US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1952: Categories

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

1952
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 35,576,997 $127,813,002 $94,669,424 0.741 $69.09 $51.17
Alabama 437,106 $1,269,244 $1,040,558 0.820 $55.84 $45.78
Alaska 32,882 $203,292 $153,235 0.754 $118.89 $89.62
Arizona 137,171 $489,441 $377,721 0.772 $68.62 $52.95
Arkansas 242,336 $615,541 $523,681 0.851 $48.85 $41.56
California 2,941,251 $11,477,085 $8,438,041 0.735 $75.04 $55.17
Colorado 233,326 $817,581 $623,405 0.762 $67.39 $51.38
Connecticut 694,386 $2,629,072 $1,923,749 0.732 $72.81 $53.28
Delaware 113,998 $424,886 $294,617 0.693 $71.68 $49.70
District of Columbia 226,556 $769,004 $561,818 0.731 $65.28 $47.69
Florida 476,028 $1,408,121 $1,138,222 0.808 $56.89 $45.98
Georgia 587,327 $1,630,104 $1,324,151 0.812 $53.37 $43.36
Hawaii 98,478 $289,054 $233,104 0.806 $56.45 $45.52
Idaho 98,254 $324,350 $259,749 0.801 $63.48 $50.84
Illinois 2,458,821 $9,759,145 $6,848,589 0.702 $76.33 $53.56
Indiana 999,234 $3,796,728 $2,810,623 0.740 $73.07 $54.09
Iowa 370,798 $1,234,964 $958,275 0.776 $64.05 $49.70
Kansas 318,630 $1,117,625 $863,732 0.773 $67.45 $52.13
Kentucky 431,654 $1,394,539 $1,104,260 0.792 $62.13 $49.20
Louisiana 494,011 $1,518,026 $1,181,347 0.778 $59.09 $45.99
Maine 176,878 $532,566 $444,077 0.834 $57.90 $48.28
Maryland 625,992 $1,990,465 $1,547,871 0.778 $61.15 $47.55
Massachusetts 1,457,993 $4,753,973 $3,636,350 0.765 $62.70 $47.96
Michigan 1,714,018 $7,427,366 $5,059,342 0.681 $83.33 $56.76
Minnesota 583,678 $2,014,258 $1,497,702 0.744 $66.36 $49.35
Mississippi 197,457 $490,908 $420,387 0.856 $47.81 $40.94
Missouri 854,981 $2,959,113 $2,205,738 0.745 $66.56 $49.61
Montana 106,305 $356,633 $280,388 0.786 $64.52 $50.72
Nebraska 182,413 $577,981 $453,055 0.784 $60.93 $47.76
Nevada 48,270 $186,621 $147,209 0.789 $74.35 $58.65
New Hampshire 131,561 $389,819 $324,973 0.834 $56.98 $47.50
New Jersey 1,425,213 $5,510,935 $3,961,000 0.719 $74.36 $53.45
New Mexico 113,977 $373,750 $297,918 0.797 $63.06 $50.27
New York 4,473,174 $17,284,400 $12,165,549 0.704 $74.31 $52.30
North Carolina 706,711 $1,907,287 $1,615,131 0.847 $51.90 $43.95
North Dakota 48,889 $157,525 $124,661 0.791 $61.96 $49.04
Ohio 2,394,787 $9,285,782 $6,618,434 0.713 $74.57 $53.15
Oklahoma 308,069 $1,065,527 $804,435 0.755 $66.51 $50.22
Oregon 332,551 $1,270,802 $963,054 0.758 $73.49 $55.69
Pennsylvania 3,161,931 $10,865,298 $8,179,915 0.753 $66.08 $49.75
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 236,227 $769,833 $607,026 0.789 $62.67 $49.42
South Carolina 374,125 $1,073,456 $891,213 0.830 $55.18 $45.81
South Dakota 53,928 $166,339 $132,261 0.795 $59.32 $47.16
Tennessee 537,398 $1,595,242 $1,283,204 0.804 $57.09 $45.92
Texas 1,410,546 $4,801,895 $3,632,905 0.757 $65.47 $49.53
Utah 138,090 $456,550 $351,041 0.769 $63.58 $48.89
Vermont 62,959 $198,437 $160,775 0.810 $60.61 $49.11
Virginia 560,587 $1,670,866 $1,346,581 0.806 $57.32 $46.19
Washington 546,083 $2,059,146 $1,550,141 0.753 $72.51 $54.59
West Virginia 369,864 $1,314,102 $1,012,695 0.771 $68.33 $52.65
Wisconsin 791,624 $2,943,287 $2,142,145 0.728 $71.50 $52.04
Wyoming 58,471 $195,038 $153,371 0.786 $64.15 $50.44
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1952
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 $1,367,676 $177,351 $998,238 $8,327,427 $8,327,427 $3,000
Alabama $15,592 $1,542 $11,167 $71,672 $71,672 $3,000
Alaska $3,775 $194 $4,171 $9,766 $9,766 $3,000
Arizona $5,943 $838 $1,390 $40,409 $40,409 $3,000
Arkansas $8,198 $924 $5,707 $43,704 $43,704 $3,000
California $176,987 $15,717 $101,678 $765,514 $765,514 $3,000
Colorado $6,254 $1,435 $1,311 $67,927 $67,927 $3,000
Connecticut $35,723 $4,353 $11,044 $210,922 $210,922 $3,000
Delaware $1,889 $361 $1,023 $16,966 $16,966 $3,000
District of Columbia $4,019 $1,165 $1,700 $54,162 $54,162 $3,000
Florida $9,710 $1,783 $7,483 $81,710 $81,710 $3,000
Georgia $16,269 $2,726 $9,491 $127,645 $127,645 $3,000
Hawaii $2,149 $518 $2,336 $23,276 $23,276 $3,000
Idaho $4,613 $711 $2,862 $33,857 $33,857 $3,000
Illinois $75,758 $10,788 $57,345 $502,954 $502,954 $3,000
Indiana $21,291 $4,875 $20,842 $222,729 $222,729 $3,000
Iowa $4,814 $2,352 $4,937 $107,634 $107,634 $3,000
Kansas $8,849 $1,613 $3,912 $76,142 $76,142 $3,000
Kentucky $19,472 $3,021 $15,193 $140,869 $140,869 $3,000
Louisiana $21,320 $2,455 $13,181 $116,761 $116,761 $3,000
Maine $7,316 $895 $5,326 $42,106 $42,106 $3,000
Maryland $15,177 $2,762 $10,930 $127,975 $127,975 $3,000
Massachusetts $97,995 $3,518 $59,133 $183,369 $183,369 $3,000
Michigan $76,533 $8,061 $61,987 $379,441 $379,441 $3,000
Minnesota $11,698 $2,820 $11,612 $130,146 $130,146 $3,000
Mississippi $5,253 $956 $6,066 $43,377 $43,377 $3,000
Missouri $15,152 $4,837 $13,624 $220,507 $220,507 $3,000
Montana $5,324 $824 $2,155 $39,526 $39,526 $3,000
Nebraska $2,691 $878 $2,172 $40,467 $40,467 $3,000
Nevada $2,601 $313 $1,243 $15,103 $15,103 $3,000
New Hampshire $6,094 $465 $5,790 $21,908 $21,908 $3,000
New Jersey $68,129 $10,228 $51,163 $477,680 $477,680 $3,000
New Mexico $4,083 $679 $1,541 $32,256 $32,256 $3,000
New York $291,173 $24,697 $185,211 $1,191,005 $1,191,005 $3,000
North Carolina $20,796 $3,857 $20,162 $176,777 $176,777 $3,000
North Dakota $1,892 $231 $1,616 $11,056 $11,056 $3,000
Ohio $75,354 $13,217 $35,876 $624,457 $624,457 $3,000
Oklahoma $8,946 $1,134 $6,175 $53,336 $53,336 $3,000
Oregon $11,794 $1,698 $15,000 $77,684 $77,684 $3,000
Pennsylvania $47,932 $12,826 $109,952 $561,058 $561,058 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $16,225 $476 $16,404 $23,286 $23,286 $3,000
South Carolina $14,075 $1,358 $7,292 $65,715 $65,715 $3,000
South Dakota $1,357 $268 $673 $12,574 $12,574 $3,000
Tennessee $19,017 $2,311 $17,900 $107,156 $107,156 $3,000
Texas $22,258 $5,745 $7,943 $268,168 $268,168 $3,000
Utah $3,790 $744 $3,054 $34,668 $34,668 $3,000
Vermont $2,407 $352 $2,365 $16,108 $16,108 $3,000
Virginia $8,994 $2,034 $7,041 $93,579 $93,579 $3,000
Washington $27,144 $4,082 $23,270 $187,832 $187,832 $3,000
West Virginia $12,817 $2,010 $13,936 $91,239 $91,239 $3,000
Wisconsin $18,928 $5,379 $14,128 $247,563 $247,563 $3,000
Wyoming $2,106 $325 $725 $15,686 $15,686 $3,000
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1952
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 1.07 0.78 1.08 1.45 6.52 0.00 0.00
Alabama 1.23 0.88 0.94 1.15 5.65 0.00 0.00
Alaska 1.86 2.05 2.05 2.70 4.80 0.00 0.00
Arizona 1.21 0.28 1.19 1.54 8.26 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.33 0.93 1.29 1.52 7.10 0.00 0.00
California 1.54 0.89 1.54 2.09 6.67 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.76 0.16 0.74 0.97 8.31 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.36 0.42 1.36 1.85 8.02 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.44 0.24 0.44 0.63 3.99 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.52 0.22 0.50 0.68 7.04 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.69 0.53 0.68 0.84 5.80 0.00 0.00
Georgia 1.00 0.58 0.99 1.22 7.83 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 0.74 0.81 0.68 0.84 8.05 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.42 0.88 1.41 1.76 10.44 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.78 0.59 0.77 1.10 5.15 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.56 0.55 0.55 0.74 5.87 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.39 0.40 0.38 0.49 8.72 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.79 0.35 0.79 1.03 6.81 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.40 1.09 1.33 1.68 10.10 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 1.40 0.87 1.41 1.82 7.69 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.37 1.00 1.36 1.63 7.91 0.00 0.00
Maryland 0.76 0.55 0.75 0.96 6.43 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 2.06 1.24 2.07 2.70 3.86 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.03 0.83 1.03 1.52 5.11 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.58 0.58 0.58 0.77 6.46 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 1.07 1.24 1.08 1.26 8.84 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.51 0.46 0.42 0.56 7.45 0.00 0.00
Montana 1.49 0.60 1.50 1.91 11.08 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.47 0.38 0.42 0.53 7.00 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.39 0.67 1.45 1.83 8.09 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.56 1.49 1.55 1.87 5.62 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.24 0.93 1.07 1.49 8.67 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 1.09 0.41 1.03 1.30 8.63 0.00 0.00
New York 1.68 1.07 1.66 2.35 6.89 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 1.09 1.06 1.03 1.22 9.27 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.20 1.03 1.21 1.53 7.02 0.00 0.00
Ohio 0.81 0.39 0.81 1.14 6.72 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.84 0.58 0.85 1.13 5.01 0.00 0.00
Oregon 0.93 1.18 0.89 1.17 6.11 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 0.44 1.01 0.78 1.04 5.16 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 2.11 2.13 2.13 2.70 3.02 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 1.31 0.68 1.29 1.55 6.12 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.82 0.40 0.78 0.98 7.56 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.19 1.12 1.21 1.51 6.72 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.46 0.17 0.43 0.57 5.58 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.83 0.67 0.84 1.09 7.59 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.21 1.19 1.20 1.48 8.12 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.54 0.42 0.48 0.60 5.60 0.00 0.00
Washington 1.32 1.13 1.31 1.74 9.12 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 0.98 1.06 0.95 1.24 6.94 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.64 0.48 0.66 0.90 8.41 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 1.08 0.37 1.11 1.41 8.04 0.00 0.00
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1952
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 4,384,030 45,777,490 931,362 20.3 22.0 10.4 19.3 1,024,294 2.8 $22.79 0.330
Alabama 56,204 641,191 19,061 33.7 19.0 11.4 17.4 16,301 3.7 $17.91 0.321
Alaska 13,335 137,425 3,345 27.0 19.2 10.3 13.4 2,213 6.7 $30.76 0.259
Arizona 8,787 68,883 2,173 24.6 14.8 7.8 12.7 2,300 1.6 $20.60 0.300
Arkansas 35,863 337,079 10,438 28.2 15.5 9.4 15.2 9,065 3.7 $17.51 0.358
California 376,903 4,582,797 71,323 18.4 24.3 12.2 21.6 98,460 3.3 $22.97 0.306
Colorado 7,416 63,916 1,241 16.9 18.3 8.6 16.3 1,741 0.7 $21.24 0.315
Connecticut 64,306 545,240 9,981 14.4 22.1 8.5 18.3 12,962 1.8 $21.00 0.288
Delaware 6,520 54,791 1,136 17.2 19.5 8.4 16.6 1,197 1.0 $19.70 0.275
District of Columbia 9,248 96,074 2,220 25.2 19.1 10.4 18.8 2,128 0.9 $18.14 0.278
Florida 47,045 448,002 19,922 42.2 14.0 9.5 12.9 11,933 2.5 $17.04 0.300
Georgia 51,372 572,963 16,339 30.0 20.0 11.2 18.8 13,779 2.3 $16.96 0.318
Hawaii 10,877 128,576 1,985 18.6 20.0 11.8 20.0 3,219 3.2 $18.21 0.323
Idaho 13,192 127,156 2,718 21.3 21.0 9.6 15.8 3,029 3.0 $22.84 0.360
Illinois 283,315 2,590,011 44,845 15.2 21.9 9.1 17.3 63,484 2.5 $24.32 0.319
Indiana 125,858 916,018 27,762 20.2 17.4 7.3 13.3 20,821 2.0 $23.81 0.326
Iowa 30,068 240,242 7,516 25.9 16.1 8.0 11.8 5,659 1.5 $21.69 0.339
Kansas 22,362 179,294 4,382 20.5 17.2 8.0 14.8 3,748 1.1 $22.76 0.337
Kentucky 65,857 801,857 11,627 17.6 25.5 12.2 24.3 18,770 4.3 $19.46 0.313
Louisiana 47,241 644,668 21,758 44.2 17.5 13.6 15.9 15,228 3.0 $21.25 0.360
Maine 36,432 342,467 6,755 17.3 20.0 9.4 19.8 8,022 4.5 $16.27 0.281
Maryland 74,263 552,341 12,514 16.5 19.7 7.4 15.5 11,017 1.7 $21.14 0.346
Massachusetts 222,288 2,550,353 72,132 29.8 19.7 11.5 17.5 54,759 3.7 $24.37 0.389
Michigan 318,842 2,397,582 57,316 16.0 19.1 7.5 17.9 54,581 3.1 $27.21 0.327
Minnesota 54,953 642,200 11,686 20.5 21.7 11.7 19.5 14,091 2.4 $18.57 0.280
Mississippi 35,315 373,020 11,526 32.1 16.0 10.6 16.0 9,173 4.6 $16.78 0.351
Missouri 82,952 739,307 13,915 15.0 20.8 9.5 17.7 18,262 2.1 $19.87 0.299
Montana 12,032 117,487 2,236 19.8 18.0 9.8 18.0 2,586 2.4 $18.45 0.286
Nebraska 12,245 104,413 2,616 22.2 17.1 8.5 13.7 2,192 1.2 $21.43 0.352
Nevada 5,399 52,231 771 13.9 22.0 9.7 18.1 1,055 2.1 $24.43 0.329
New Hampshire 26,554 301,745 3,588 12.3 26.0 11.4 26.0 6,845 5.2 $20.51 0.360
New Jersey 216,207 2,207,138 41,228 18.4 22.0 10.2 18.0 45,214 3.1 $24.24 0.326
New Mexico 7,126 73,655 1,171 16.3 22.3 10.3 19.6 1,603 1.4 $21.29 0.338
New York 621,501 7,927,018 119,325 18.5 26.0 12.8 26.0 170,718 3.8 $24.80 0.334
North Carolina 103,377 1,256,691 19,259 17.0 26.0 12.2 25.2 24,433 3.4 $16.55 0.319
North Dakota 5,867 67,967 808 14.3 20.0 11.6 20.0 1,394 2.8 $24.53 0.396
Ohio 153,726 1,542,763 21,356 12.7 25.5 10.2 23.2 36,261 1.5 $24.39 0.327
Oklahoma 31,703 331,868 11,944 39.0 17.0 10.5 14.3 8,279 2.6 $19.07 0.287
Oregon 73,485 686,154 11,049 16.3 22.7 9.3 18.4 14,831 4.4 $22.49 0.306
Pennsylvania 454,311 4,597,037 82,561 17.5 23.9 10.1 20.7 102,726 3.2 $24.62 0.373
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 63,038 761,966 23,944 33.0 18.7 12.1 15.7 15,658 6.6 $22.02 0.351
South Carolina 36,805 408,448 12,603 31.4 18.0 11.1 18.0 9,638 2.5 $18.39 0.333
South Dakota 3,495 34,004 891 26.2 16.6 9.7 13.7 790 1.4 $20.36 0.343
Tennessee 81,851 1,077,858 25,105 28.3 22.0 13.2 21.9 24,763 4.6 $16.83 0.295
Texas 53,400 476,975 18,195 35.9 16.6 8.9 12.5 12,115 0.8 $17.04 0.260
Utah 12,231 127,515 1,731 14.0 23.8 10.4 20.2 2,916 2.1 $25.04 0.394
Vermont 10,670 113,531 2,460 22.4 20.0 10.6 20.0 2,479 3.9 $21.65 0.357
Virginia 48,265 410,777 18,322 34.5 14.0 8.5 12.4 9,254 1.6 $17.54 0.306
Washington 96,466 992,805 13,082 14.9 24.3 10.3 21.8 23,046 4.2 $23.80 0.328
West Virginia 80,100 729,115 11,182 14.0 23.0 9.1 21.9 15,885 4.2 $20.12 0.294
Wisconsin 69,132 574,715 19,098 25.2 0.0 8.5 0.0 13,065 1.6 $25.21 0.353
Wyoming 4,230 30,161 1,221 29.5 14.2 7.1 9.9 606 1.0 $25.10 0.391
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