US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1957: Categories

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

1957
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 39,670,705 $173,644,051 $112,829,744 0.650 $84.18 $54.70
Alabama 527,164 $1,897,423 $1,363,439 0.719 $69.22 $49.74
Alaska 29,525 $199,872 $150,924 0.755 $130.18 $98.30
Arizona 193,627 $837,718 $569,250 0.680 $83.20 $56.54
Arkansas 248,669 $747,532 $583,520 0.781 $57.81 $45.13
California 3,589,963 $17,433,886 $11,070,467 0.635 $93.39 $59.30
Colorado 303,969 $1,318,671 $879,541 0.667 $83.43 $55.64
Connecticut 751,834 $3,477,589 $2,214,324 0.637 $88.95 $56.64
Delaware 124,975 $607,683 $398,780 0.656 $93.51 $61.36
District of Columbia 222,934 $929,685 $598,890 0.644 $80.20 $51.66
Florida 790,538 $2,927,732 $2,143,101 0.732 $71.22 $52.13
Georgia 716,332 $2,439,709 $1,801,454 0.738 $65.50 $48.36
Hawaii 111,205 $378,111 $280,300 0.741 $65.39 $48.47
Idaho 105,201 $411,721 $292,554 0.711 $75.26 $53.48
Illinois 2,686,514 $13,069,450 $7,942,281 0.608 $93.55 $56.85
Indiana 1,100,349 $5,046,160 $3,223,782 0.639 $88.19 $56.34
Iowa 423,257 $1,673,514 $1,143,200 0.683 $76.04 $51.94
Kansas 351,338 $1,448,573 $982,554 0.678 $79.29 $53.78
Kentucky 447,386 $1,724,811 $1,263,833 0.733 $74.14 $54.33
Louisiana 572,305 $2,277,363 $1,552,978 0.682 $76.52 $52.18
Maine 192,131 $686,077 $516,546 0.753 $68.67 $51.70
Maryland 686,276 $2,760,358 $1,861,413 0.674 $77.35 $52.16
Massachusetts 1,498,755 $6,059,734 $4,069,859 0.672 $77.75 $52.22
Michigan 1,880,615 $9,706,959 $5,695,570 0.587 $99.26 $58.24
Minnesota 664,803 $2,816,888 $1,815,841 0.645 $81.48 $52.53
Mississippi 245,893 $735,666 $580,439 0.789 $57.53 $45.39
Missouri 949,833 $3,976,990 $2,610,877 0.656 $80.52 $52.86
Montana 112,336 $444,708 $315,660 0.710 $76.13 $54.04
Nebraska 208,898 $785,945 $550,437 0.700 $72.35 $50.67
Nevada 66,444 $312,920 $235,129 0.751 $90.57 $68.05
New Hampshire 141,519 $508,562 $379,516 0.746 $69.11 $51.57
New Jersey 1,528,503 $7,211,732 $4,499,238 0.624 $90.73 $56.61
New Mexico 143,317 $582,445 $405,503 0.696 $78.15 $54.41
New York 4,926,350 $23,374,457 $14,391,626 0.616 $91.25 $56.18
North Carolina 835,571 $2,671,392 $2,079,634 0.778 $61.48 $47.86
North Dakota 63,319 $234,068 $168,551 0.720 $71.09 $51.19
Ohio 2,537,021 $12,165,021 $7,453,627 0.613 $92.21 $56.50
Oklahoma 368,534 $1,492,550 $1,001,500 0.671 $77.88 $52.26
Oregon 347,743 $1,527,637 $1,158,164 0.758 $84.48 $64.05
Pennsylvania 3,130,505 $13,390,129 $8,597,804 0.642 $82.26 $52.82
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 232,276 $869,790 $681,212 0.783 $72.01 $56.40
South Carolina 395,320 $1,227,027 $967,281 0.788 $59.69 $47.05
South Dakota 66,541 $238,299 $171,185 0.718 $68.87 $49.47
Tennessee 622,783 $2,226,731 $1,614,927 0.725 $68.76 $49.87
Texas 1,744,050 $7,101,710 $4,755,187 0.670 $78.31 $52.43
Utah 166,362 $676,268 $453,123 0.670 $78.17 $52.38
Vermont 70,854 $256,662 $191,133 0.745 $69.66 $51.88
Virginia 669,155 $2,388,003 $1,740,418 0.729 $68.63 $50.02
Washington 597,596 $2,702,791 $1,787,771 0.661 $86.98 $57.53
West Virginia 378,266 $1,678,417 $1,081,789 0.645 $85.33 $55.00
Wisconsin 842,362 $3,748,817 $2,376,649 0.634 $85.58 $54.26
Wyoming 59,689 $238,095 $166,963 0.701 $76.71 $53.79
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1957
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 $1,544,233 $220,400 $1,733,876 $8,661,942 $2,630 $8,659,312 $3,000
Alabama $19,214 $2,231 $17,742 $88,368 $88,368 $3,000
Alaska $4,908 $1 $6,785 $1,550 $2,630 $1,080 $4,200
Arizona $7,737 $1,449 $4,729 $58,718 $58,718 $3,000
Arkansas $6,797 $1,147 $9,567 $44,727 $44,727 $3,000
California $155,247 $25,165 $151,903 $998,922 $998,922 $3,000
Colorado $6,308 $1,933 $6,088 $76,903 $76,903 $3,000
Connecticut $27,151 $6,356 $32,250 $248,478 $248,478 $3,000
Delaware $2,713 $404 $5,470 $15,088 $15,088 $3,600
District of Columbia $4,508 $1,480 $4,611 $58,698 $58,698 $3,000
Florida $15,462 $2,378 $13,860 $93,621 $93,621 $3,000
Georgia $22,307 $3,869 $24,691 $151,888 $151,888 $3,000
Hawaii $2,852 $585 $2,774 $22,923 $22,923 $3,000
Idaho $4,004 $939 $5,948 $36,570 $36,570 $3,000
Illinois $83,048 $12,491 $80,307 $500,574 $500,574 $3,000
Indiana $33,977 $5,453 $39,027 $212,176 $212,176 $3,000
Iowa $8,580 $2,857 $9,412 $113,948 $113,948 $3,000
Kansas $10,959 $2,150 $10,782 $86,088 $86,088 $3,000
Kentucky $24,964 $3,117 $30,994 $121,045 $121,045 $3,000
Louisiana $21,750 $3,714 $11,624 $152,871 $152,871 $3,000
Maine $8,464 $1,185 $9,784 $45,537 $45,537 $3,000
Maryland $19,035 $3,039 $24,486 $116,642 $116,642 $3,000
Massachusetts $65,297 $8,071 $75,132 $317,790 $317,790 $3,000
Michigan $115,808 $7,756 $132,317 $295,025 $295,025 $3,000
Minnesota $16,227 $2,948 $24,638 $113,488 $113,488 $3,000
Mississippi $9,086 $889 $11,808 $34,602 $34,602 $3,000
Missouri $26,345 $5,696 $24,753 $226,562 $226,562 $3,000
Montana $4,042 $1,144 $7,665 $43,816 $43,816 $3,000
Nebraska $5,169 $995 $6,219 $39,766 $39,766 $3,000
Nevada $4,628 $499 $4,870 $19,720 $19,720 $3,600
New Hampshire $6,151 $613 $5,265 $24,999 $24,999 $3,000
New Jersey $89,151 $11,436 $123,410 $439,803 $439,803 $3,000
New Mexico $4,731 $1,006 $3,430 $40,643 $40,643 $3,000
New York $254,626 $33,885 $246,947 $1,355,730 $1,355,730 $3,000
North Carolina $30,519 $4,613 $33,390 $182,207 $182,207 $3,000
North Dakota $2,662 $243 $2,893 $10,223 $10,223 $3,000
Ohio $55,651 $16,015 $85,365 $618,636 $618,636 $3,000
Oklahoma $9,939 $1,362 $11,790 $53,868 $53,868 $3,000
Oregon $16,975 $1,197 $31,712 $41,894 $41,894 $3,600
Pennsylvania $143,779 $9,315 $195,392 $346,771 $346,771 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $18,603 $788 $19,647 $31,390 $31,390 $3,600
South Carolina $11,890 $1,900 $12,908 $75,013 $75,013 $3,000
South Dakota $1,723 $350 $1,619 $14,179 $14,179 $3,000
Tennessee $28,925 $2,365 $35,286 $91,572 $91,572 $3,000
Texas $31,922 $7,682 $31,189 $301,247 $301,247 $3,000
Utah $5,884 $1,000 $5,009 $40,420 $40,420 $3,000
Vermont $2,591 $433 $2,829 $16,928 $16,928 $3,000
Virginia $10,215 $2,368 $12,038 $92,894 $92,894 $3,000
Washington $39,775 $5,215 $40,077 $204,348 $204,348 $3,000
West Virginia $12,648 $1,701 $11,925 $67,625 $67,625 $3,000
Wisconsin $27,425 $6,566 $29,300 $259,172 $259,172 $3,000
Wyoming $1,861 $406 $2,219 $16,276 $16,276 $3,000
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1957
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 0.89 1.00 0.85 1.31 4.99 0.00 0.00
Alabama 1.01 0.94 0.74 1.03 4.66 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.46 3.39 2.04 2.70 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arizona 0.92 0.56 0.91 1.33 7.01 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 0.91 1.28 0.89 1.14 5.98 0.00 0.00
California 0.89 0.87 0.85 1.34 5.73 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.48 0.46 0.45 0.68 5.83 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 0.78 0.93 0.76 1.19 7.15 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.45 0.90 0.43 0.65 2.48 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.48 0.50 0.46 0.71 6.31 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.53 0.47 0.47 0.64 3.20 0.00 0.00
Georgia 0.91 1.01 0.91 1.22 6.23 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 0.75 0.73 0.75 1.02 6.06 0.00 0.00
Idaho 0.97 1.44 0.95 1.34 8.88 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.64 0.61 0.61 1.00 3.83 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.67 0.77 0.65 1.02 4.20 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.51 0.56 0.48 0.70 6.81 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.76 0.74 0.73 1.08 5.94 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.45 1.80 1.43 1.95 7.02 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 0.96 0.51 0.98 1.43 6.71 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.23 1.43 1.19 1.58 6.64 0.00 0.00
Maryland 0.69 0.89 0.68 1.00 4.23 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.08 1.24 1.04 1.55 5.24 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.19 1.36 1.20 2.05 3.04 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.58 0.87 0.55 0.85 4.03 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 1.24 1.61 1.30 1.65 4.70 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.66 0.62 0.65 0.98 5.70 0.00 0.00
Montana 0.91 1.72 0.87 1.22 9.85 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.66 0.79 0.66 0.95 5.06 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.48 1.56 1.49 1.98 6.30 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.21 1.04 1.18 1.58 4.92 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.24 1.71 1.08 1.73 6.10 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 0.81 0.59 0.81 1.17 6.98 0.00 0.00
New York 1.09 1.06 1.09 1.77 5.80 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 1.14 1.25 1.13 1.45 6.82 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.14 1.24 1.08 1.52 4.37 0.00 0.00
Ohio 0.46 0.70 0.44 0.72 5.09 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.67 0.79 0.65 0.97 3.61 0.00 0.00
Oregon 1.11 2.08 1.08 1.43 2.74 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 1.07 1.46 0.99 1.55 2.59 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 2.14 2.26 2.10 2.70 3.61 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 0.97 1.05 0.93 1.18 6.11 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.72 0.68 0.69 0.96 5.95 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.30 1.58 1.24 1.75 4.11 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.45 0.44 0.42 0.63 4.24 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.87 0.74 0.88 1.31 5.98 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.01 1.10 0.98 1.32 6.60 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.43 0.50 0.38 0.53 3.89 0.00 0.00
Washington 1.47 1.48 1.40 2.11 7.56 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 0.75 0.71 0.73 1.14 4.03 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.73 0.78 0.70 1.10 6.91 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 0.78 0.93 0.79 1.13 6.84 0.00 0.00
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1957
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 5,574,620 64,213,501 1,139,246 22.7 23.4 11.5 20.5 1,447,468 3.6 $28.17 0.335
Alabama 76,675 867,637 26,734 41.1 19.0 11.3 17.6 22,161 4.2 $20.78 0.300
Alaska 9,456 174,221 2,330 25.2 25.0 18.4 24.3 3,223 10.9 $36.24 0.278
Arizona 19,688 185,026 3,168 19.2 22.5 9.7 18.7 5,219 2.7 $26.20 0.315
Arkansas 46,649 496,626 16,028 35.7 17.0 10.7 16.4 14,430 5.8 $19.75 0.342
California 491,347 5,327,854 58,569 14.7 24.7 10.9 22.5 121,627 3.3 $29.84 0.320
Colorado 20,463 209,974 4,088 22.6 19.9 10.3 16.9 4,887 1.6 $29.61 0.355
Connecticut 92,814 1,079,762 21,372 26.3 22.5 11.6 20.4 24,121 3.2 $30.80 0.346
Delaware 18,014 185,744 4,855 27.9 20.1 10.3 18.1 3,043 2.4 $30.55 0.327
District of Columbia 15,286 183,614 4,812 33.5 21.7 12.6 19.3 4,458 2.0 $25.41 0.317
Florida 70,941 640,830 27,070 41.0 14.3 9.0 13.1 18,339 2.3 $22.11 0.310
Georgia 101,795 1,163,311 33,303 35.3 20.4 11.4 18.9 27,008 3.7 $22.43 0.342
Hawaii 10,919 122,772 1,699 16.1 20.0 11.3 20.0 2,879 2.5 $22.81 0.349
Idaho 19,822 208,414 4,454 25.3 19.9 10.5 16.0 5,040 4.7 $28.85 0.383
Illinois 255,530 2,919,165 58,948 25.3 22.0 11.4 19.1 67,550 2.5 $29.06 0.311
Indiana 153,576 1,496,846 57,005 39.7 16.4 9.8 13.5 33,070 3.0 $27.04 0.307
Iowa 37,910 384,385 12,232 33.7 17.1 10.1 12.7 8,826 2.0 $25.71 0.338
Kansas 40,949 409,946 10,200 25.9 18.1 10.0 16.3 8,481 2.4 $27.19 0.343
Kentucky 91,619 1,328,265 22,692 26.5 26.0 14.6 26.0 32,550 7.2 $23.95 0.323
Louisiana 41,059 541,537 15,132 39.6 17.8 13.2 15.8 12,993 2.2 $22.38 0.292
Maine 41,374 475,663 6,034 16.1 25.7 11.2 23.8 10,879 5.6 $20.59 0.300
Maryland 103,421 891,003 12,154 13.4 25.1 8.7 20.4 17,249 2.5 $28.78 0.372
Massachusetts 243,062 2,785,999 44,370 19.9 22.5 11.4 19.7 61,054 4.0 $30.24 0.389
Michigan 341,910 3,856,897 73,273 23.5 23.0 11.3 18.9 90,458 4.8 $34.55 0.348
Minnesota 76,859 995,511 15,399 22.1 23.6 13.0 22.1 22,284 3.3 $25.38 0.311
Mississippi 49,817 599,349 14,032 29.3 20.0 12.1 20.0 14,639 5.9 $20.41 0.355
Missouri 124,079 1,172,230 23,565 20.5 21.7 9.5 17.6 29,969 3.1 $22.58 0.280
Montana 25,144 292,465 4,347 20.6 21.2 11.7 21.5 6,042 5.3 $26.17 0.344
Nebraska 21,413 248,406 7,182 33.1 18.2 11.7 17.1 5,249 2.5 $25.68 0.355
Nevada 13,428 143,726 2,426 20.3 22.2 10.7 19.6 2,744 4.1 $34.83 0.385
New Hampshire 22,491 247,998 2,935 13.6 26.0 10.9 26.0 5,911 4.1 $22.64 0.328
New Jersey 300,499 4,008,362 78,330 28.3 23.6 13.4 21.3 79,591 5.2 $32.12 0.354
New Mexico 12,986 140,852 2,645 22.6 21.7 10.9 18.4 3,280 2.2 $25.09 0.321
New York 724,149 8,584,371 78,647 12.0 26.0 11.9 26.0 187,101 3.8 $30.64 0.336
North Carolina 176,522 1,865,795 32,456 19.2 26.0 10.6 25.2 38,905 4.6 $18.35 0.298
North Dakota 8,631 109,033 1,801 21.2 20.0 12.7 20.0 2,379 3.7 $27.13 0.382
Ohio 255,016 2,767,076 34,922 16.8 25.6 10.9 23.4 65,121 2.5 $31.79 0.345
Oklahoma 41,862 495,537 15,201 37.5 19.5 11.9 16.3 12,341 3.3 $24.70 0.317
Oregon 89,942 1,016,145 14,684 18.1 22.8 11.3 19.2 22,615 6.5 $31.78 0.376
Pennsylvania 525,084 7,185,357 88,896 19.2 30.0 13.7 30.0 156,390 5.0 $28.51 0.347
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 67,364 760,510 20,238 32.0 19.2 11.3 15.5 16,333 7.0 $27.55 0.383
South Carolina 54,310 618,822 18,387 35.5 20.4 11.4 18.7 14,970 3.7 $21.37 0.358
South Dakota 6,697 72,015 2,449 36.3 16.2 10.7 13.4 1,679 2.5 $23.44 0.340
Tennessee 114,000 1,725,400 41,325 37.2 22.0 14.9 21.4 39,234 6.3 $21.33 0.310
Texas 131,633 1,386,335 44,199 38.2 18.7 10.7 15.5 30,242 1.7 $23.00 0.294
Utah 16,499 179,887 3,147 21.0 22.4 11.0 20.6 4,261 2.5 $28.90 0.370
Vermont 10,154 122,848 1,691 20.4 26.0 12.1 25.6 2,776 3.9 $23.77 0.341
Virginia 67,051 567,782 21,558 35.5 15.6 8.5 13.3 13,284 1.9 $21.72 0.316
Washington 122,461 1,374,803 21,279 19.3 24.0 11.3 20.9 31,987 5.3 $29.73 0.342
West Virginia 59,933 553,736 8,243 16.1 24.0 9.3 23.2 14,054 3.7 $22.52 0.264
Wisconsin 104,700 966,480 16,710 17.4 0.0 9.3 0.0 22,956 2.7 $30.91 0.361
Wyoming 7,617 77,179 2,030 27.4 19.3 10.1 13.2 1,586 2.6 $29.22 0.381
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