US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1953: Categories

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

1953
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 36,667,115 $139,150,110 $99,629,885 0.716 $72.98 $52.25
Alabama 441,962 $1,351,987 $1,063,563 0.787 $58.83 $46.28
Alaska 30,618 $191,834 $138,331 0.721 $120.49 $86.88
Arizona 144,719 $545,786 $409,730 0.751 $72.53 $54.45
Arkansas 238,369 $628,934 $525,648 0.836 $50.74 $42.41
California 3,074,526 $12,618,227 $9,009,378 0.714 $78.93 $56.35
Colorado 235,629 $873,560 $645,041 0.738 $71.30 $52.64
Connecticut 723,262 $2,886,823 $2,028,988 0.703 $76.76 $53.95
Delaware 117,126 $463,837 $313,098 0.675 $76.16 $51.41
District of Columbia 224,088 $795,000 $570,598 0.718 $68.23 $48.97
Florida 505,301 $1,589,009 $1,253,199 0.789 $60.47 $47.69
Georgia 606,756 $1,767,341 $1,403,001 0.794 $56.01 $44.47
Hawaii 101,013 $301,491 $240,174 0.797 $57.40 $45.72
Idaho 97,315 $328,682 $258,670 0.787 $64.95 $51.12
Illinois 2,543,572 $10,656,613 $7,220,883 0.678 $80.57 $54.59
Indiana 1,058,615 $4,267,792 $3,025,310 0.709 $77.53 $54.96
Iowa 372,230 $1,301,984 $984,326 0.756 $67.27 $50.85
Kansas 320,421 $1,191,658 $889,036 0.746 $71.52 $53.36
Kentucky 436,125 $1,494,961 $1,136,929 0.761 $65.92 $50.13
Louisiana 514,510 $1,673,288 $1,269,816 0.759 $62.54 $47.46
Maine 178,771 $555,849 $455,742 0.820 $59.79 $49.03
Maryland 640,023 $2,166,806 $1,624,563 0.750 $65.11 $48.81
Massachusetts 1,485,221 $5,070,501 $3,769,468 0.743 $65.65 $48.81
Michigan 1,880,033 $8,724,080 $5,686,745 0.652 $89.24 $58.17
Minnesota 604,519 $2,208,029 $1,581,638 0.716 $70.24 $50.31
Mississippi 202,887 $526,829 $442,288 0.840 $49.94 $41.92
Missouri 883,468 $3,236,132 $2,337,920 0.722 $70.44 $50.89
Montana 107,246 $370,746 $284,269 0.767 $66.48 $50.97
Nebraska 185,664 $624,676 $475,987 0.762 $64.70 $49.30
Nevada 53,958 $220,052 $168,122 0.764 $78.43 $59.92
New Hampshire 133,624 $409,364 $334,026 0.816 $58.91 $48.07
New Jersey 1,465,548 $5,953,101 $4,148,828 0.697 $78.12 $54.44
New Mexico 119,799 $412,031 $315,799 0.766 $66.14 $50.69
New York 4,578,118 $18,651,598 $12,735,426 0.683 $78.35 $53.50
North Carolina 725,784 $2,036,957 $1,690,382 0.830 $53.97 $44.79
North Dakota 50,070 $169,199 $131,222 0.776 $64.99 $50.40
Ohio 2,513,144 $10,364,564 $7,111,772 0.686 $79.31 $54.42
Oklahoma 315,750 $1,144,355 $839,199 0.733 $69.70 $51.11
Oregon 329,353 $1,298,380 $959,932 0.739 $75.81 $56.05
Pennsylvania 3,217,797 $11,763,727 $8,479,747 0.721 $70.30 $50.68
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 239,898 $807,502 $624,350 0.773 $64.73 $50.05
South Carolina 371,828 $1,099,099 $890,376 0.810 $56.84 $46.05
South Dakota 54,483 $175,731 $137,048 0.780 $62.03 $48.37
Tennessee 561,581 $1,772,897 $1,387,847 0.783 $60.71 $47.53
Texas 1,432,546 $5,101,428 $3,748,427 0.735 $68.48 $50.32
Utah 142,749 $492,511 $363,200 0.737 $66.35 $48.93
Vermont 65,631 $215,930 $170,419 0.789 $63.27 $49.94
Virginia 569,611 $1,773,060 $1,394,841 0.787 $59.86 $47.09
Washington 552,651 $2,173,516 $1,588,835 0.731 $75.63 $55.29
West Virginia 355,970 $1,363,110 $996,446 0.731 $73.64 $53.83
Wisconsin 803,648 $3,131,665 $2,211,439 0.706 $74.94 $52.92
Wyoming 59,585 $207,878 $157,863 0.759 $67.09 $50.95
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1953
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 $1,347,632 $201,278 $962,219 $8,912,680 $8,912,680 $3,000
Alabama $14,545 $1,756 $10,520 $77,453 $77,453 $3,000
Alaska $3,809 $181 $5,641 $8,115 $8,115 $3,000
Arizona $5,410 $994 $2,568 $44,233 $44,233 $3,000
Arkansas $7,372 $1,046 $6,014 $46,076 $46,076 $3,000
California $131,992 $18,385 $97,363 $818,528 $818,528 $3,000
Colorado $3,435 $1,627 $2,117 $70,851 $70,851 $3,000
Connecticut $27,365 $5,239 $7,966 $235,540 $235,540 $3,000
Delaware $1,725 $409 $1,167 $17,933 $17,933 $3,000
District of Columbia $3,138 $1,291 $2,365 $56,227 $56,227 $3,000
Florida $9,347 $1,964 $7,780 $85,188 $85,188 $3,000
Georgia $17,336 $3,109 $10,226 $137,833 $137,833 $3,000
Hawaii $2,188 $546 $2,858 $23,146 $23,146 $3,000
Idaho $4,653 $800 $3,684 $35,609 $35,609 $3,000
Illinois $69,326 $12,132 $51,085 $533,500 $533,500 $3,000
Indiana $22,804 $5,356 $16,748 $234,142 $234,142 $3,000
Iowa $5,547 $2,541 $5,088 $110,634 $110,634 $3,000
Kansas $8,990 $1,830 $7,041 $79,917 $79,917 $3,000
Kentucky $20,594 $3,338 $17,665 $147,135 $147,135 $3,000
Louisiana $18,051 $2,841 $10,356 $127,259 $127,259 $3,000
Maine $7,335 $1,016 $5,788 $44,665 $44,665 $3,000
Maryland $13,535 $3,060 $11,911 $132,631 $132,631 $3,000
Massachusetts $102,673 $5,071 $41,081 $250,032 $250,032 $3,000
Michigan $90,799 $9,753 $39,485 $440,508 $440,508 $3,000
Minnesota $12,631 $3,073 $11,021 $134,799 $134,799 $3,000
Mississippi $5,445 $1,006 $6,641 $43,186 $43,186 $3,000
Missouri $14,073 $5,213 $15,534 $224,259 $224,259 $3,000
Montana $3,939 $945 $2,347 $42,058 $42,058 $3,000
Nebraska $2,500 $948 $2,577 $41,331 $41,331 $3,000
Nevada $3,137 $375 $1,567 $17,028 $17,028 $3,000
New Hampshire $5,963 $521 $5,877 $22,504 $22,504 $3,000
New Jersey $77,246 $11,480 $59,757 $506,649 $506,649 $3,000
New Mexico $4,241 $784 $2,455 $34,825 $34,825 $3,000
New York $271,061 $29,114 $178,597 $1,311,985 $1,311,985 $3,000
North Carolina $21,435 $4,177 $20,973 $181,417 $181,417 $3,000
North Dakota $1,987 $249 $1,987 $11,305 $11,305 $3,000
Ohio $79,413 $15,323 $32,542 $686,487 $686,487 $3,000
Oklahoma $8,738 $1,278 $7,251 $56,101 $56,101 $3,000
Oregon $11,485 $1,706 $19,208 $71,666 $71,666 $3,000
Pennsylvania $84,580 $12,939 $102,359 $555,958 $555,958 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $17,189 $611 $12,565 $28,521 $28,521 $3,000
South Carolina $13,621 $1,620 $9,055 $71,902 $71,902 $3,000
South Dakota $1,251 $302 $730 $13,397 $13,397 $3,000
Tennessee $21,216 $2,593 $16,369 $114,568 $114,568 $3,000
Texas $20,005 $6,450 $11,891 $282,597 $282,597 $3,000
Utah $4,078 $826 $3,168 $36,385 $36,385 $3,000
Vermont $2,267 $392 $1,299 $17,464 $17,464 $3,000
Virginia $8,570 $2,226 $8,203 $96,141 $96,141 $3,000
Washington $27,589 $4,426 $29,027 $190,808 $190,808 $3,000
West Virginia $10,401 $2,113 $13,954 $89,802 $89,802 $3,000
Wisconsin $19,837 $5,924 $17,934 $255,369 $255,369 $3,000
Wyoming $1,765 $379 $814 $17,013 $17,013 $3,000
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1953
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 0.97 0.69 0.93 1.30 6.41 0.00 0.00
Alabama 1.08 0.78 0.79 1.00 5.73 0.00 0.00
Alaska 1.99 2.94 1.94 2.70 4.23 0.00 0.00
Arizona 0.99 0.47 0.93 1.23 8.10 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.17 0.96 1.10 1.32 7.33 0.00 0.00
California 1.05 0.77 0.97 1.36 6.49 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.39 0.24 0.29 0.39 8.11 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 0.95 0.28 0.87 1.23 8.16 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.37 0.25 0.35 0.52 3.87 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.39 0.30 0.36 0.51 7.07 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.59 0.49 0.56 0.71 5.36 0.00 0.00
Georgia 0.98 0.58 0.97 1.22 7.80 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 0.73 0.95 0.71 0.89 7.68 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.42 1.12 1.38 1.75 10.83 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.65 0.48 0.61 0.90 5.01 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.53 0.39 0.51 0.72 5.49 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.43 0.39 0.42 0.56 8.50 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.75 0.59 0.74 0.99 6.71 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.38 1.18 1.28 1.68 9.84 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 1.08 0.62 1.06 1.39 7.61 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.32 1.04 1.31 1.59 8.04 0.00 0.00
Maryland 0.62 0.55 0.60 0.80 6.12 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 2.02 0.81 2.01 2.70 4.93 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.04 0.45 1.02 1.56 5.05 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.57 0.50 0.56 0.78 6.10 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 1.03 1.26 1.03 1.23 8.20 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.43 0.48 0.43 0.60 6.93 0.00 0.00
Montana 1.06 0.63 0.98 1.27 11.34 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.40 0.41 0.39 0.52 6.62 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.43 0.71 1.43 1.87 7.74 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.46 1.44 1.42 1.74 5.50 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.30 1.00 1.11 1.59 8.51 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 1.03 0.60 1.03 1.35 8.45 0.00 0.00
New York 1.45 0.96 1.41 2.06 7.03 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 1.05 1.03 1.01 1.22 8.91 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.17 1.17 1.16 1.49 6.68 0.00 0.00
Ohio 0.77 0.31 0.72 1.05 6.62 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.76 0.63 0.73 1.00 4.90 0.00 0.00
Oregon 0.88 1.48 0.84 1.16 5.52 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 0.72 0.87 0.78 1.08 4.73 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 2.13 1.56 2.08 2.70 3.53 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 1.24 0.82 1.16 1.44 6.54 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.71 0.42 0.63 0.80 7.62 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.20 0.92 1.18 1.51 6.46 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.39 0.23 0.36 0.49 5.54 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.83 0.64 0.80 1.09 7.39 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.05 0.60 0.99 1.26 8.09 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.48 0.46 0.44 0.56 5.42 0.00 0.00
Washington 1.27 1.34 1.26 1.72 8.78 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 0.76 1.02 0.71 0.98 6.59 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.63 0.57 0.62 0.88 8.15 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 0.85 0.39 0.81 1.06 8.18 0.00 0.00
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1953
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 4,227,616 42,555,923 764,420 20.8 22.1 10.1 19.2 994,865 2.7 $23.58 0.323
Alabama 49,170 597,268 18,824 41.4 19.0 12.1 17.5 15,662 3.5 $18.05 0.307
Alaska 17,945 173,923 3,090 19.7 20.8 9.7 15.5 3,213 10.4 $32.87 0.273
Arizona 14,153 122,872 2,455 20.3 18.7 8.7 17.2 3,535 2.4 $21.23 0.293
Arkansas 36,824 342,918 10,848 31.3 15.6 9.3 15.3 9,853 4.1 $18.14 0.358
California 381,128 4,330,355 56,965 16.2 24.5 11.4 22.2 95,472 3.1 $23.34 0.296
Colorado 10,112 93,727 1,809 22.9 18.1 9.3 16.6 2,569 1.0 $23.17 0.325
Connecticut 57,172 362,673 4,272 8.6 22.8 6.3 18.1 9,629 1.3 $23.00 0.300
Delaware 7,691 61,053 1,074 21.1 20.2 7.9 16.1 1,428 1.2 $19.67 0.258
District of Columbia 12,327 131,353 3,152 29.7 19.1 10.7 18.9 3,025 1.3 $18.29 0.268
Florida 49,781 456,429 19,954 41.4 14.2 9.2 13.0 12,477 2.4 $17.39 0.288
Georgia 57,397 591,655 15,941 33.8 20.0 10.3 18.8 14,908 2.4 $17.83 0.318
Hawaii 13,601 152,042 2,612 19.5 20.0 11.2 20.0 3,710 3.6 $18.87 0.329
Idaho 14,683 160,521 2,915 20.7 21.8 10.9 16.7 3,910 4.0 $23.18 0.357
Illinois 242,422 2,196,213 35,309 16.6 22.1 9.1 17.9 55,742 2.1 $25.31 0.314
Indiana 103,787 735,809 21,711 28.3 16.4 7.1 12.8 18,318 1.7 $23.95 0.309
Iowa 28,089 245,718 7,716 32.1 15.5 8.7 11.6 5,960 1.6 $21.75 0.323
Kansas 35,091 305,492 6,677 24.2 17.4 8.7 15.6 6,331 1.9 $23.79 0.333
Kentucky 64,066 835,442 12,212 22.0 26.0 13.0 26.0 19,719 4.5 $21.71 0.329
Louisiana 39,625 501,035 16,139 41.7 17.7 12.6 16.0 12,490 2.4 $21.63 0.346
Maine 36,599 354,087 6,836 21.9 20.0 9.7 19.2 8,457 4.7 $17.07 0.285
Maryland 73,711 557,026 12,398 19.0 19.9 7.6 15.1 11,426 1.7 $22.63 0.348
Massachusetts 179,171 1,785,475 42,082 27.4 19.8 10.0 17.1 40,084 2.7 $24.50 0.373
Michigan 203,076 1,447,348 27,828 19.5 18.8 7.1 17.1 40,780 2.1 $27.15 0.304
Minnesota 53,425 603,908 10,254 20.9 22.3 11.3 19.6 14,063 2.3 $18.71 0.266
Mississippi 35,747 361,905 11,314 34.7 16.0 10.1 16.0 9,759 4.8 $19.27 0.386
Missouri 100,284 817,896 13,260 16.8 20.7 8.2 17.1 20,802 2.3 $20.50 0.291
Montana 11,309 122,688 1,683 14.8 20.0 10.8 19.6 2,844 2.6 $19.25 0.290
Nebraska 13,606 120,797 2,709 21.4 17.6 8.9 14.7 2,615 1.4 $22.07 0.341
Nevada 6,608 60,104 777 14.1 22.3 9.1 18.8 1,259 2.3 $26.86 0.342
New Hampshire 28,033 297,847 3,209 13.2 26.0 10.6 26.0 6,937 5.1 $21.27 0.361
New Jersey 210,787 2,251,819 36,393 18.8 0.0 10.7 19.9 46,164 3.1 $27.57 0.353
New Mexico 10,407 110,498 1,871 22.3 22.4 10.6 20.3 2,477 2.0 $22.62 0.342
New York 594,139 7,083,025 65,671 11.9 26.0 11.9 26.0 158,793 3.4 $26.69 0.341
North Carolina 121,609 1,320,418 22,233 21.7 26.0 10.9 25.4 26,493 3.6 $16.38 0.303
North Dakota 6,526 81,430 1,146 17.6 20.0 12.5 20.0 1,689 3.3 $25.14 0.387
Ohio 140,752 1,294,760 13,315 12.5 25.5 9.2 22.4 33,215 1.3 $26.11 0.329
Oklahoma 34,117 366,204 12,586 38.3 17.3 10.7 14.6 9,761 3.0 $20.26 0.291
Oregon 83,114 864,045 13,746 18.2 22.8 10.4 19.3 19,008 5.7 $22.84 0.301
Pennsylvania 429,370 4,225,251 72,005 19.7 23.9 9.8 21.6 98,426 3.0 $25.44 0.362
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 57,574 569,456 14,335 28.6 19.6 9.9 14.9 11,919 4.9 $23.19 0.358
South Carolina 49,435 500,241 14,511 35.2 18.0 10.1 18.0 11,263 3.0 $18.60 0.327
South Dakota 3,893 36,278 907 26.2 16.6 9.3 14.2 848 1.5 $20.81 0.335
Tennessee 88,439 968,788 20,255 25.7 22.0 11.0 22.0 23,811 4.2 $17.15 0.282
Texas 74,625 686,562 23,798 36.0 17.2 9.2 13.2 17,807 1.2 $17.68 0.258
Utah 12,599 127,736 1,809 16.4 23.1 10.1 20.9 3,118 2.1 $25.39 0.383
Vermont 7,162 64,818 1,040 16.4 20.0 9.1 20.0 1,490 2.2 $21.26 0.336
Virginia 58,924 462,114 19,931 39.1 13.9 7.8 12.2 10,673 1.8 $18.24 0.305
Washington 106,425 1,204,357 17,572 17.8 24.5 11.3 22.4 27,892 5.0 $24.43 0.323
West Virginia 73,486 701,174 12,626 18.8 23.5 9.5 22.0 15,945 4.4 $20.84 0.283
Wisconsin 83,066 678,698 21,455 33.2 0.0 8.2 0.0 16,407 2.0 $27.05 0.361
Wyoming 4,534 32,672 1,190 28.6 16.5 7.2 10.0 689 1.1 $25.71 0.383
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