.0 $14.67 0.292
Texas 76,352 824,977 35,803 43.8 16.0 10.8 13.1 22,205 1.8 $16.50 0.293
Utah 17,340 211,773 7,535 36.1 18.0 12.2 16.8 4,703 3.7 $23.73 0.427
Vermont 13,015 153,942 3,477 22.7 20.0 11.8 20.0 3,231 5.3 $19.30 0.374
Virginia 74,197 687,659 34,832 41.1 13.7 9.3 12.4 15,277 3.0 $15.72 0.313
Washington 100,830 1,517,047 34,046 27.6 24.0 15.0 23.0 33,123 6.5 $21.19 0.334
West Virginia 76,998 915,312 22,442 25.8 23.0 11.9 21.8 19,709 5.2 $17.76 0.302
Wisconsin 58,980 609,893 29,441 34.1 0.0 10.3 0.0 14,531 1.9 $21.91 0.354
Wyoming 8,755 76,922 3,417 35.2 14.1 8.8 11.3 1,447 2.6 $24.25 0.429
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