US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1959: Categories

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

1959
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 39,544,909 $186,913,414 $115,302,625 0.617 $90.90 $56.07
Alabama 523,555 $2,027,609 $1,396,515 0.689 $74.48 $51.30
Alaska 30,241 $216,182 $151,746 0.702 $137.47 $96.50
Arizona 218,421 $1,025,987 $671,930 0.655 $90.33 $59.16
Arkansas 264,705 $854,552 $643,689 0.753 $62.08 $46.76
California 3,752,014 $20,020,528 $11,906,626 0.595 $102.61 $61.03
Colorado 322,625 $1,505,908 $948,437 0.630 $89.76 $56.53
Connecticut 723,570 $3,602,370 $2,147,194 0.596 $95.74 $57.07
Delaware 123,380 $641,507 $402,911 0.628 $99.99 $62.80
District of Columbia 229,950 $1,046,151 $638,270 0.610 $87.49 $53.38
Florida 881,847 $3,589,399 $2,472,406 0.689 $78.28 $53.92
Georgia 738,999 $2,742,932 $1,929,188 0.703 $71.38 $50.20
Hawaii 135,163 $517,208 $369,616 0.715 $73.59 $52.59
Idaho 110,759 $460,276 $313,437 0.681 $79.92 $54.42
Illinois 2,621,899 $13,807,108 $7,934,995 0.575 $101.27 $58.20
Indiana 1,066,329 $5,298,456 $3,203,914 0.605 $95.56 $57.78
Iowa 445,562 $1,944,910 $1,243,506 0.639 $83.94 $53.67
Kansas 350,511 $1,524,322 $979,948 0.643 $83.63 $53.76
Kentucky 444,753 $1,842,792 $1,235,352 0.670 $79.68 $53.42
Louisiana 554,424 $2,336,246 $1,517,817 0.650 $81.04 $52.65
Maine 189,835 $731,451 $525,072 0.718 $74.10 $53.19
Maryland 669,416 $2,889,106 $1,866,502 0.646 $83.00 $53.62
Massachusetts 1,496,862 $6,597,754 $4,169,081 0.632 $84.76 $53.56
Michigan 1,736,389 $9,660,018 $5,360,894 0.555 $106.99 $59.37
Minnesota 667,467 $3,067,783 $1,870,524 0.610 $88.39 $53.89
Mississippi 267,965 $885,438 $665,800 0.752 $63.54 $47.78
Missouri 953,308 $4,374,882 $2,699,535 0.617 $88.25 $54.46
Montana 109,066 $456,207 $316,745 0.694 $80.44 $55.85
Nebraska 221,066 $910,501 $604,362 0.664 $79.21 $52.57
Nevada 73,831 $367,589 $266,637 0.725 $95.75 $69.45
New Hampshire 144,687 $562,292 $399,489 0.710 $74.74 $53.10
New Jersey 1,519,219 $7,759,162 $4,566,027 0.588 $98.22 $57.80
New Mexico 159,930 $709,124 $469,634 0.662 $85.27 $56.47
New York 4,834,231 $24,913,066 $14,519,198 0.583 $99.11 $57.76
North Carolina 880,146 $3,072,507 $2,284,245 0.743 $67.13 $49.91
North Dakota 68,907 $273,672 $189,799 0.694 $76.38 $52.97
Ohio 2,409,345 $12,507,484 $7,230,862 0.578 $99.83 $57.71
Oklahoma 369,296 $1,593,580 $1,025,298 0.643 $82.98 $53.39
Oregon 364,040 $1,746,191 $1,252,971 0.718 $92.24 $66.19
Pennsylvania 2,955,611 $13,492,688 $8,386,123 0.622 $87.79 $54.56
Puerto Rico 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
Rhode Island 227,307 $919,766 $691,220 0.752 $77.81 $58.48
South Carolina 412,398 $1,385,976 $1,049,905 0.758 $64.63 $48.96
South Dakota 72,409 $282,683 $192,018 0.679 $75.08 $51.00
Tennessee 642,592 $2,482,338 $1,710,564 0.689 $74.29 $51.19
Texas 1,765,992 $7,612,910 $4,867,702 0.639 $82.90 $53.01
Utah 173,459 $750,945 $488,940 0.651 $83.25 $54.21
Vermont 70,996 $280,964 $197,230 0.702 $76.11 $53.42
Virginia 689,682 $2,659,931 $1,856,985 0.698 $74.17 $51.78
Washington 607,852 $3,000,118 $1,851,858 0.617 $94.92 $58.59
West Virginia 336,482 $1,562,449 $968,754 0.620 $89.30 $55.37
Wisconsin 851,929 $4,117,416 $2,461,773 0.598 $92.94 $55.57
Wyoming 64,487 $282,980 $189,381 0.669 $84.39 $56.48
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1959
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 $1,955,664 $177,849 $2,279,018 $6,892,002 $217,705 $6,674,297 $3,000
Alabama $15,582 $1,734 $24,433 $61,390 $61,390 $3,000
Alaska $4,878 $6,320 $2,608 $8,265 $5,657 $4,200
Arizona $8,592 $1,607 $8,741 $60,089 $60,089 $3,000
Arkansas $8,291 $1,052 $9,152 $39,405 $39,405 $3,000
California $235,364 $22,683 $211,927 $882,345 $882,345 $3,000
Colorado $4,775 $1,896 $9,914 $69,279 $69,279 $3,000
Connecticut $37,376 $4,637 $54,281 $172,375 $172,375 $3,000
Delaware $6,514 $197 $6,835 $8,486 $8,486 $3,600
District of Columbia $5,411 $1,583 $5,109 $60,076 $60,076 $3,000
Florida $34,386 $2,444 $22,384 $99,471 $99,471 $3,000
Georgia $26,381 $3,794 $25,917 $143,655 $143,655 $3,000
Hawaii $3,823 $645 $3,587 $23,940 $23,940 $3,000
Idaho $4,758 $816 $7,343 $30,741 $30,741 $3,000
Illinois $83,549 $8,753 $129,708 $323,021 $323,021 $3,000
Indiana $42,208 $4,493 $39,276 $173,972 $173,972 $3,000
Iowa $10,352 $3,080 $8,407 $118,217 $118,217 $3,000
Kansas $10,724 $2,165 $13,775 $80,179 $80,179 $3,000
Kentucky $29,759 $2,733 $27,330 $105,433 $105,433 $3,000
Louisiana $17,681 $3,709 $34,622 $132,894 $132,894 $3,000
Maine $8,249 $888 $12,817 $31,728 $31,728 $3,000
Maryland $37,121 $1,815 $48,683 $66,799 $66,799 $3,000
Massachusetts $73,996 $6,779 $86,337 $253,125 $253,125 $3,000
Michigan $137,615 $2,570 $133,001 $205,159 $113,000 $92,159 $3,000
Minnesota $22,815 $2,077 $31,940 $75,908 $75,908 $3,000
Mississippi $12,927 $848 $11,564 $32,696 $32,696 $3,000
Missouri $29,412 $5,570 $32,250 $208,199 $208,199 $3,000
Montana $4,212 $852 $10,610 $30,062 $30,062 $3,000
Nebraska $6,545 $1,020 $5,385 $39,868 $39,868 $3,000
Nevada $5,681 $443 $5,741 $17,094 $17,094 $3,600
New Hampshire $6,372 $594 $5,963 $23,233 $23,233 $3,000
New Jersey $102,049 $9,199 $126,155 $343,685 $343,685 $3,000
New Mexico $6,014 $1,157 $4,586 $44,165 $44,165 $3,000
New York $286,674 $28,204 $408,223 $1,027,466 $1,027,466 $3,000
North Carolina $36,347 $4,616 $31,608 $178,422 $178,422 $3,000
North Dakota $2,790 $216 $3,726 $8,418 $8,418 $3,000
Ohio $96,193 $10,591 $121,491 $395,276 $395,276 $3,000
Oklahoma $10,087 $1,123 $14,452 $41,298 $41,298 $3,000
Oregon $33,909 $793 $23,674 $38,909 $38,909 $3,600
Pennsylvania $220,766 $2,228 $263,274 $182,120 $96,440 $85,680 $3,000
Puerto Rico $1
Rhode Island $18,648 $690 $15,865 $29,007 $29,007 $3,600
South Carolina $11,366 $1,939 $10,758 $74,106 $74,106 $3,000
South Dakota $2,033 $397 $1,510 $15,445 $15,445 $3,000
Tennessee $29,566 $1,974 $28,396 $76,419 $76,419 $3,000
Texas $36,660 $7,015 $51,363 $257,169 $257,169 $3,000
Utah $6,354 $1,012 $7,137 $37,787 $37,787 $3,000
Vermont $2,440 $386 $2,897 $14,621 $14,621 $3,000
Virginia $19,843 $2,132 $16,167 $85,686 $85,686 $3,000
Washington $50,151 $5,432 $45,550 $204,929 $204,929 $3,000
West Virginia $18,610 $953 $28,265 $32,568 $32,568 $3,000
Wisconsin $27,584 $5,949 $37,016 $219,369 $219,369 $3,000
Wyoming $2,231 $366 $3,553 $13,690 $13,690 $3,000
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1959
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 1.05 1.22 1.06 1.71 3.57 0.00 0.00
Alabama 0.77 1.21 0.71 1.02 3.03 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.26 2.92 1.90 2.70 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arizona 0.84 0.85 0.82 1.26 5.86 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 0.97 1.07 0.97 1.29 4.61 0.00 0.00
California 1.18 1.06 1.21 2.04 4.41 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.32 0.66 0.28 0.45 4.60 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.04 1.51 1.10 1.85 4.79 0.00 0.00
Delaware 1.02 1.07 1.14 1.82 1.32 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.52 0.49 0.50 0.82 5.74 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.96 0.62 1.03 1.49 2.77 0.00 0.00
Georgia 0.96 0.94 0.97 1.38 5.24 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 0.74 0.69 0.76 1.06 4.63 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.03 1.60 1.02 1.49 6.68 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.61 0.94 0.61 1.06 2.34 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.80 0.74 0.80 1.32 3.28 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.53 0.43 0.53 0.83 6.08 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.70 0.90 0.68 1.06 5.26 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.61 1.48 1.58 2.35 5.72 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 0.76 1.48 0.75 1.16 5.69 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.13 1.75 1.13 1.58 4.34 0.00 0.00
Maryland 1.28 1.69 1.39 2.15 2.31 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.12 1.31 1.14 1.81 3.84 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.42 1.38 1.43 2.57 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.74 1.04 0.74 1.21 2.47 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 1.46 1.31 1.51 2.01 3.69 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.67 0.74 0.67 1.09 4.76 0.00 0.00
Montana 0.92 2.33 0.88 1.27 6.59 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.72 0.59 0.75 1.13 4.38 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.55 1.56 1.56 2.15 4.65 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.13 1.06 1.14 1.60 4.13 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.32 1.63 1.18 2.00 4.43 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 0.85 0.65 0.84 1.28 6.23 0.00 0.00
New York 1.15 1.64 1.16 1.99 4.12 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 1.18 1.03 1.20 1.61 5.81 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.02 1.36 1.00 1.44 3.08 0.00 0.00
Ohio 0.77 0.97 0.80 1.39 3.16 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.63 0.91 0.63 0.98 2.59 0.00 0.00
Oregon 1.94 1.36 1.79 2.65 2.23 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 1.64 1.95 1.67 2.70 0.00 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 2.03 1.72 2.02 2.70 3.15 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 0.82 0.78 0.81 1.06 5.35 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.72 0.53 0.71 1.05 5.46 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.19 1.14 1.18 1.72 3.08 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.48 0.67 0.48 0.75 3.38 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.85 0.95 0.82 1.25 5.03 0.00 0.00
Vermont 0.87 1.03 0.87 1.25 5.20 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.75 0.61 0.90 1.30 3.22 0.00 0.00
Washington 1.67 1.52 1.66 2.40 6.83 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 1.19 1.81 1.24 2.00 2.08 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.67 0.90 0.64 1.07 5.33 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 0.79 1.26 0.84 1.25 4.84 0.00 0.00
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1959
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 5,816,912 76,119,247 1,675,963 29.6 23.6 13.1 21.7 1,665,071 4.2 $30.40 0.334
Alabama 84,646 1,100,385 40,038 47.2 18.8 13.0 17.8 26,702 5.1 $22.55 0.303
Alaska 9,086 176,241 3,093 32.7 25.2 19.4 24.6 3,503 11.5 $36.27 0.264
Arizona 28,433 290,356 5,734 20.1 22.8 10.2 19.1 7,859 3.6 $30.52 0.338
Arkansas 42,607 457,882 15,500 37.1 19.3 10.7 16.4 13,935 5.2 $20.72 0.334
California 495,667 6,492,184 113,151 23.7 24.1 13.1 23.0 145,377 3.8 $33.57 0.327
Colorado 24,025 302,995 6,533 26.0 23.7 12.6 18.7 6,631 2.0 $32.89 0.366
Connecticut 110,833 1,513,461 40,243 35.4 21.7 13.7 20.6 31,748 4.3 $34.27 0.358
Delaware 19,625 216,921 5,789 30.3 20.1 11.1 18.4 4,094 3.3 $32.98 0.330
District of Columbia 15,967 201,702 5,943 36.9 21.6 12.6 19.6 4,612 2.0 $25.74 0.294
Florida 93,190 921,024 41,642 42.7 15.7 9.9 13.7 26,366 2.9 $24.80 0.317
Georgia 96,891 1,149,090 35,040 36.2 20.4 11.8 18.8 27,048 3.6 $23.63 0.331
Hawaii 11,769 133,778 795 7.4 24.2 11.4 20.0 3,017 2.2 $26.86 0.365
Idaho 19,036 218,580 4,896 26.1 20.3 11.3 16.5 4,876 4.4 $34.56 0.432
Illinois 303,786 3,846,027 94,977 32.1 21.8 12.7 19.4 84,169 3.2 $30.70 0.303
Indiana 144,467 1,415,923 51,228 37.5 16.6 9.8 14.7 31,991 3.0 $29.20 0.306
Iowa 33,457 340,816 10,608 33.5 18.0 10.2 13.3 8,007 1.8 $25.82 0.308
Kansas 42,627 458,988 11,844 29.4 20.9 10.8 17.6 9,349 2.6 $30.68 0.367
Kentucky 76,294 1,029,694 25,984 36.5 23.2 13.5 21.9 26,348 5.9 $27.50 0.345
Louisiana 63,493 1,178,920 28,739 45.9 22.9 18.6 21.0 25,329 4.5 $30.20 0.373
Maine 45,565 608,356 10,146 22.6 26.0 13.4 25.2 13,487 7.1 $21.48 0.290
Maryland 113,208 1,687,595 33,750 30.1 26.0 14.9 26.0 32,634 4.8 $29.88 0.360
Massachusetts 246,393 3,017,568 66,764 27.2 22.2 12.2 19.5 64,853 4.3 $31.37 0.370
Michigan 370,470 3,820,987 95,825 30.9 22.4 10.3 18.8 88,414 5.0 $35.89 0.335
Minnesota 80,756 1,167,172 22,533 29.3 23.6 14.5 22.4 25,545 3.8 $28.34 0.321
Mississippi 41,460 514,758 12,848 32.1 22.6 12.4 20.0 13,315 4.9 $23.09 0.363
Missouri 117,097 1,266,837 24,015 21.1 22.5 10.8 20.1 32,995 3.4 $27.46 0.311
Montana 28,710 390,556 7,830 29.0 22.0 13.6 22.0 7,223 6.6 $27.19 0.338
Nebraska 17,940 198,309 5,242 29.0 19.2 11.1 16.6 4,214 1.9 $27.86 0.352
Nevada 13,384 157,594 3,697 26.8 21.5 11.8 19.5 3,223 4.3 $37.47 0.391
New Hampshire 22,022 253,072 3,483 15.8 26.0 11.5 25.9 5,851 4.0 $24.86 0.333
New Jersey 288,875 4,038,197 94,640 33.3 23.3 14.0 21.5 81,493 5.3 $32.40 0.330
New Mexico 15,562 176,660 3,798 27.1 24.1 11.4 19.2 4,013 2.5 $26.60 0.312
New York 865,533 12,221,511 176,532 20.7 26.0 14.1 26.0 239,386 4.9 $34.83 0.351
North Carolina 140,124 1,620,019 33,055 24.4 26.0 11.6 25.0 34,292 3.9 $20.08 0.299
North Dakota 10,406 135,067 2,273 22.9 21.6 13.0 20.0 3,091 4.4 $27.80 0.364
Ohio 253,305 3,083,718 55,299 24.9 25.6 12.2 24.6 71,642 2.9 $33.08 0.331
Oklahoma 43,624 593,098 18,815 42.9 23.1 13.6 18.4 14,840 4.0 $25.21 0.304
Oregon 56,665 716,058 16,474 27.0 23.4 12.6 20.6 16,736 4.6 $33.96 0.368
Pennsylvania 549,815 9,407,155 164,498 29.1 30.0 17.1 30.0 198,448 6.7 $29.06 0.331
Puerto Rico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 $0.00 0.000
Rhode Island 46,463 576,596 13,787 28.5 22.6 12.4 18.4 12,232 5.3 $29.31 0.377
South Carolina 41,734 506,622 15,936 37.2 20.4 12.1 19.2 12,801 3.1 $21.79 0.337
South Dakota 6,057 59,044 1,892 32.9 16.9 9.7 13.3 1,514 2.0 $26.10 0.348
Tennessee 87,198 1,349,314 35,315 41.4 22.0 15.5 21.4 31,095 4.8 $21.66 0.292
Texas 180,254 2,165,032 72,689 40.3 19.2 12.0 17.4 47,057 2.6 $24.16 0.291
Utah 18,876 231,008 4,473 24.0 23.7 12.2 20.8 5,373 3.1 $31.91 0.383
Vermont 9,083 122,793 2,005 22.9 26.0 13.5 26.0 2,788 3.9 $24.33 0.320
Virginia 72,039 725,592 33,612 45.1 15.4 10.1 13.8 17,088 2.4 $22.91 0.309
Washington 116,133 1,505,664 30,590 27.3 25.8 13.0 22.2 34,788 5.7 $30.46 0.321
West Virginia 86,729 1,278,123 30,504 35.4 24.0 14.7 23.5 28,421 8.4 $22.71 0.254
Wisconsin 107,845 983,400 39,953 37.1 0.0 9.1 0.0 23,239 2.7 $34.70 0.373
Wyoming 7,688 96,805 1,913 25.4 21.0 12.6 18.4 2,019 3.1 $37.20 0.441
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