US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1964: Categories

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

1964
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 43,200,252 $239,152,882 $136,337,595 0.570 $106.46 $60.69
Alabama 580,066 $2,673,939 $1,643,277 0.615 $88.65 $54.48
Alaska 36,561 $314,763 $255,949 0.813 $165.56 $134.63
Arizona 275,933 $1,498,530 $864,085 0.577 $104.44 $60.22
Arkansas 323,819 $1,255,546 $875,420 0.697 $74.56 $51.99
California 4,347,242 $27,469,448 $16,638,645 0.606 $121.52 $73.60
Colorado 386,072 $2,056,216 $1,152,101 0.560 $102.42 $57.39
Connecticut 789,429 $4,670,824 $2,423,519 0.519 $113.78 $59.04
Delaware 135,862 $827,783 $462,093 0.558 $117.17 $65.41
District of Columbia 278,296 $1,534,749 $828,087 0.540 $106.05 $57.22
Florida 1,047,100 $5,038,865 $3,090,191 0.613 $92.54 $56.75
Georgia 856,602 $3,870,364 $2,426,568 0.627 $86.89 $54.48
Hawaii 152,034 $721,424 $484,729 0.672 $91.25 $61.31
Idaho 119,131 $561,488 $383,716 0.683 $90.64 $61.94
Illinois 2,753,962 $16,732,585 $8,487,234 0.507 $116.84 $59.27
Indiana 1,173,126 $6,757,999 $3,599,174 0.533 $110.78 $59.00
Iowa 471,653 $2,387,484 $1,342,775 0.562 $97.35 $54.75
Kansas 364,677 $1,842,563 $1,050,396 0.570 $97.17 $55.39
Kentucky 488,898 $2,365,934 $1,409,531 0.596 $93.06 $55.44
Louisiana 593,975 $2,983,390 $1,739,654 0.583 $96.59 $56.32
Maine 194,467 $876,388 $568,085 0.648 $86.67 $56.18
Maryland 760,279 $3,862,073 $2,203,983 0.571 $97.69 $55.75
Massachusetts 1,525,713 $8,041,189 $5,025,500 0.625 $101.35 $63.34
Michigan 1,875,777 $12,472,686 $6,809,351 0.546 $127.87 $69.81
Minnesota 729,731 $3,917,726 $2,098,985 0.536 $103.24 $55.32
Mississippi 305,586 $1,210,957 $839,792 0.693 $76.21 $52.85
Missouri 1,007,848 $5,536,341 $3,004,210 0.543 $105.64 $57.32
Montana 113,557 $549,124 $341,415 0.622 $92.99 $57.82
Nebraska 244,315 $1,177,900 $693,906 0.589 $92.72 $54.62
Nevada 120,092 $740,429 $469,833 0.635 $118.57 $75.24
New Hampshire 153,540 $711,319 $446,295 0.627 $89.09 $55.90
New Jersey 1,644,850 $9,910,474 $5,105,786 0.515 $115.87 $59.69
New Mexico 168,763 $835,213 $497,711 0.596 $95.17 $56.71
New York 5,001,500 $30,540,941 $15,774,638 0.517 $117.43 $60.65
North Carolina 1,026,708 $4,280,588 $2,878,046 0.672 $80.18 $53.91
North Dakota 75,113 $356,447 $222,589 0.624 $91.26 $56.99
Ohio 2,471,411 $14,862,255 $7,544,605 0.508 $115.65 $58.71
Oklahoma 399,723 $1,995,071 $1,159,331 0.581 $95.98 $55.78
Oregon 422,380 $2,302,934 $1,534,117 0.666 $104.85 $69.85
Pennsylvania 2,979,154 $15,984,087 $9,840,382 0.616 $103.18 $63.52
Puerto Rico 285,412 $784,826 $645,441 0.822 $52.88 $43.49
Rhode Island 235,751 $1,129,208 $764,594 0.677 $92.11 $62.37
South Carolina 479,835 $1,965,752 $1,335,278 0.679 $78.78 $53.52
South Dakota 79,580 $354,716 $218,234 0.615 $85.72 $52.74
Tennessee 746,412 $3,392,599 $2,235,722 0.659 $87.41 $57.60
Texas 1,961,606 $9,821,792 $5,704,368 0.581 $96.29 $55.92
Utah 198,879 $1,002,871 $698,372 0.696 $96.97 $67.53
Vermont 78,288 $361,032 $254,318 0.704 $88.68 $62.47
Virginia 807,818 $3,756,595 $2,307,897 0.614 $89.43 $54.94
Washington 626,668 $3,680,368 $1,967,075 0.534 $112.94 $60.36
West Virginia 326,357 $1,766,528 $1,106,320 0.626 $104.09 $65.19
Wisconsin 912,915 $5,087,284 $2,687,208 0.528 $107.16 $56.61
Wyoming 65,786 $321,275 $197,064 0.613 $93.92 $57.61
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1964
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 $3,047,288 $224,745 $2,521,575 $7,295,639 $205,369 $7,090,270 $3,000
Alabama $33,502 $2,528 $18,744 $78,858 $78,858 $3,000
Alaska $8,704 $28 $5,486 $11,267 $8,090 $3,177 $7,200
Arizona $12,829 $2,244 $14,238 $66,486 $66,486 $3,000
Arkansas $13,076 $976 $13,127 $28,862 $28,862 $3,000
California $504,271 $21,784 $511,037 $656,011 $656,011 $3,800
Colorado $18,475 $1,792 $12,410 $57,436 $57,436 $3,000
Connecticut $51,457 $5,819 $47,451 $180,068 $180,068 $3,000
Delaware $10,045 $560 $7,336 $19,558 $19,558 $3,600
District of Columbia $7,478 $2,131 $10,066 $63,525 $63,525 $3,000
Florida $41,236 $4,964 $24,326 $157,086 $157,086 $3,000
Georgia $31,823 $5,562 $19,622 $173,934 $173,934 $3,000
Hawaii $10,968 $557 $7,389 $19,120 $19,120 $3,600
Idaho $8,308 $886 $8,061 $28,351 $28,351 $3,600
Illinois $164,826 $15,090 $115,128 $489,900 $489,900 $3,000
Indiana $44,498 $5,207 $34,463 $164,887 $164,887 $3,000
Iowa $10,702 $3,672 $10,258 $112,049 $112,049 $3,000
Kansas $14,987 $2,047 $16,182 $62,149 $62,149 $3,000
Kentucky $27,031 $3,583 $25,621 $111,814 $111,814 $3,000
Louisiana $32,715 $3,618 $25,430 $113,598 $113,598 $3,000
Maine $11,591 $938 $9,133 $30,160 $30,160 $3,000
Maryland $64,123 $4,560 $35,024 $148,658 $148,658 $3,000
Massachusetts $133,524 $6,178 $132,464 $197,936 $197,936 $3,600
Michigan $187,232 $8,902 $78,513 $414,401 $97,830 $316,571 $3,600
Minnesota $28,612 $765 $36,296 $23,031 $23,031 $3,000
Mississippi $19,121 $1,477 $11,309 $49,597 $49,597 $3,000
Missouri $43,063 $7,167 $37,321 $220,055 $220,055 $3,000
Montana $5,201 $661 $7,267 $20,034 $20,034 $3,000
Nebraska $9,224 $1,358 $8,979 $42,119 $42,119 $3,000
Nevada $12,644 $923 $9,978 $29,407 $29,407 $3,600
New Hampshire $7,408 $824 $6,742 $25,968 $25,968 $3,000
New Jersey $132,777 $9,634 $150,926 $292,330 $292,330 $3,000
New Mexico $6,597 $1,189 $8,171 $35,109 $35,109 $3,000
New York $428,088 $39,497 $406,287 $1,172,276 $1,172,276 $3,000
North Carolina $43,869 $6,978 $34,864 $217,091 $217,091 $3,000
North Dakota $5,335 $220 $5,605 $7,608 $7,608 $3,000
Ohio $208,989 $5,465 $108,300 $232,727 $232,727 $3,000
Oklahoma $18,048 $1,411 $15,413 $44,270 $44,270 $3,000
Oregon $36,271 $2,591 $25,193 $85,861 $85,861 $3,800
Pennsylvania $293,073 $2,732 $175,664 $238,641 $99,449 $139,192 $3,600
Puerto Rico $18,280 $1,694 $15,722 $50,708 $50,708 $3,000
Rhode Island $20,492 $1,384 $14,662 $45,790 $45,790 $3,600
South Carolina $18,499 $2,803 $14,905 $86,855 $86,855 $3,000
South Dakota $2,334 $498 $3,335 $15,132 $15,132 $3,000
Tennessee $39,378 $2,632 $28,856 $87,062 $87,062 $3,300
Texas $54,695 $7,848 $56,343 $237,923 $237,923 $3,000
Utah $9,662 $1,303 $12,594 $38,274 $38,274 $4,200
Vermont $4,572 $218 $5,977 $6,793 $6,793 $3,600
Virginia $22,224 $4,348 $13,208 $136,919 $136,919 $3,000
Washington $52,976 $6,771 $62,167 $199,861 $199,861 $3,000
West Virginia $14,327 $1,955 $14,705 $59,713 $59,713 $3,600
Wisconsin $41,943 $6,560 $46,368 $199,935 $199,935 $3,000
Wyoming $6,185 $213 $2,909 $8,436 $8,436 $3,000
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1964
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 1.27 1.05 1.26 2.21 2.96 0.00 0.00
Alabama 1.25 0.70 0.98 1.60 2.95 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.77 1.74 2.39 2.94 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arizona 0.86 0.95 0.83 1.45 4.44 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.04 1.05 1.04 1.49 2.30 0.00 0.00
California 1.84 1.86 1.83 3.02 2.39 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.90 0.60 0.89 1.59 2.79 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.10 1.02 1.09 2.10 3.86 0.00 0.00
Delaware 1.21 0.89 1.22 2.19 2.36 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.49 0.66 0.48 0.89 4.14 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.82 0.48 0.81 1.33 3.12 0.00 0.00
Georgia 0.82 0.51 0.82 1.30 4.49 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 1.52 1.02 1.51 2.25 2.65 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.48 1.44 1.48 2.17 5.05 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.99 0.69 0.98 1.93 2.93 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.66 0.51 0.65 1.22 2.44 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.45 0.43 0.44 0.77 4.69 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.81 0.88 0.82 1.43 3.37 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.14 1.08 1.14 1.92 4.73 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 1.10 0.85 1.13 1.94 3.81 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.32 1.04 1.29 1.99 3.44 0.00 0.00
Maryland 1.66 0.91 1.63 2.85 3.85 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.66 1.65 1.68 2.70 2.46 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.50 0.63 1.44 2.63 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.73 0.93 0.72 1.35 0.59 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 1.58 0.93 1.59 2.29 4.10 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.78 0.67 0.77 1.42 3.97 0.00 0.00
Montana 0.95 1.32 0.95 1.52 3.65 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.78 0.76 0.74 1.26 3.58 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.71 1.35 1.71 2.70 3.97 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.04 0.95 1.04 1.65 3.65 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.34 1.52 1.21 2.36 2.95 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 0.79 0.98 0.78 1.31 4.20 0.00 0.00
New York 1.40 1.33 1.39 2.69 3.84 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 1.02 0.81 1.02 1.52 5.07 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.50 1.57 1.51 2.42 2.13 0.00 0.00
Ohio 1.41 0.73 1.45 2.86 1.57 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.90 0.77 0.87 1.50 2.22 0.00 0.00
Oregon 1.57 1.09 1.54 2.31 3.73 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 1.83 1.10 1.89 3.06 0.00 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 2.33 2.00 2.23 2.70 6.46 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 1.81 1.30 1.82 2.70 4.06 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 0.94 0.76 0.94 1.38 4.42 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.66 0.94 0.62 1.00 4.27 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.16 0.85 1.17 1.77 2.57 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.56 0.57 0.54 0.93 2.42 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.96 1.26 0.96 1.38 3.82 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.27 1.66 1.33 1.88 1.88 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.59 0.35 0.56 0.91 3.64 0.00 0.00
Washington 1.44 1.69 1.44 2.70 5.43 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 0.81 0.83 0.72 1.15 3.38 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.82 0.91 0.82 1.54 3.93 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 1.93 0.91 1.92 3.12 2.63 0.00 0.00
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1964
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 5,497,903 71,380,122 1,370,982 23.8 24.2 13.0 21.9 1,602,940 3.7 $35.96 0.338
Alabama 57,301 743,279 19,211 30.7 23.5 13.0 21.2 17,906 3.0 $25.79 0.291
Alaska 9,585 148,959 2,408 23.4 25.3 15.5 24.4 3,028 8.2 $37.41 0.226
Arizona 37,699 428,605 8,459 23.5 22.6 11.4 19.4 10,526 3.8 $33.66 0.322
Arkansas 44,876 519,620 11,461 25.7 21.9 11.6 18.7 13,889 4.2 $26.49 0.355
California 779,796 10,640,036 205,621 27.8 23.8 13.6 22.0 231,113 5.3 $43.68 0.359
Colorado 26,731 308,186 5,950 23.3 22.2 11.5 18.8 7,598 1.9 $42.76 0.417
Connecticut 99,157 1,278,142 28,315 28.2 22.4 12.9 20.3 27,429 3.4 $38.08 0.335
Delaware 18,403 197,254 3,992 20.6 22.8 10.7 21.0 3,567 2.6 $38.69 0.330
District of Columbia 17,346 272,981 4,387 25.0 29.9 15.7 26.9 5,504 1.9 $38.38 0.362
Florida 80,431 910,508 30,145 36.2 19.3 11.3 16.2 25,494 2.4 $27.32 0.295
Georgia 79,774 747,238 24,774 28.5 18.8 9.4 14.6 19,720 2.3 $28.42 0.327
Hawaii 17,347 235,233 3,539 18.1 26.0 13.6 26.0 5,122 3.3 $37.13 0.407
Idaho 19,469 224,620 5,869 27.0 18.5 11.5 15.5 5,596 4.7 $37.81 0.417
Illinois 255,397 3,115,875 75,768 27.2 22.2 12.2 19.4 67,626 2.4 $38.04 0.326
Indiana 108,730 1,148,783 34,696 28.9 18.7 10.6 13.4 26,440 2.2 $31.44 0.284
Iowa 31,161 356,472 8,886 27.9 20.6 11.4 16.2 8,478 1.8 $30.30 0.311
Kansas 38,291 443,354 8,968 22.8 22.7 11.6 20.1 9,532 2.6 $37.59 0.387
Kentucky 67,304 822,783 16,939 25.1 23.0 12.2 20.6 20,268 4.1 $33.01 0.355
Louisiana 60,704 867,954 19,892 31.8 23.3 14.3 19.9 19,291 3.2 $30.49 0.316
Maine 33,426 398,839 5,570 15.9 26.0 11.9 26.0 9,289 4.7 $24.16 0.279
Maryland 92,192 1,116,839 15,788 16.4 26.0 12.1 26.0 23,076 3.0 $32.93 0.337
Massachusetts 252,068 3,612,145 68,845 25.3 25.6 14.3 22.8 77,087 5.0 $39.57 0.390
Michigan 241,377 2,174,185 44,575 17.8 22.8 9.0 18.3 52,073 2.7 $37.38 0.292
Minnesota 84,510 1,258,845 22,010 24.8 23.9 14.9 22.8 26,899 3.6 $30.02 0.291
Mississippi 39,680 476,790 10,481 23.4 23.6 12.0 20.6 11,430 3.7 $24.54 0.322
Missouri 112,080 1,203,664 22,647 19.5 22.8 10.7 19.8 30,899 3.0 $33.36 0.316
Montana 19,518 232,618 5,147 25.8 22.3 11.9 19.1 5,026 4.4 $31.27 0.336
Nebraska 22,635 272,842 6,147 26.6 21.1 12.1 17.6 5,420 2.2 $33.61 0.363
Nevada 22,209 260,576 5,174 24.4 22.5 11.7 20.3 5,278 4.3 $39.22 0.331
New Hampshire 22,123 229,168 2,079 8.8 26.0 10.4 25.0 5,631 3.6 $31.50 0.354
New Jersey 285,693 3,955,523 86,939 28.7 23.5 13.8 21.4 78,921 4.8 $39.70 0.343
New Mexico 20,504 281,760 4,006 19.8 28.5 13.7 24.9 6,035 3.5 $29.72 0.312
New York 755,802 11,152,284 152,208 19.3 26.0 14.8 26.0 235,513 4.7 $38.95 0.332
North Carolina 149,052 1,574,639 26,120 16.7 26.0 10.6 24.5 33,170 3.2 $23.15 0.289
North Dakota 10,100 149,199 2,115 20.4 26.0 14.8 26.0 3,497 4.6 $37.38 0.410
Ohio 220,858 2,834,991 44,362 18.2 25.1 12.8 24.9 66,795 2.7 $39.20 0.339
Oklahoma 39,788 597,006 13,345 33.2 26.7 15.0 22.9 15,083 3.7 $26.47 0.276
Oregon 60,155 743,493 10,609 17.8 25.3 12.4 24.0 18,115 4.2 $35.05 0.334
Pennsylvania 391,470 5,916,315 72,598 15.8 29.3 15.1 30.0 127,557 4.2 $31.55 0.306
Puerto Rico 55,611 541,114 26,029 48.5 12.0 9.7 12.0 32,079 11.2 $15.48 0.293
Rhode Island 43,099 506,385 10,150 22.6 22.8 11.7 19.9 11,195 4.7 $31.53 0.342
South Carolina 48,152 560,116 16,925 32.3 20.6 11.6 19.4 13,256 2.7 $27.29 0.346
South Dakota 8,586 111,079 2,980 31.3 19.4 12.9 15.9 2,440 3.0 $31.10 0.363
Tennessee 96,260 1,106,334 24,617 25.4 23.2 11.5 21.0 27,000 3.6 $27.17 0.311
Texas 153,092 1,955,729 65,024 39.4 20.2 12.8 17.1 45,161 2.3 $29.53 0.307
Utah 26,891 343,375 6,441 25.6 26.0 12.8 19.8 8,018 4.0 $37.23 0.384
Vermont 11,584 174,260 2,845 23.1 26.0 15.0 26.0 3,812 4.8 $33.68 0.380
Virginia 50,363 491,561 14,818 27.3 19.2 9.8 15.8 11,997 1.4 $27.84 0.311
Washington 131,733 1,908,170 29,849 21.8 27.6 14.5 25.6 41,117 6.5 $33.12 0.293
West Virginia 51,779 625,841 9,569 17.2 26.0 12.1 25.1 14,708 4.5 $24.44 0.235
Wisconsin 89,842 1,128,512 20,626 20.8 28.0 12.6 0.0 25,279 2.7 $42.60 0.398
Wyoming 6,169 76,043 1,064 17.7 23.9 12.3 20.7 1,957 2.9 $39.03 0.416
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