US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1961: Categories

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

1961
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 40,059,163 $198,999,321 $119,344,649 0.600 $95.53 $57.29
Alabama 520,824 $2,107,947 $1,395,616 0.662 $77.83 $51.53
Alaska 32,416 $254,143 $213,931 0.842 $150.77 $126.91
Arizona 247,300 $1,248,371 $762,294 0.611 $97.08 $59.28
Arkansas 277,868 $952,407 $701,713 0.737 $65.91 $48.56
California 3,892,274 $22,140,572 $14,018,576 0.633 $109.39 $69.26
Colorado 364,510 $1,808,702 $1,076,365 0.595 $95.42 $56.79
Connecticut 738,598 $3,890,193 $2,214,741 0.569 $101.29 $57.66
Delaware 122,902 $676,664 $409,927 0.606 $105.88 $64.14
District of Columbia 237,227 $1,159,682 $676,540 0.583 $94.01 $54.84
Florida 909,254 $3,907,321 $2,618,383 0.670 $82.64 $55.38
Georgia 743,457 $2,909,864 $1,977,751 0.680 $75.27 $51.16
Hawaii 149,052 $627,414 $417,712 0.666 $80.95 $53.89
Idaho 113,392 $501,371 $328,648 0.655 $85.03 $55.74
Illinois 2,585,496 $14,253,511 $7,828,911 0.549 $106.02 $58.23
Indiana 1,063,681 $5,481,374 $3,181,006 0.580 $99.10 $57.51
Iowa 442,446 $2,022,887 $1,241,131 0.614 $87.92 $53.95
Kansas 348,461 $1,607,427 $988,865 0.615 $88.71 $54.57
Kentucky 438,464 $1,902,484 $1,217,606 0.640 $83.44 $53.40
Louisiana 535,378 $2,383,361 $1,495,415 0.627 $85.61 $53.72
Maine 190,196 $773,123 $533,622 0.690 $78.17 $53.95
Maryland 684,940 $3,138,323 $1,927,334 0.614 $88.11 $54.11
Massachusetts 1,511,580 $7,097,550 $4,272,959 0.602 $90.30 $54.36
Michigan 1,671,681 $9,572,470 $5,135,171 0.536 $110.12 $59.07
Minnesota 684,492 $3,338,814 $1,937,988 0.580 $93.80 $54.45
Mississippi 270,013 $938,912 $686,250 0.731 $66.87 $48.88
Missouri 945,691 $4,575,125 $2,705,006 0.591 $93.04 $55.01
Montana 108,533 $486,335 $319,612 0.657 $86.17 $56.63
Nebraska 235,318 $1,044,227 $661,583 0.634 $85.34 $54.07
Nevada 86,144 $461,651 $319,725 0.693 $103.06 $71.38
New Hampshire 147,527 $611,442 $415,181 0.679 $79.70 $54.12
New Jersey 1,556,600 $8,436,705 $4,717,858 0.559 $104.23 $58.29
New Mexico 157,690 $730,378 $459,159 0.629 $89.07 $56.00
New York 4,885,776 $26,798,857 $14,944,986 0.558 $105.48 $58.82
North Carolina 912,482 $3,360,349 $2,420,297 0.720 $70.82 $51.01
North Dakota 67,124 $277,809 $184,620 0.665 $79.59 $52.89
Ohio 2,329,754 $12,554,881 $6,972,890 0.555 $103.63 $57.56
Oklahoma 373,051 $1,678,324 $1,044,840 0.623 $86.52 $53.86
Oregon 374,170 $1,847,811 $1,329,033 0.719 $94.97 $68.31
Pennsylvania 2,885,392 $13,840,576 $8,198,648 0.592 $92.25 $54.64
Puerto Rico 234,478 $526,585 $453,090 0.860 $43.19 $37.16
Rhode Island 227,894 $974,048 $706,772 0.726 $82.19 $59.64
South Carolina 426,559 $1,525,406 $1,115,558 0.731 $68.77 $50.29
South Dakota 79,412 $344,288 $225,623 0.655 $83.37 $54.64
Tennessee 659,491 $2,681,501 $1,783,606 0.665 $78.19 $52.01
Texas 1,780,237 $8,108,455 $4,999,425 0.617 $87.59 $54.01
Utah 188,401 $876,910 $529,828 0.604 $89.51 $54.08
Vermont 72,175 $302,859 $204,908 0.677 $80.70 $54.60
Virginia 710,954 $2,912,644 $1,927,226 0.662 $78.78 $52.13
Washington 606,697 $3,231,247 $1,879,313 0.582 $102.42 $59.57
West Virginia 314,920 $1,536,494 $908,578 0.591 $93.83 $55.48
Wisconsin 849,146 $4,267,314 $2,458,674 0.576 $96.64 $55.68
Wyoming 67,645 $312,213 $200,155 0.641 $88.76 $56.90
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1961
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 $2,449,942 $176,157 $3,422,558 $5,801,545 $233,765 $5,567,780 $3,000
Alabama $22,305 $1,476 $30,381 $47,153 $47,153 $3,000
Alaska $8,061 $7,467 $5,454 $8,765 $3,311 $7,200
Arizona $10,264 $1,891 $13,095 $61,323 $61,323 $3,000
Arkansas $9,483 $993 $16,046 $31,219 $31,219 $3,000
California $301,544 $20,258 $473,971 $571,688 $571,688 $3,600
Colorado $11,766 $1,751 $18,520 $57,525 $57,525 $3,000
Connecticut $46,548 $4,664 $70,241 $150,572 $150,572 $3,000
Delaware $8,187 $306 $10,086 $10,360 $10,360 $3,600
District of Columbia $6,021 $1,926 $6,624 $63,762 $63,762 $3,000
Florida $39,136 $3,066 $43,683 $100,524 $100,524 $3,000
Georgia $26,204 $4,222 $39,248 $135,316 $135,316 $3,000
Hawaii $5,197 $751 $8,788 $22,300 $22,300 $3,000
Idaho $7,762 $771 $10,497 $26,125 $26,125 $3,000
Illinois $162,894 $10,143 $184,189 $344,820 $344,820 $3,000
Indiana $36,211 $4,314 $72,944 $136,057 $136,057 $3,000
Iowa $8,251 $3,374 $19,571 $107,475 $107,475 $3,000
Kansas $10,741 $2,036 $20,412 $64,299 $64,299 $3,000
Kentucky $25,689 $2,953 $38,600 $94,127 $94,127 $3,000
Louisiana $23,072 $3,312 $45,215 $101,589 $101,589 $3,000
Maine $9,456 $764 $15,383 $23,360 $23,360 $3,000
Maryland $58,443 $1,936 $54,888 $73,106 $73,106 $3,000
Massachusetts $88,059 $5,857 $138,206 $180,331 $180,331 $3,000
Michigan $147,808 $1,712 $210,590 $158,924 $113,000 $45,924 $3,000
Minnesota $22,386 $1,485 $45,727 $42,032 $42,032 $3,000
Mississippi $13,386 $913 $17,347 $29,749 $29,749 $3,000
Missouri $38,800 $5,979 $52,229 $194,427 $194,427 $3,000
Montana $8,010 $706 $11,260 $23,519 $23,519 $3,000
Nebraska $7,620 $1,197 $9,421 $39,603 $39,603 $3,000
Nevada $7,188 $514 $8,216 $17,177 $17,177 $3,600
New Hampshire $6,677 $693 $8,385 $22,983 $22,983 $3,000
New Jersey $124,783 $9,713 $149,807 $316,293 $316,293 $3,000
New Mexico $5,832 $1,221 $11,795 $37,820 $37,820 $3,000
New York $420,985 $29,179 $487,395 $950,354 $950,354 $3,000
North Carolina $36,107 $5,542 $46,458 $181,756 $181,756 $3,000
North Dakota $3,958 $183 $5,077 $6,414 $6,414 $3,000
Ohio $99,133 $6,108 $264,756 $145,705 $145,705 $3,000
Oklahoma $13,879 $987 $21,634 $30,970 $30,970 $3,000
Oregon $35,919 $1,237 $38,972 $44,531 $44,531 $3,800
Pennsylvania $260,420 $283 $341,230 $114,779 $112,000 $2,779 $3,000
Puerto Rico $12,145 $894 $6,756 $35,002 $35,002 $3,000
Rhode Island $18,870 $952 $19,306 $33,017 $33,017 $3,600
South Carolina $12,559 $2,287 $16,787 $74,456 $74,456 $3,000
South Dakota $2,162 $451 $2,672 $15,113 $15,113 $3,000
Tennessee $30,658 $2,016 $42,675 $64,378 $64,378 $3,000
Texas $47,000 $7,465 $62,869 $241,510 $241,510 $3,000
Utah $7,678 $1,134 $9,533 $37,581 $37,581 $3,000
Vermont $3,059 $352 $6,416 $10,807 $10,807 $3,000
Virginia $21,695 $2,717 $21,463 $91,482 $91,482 $3,000
Washington $50,202 $6,010 $65,423 $193,982 $193,982 $3,000
West Virginia $24,375 $989 $25,652 $35,154 $35,154 $3,000
Wisconsin $38,430 $6,166 $68,077 $194,449 $194,449 $3,000
Wyoming $2,924 $308 $6,575 $9,093 $9,093 $3,000
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1961
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 1.23 1.72 1.24 2.06 2.80 0.00 0.00
Alabama 1.06 1.44 1.01 1.53 2.24 0.00 0.00
Alaska 3.17 2.94 2.45 2.91 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arizona 0.82 1.05 0.82 1.34 4.91 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.00 1.68 1.01 1.37 3.28 0.00 0.00
California 1.36 2.14 1.39 2.19 2.58 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.65 1.02 0.67 1.13 3.18 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.20 1.81 1.19 2.08 3.87 0.00 0.00
Delaware 1.21 1.49 1.20 1.98 1.53 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.52 0.57 0.50 0.85 5.50 0.00 0.00
Florida 1.00 1.12 1.03 1.53 2.57 0.00 0.00
Georgia 0.90 1.35 0.90 1.33 4.65 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 0.83 1.40 0.81 1.21 3.55 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.55 2.09 1.55 2.36 5.21 0.00 0.00
Illinois 1.14 1.29 1.14 2.07 2.42 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.66 1.33 0.65 1.12 2.48 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.41 0.97 0.40 0.64 5.31 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.67 1.27 0.66 1.07 4.00 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.35 2.03 1.36 2.12 4.95 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 0.97 1.90 0.98 1.56 4.26 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.22 1.99 1.23 1.78 3.02 0.00 0.00
Maryland 1.86 1.75 1.89 3.07 2.33 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.24 1.95 1.29 2.15 2.54 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.54 2.20 1.55 2.90 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.67 1.37 0.63 1.08 1.26 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 1.43 1.85 1.45 1.98 3.17 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.85 1.14 0.88 1.48 4.25 0.00 0.00
Montana 1.65 2.32 1.56 2.37 4.84 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.73 0.90 0.73 1.15 3.79 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.56 1.78 1.65 2.38 3.72 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.09 1.37 1.09 1.60 3.76 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.48 1.78 1.36 2.43 3.75 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 0.80 1.61 0.78 1.24 5.18 0.00 0.00
New York 1.57 1.82 1.61 2.89 3.55 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 1.07 1.38 1.07 1.49 5.41 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.42 1.83 1.45 2.18 2.31 0.00 0.00
Ohio 0.79 2.11 0.77 1.43 1.16 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.83 1.29 0.83 1.33 1.85 0.00 0.00
Oregon 1.94 2.11 1.94 2.70 2.41 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 1.88 2.47 1.92 3.23 0.00 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 2.31 1.28 2.33 2.70 6.65 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 1.94 1.98 1.96 2.70 3.39 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 0.82 1.10 0.82 1.12 4.88 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.63 0.78 0.65 0.99 4.39 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.14 1.59 1.15 1.72 2.40 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.58 0.78 0.57 0.92 2.98 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.88 1.09 0.86 1.43 4.29 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.01 2.12 1.03 1.52 3.57 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.74 0.74 0.73 1.10 3.14 0.00 0.00
Washington 1.55 2.02 1.56 2.70 6.00 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 1.59 1.67 1.60 2.70 2.29 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.90 1.60 0.85 1.47 4.56 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 0.94 2.11 0.89 1.34 2.91 0.00 0.00
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1961
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 7,067,370 104,217,023 2,366,012 30.4 23.9 14.7 21.8 2,286,604 5.7 $33.80 0.354
Alabama 95,157 1,338,391 47,766 43.2 19.7 14.1 18.1 32,116 6.1 $23.14 0.297
Alaska 11,333 202,315 3,247 29.0 25.2 17.9 24.7 4,098 12.6 $37.42 0.248
Arizona 37,071 433,563 10,076 27.5 22.4 11.7 19.2 11,024 4.4 $30.68 0.316
Arkansas 56,862 737,156 19,006 32.4 21.8 13.0 19.3 20,542 7.3 $22.56 0.342
California 766,854 11,444,791 226,825 27.9 24.1 14.9 23.0 243,838 6.2 $40.98 0.375
Colorado 31,166 493,315 8,979 26.9 28.1 15.8 22.3 10,698 2.9 $38.38 0.402
Connecticut 115,723 1,760,498 46,227 33.7 22.0 15.2 20.4 37,894 5.1 $36.91 0.364
Delaware 21,201 288,707 7,802 32.8 21.1 13.6 19.5 5,308 4.3 $35.50 0.335
District of Columbia 19,663 252,717 7,514 37.4 21.5 12.9 18.6 5,871 2.4 $26.53 0.282
Florida 126,729 1,590,795 51,533 40.4 19.9 12.6 17.4 42,435 4.6 $28.05 0.339
Georgia 135,256 1,584,493 58,460 39.0 18.8 11.7 15.9 37,850 5.0 $27.19 0.361
Hawaii 19,973 269,293 3,281 20.5 26.0 13.5 26.0 6,008 4.0 $33.14 0.409
Idaho 22,206 287,444 7,207 30.9 19.0 12.9 17.1 6,946 6.1 $35.49 0.417
Illinois 376,840 5,236,175 146,022 34.9 21.4 13.9 19.0 112,027 4.3 $35.28 0.333
Indiana 194,966 2,401,771 87,310 37.9 18.4 12.3 15.4 51,700 4.8 $31.69 0.320
Iowa 53,370 666,164 17,444 35.0 20.4 12.5 16.5 14,989 3.3 $30.59 0.348
Kansas 45,732 606,321 15,121 30.9 22.4 13.3 20.4 12,719 3.6 $34.49 0.389
Kentucky 89,492 1,351,103 36,193 35.5 23.0 15.1 21.4 34,943 7.9 $29.46 0.353
Louisiana 79,545 1,552,059 40,702 48.2 23.2 19.5 20.0 33,829 6.3 $30.20 0.353
Maine 53,129 704,531 10,515 18.3 26.0 13.3 25.2 15,748 8.2 $22.20 0.284
Maryland 120,795 1,847,115 36,418 26.9 26.0 15.3 26.0 36,749 5.3 $30.75 0.349
Massachusetts 275,248 4,039,922 76,486 26.3 24.8 14.7 22.1 85,777 5.6 $37.14 0.411
Michigan 395,342 5,886,556 160,153 34.5 22.6 14.9 20.0 131,887 7.8 $36.86 0.335
Minnesota 99,859 1,576,385 31,828 30.5 23.7 15.9 22.8 33,909 4.9 $29.69 0.317
Mississippi 54,460 760,539 19,737 32.3 22.5 14.0 20.4 19,024 7.0 $23.56 0.352
Missouri 147,193 1,923,189 41,116 25.4 22.9 13.1 20.6 47,922 5.0 $29.11 0.313
Montana 25,107 398,909 10,026 34.5 22.1 15.9 22.0 8,431 7.7 $28.27 0.328
Nebraska 25,729 317,149 7,240 28.9 21.3 12.3 17.7 6,506 2.7 $30.37 0.356
Nevada 17,448 224,469 5,405 29.8 21.5 12.9 19.7 4,632 5.3 $37.46 0.363
New Hampshire 28,045 327,053 3,982 12.9 26.0 11.7 25.7 7,504 5.0 $27.36 0.343
New Jersey 311,414 4,619,267 108,061 32.5 23.6 14.8 21.7 93,811 6.0 $33.60 0.322
New Mexico 25,038 411,388 7,121 27.1 28.4 16.4 25.6 8,312 5.2 $29.27 0.329
New York 883,029 13,800,730 206,973 22.0 26.0 15.6 26.0 285,568 5.8 $37.21 0.353
North Carolina 178,812 2,226,863 42,483 21.8 26.0 12.5 24.7 47,172 5.1 $21.52 0.304
North Dakota 11,226 176,777 2,659 23.8 24.0 15.7 24.0 4,166 6.2 $28.82 0.362
Ohio 380,800 6,493,596 145,162 31.7 26.0 17.1 26.0 138,876 5.9 $41.64 0.402
Oklahoma 51,783 839,242 14,392 36.4 26.7 16.2 23.2 21,299 5.7 $26.46 0.306
Oregon 76,087 1,131,488 22,823 25.9 23.7 14.9 21.7 25,970 6.9 $35.40 0.373
Pennsylvania 609,868 10,966,943 179,342 26.0 30.0 18.0 30.0 234,859 8.1 $32.77 0.355
Puerto Rico 48,489 515,070 27,078 0.0 12.0 10.6 12.0 15,127 6.4 $13.29 0.308
Rhode Island 48,557 683,365 15,096 28.0 22.8 14.1 20.3 14,244 6.2 $30.25 0.368
South Carolina 59,443 759,553 24,216 38.2 20.4 12.8 19.2 18,251 4.2 $22.65 0.329
South Dakota 7,917 93,508 2,898 35.2 18.5 11.8 14.9 2,193 2.7 $29.33 0.352
Tennessee 119,665 1,836,506 50,025 38.6 22.0 15.3 20.8 45,297 6.8 $24.01 0.307
Texas 214,929 2,671,860 97,359 42.1 19.4 12.4 16.6 59,811 3.3 $24.05 0.275
Utah 23,595 290,275 6,353 26.5 25.6 12.3 19.1 6,978 3.7 $33.59 0.375
Vermont 13,573 216,040 3,604 24.3 26.0 15.9 26.0 4,573 6.3 $29.01 0.359
Virginia 83,911 886,115 37,725 39.8 16.3 10.6 13.9 21,584 3.0 $25.09 0.318
Washington 135,065 2,045,936 33,980 23.1 27.1 15.1 24.7 45,277 7.4 $32.45 0.317
West Virginia 74,453 1,159,958 29,084 31.7 24.0 15.6 23.5 27,640 8.7 $22.76 0.243
Wisconsin 155,455 1,728,447 62,262 36.8 0.0 11.1 0.0 39,495 4.6 $40.24 0.416
Wyoming 12,767 161,208 3,695 29.4 21.2 12.6 18.4 3,177 4.7 $41.06 0.463
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