US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1962: Categories

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

1962
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 41,286,214 $212,609,557 $125,537,437 0.590 $99.03 $58.47
Alabama 533,948 $2,248,738 $1,457,316 0.648 $80.99 $52.49
Alaska 33,102 $259,892 $217,624 0.837 $150.99 $126.43
Arizona 259,671 $1,360,199 $811,445 0.597 $100.73 $60.09
Arkansas 295,529 $1,059,350 $763,533 0.721 $68.93 $49.68
California 4,072,727 $23,991,782 $15,339,097 0.639 $113.29 $72.43
Colorado 371,829 $1,871,521 $1,097,571 0.586 $96.79 $56.77
Connecticut 763,270 $4,179,110 $2,307,695 0.552 $105.29 $58.14
Delaware 125,118 $712,327 $415,677 0.584 $109.49 $63.89
District of Columbia 261,778 $1,329,906 $764,210 0.575 $97.70 $56.14
Florida 948,587 $4,217,536 $2,728,004 0.647 $85.50 $55.31
Georgia 778,800 $3,204,333 $2,119,879 0.662 $79.12 $52.35
Hawaii 144,506 $628,177 $446,742 0.711 $83.60 $59.45
Idaho 124,700 $558,581 $365,089 0.654 $86.14 $56.30
Illinois 2,642,834 $15,011,634 $8,045,107 0.536 $109.23 $58.54
Indiana 1,101,602 $5,923,723 $3,305,941 0.558 $103.41 $57.71
Iowa 447,214 $2,107,984 $1,261,585 0.598 $90.65 $54.25
Kansas 357,595 $1,712,576 $1,025,850 0.599 $92.10 $55.17
Kentucky 456,992 $2,068,713 $1,295,969 0.626 $87.05 $54.54
Louisiana 543,569 $2,508,565 $1,543,249 0.615 $88.75 $54.60
Maine 192,585 $807,529 $546,753 0.677 $80.64 $54.60
Maryland 714,344 $3,382,225 $2,027,574 0.599 $91.05 $54.58
Massachusetts 1,531,889 $7,469,482 $4,909,748 0.657 $93.77 $61.64
Michigan 1,733,053 $10,452,251 $5,336,865 0.511 $115.98 $59.22
Minnesota 704,766 $3,556,299 $2,012,636 0.566 $97.04 $54.92
Mississippi 282,854 $1,028,725 $742,512 0.722 $69.94 $50.48
Missouri 964,745 $4,850,506 $2,800,900 0.577 $96.69 $55.83
Montana 111,593 $522,060 $337,543 0.647 $89.97 $58.17
Nebraska 240,062 $1,099,675 $680,210 0.619 $88.09 $54.49
Nevada 101,159 $597,418 $390,897 0.654 $113.57 $74.31
New Hampshire 152,675 $655,421 $435,237 0.664 $82.56 $54.82
New Jersey 1,605,179 $9,022,062 $4,898,767 0.543 $108.09 $58.69
New Mexico 161,001 $773,243 $475,947 0.616 $92.36 $56.85
New York 4,961,880 $28,184,022 $15,363,808 0.545 $109.23 $59.55
North Carolina 951,358 $3,668,763 $2,582,459 0.704 $74.16 $52.20
North Dakota 69,062 $308,140 $199,678 0.648 $85.80 $55.60
Ohio 2,383,016 $13,307,073 $7,157,171 0.538 $107.39 $57.76
Oklahoma 383,585 $1,790,607 $1,094,197 0.611 $89.77 $54.86
Oregon 388,879 $1,974,233 $1,385,527 0.702 $97.63 $68.52
Pennsylvania 2,923,472 $14,515,268 $8,366,890 0.576 $95.48 $55.04
Puerto Rico 256,211 $620,920 $527,338 0.849 $46.61 $39.58
Rhode Island 233,580 $1,034,338 $734,363 0.710 $85.16 $60.46
South Carolina 447,397 $1,684,130 $1,204,104 0.715 $72.39 $51.76
South Dakota 83,022 $376,094 $243,861 0.648 $87.12 $56.49
Tennessee 688,124 $2,899,893 $1,897,149 0.654 $81.04 $53.02
Texas 1,840,205 $8,616,521 $5,226,732 0.607 $90.05 $54.62
Utah 198,460 $955,711 $566,920 0.593 $92.61 $54.93
Vermont 75,476 $327,748 $215,220 0.657 $83.51 $54.84
Virginia 748,442 $3,189,213 $2,079,136 0.652 $81.94 $53.42
Washington 640,025 $3,531,983 $2,006,263 0.568 $106.13 $60.28
West Virginia 315,714 $1,594,050 $1,044,135 0.655 $97.10 $63.60
Wisconsin 872,630 $4,553,952 $2,540,758 0.558 $100.36 $55.99
Wyoming 66,400 $305,355 $194,556 0.637 $88.44 $56.35
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1962
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 $2,951,841 $173,380 $2,675,565 $6,272,234 $233,608 $6,038,626 $3,000
Alabama $32,198 $1,523 $26,846 $52,776 $52,776 $3,000
Alaska $7,488 $6,504 $6,438 $8,608 $2,170 $7,200
Arizona $11,667 $1,890 $11,576 $63,235 $63,235 $3,000
Arkansas $11,047 $901 $12,675 $30,496 $30,496 $3,000
California $457,915 $17,595 $425,716 $623,557 $623,557 $3,800
Colorado $15,080 $1,665 $20,408 $53,998 $53,998 $3,000
Connecticut $49,135 $4,676 $42,350 $161,558 $161,558 $3,000
Delaware $9,968 $309 $8,152 $12,485 $12,485 $3,600
District of Columbia $7,476 $1,951 $6,801 $64,910 $64,910 $3,000
Florida $49,915 $3,342 $33,054 $119,888 $119,888 $3,000
Georgia $29,573 $4,196 $24,789 $143,715 $143,715 $3,000
Hawaii $5,458 $585 $10,817 $17,570 $17,570 $3,600
Idaho $8,952 $758 $9,262 $26,899 $26,899 $3,000
Illinois $177,961 $10,699 $144,917 $388,505 $388,505 $3,000
Indiana $44,556 $4,070 $44,540 $140,197 $140,197 $3,000
Iowa $10,240 $3,166 $14,321 $105,294 $105,294 $3,000
Kansas $12,849 $1,898 $15,320 $63,292 $63,292 $3,000
Kentucky $28,231 $2,911 $26,235 $100,172 $100,172 $3,000
Louisiana $27,695 $2,972 $33,893 $98,683 $98,683 $3,000
Maine $10,870 $708 $10,050 $24,926 $24,926 $3,000
Maryland $66,052 $2,479 $45,773 $95,751 $95,751 $3,000
Massachusetts $124,480 $5,533 $118,572 $197,582 $197,582 $3,600
Michigan $160,418 $2,033 $113,800 $207,463 $113,000 $94,463 $3,000
Minnesota $30,923 $1,139 $36,647 $37,472 $37,472 $3,000
Mississippi $14,805 $925 $11,994 $33,564 $33,564 $3,000
Missouri $42,403 $5,891 $43,902 $199,077 $199,077 $3,000
Montana $5,329 $653 $7,275 $22,244 $22,244 $3,000
Nebraska $8,506 $1,180 $9,080 $40,106 $40,106 $3,000
Nevada $9,132 $566 $6,056 $20,802 $20,802 $3,600
New Hampshire $7,035 $713 $5,979 $24,749 $24,749 $3,000
New Jersey $136,535 $9,521 $143,437 $318,911 $318,911 $3,000
New Mexico $6,241 $1,123 $8,632 $36,691 $36,691 $3,000
New York $518,192 $31,062 $401,870 $1,095,731 $1,095,731 $3,000
North Carolina $38,402 $5,582 $35,724 $190,016 $190,016 $3,000
North Dakota $4,675 $166 $4,483 $6,772 $6,772 $3,000
Ohio $148,485 $4,079 $174,633 $123,664 $123,664 $3,000
Oklahoma $19,953 $987 $16,672 $35,755 $35,755 $3,000
Oregon $37,263 $1,419 $28,034 $55,235 $55,235 $3,800
Pennsylvania $274,685 $631 $252,842 $149,505 $112,000 $37,505 $3,000
Puerto Rico $13,884 $1,181 $9,983 $41,053 $41,053 $3,000
Rhode Island $19,878 $1,004 $15,844 $38,055 $38,055 $3,600
South Carolina $13,331 $2,281 $13,636 $76,159 $76,159 $3,000
South Dakota $3,375 $462 $2,835 $16,115 $16,115 $3,000
Tennessee $33,133 $1,919 $32,321 $66,956 $66,956 $3,000
Texas $50,607 $7,386 $58,644 $240,923 $240,923 $3,000
Utah $8,327 $1,141 $8,674 $38,474 $38,474 $3,000
Vermont $3,507 $300 $4,766 $9,963 $9,963 $3,000
Virginia $26,806 $2,950 $14,486 $106,693 $106,693 $3,000
Washington $48,941 $5,932 $50,269 $199,772 $199,772 $3,000
West Virginia $27,802 $1,184 $19,035 $45,105 $45,105 $3,600
Wisconsin $37,226 $5,940 $44,645 $197,552 $197,552 $3,000
Wyoming $3,236 $203 $6,796 $5,730 $5,730 $3,000
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1962
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 1.39 1.26 1.39 2.36 2.84 0.00 0.00
Alabama 1.43 1.19 1.22 1.89 2.35 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.88 2.50 2.31 2.76 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arizona 0.86 0.85 0.84 1.42 4.65 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.04 1.20 1.03 1.43 2.88 0.00 0.00
California 1.91 1.77 1.97 3.08 2.60 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.81 1.09 0.79 1.34 2.89 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.18 1.01 1.16 2.09 3.87 0.00 0.00
Delaware 1.40 1.14 1.44 2.46 1.75 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.56 0.51 0.62 0.98 4.88 0.00 0.00
Florida 1.18 0.78 1.19 1.84 2.84 0.00 0.00
Georgia 0.92 0.77 0.93 1.40 4.49 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 0.87 1.72 0.89 1.25 2.80 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.60 1.66 1.60 2.45 4.82 0.00 0.00
Illinois 1.19 0.97 1.18 2.20 2.59 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.75 0.75 0.75 1.34 2.37 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.49 0.68 0.47 0.78 5.00 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.75 0.89 0.75 1.24 3.70 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.36 1.27 1.36 2.16 4.84 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 1.10 1.35 1.13 1.83 3.93 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.35 1.24 1.34 1.98 3.09 0.00 0.00
Maryland 1.95 1.35 1.92 3.21 2.83 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.67 1.59 1.72 2.61 2.65 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.53 1.09 1.52 2.98 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.87 1.03 0.86 1.52 1.05 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 1.44 1.17 1.46 2.02 3.26 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.87 0.91 0.87 1.51 4.10 0.00 0.00
Montana 1.02 1.39 1.03 1.59 4.26 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.77 0.83 0.77 1.25 3.65 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.53 1.01 1.55 2.37 3.48 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.07 0.91 1.07 1.61 3.78 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.51 1.59 1.37 2.53 3.53 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 0.81 1.12 0.81 1.31 4.75 0.00 0.00
New York 1.84 1.43 1.87 3.44 3.89 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 1.05 0.97 1.04 1.47 5.18 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.52 1.45 1.58 2.44 2.20 0.00 0.00
Ohio 1.12 1.31 1.14 2.12 0.93 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 1.11 0.93 1.14 1.86 2.00 0.00 0.00
Oregon 1.89 1.42 1.89 2.70 2.80 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 1.89 1.74 1.88 3.26 0.00 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 2.24 1.61 2.31 2.70 6.61 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 1.92 1.53 3.68 2.70 3.68 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 0.79 0.81 0.78 1.09 4.52 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.90 0.75 0.85 1.31 4.28 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.14 1.11 1.15 1.75 2.31 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.59 0.68 0.56 0.92 2.80 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.87 0.91 0.85 1.43 4.03 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.07 1.45 1.06 1.61 3.04 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.84 0.45 0.85 1.31 3.35 0.00 0.00
Washington 1.39 1.42 1.53 2.70 5.66 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 1.74 1.19 1.77 2.70 2.83 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.82 0.98 0.78 1.40 4.34 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 1.06 2.23 1.05 1.66 1.88 0.00 0.00
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1962
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 6,073,470 79,325,480 1,638,466 27.4 23.9 13.1 21.6 1,780,248 4.3 $34.56 0.349
Alabama 75,357 1,082,568 28,800 38.7 23.4 14.4 21.1 25,927 4.8 $25.30 0.312
Alaska 9,738 177,656 3,238 30.4 25.2 18.2 24.5 3,492 10.5 $37.12 0.246
Arizona 33,739 378,006 7,881 23.0 22.7 11.2 19.1 9,711 3.7 $31.12 0.309
Arkansas 49,952 577,830 14,140 28.1 21.8 11.6 19.0 16,494 5.5 $22.72 0.330
California 701,251 9,586,887 179,587 25.5 23.9 13.7 22.5 208,767 5.1 $42.19 0.372
Colorado 35,863 503,024 7,655 23.8 28.5 14.0 21.7 10,705 2.8 $41.56 0.429
Connecticut 90,663 1,200,598 27,568 29.8 21.8 13.2 19.9 26,745 3.5 $36.56 0.347
Delaware 18,652 219,919 5,159 28.0 21.8 11.8 20.5 4,153 3.3 $38.00 0.347
District of Columbia 17,164 227,921 5,396 31.5 26.8 13.3 19.5 5,153 1.9 $30.26 0.310
Florida 110,597 1,235,965 39,416 37.1 19.6 11.2 16.5 34,755 3.6 $27.28 0.319
Georgia 100,180 998,294 36,819 35.2 18.7 10.0 15.1 25,308 3.2 $26.88 0.340
Hawaii 22,574 309,931 5,098 21.4 26.0 13.8 26.0 6,669 4.6 $36.44 0.436
Idaho 20,973 237,795 6,569 31.0 18.3 11.3 15.5 5,831 4.6 $36.25 0.421
Illinois 308,609 3,808,752 100,172 31.9 21.0 12.3 19.0 83,014 3.1 $38.06 0.348
Indiana 146,638 1,499,058 49,348 34.9 18.4 10.2 14.4 33,612 3.0 $31.45 0.304
Iowa 40,377 489,001 13,248 27.9 20.3 12.1 16.9 10,977 2.4 $30.97 0.342
Kansas 39,606 448,314 9,692 25.0 22.4 11.3 19.8 9,696 2.7 $35.16 0.382
Kentucky 69,367 916,070 21,231 30.8 22.9 13.2 21.3 24,862 5.4 $30.11 0.346
Louisiana 62,845 1,166,110 30,488 45.5 22.8 18.6 20.6 26,123 4.8 $30.12 0.339
Maine 37,679 450,451 6,259 16.3 26.0 12.0 25.7 10,509 5.4 $23.05 0.286
Maryland 109,387 1,528,004 26,929 24.9 26.0 14.0 26.0 29,995 4.2 $31.06 0.341
Massachusetts 262,331 3,443,787 63,736 25.3 24.9 13.1 22.4 74,224 4.8 $37.36 0.398
Michigan 313,267 3,275,526 83,342 28.4 24.0 10.5 18.5 76,418 4.4 $35.86 0.309
Minnesota 88,042 1,277,326 23,848 27.0 22.2 14.5 22.1 27,353 3.8 $29.40 0.303
Mississippi 41,958 526,596 13,284 29.6 22.4 12.6 20.3 13,368 4.7 $23.50 0.336
Missouri 130,327 1,474,902 29,808 22.8 22.7 11.3 20.2 37,950 3.9 $31.88 0.330
Montana 18,725 237,785 5,949 31.6 21.8 12.7 19.3 5,308 4.7 $30.62 0.340
Nebraska 25,429 302,265 6,398 25.5 21.6 11.9 17.9 5,950 2.4 $30.66 0.348
Nevada 14,503 165,758 3,570 23.6 21.8 11.4 19.3 3,579 3.5 $37.47 0.330
New Hampshire 21,034 218,549 2,558 12.6 26.0 10.4 25.9 5,328 3.4 $29.29 0.355
New Jersey 290,829 3,911,303 80,015 28.7 23.3 13.4 20.9 80,324 5.0 $38.22 0.354
New Mexico 20,978 299,959 5,095 23.8 28.5 14.3 25.2 6,382 3.9 $29.31 0.317
New York 789,744 11,292,188 152,502 19.6 26.0 14.3 26.0 239,704 4.8 $37.69 0.345
North Carolina 159,693 1,636,910 29,254 18.5 26.0 10.3 24.5 34,968 3.6 $22.65 0.305
North Dakota 9,558 149,144 1,953 18.0 24.0 15.6 24.0 3,475 5.0 $30.86 0.360
Ohio 313,152 4,326,788 71,461 24.5 25.9 13.8 26.0 96,698 4.0 $41.03 0.382
Oklahoma 43,737 652,630 14,632 32.2 27.2 14.9 23.1 16,752 4.3 $26.24 0.292
Oregon 63,489 829,391 16,768 24.9 23.6 13.1 21.5 19,530 5.0 $35.01 0.359
Pennsylvania 531,626 8,228,121 121,866 24.0 30.0 15.5 30.0 181,189 6.2 $32.32 0.338
Puerto Rico 40,724 503,029 29,071 64.6 12.0 12.4 12.0 15,670 6.1 $13.76 0.295
Rhode Island 50,283 551,479 10,397 23.8 22.8 11.0 19.9 11,641 4.9 $30.48 0.358
South Carolina 45,646 558,505 16,819 36.0 20.5 12.2 19.7 13,283 2.9 $24.99 0.345
South Dakota 9,129 97,104 2,557 30.9 19.2 10.6 14.7 2,155 2.6 $29.82 0.342
Tennessee 99,402 1,386,973 36,328 37.2 21.4 14.0 21.0 34,768 5.0 $24.05 0.297
Texas 179,031 2,149,794 73,372 41.7 19.6 12.0 16.5 50,003 2.7 $27.94 0.310
Utah 21,612 255,449 5,036 21.9 24.6 11.8 19.1 6,156 3.1 $34.73 0.375
Vermont 11,653 163,408 2,584 22.6 26.0 14.0 26.0 3,491 4.6 $29.26 0.350
Virginia 60,485 593,016 24,350 39.0 16.6 9.8 13.7 14,609 1.9 $25.30 0.309
Washington 113,279 1,581,783 26,749 21.6 27.4 14.0 25.2 36,112 5.6 $32.38 0.305
West Virginia 68,929 878,552 15,700 24.6 26.0 12.7 25.0 21,314 6.7 $22.44 0.231
Wisconsin 121,480 1,156,051 41,236 36.1 0.0 9.5 0.0 26,836 3.0 $39.63 0.395
Wyoming 12,184 159,255 3,535 30.2 21.5 13.1 18.3 3,212 4.8 $42.84 0.484
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