US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1965: Categories

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

1965
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 45,098,297 $257,929,463 $143,988,969 0.558 $109.99 $61.40
Alabama 616,158 $2,987,954 $1,787,835 0.598 $93.26 $55.80
Alaska 40,158 $356,782 $285,308 0.800 $170.85 $136.63
Arizona 281,936 $1,551,780 $980,953 0.632 $105.85 $66.91
Arkansas 341,179 $1,381,074 $944,216 0.684 $77.85 $53.22
California 4,462,375 $28,929,068 $17,182,472 0.594 $124.67 $74.05
Colorado 394,124 $2,149,660 $1,178,240 0.548 $104.89 $57.49
Connecticut 822,839 $4,976,037 $2,552,220 0.513 $116.30 $59.65
Delaware 147,821 $929,616 $510,185 0.549 $120.94 $66.37
District of Columbia 286,907 $1,637,833 $857,971 0.524 $109.78 $57.51
Florida 1,117,871 $5,600,418 $3,378,420 0.603 $96.34 $58.12
Georgia 914,580 $4,334,172 $2,650,938 0.612 $91.13 $55.74
Hawaii 160,715 $796,161 $563,897 0.708 $95.27 $67.47
Idaho 127,103 $626,266 $420,208 0.671 $94.75 $63.58
Illinois 2,885,399 $18,090,649 $8,983,603 0.497 $120.57 $59.87
Indiana 1,244,342 $7,420,015 $3,862,342 0.521 $114.67 $59.69
Iowa 495,125 $2,580,858 $1,424,056 0.552 $100.24 $55.31
Kansas 372,761 $1,930,227 $1,091,059 0.565 $99.58 $56.29
Kentucky 515,447 $2,590,778 $1,511,661 0.583 $96.66 $56.40
Louisiana 634,327 $3,317,786 $1,896,913 0.572 $100.58 $57.51
Maine 202,535 $944,902 $599,361 0.634 $89.72 $56.91
Maryland 796,817 $4,209,220 $2,347,311 0.558 $101.59 $56.65
Massachusetts 1,568,066 $8,544,396 $5,208,758 0.610 $104.79 $63.88
Michigan 2,022,190 $14,084,028 $7,440,476 0.528 $133.94 $70.76
Minnesota 769,542 $4,258,777 $2,241,646 0.526 $106.43 $56.02
Mississippi 326,648 $1,375,688 $931,184 0.677 $80.99 $54.82
Missouri 1,051,848 $5,953,361 $3,159,712 0.531 $108.84 $57.77
Montana 117,368 $590,078 $360,182 0.610 $96.68 $59.02
Nebraska 250,572 $1,236,086 $719,574 0.582 $94.87 $55.23
Nevada 125,677 $780,946 $506,196 0.648 $119.50 $77.46
New Hampshire 160,373 $770,800 $475,114 0.616 $92.43 $56.97
New Jersey 1,715,063 $10,639,766 $5,370,002 0.505 $119.30 $60.21
New Mexico 172,526 $877,697 $512,944 0.584 $97.83 $57.18
New York 5,100,371 $32,067,462 $16,158,540 0.504 $120.91 $60.93
North Carolina 1,093,039 $4,773,732 $3,124,606 0.655 $83.99 $54.97
North Dakota 77,454 $376,372 $226,749 0.602 $93.45 $56.30
Ohio 2,592,573 $16,186,245 $8,002,464 0.494 $120.06 $59.36
Oklahoma 415,119 $2,132,340 $1,217,017 0.571 $98.78 $56.38
Oregon 447,523 $2,534,277 $1,593,107 0.629 $108.90 $68.46
Pennsylvania 3,094,276 $17,143,755 $10,333,134 0.603 $106.55 $64.22
Puerto Rico 297,862 $880,454 $708,802 0.805 $56.84 $45.76
Rhode Island 244,902 $1,215,864 $800,985 0.659 $95.47 $62.90
South Carolina 510,417 $2,205,231 $1,453,333 0.659 $83.09 $54.76
South Dakota 80,580 $366,130 $221,439 0.605 $87.38 $52.85
Tennessee 793,087 $3,720,201 $2,413,325 0.649 $90.21 $58.52
Texas 2,053,346 $10,616,312 $6,058,260 0.571 $99.43 $56.74
Utah 198,975 $1,026,678 $696,539 0.678 $99.23 $67.32
Vermont 84,333 $409,873 $281,586 0.687 $93.46 $64.21
Virginia 852,980 $4,105,481 $2,461,571 0.600 $92.56 $55.50
Washington 658,776 $3,998,247 $2,100,980 0.525 $116.72 $61.33
West Virginia 337,158 $1,890,396 $1,156,637 0.612 $107.82 $65.97
Wisconsin 960,422 $5,509,939 $2,852,093 0.518 $110.33 $57.11
Wyoming 64,712 $317,595 $192,845 0.607 $94.38 $57.31
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1965
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 $3,053,646 $265,721 $2,166,011 $8,356,595 $184,279 $8,172,316 $3,000
Alabama $28,017 $3,053 $16,191 $91,146 $91,146 $3,000
Alaska $10,258 $163 $5,520 $16,168 $7,961 $8,207 $7,200
Arizona $13,388 $2,296 $16,887 $65,308 $65,308 $3,600
Arkansas $15,253 $1,038 $12,011 $33,097 $33,097 $3,000
California $507,347 $22,530 $533,674 $659,689 $659,689 $3,800
Colorado $15,637 $2,058 $12,546 $62,794 $62,794 $3,000
Connecticut $53,527 $6,691 $35,148 $205,115 $205,115 $3,000
Delaware $9,193 $765 $5,061 $24,454 $24,454 $3,600
District of Columbia $8,479 $2,243 $9,176 $65,072 $65,072 $3,000
Florida $39,293 $6,015 $20,145 $182,184 $182,184 $3,000
Georgia $33,158 $6,540 $15,588 $197,894 $197,894 $3,000
Hawaii $10,543 $725 $7,377 $22,984 $22,984 $4,200
Idaho $9,366 $1,033 $6,023 $32,447 $32,447 $3,600
Illinois $126,258 $17,997 $89,497 $545,090 $545,090 $3,000
Indiana $44,805 $6,173 $25,200 $186,016 $186,016 $3,000
Iowa $10,190 $3,999 $8,215 $118,120 $118,120 $3,000
Kansas $15,736 $2,196 $14,830 $65,333 $65,333 $3,000
Kentucky $28,018 $4,077 $19,924 $123,986 $123,986 $3,000
Louisiana $33,756 $4,231 $23,316 $128,402 $128,402 $3,000
Maine $10,424 $1,132 $6,502 $35,255 $35,255 $3,000
Maryland $54,944 $5,728 $29,245 $177,062 $177,062 $3,000
Massachusetts $135,743 $7,253 $105,266 $229,688 $229,688 $3,600
Michigan $172,199 $13,725 $58,971 $515,258 $89,487 $425,771 $3,600
Minnesota $30,848 $755 $27,423 $27,781 $27,781 $3,000
Mississippi $19,594 $1,963 $7,645 $63,591 $63,591 $3,000
Missouri $43,957 $8,066 $31,109 $241,074 $241,074 $3,000
Montana $5,506 $666 $6,139 $20,087 $20,087 $3,000
Nebraska $7,451 $1,452 $8,609 $42,305 $42,305 $3,000
Nevada $10,228 $1,023 $11,289 $29,369 $29,369 $3,800
New Hampshire $7,833 $976 $3,973 $30,830 $30,830 $3,000
New Jersey $138,223 $10,368 $124,163 $316,758 $316,758 $3,000
New Mexico $6,733 $1,234 $7,221 $35,882 $35,882 $3,000
New York $476,104 $43,240 $365,907 $1,305,870 $1,305,870 $3,000
North Carolina $45,764 $8,066 $25,852 $245,069 $245,069 $3,000
North Dakota $5,541 $234 $5,666 $7,716 $7,716 $3,000
Ohio $196,738 $10,281 $73,372 $366,882 $366,882 $3,000
Oklahoma $17,194 $1,628 $13,417 $49,676 $49,676 $3,000
Oregon $31,845 $3,156 $22,425 $98,481 $98,481 $3,600
Pennsylvania $304,675 $8,057 $118,816 $394,465 $86,831 $307,634 $3,600
Puerto Rico $19,880 $1,900 $17,305 $55,189 $55,189 $3,000
Rhode Island $21,495 $1,685 $11,749 $55,178 $55,178 $3,600
South Carolina $19,719 $3,233 $11,928 $97,933 $97,933 $3,000
South Dakota $2,230 $517 $2,595 $15,284 $15,284 $3,000
Tennessee $42,665 $3,404 $22,882 $110,270 $110,270 $3,300
Texas $55,852 $8,596 $46,817 $255,817 $255,817 $3,000
Utah $10,213 $1,301 $12,382 $37,406 $37,406 $4,200
Vermont $5,955 $248 $4,257 $8,734 $8,734 $3,600
Virginia $19,864 $5,034 $10,102 $151,910 $151,910 $3,000
Washington $55,636 $7,270 $46,379 $216,498 $216,498 $3,000
West Virginia $14,464 $2,130 $12,499 $63,818 $63,818 $3,600
Wisconsin $47,442 $7,259 $34,941 $219,777 $219,777 $3,000
Wyoming $4,465 $318 $2,836 $10,383 $10,383 $3,000
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1965
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 1.18 0.84 1.18 2.12 3.17 0.00 0.00
Alabama 0.94 0.54 0.78 1.30 3.05 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.88 1.55 2.34 2.93 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arizona 0.86 1.09 0.86 1.37 4.21 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.10 0.87 1.07 1.56 2.40 0.00 0.00
California 1.75 1.84 1.77 2.97 2.28 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.73 0.58 0.70 1.27 2.92 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.08 0.71 1.08 2.10 4.12 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.99 0.54 0.96 1.75 2.63 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.52 0.56 0.52 1.00 3.97 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.70 0.36 0.70 1.16 3.25 0.00 0.00
Georgia 0.77 0.36 0.77 1.26 4.57 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 1.32 0.93 1.32 1.86 2.89 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.50 0.96 1.49 2.22 5.18 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.70 0.49 0.68 1.36 3.01 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.60 0.34 0.59 1.14 2.51 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.39 0.32 0.39 0.70 4.58 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.82 0.77 0.82 1.44 3.38 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 1.08 0.77 1.11 1.90 4.79 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 1.02 0.70 1.03 1.80 3.87 0.00 0.00
Maine 1.10 0.69 1.09 1.71 3.73 0.00 0.00
Maryland 1.31 0.69 1.28 2.29 4.21 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.59 1.23 1.59 2.61 2.69 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.22 0.42 1.22 2.30 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.72 0.64 0.73 1.39 0.65 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 1.42 0.56 1.42 2.10 4.62 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.74 0.52 0.75 1.41 4.05 0.00 0.00
Montana 0.93 1.04 0.95 1.53 3.40 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.60 0.70 0.59 1.01 3.42 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.31 1.45 1.27 1.97 3.76 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 1.02 0.52 1.02 1.65 4.00 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.30 1.17 1.18 2.33 2.98 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 0.77 0.82 0.77 1.31 4.09 0.00 0.00
New York 1.48 1.14 1.53 3.04 4.07 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 0.96 0.54 0.96 1.47 5.13 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.47 1.51 1.41 2.34 2.05 0.00 0.00
Ohio 1.22 0.45 1.22 2.46 2.27 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.81 0.63 0.80 1.39 2.33 0.00 0.00
Oregon 1.26 0.88 1.23 1.96 3.89 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 1.78 0.69 1.78 2.96 0.00 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 2.26 1.97 2.18 2.70 6.27 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 1.77 0.97 1.77 2.69 4.54 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 0.89 0.54 0.90 1.37 4.44 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.61 0.71 0.58 0.96 4.17 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.15 0.62 1.15 1.77 2.96 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.53 0.44 0.51 0.90 2.41 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.99 1.21 1.01 1.49 3.64 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.45 1.04 1.54 2.24 2.13 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.48 0.25 0.47 0.79 3.70 0.00 0.00
Washington 1.39 1.16 1.42 2.69 5.41 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 0.77 0.66 0.77 1.26 3.38 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.86 0.63 0.86 1.67 3.99 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 1.41 0.89 1.33 2.19 3.27 0.00 0.00
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1965
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 4,813,229 58,813,298 1,087,384 21.5 24.1 12.2 21.3 1,325,720 2.9 $37.19 0.338
Alabama 48,659 609,063 14,265 29.6 23.7 12.5 21.0 14,899 2.4 $27.07 0.290
Alaska 10,098 145,085 2,042 22.0 25.5 14.4 24.4 3,086 7.6 $38.38 0.225
Arizona 35,176 458,327 9,480 26.2 22.4 13.0 18.9 10,921 3.8 $37.45 0.354
Arkansas 38,684 457,589 9,970 23.3 22.1 11.8 18.8 12,126 3.5 $27.32 0.351
California 791,843 10,786,651 210,442 26.0 23.8 13.6 22.0 233,137 5.2 $44.41 0.356
Colorado 23,470 289,062 5,621 20.5 21.7 12.3 18.9 6,965 1.7 $44.17 0.421
Connecticut 77,966 927,114 21,193 24.0 22.5 11.9 20.5 20,295 2.4 $38.96 0.335
Delaware 16,760 134,917 2,377 15.0 23.2 8.0 20.5 2,527 1.7 $39.10 0.323
District of Columbia 15,698 240,940 3,636 21.7 30.2 15.3 26.8 4,852 1.6 $40.71 0.371
Florida 68,562 744,486 25,261 34.7 19.5 10.9 15.9 21,164 1.8 $27.64 0.287
Georgia 68,417 580,684 18,937 27.0 19.4 8.5 14.5 15,259 1.6 $29.11 0.319
Hawaii 15,504 210,409 3,142 19.1 26.0 13.6 26.0 4,814 3.0 $38.09 0.400
Idaho 15,903 171,088 3,835 21.2 18.5 10.8 15.3 4,267 3.3 $38.05 0.402
Illinois 206,308 2,371,336 49,945 22.6 22.8 11.5 19.2 52,133 1.8 $39.16 0.325
Indiana 92,478 832,786 23,554 24.2 18.7 9.0 14.3 18,461 1.4 $31.06 0.271
Iowa 25,709 276,891 6,383 22.5 21.1 10.8 15.7 6,658 1.3 $31.34 0.313
Kansas 34,741 392,870 8,059 21.2 22.9 11.3 20.8 8,397 2.2 $38.92 0.391
Kentucky 52,717 633,268 12,926 22.7 23.1 12.0 20.5 15,755 3.0 $33.01 0.342
Louisiana 54,446 746,041 16,219 27.7 23.3 13.7 19.7 16,732 2.6 $32.51 0.323
Maine 24,881 279,976 3,420 13.0 26.0 11.3 26.0 6,618 3.2 $24.68 0.275
Maryland 80,703 863,222 11,404 14.2 26.0 10.7 26.0 18,252 2.2 $35.68 0.351
Massachusetts 209,636 2,801,268 50,332 22.5 25.7 13.4 22.7 60,079 3.8 $40.52 0.387
Michigan 208,481 1,574,170 29,191 13.8 23.4 7.6 18.3 38,193 1.8 $38.87 0.290
Minnesota 67,462 961,265 15,215 20.4 24.0 14.2 21.8 20,878 2.7 $29.99 0.282
Mississippi 27,618 318,568 6,619 21.0 22.9 11.5 20.0 7,805 2.3 $24.80 0.306
Missouri 101,194 991,475 18,271 17.8 23.0 9.8 21.1 25,570 2.4 $33.79 0.310
Montana 15,875 196,466 4,503 26.4 21.7 12.4 18.9 4,295 3.6 $31.24 0.323
Nebraska 20,371 254,593 5,266 25.4 21.4 12.5 18.2 5,321 2.1 $34.50 0.364
Nevada 23,134 284,153 5,571 24.9 22.7 12.3 20.7 5,698 4.5 $40.63 0.340
New Hampshire 14,165 128,536 683 4.1 26.0 9.1 23.6 3,330 2.0 $33.65 0.364
New Jersey 254,682 3,240,642 64,961 24.6 23.6 12.7 21.1 64,676 3.7 $39.98 0.335
New Mexico 18,172 246,855 3,204 16.4 28.6 13.6 24.5 5,635 3.2 $29.98 0.306
New York 691,387 9,748,688 121,218 17.0 26.0 14.1 26.0 200,489 3.9 $40.04 0.331
North Carolina 105,760 1,139,854 18,539 14.0 26.0 10.8 24.5 25,191 2.3 $23.64 0.281
North Dakota 10,181 145,475 1,989 19.4 23.5 14.3 20.6 3,186 4.1 $39.07 0.418
Ohio 182,316 1,922,291 25,661 13.8 25.1 10.5 24.1 46,309 1.7 $39.28 0.327
Oklahoma 33,288 513,363 11,093 30.0 27.1 15.4 23.1 13,067 3.1 $26.80 0.271
Oregon 55,378 660,737 9,161 15.5 25.3 11.9 24.0 15,671 3.5 $35.21 0.323
Pennsylvania 316,972 3,833,481 42,896 13.7 28.6 12.1 27.5 86,006 2.7 $33.30 0.313
Puerto Rico 65,047 646,304 31,413 51.3 12.0 9.9 12.0 33,014 11.0 $17.13 0.301
Rhode Island 37,207 382,155 6,908 17.7 22.9 10.3 19.7 8,471 3.4 $33.13 0.347
South Carolina 37,144 426,768 12,619 30.5 20.7 11.5 19.7 10,371 2.0 $28.76 0.346
South Dakota 6,917 87,132 2,074 29.6 19.8 12.6 16.6 2,063 2.5 $31.19 0.357
Tennessee 76,282 847,830 17,671 21.6 23.3 11.1 20.8 20,652 2.6 $28.20 0.313
Texas 128,656 1,600,451 52,241 36.1 20.4 12.4 17.0 38,170 1.8 $30.04 0.302
Utah 24,637 330,712 6,705 26.5 25.6 13.4 20.7 7,899 3.9 $38.04 0.383
Vermont 9,751 129,230 1,632 15.7 26.0 13.3 26.0 2,845 3.3 $34.71 0.371
Virginia 37,783 349,814 9,410 22.7 20.0 9.3 17.0 8,922 1.0 $29.62 0.320
Washington 100,255 1,452,715 25,171 20.3 27.3 14.5 25.5 31,388 4.7 $32.49 0.278
West Virginia 47,322 514,518 7,055 14.9 26.0 10.9 24.9 11,818 3.5 $25.27 0.234
Wisconsin 81,663 859,305 17,073 21.9 28.6 10.5 20.0 19,641 2.0 $43.31 0.393
Wyoming 5,770 72,679 928 15.3 23.8 12.6 21.3 1,749 2.7 $39.17 0.415
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