US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1951: Categories

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

1951
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 34,857,403 $118,701,083 $90,242,251 0.760 $65.49 $49.79
Alabama 430,823 $1,184,112 $991,529 0.837 $52.86 $44.26
Alaska 32,605 $186,090 $145,738 0.783 $109.76 $85.96
Arizona 121,368 $402,088 $321,824 0.800 $63.71 $50.99
Arkansas 240,080 $565,407 $496,514 0.878 $45.29 $39.77
California 2,763,651 $10,183,978 $7,705,464 0.757 $70.86 $53.62
Colorado 223,442 $734,334 $577,739 0.787 $63.20 $49.72
Connecticut 674,907 $2,422,664 $1,822,034 0.752 $69.03 $51.92
Delaware 108,017 $379,873 $270,198 0.711 $67.63 $48.10
District of Columbia 225,031 $726,088 $547,270 0.754 $62.05 $46.77
Florida 442,692 $1,235,209 $1,018,557 0.825 $53.66 $44.25
Georgia 571,373 $1,507,744 $1,251,060 0.830 $50.75 $42.11
Hawaii 96,022 $272,254 $222,941 0.819 $54.53 $44.65
Idaho 98,401 $303,517 $249,637 0.822 $59.32 $48.79
Illinois 2,433,881 $9,151,576 $6,607,404 0.722 $72.31 $52.21
Indiana 983,259 $3,554,145 $2,686,812 0.756 $69.51 $52.55
Iowa 368,091 $1,173,832 $931,141 0.793 $61.33 $48.65
Kansas 291,510 $975,011 $768,948 0.789 $64.32 $50.73
Kentucky 418,427 $1,255,186 $1,026,650 0.818 $57.69 $47.18
Louisiana 479,637 $1,361,994 $1,092,910 0.802 $54.61 $43.82
Maine 176,026 $507,078 $432,555 0.853 $55.40 $47.26
Maryland 606,964 $1,829,007 $1,455,424 0.796 $57.95 $46.11
Massachusetts 1,486,058 $4,650,256 $3,622,362 0.779 $60.18 $46.88
Michigan 1,715,131 $6,911,641 $4,934,183 0.714 $77.50 $55.32
Minnesota 577,935 $1,868,565 $1,431,799 0.766 $62.18 $47.64
Mississippi 194,938 $454,131 $396,137 0.872 $44.80 $39.08
Missouri 825,835 $2,672,369 $2,051,528 0.768 $62.23 $47.77
Montana 104,028 $328,910 $267,638 0.814 $60.80 $49.48
Nebraska 175,928 $535,584 $425,692 0.795 $58.54 $46.53
Nevada 41,421 $148,189 $118,634 0.801 $68.80 $55.08
New Hampshire 131,140 $369,996 $314,764 0.851 $54.26 $46.16
New Jersey 1,393,889 $5,081,008 $3,774,443 0.743 $70.10 $52.07
New Mexico 107,071 $329,274 $267,283 0.812 $59.14 $48.01
New York 4,433,225 $16,479,962 $11,863,063 0.720 $71.49 $51.46
North Carolina 695,339 $1,788,011 $1,535,972 0.859 $49.45 $42.48
North Dakota 47,389 $142,224 $115,859 0.815 $57.72 $47.02
Ohio 2,345,828 $8,655,826 $6,318,898 0.730 $70.96 $51.80
Oklahoma 294,868 $951,648 $741,703 0.779 $62.06 $48.37
Oregon 332,566 $1,210,552 $945,679 0.781 $70.00 $54.68
Pennsylvania 3,160,432 $10,320,923 $7,954,268 0.771 $62.80 $48.40
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 240,655 $743,055 $600,873 0.809 $59.38 $48.02
South Carolina 346,169 $879,537 $770,925 0.877 $48.86 $42.83
South Dakota 53,134 $156,622 $127,790 0.816 $56.69 $46.25
Tennessee 524,881 $1,483,500 $1,220,642 0.823 $54.35 $44.72
Texas 1,343,648 $4,276,363 $3,323,504 0.777 $61.20 $47.57
Utah 135,376 $425,922 $335,088 0.787 $60.50 $47.60
Vermont 63,383 $189,516 $157,550 0.831 $57.50 $47.80
Virginia 536,833 $1,525,813 $1,257,748 0.824 $54.66 $45.06
Washington 542,002 $1,946,593 $1,499,176 0.770 $69.07 $53.19
West Virginia 380,685 $1,317,012 $1,029,589 0.782 $66.53 $52.01
Wisconsin 785,980 $2,770,925 $2,075,099 0.749 $67.80 $50.77
Wyoming 55,429 $175,969 $142,013 0.807 $61.05 $49.27
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1951
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 $1,492,506 $158,266 $840,411 $7,781,930 $7,781,930 $3,000
Alabama $15,749 $1,324 $8,219 $65,705 $65,705 $3,000
Alaska $2,423 $189 $1,785 $9,968 $9,968 $3,000
Arizona $5,334 $700 $1,281 $35,018 $35,018 $3,000
Arkansas $7,460 $822 $4,484 $40,326 $40,326 $3,000
California $182,487 $13,200 $95,082 $674,488 $674,488 $3,000
Colorado $5,388 $1,260 $1,236 $61,550 $61,550 $3,000
Connecticut $32,608 $3,634 $10,419 $181,915 $181,915 $3,000
Delaware $1,819 $324 $964 $15,739 $15,739 $3,000
District of Columbia $4,417 $1,044 $1,557 $50,678 $50,678 $3,000
Florida $9,136 $1,641 $6,560 $77,757 $77,757 $3,000
Georgia $15,225 $2,445 $8,455 $118,170 $118,170 $3,000
Hawaii $2,641 $476 $1,815 $22,957 $22,957 $3,000
Idaho $4,960 $629 $1,902 $31,413 $31,413 $3,000
Illinois $70,316 $9,859 $56,877 $473,873 $473,873 $3,000
Indiana $27,783 $4,484 $13,957 $217,405 $217,405 $3,000
Iowa $5,572 $2,219 $3,094 $105,405 $105,405 $3,000
Kansas $7,382 $1,438 $3,849 $69,596 $69,596 $3,000
Kentucky $18,096 $2,727 $10,812 $133,681 $133,681 $3,000
Louisiana $19,671 $2,178 $13,254 $106,198 $106,198 $3,000
Maine $7,219 $817 $5,559 $39,218 $39,218 $3,000
Maryland $15,113 $2,503 $8,758 $121,001 $121,001 $3,000
Massachusetts $94,424 $2,483 $48,523 $140,988 $140,988 $3,000
Michigan $78,763 $7,344 $47,120 $356,834 $356,834 $3,000
Minnesota $14,225 $2,652 $9,195 $127,274 $127,274 $3,000
Mississippi $4,879 $913 $4,541 $43,234 $43,234 $3,000
Missouri $27,142 $4,417 $12,090 $214,143 $214,143 $3,000
Montana $5,083 $715 $2,285 $35,535 $35,535 $3,000
Nebraska $4,174 $799 $1,518 $39,079 $39,079 $3,000
Nevada $1,920 $274 $1,275 $13,444 $13,444 $3,000
New Hampshire $6,132 $440 $5,282 $21,144 $21,144 $3,000
New Jersey $63,737 $9,366 $43,844 $450,485 $450,485 $3,000
New Mexico $5,094 $574 $1,027 $29,034 $29,034 $3,000
New York $323,938 $21,056 $189,095 $1,060,516 $1,060,516 $3,000
North Carolina $24,076 $3,639 $17,464 $172,287 $172,287 $3,000
North Dakota $1,902 $208 $1,183 $10,549 $10,549 $3,000
Ohio $73,677 $11,658 $28,125 $571,893 $571,893 $3,000
Oklahoma $7,927 $1,019 $5,848 $49,431 $49,431 $3,000
Oregon $13,272 $1,634 $10,446 $79,192 $79,192 $3,000
Pennsylvania $127,198 $12,319 $66,336 $610,440 $610,440 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $16,588 $519 $17,408 $22,990 $22,990 $3,000
South Carolina $11,753 $1,162 $6,171 $57,574 $57,574 $3,000
South Dakota $1,604 $236 $712 $11,622 $11,622 $3,000
Tennessee $19,488 $2,159 $14,039 $103,754 $103,754 $3,000
Texas $19,962 $5,140 $5,986 $248,274 $248,274 $3,000
Utah $3,536 $689 $2,358 $33,188 $33,188 $3,000
Vermont $2,479 $325 $1,374 $15,718 $15,718 $3,000
Virginia $12,700 $1,839 $5,901 $89,630 $89,630 $3,000
Washington $32,972 $3,688 $15,004 $179,877 $179,877 $3,000
West Virginia $13,520 $1,850 $8,195 $90,351 $90,351 $3,000
Wisconsin $17,685 $4,956 $7,354 $237,406 $237,406 $3,000
Wyoming $1,857 $280 $793 $13,983 $13,983 $3,000
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1951
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 1.26 0.71 1.20 1.58 6.56 0.00 0.00
Alabama 1.33 0.69 1.01 1.20 5.55 0.00 0.00
Alaska 1.30 0.96 2.07 2.70 5.36 0.00 0.00
Arizona 1.33 0.32 1.34 1.68 8.71 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.32 0.79 1.37 1.56 7.13 0.00 0.00
California 1.79 0.93 1.79 2.37 6.62 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.73 0.17 0.75 0.96 8.38 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.35 0.43 1.39 1.84 7.51 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.48 0.25 0.49 0.69 4.14 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.61 0.21 0.61 0.81 6.98 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.74 0.53 0.73 0.89 6.30 0.00 0.00
Georgia 1.01 0.56 1.02 1.23 7.84 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 0.97 0.67 0.94 1.15 8.43 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.63 0.63 1.60 1.94 10.35 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.77 0.62 0.78 1.09 5.18 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.78 0.39 0.78 1.03 6.12 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.47 0.26 0.33 0.42 8.98 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.76 0.39 0.79 1.00 7.14 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.44 0.86 1.42 1.74 10.65 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 1.44 0.97 1.50 1.87 7.80 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.42 1.10 1.43 1.67 7.73 0.00 0.00
Maryland 0.83 0.48 0.82 1.02 6.62 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 2.03 1.04 2.10 2.70 3.03 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.14 0.68 1.11 1.56 5.16 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.76 0.49 0.72 0.95 6.81 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 1.07 1.00 1.11 1.28 9.52 0.00 0.00
Missouri 1.02 0.45 1.00 1.31 8.01 0.00 0.00
Montana 1.55 0.69 1.56 1.92 10.80 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.78 0.28 0.75 0.95 7.30 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.30 0.86 1.39 1.74 9.07 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.66 1.43 1.63 1.91 5.71 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.25 0.86 1.07 1.44 8.87 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 1.55 0.31 1.55 1.91 8.82 0.00 0.00
New York 1.97 1.15 1.94 2.70 6.44 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 1.35 0.98 1.28 1.49 9.64 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.34 0.83 1.30 1.60 7.42 0.00 0.00
Ohio 0.85 0.32 0.86 1.17 6.61 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.83 0.61 0.85 1.10 5.19 0.00 0.00
Oregon 1.10 0.86 1.08 1.38 6.54 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 1.23 0.64 0.78 1.01 5.91 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 2.23 2.34 2.18 2.70 3.09 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 1.34 0.70 1.38 1.57 6.55 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 1.02 0.45 0.96 1.18 7.42 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.31 0.95 1.28 1.56 6.99 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.47 0.14 0.48 0.62 5.81 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.83 0.55 0.81 1.03 7.79 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.31 0.73 1.30 1.56 8.29 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.83 0.39 0.83 1.01 5.87 0.00 0.00
Washington 1.69 0.77 1.46 1.90 9.24 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 1.03 0.62 1.04 1.32 6.86 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.64 0.27 0.65 0.87 8.57 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 1.06 0.45 1.11 1.38 7.95 0.00 0.00
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1951
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 4,127,134 41,598,342 810,580 20.4 21.4 10.1 17.9 969,105 2.7 $21.09 0.322
Alabama 44,932 536,690 17,961 40.1 18.7 11.9 17.1 13,552 3.1 $15.79 0.299
Alaska 7,462 70,751 2,244 31.5 17.7 9.5 12.0 913 2.8 $25.52 0.233
Arizona 8,376 63,501 2,960 33.2 12.0 7.6 11.4 2,277 1.8 $20.69 0.325
Arkansas 33,486 280,119 8,354 27.3 15.5 8.4 15.1 7,736 3.2 $16.87 0.372
California 355,113 4,425,753 80,977 22.6 23.9 12.5 21.7 95,744 3.4 $22.39 0.316
Colorado 7,074 63,967 1,651 21.2 18.0 9.0 15.6 1,682 0.7 $19.98 0.316
Connecticut 67,034 551,254 9,855 15.3 21.5 8.2 18.0 13,349 1.9 $19.73 0.286
Delaware 6,840 54,689 1,217 17.6 19.1 8.0 15.3 1,234 1.1 $18.70 0.277
District of Columbia 8,034 89,682 2,593 30.0 19.0 11.2 18.9 1,986 0.8 $17.96 0.289
Florida 46,626 432,224 19,331 42.0 13.9 9.3 12.5 11,803 2.6 $15.44 0.288
Georgia 50,012 553,849 15,635 33.6 20.0 11.1 18.5 13,576 2.3 $15.67 0.309
Hawaii 9,514 110,084 1,716 17.6 20.0 11.6 20.0 2,586 2.6 $16.55 0.304
Idaho 10,950 98,871 2,344 22.0 19.2 9.0 14.8 2,521 2.5 $19.65 0.331
Illinois 280,638 2,763,058 52,875 18.5 21.3 9.8 17.3 66,670 2.7 $22.77 0.315
Indiana 98,689 688,182 22,246 24.7 16.7 7.0 12.4 16,889 1.7 $21.29 0.306
Iowa 19,093 173,699 6,063 31.4 15.3 9.1 11.9 4,157 1.1 $18.83 0.307
Kansas 23,376 187,796 4,300 17.8 17.5 8.0 15.1 4,111 1.4 $21.38 0.332
Kentucky 54,272 657,376 11,322 21.9 24.0 12.1 23.9 15,553 3.7 $16.84 0.292
Louisiana 50,225 666,529 21,936 43.1 17.3 13.3 16.0 15,887 3.3 $20.81 0.381
Maine 37,144 384,295 8,654 24.1 20.0 10.3 19.8 8,876 5.0 $15.31 0.276
Maryland 67,480 483,773 11,891 17.4 19.5 7.2 15.3 9,798 1.6 $19.42 0.335
Massachusetts 235,417 2,227,612 55,578 24.7 18.2 9.5 14.2 52,340 3.5 $23.21 0.386
Michigan 239,805 1,852,080 40,183 18.6 18.3 7.7 16.8 45,950 2.6 $25.68 0.331
Minnesota 48,636 539,271 10,643 22.9 21.2 11.1 19.4 12,177 2.1 $17.59 0.283
Mississippi 32,474 313,033 9,573 30.9 16.0 9.6 16.0 7,647 3.9 $15.00 0.335
Missouri 91,347 765,324 14,860 17.8 19.9 8.4 16.5 20,996 2.5 $17.30 0.278
Montana 11,567 128,269 3,001 24.8 18.0 11.1 18.0 2,906 2.7 $17.90 0.294
Nebraska 9,897 82,975 1,936 19.4 16.8 8.4 14.5 1,807 1.0 $18.78 0.321
Nevada 5,186 54,489 1,012 18.7 21.7 10.5 18.4 1,092 2.6 $24.00 0.349
New Hampshire 28,656 312,149 3,642 13.8 25.8 10.9 24.6 7,258 5.5 $18.56 0.342
New Jersey 199,043 2,022,477 41,751 21.7 21.4 10.2 17.7 44,087 3.1 $22.85 0.326
New Mexico 6,289 57,564 1,080 17.1 20.4 9.2 18.3 1,378 1.2 $18.18 0.307
New York 679,480 8,548,377 63,069 94.4 26.0 12.6 26.0 192,787 4.3 $22.73 0.318
North Carolina 138,256 1,124,443 19,422 15.5 25.2 8.1 20.5 23,979 3.4 $16.27 0.329
North Dakota 5,399 58,529 769 14.9 20.0 10.8 20.0 1,186 2.5 $20.82 0.361
Ohio 138,929 1,359,177 15,897 12.4 25.4 9.8 23.6 33,503 1.4 $21.84 0.308
Oklahoma 29,078 326,447 12,388 41.7 16.6 11.2 14.5 8,038 2.7 $18.40 0.296
Oregon 58,715 503,948 11,375 20.2 21.8 8.6 15.5 11,478 3.4 $21.40 0.306
Pennsylvania 373,282 3,311,009 71,606 20.3 21.6 8.9 17.5 77,335 2.4 $20.90 0.333
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 83,544 821,445 24,603 33.8 18.3 9.8 13.3 17,465 7.2 $21.65 0.365
South Carolina 36,449 364,921 10,884 32.7 18.0 10.0 18.0 9,034 2.6 $17.67 0.362
South Dakota 4,434 40,586 1,515 31.8 14.9 9.2 11.8 852 1.6 $18.05 0.318
Tennessee 90,450 929,291 19,820 24.6 21.2 10.3 20.2 23,885 4.5 $15.37 0.283
Texas 41,707 383,721 15,701 36.5 15.5 9.2 12.4 10,500 0.7 $16.13 0.264
Utah 11,123 103,139 2,795 25.4 20.0 9.3 16.0 2,494 1.8 $23.77 0.393
Vermont 7,008 72,064 1,240 19.0 20.0 10.3 20.0 1,570 2.4 $19.91 0.346
Virginia 53,294 381,064 15,837 32.3 14.0 7.2 11.9 8,666 1.6 $16.01 0.293
Washington 73,976 716,056 11,317 16.2 24.2 9.7 22.0 17,014 3.1 $21.39 0.310
West Virginia 54,029 481,203 8,295 15.0 23.0 8.9 21.8 10,870 2.8 $18.05 0.271
Wisconsin 49,024 347,402 13,177 32.7 0.0 7.1 0.0 9,223 1.1 $21.74 0.321
Wyoming 4,270 34,135 1,486 32.3 14.0 8.0 10.4 688 1.2 $24.38 0.399
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