US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1966: Categories

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

1966
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 47,684,227 $283,935,050 $156,958,490 0.553 $114.51 $63.30
Alabama 649,060 $3,278,943 $1,920,653 0.586 $97.15 $56.91
Alaska 41,516 $380,422 $296,095 0.778 $176.22 $137.16
Arizona 305,336 $1,762,001 $1,083,820 0.615 $110.97 $68.26
Arkansas 364,267 $1,541,177 $1,031,736 0.669 $81.36 $54.47
California 4,702,827 $31,635,517 $19,225,946 0.608 $129.36 $78.62
Colorado 414,556 $2,346,790 $1,259,292 0.537 $108.86 $58.42
Connecticut 877,203 $5,544,904 $2,727,715 0.492 $121.56 $59.80
Delaware 156,090 $1,011,443 $543,206 0.537 $124.61 $66.92
District of Columbia 290,674 $1,751,160 $888,497 0.507 $115.86 $58.78
Florida 1,195,150 $6,230,564 $3,642,383 0.585 $100.25 $58.61
Georgia 971,339 $4,856,001 $2,877,049 0.592 $96.14 $56.96
Hawaii 169,206 $881,783 $614,352 0.697 $100.22 $69.82
Idaho 132,049 $666,983 $438,267 0.657 $97.14 $63.83
Illinois 3,053,726 $19,985,209 $9,684,378 0.485 $125.86 $60.99
Indiana 1,324,821 $8,229,856 $4,189,912 0.509 $119.46 $60.82
Iowa 533,606 $2,926,844 $1,571,739 0.537 $105.48 $56.64
Kansas 397,649 $2,147,337 $1,181,086 0.550 $103.85 $57.12
Kentucky 552,986 $2,887,874 $1,658,278 0.574 $100.43 $57.67
Louisiana 681,314 $3,765,664 $2,386,488 0.634 $106.29 $67.36
Maine 212,497 $1,029,963 $636,923 0.618 $93.21 $57.64
Maryland 848,464 $4,660,639 $2,513,695 0.539 $105.64 $56.97
Massachusetts 1,637,186 $9,320,814 $5,505,299 0.591 $109.48 $64.67
Michigan 2,262,606 $15,958,589 $8,323,194 0.522 $135.64 $70.74
Minnesota 823,842 $4,738,705 $3,265,317 0.689 $110.61 $76.22
Mississippi 349,866 $1,552,077 $1,016,187 0.655 $85.31 $55.86
Missouri 1,110,878 $6,524,283 $3,386,104 0.519 $112.94 $58.62
Montana 119,974 $620,614 $368,817 0.594 $99.48 $59.12
Nebraska 264,391 $1,347,907 $768,759 0.570 $98.04 $55.92
Nevada 128,023 $817,542 $516,106 0.631 $122.81 $77.53
New Hampshire 173,286 $872,418 $524,651 0.601 $96.82 $58.22
New Jersey 1,792,900 $11,543,095 $5,659,453 0.490 $123.81 $60.70
New Mexico 175,212 $901,767 $522,442 0.579 $98.98 $57.34
New York 5,258,432 $34,421,726 $16,853,376 0.490 $125.88 $61.63
North Carolina 1,174,724 $5,406,397 $3,440,617 0.636 $88.51 $56.32
North Dakota 78,059 $382,953 $224,871 0.587 $94.35 $55.40
Ohio 2,731,690 $17,797,174 $8,580,885 0.482 $125.29 $60.41
Oklahoma 433,834 $2,318,457 $1,291,235 0.557 $102.77 $57.24
Oregon 469,514 $2,748,260 $1,692,769 0.616 $112.57 $69.33
Pennsylvania 3,226,548 $18,726,150 $10,951,116 0.585 $111.61 $65.27
Puerto Rico 317,985 $998,005 $781,554 0.783 $60.36 $47.27
Rhode Island 255,668 $1,333,424 $848,404 0.636 $100.30 $63.82
South Carolina 550,144 $2,508,510 $1,603,560 0.639 $87.69 $56.05
South Dakota 83,601 $385,710 $229,040 0.594 $88.73 $52.69
Tennessee 859,628 $4,216,363 $2,676,416 0.635 $94.32 $59.87
Texas 2,183,697 $11,825,932 $6,593,769 0.558 $104.15 $58.07
Utah 204,562 $1,079,362 $718,940 0.666 $101.47 $67.59
Vermont 91,814 $476,942 $313,659 0.658 $99.90 $65.70
Virginia 896,593 $4,462,888 $2,637,920 0.591 $95.72 $56.58
Washington 736,403 $4,721,112 $2,434,720 0.516 $123.29 $63.58
West Virginia 347,873 $2,033,597 $1,215,493 0.598 $112.42 $67.19
Wisconsin 1,006,950 $6,050,143 $3,450,730 0.570 $115.55 $65.90
Wyoming 64,008 $323,060 $191,577 0.593 $97.06 $57.56
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1966
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 $3,030,126 $329,336 $1,771,292 $9,827,311 $162,599 $9,664,712 $3,000
Alabama $27,570 $3,639 $16,694 $105,541 $105,541 $3,000
Alaska $10,250 $338 $6,586 $20,260 $7,681 $12,579 $7,200
Arizona $15,334 $2,552 $9,902 $73,210 $73,210 $3,600
Arkansas $16,602 $1,347 $9,954 $41,098 $41,098 $3,000
California $544,506 $26,832 $412,716 $819,502 $819,502 $4,100
Colorado $15,694 $2,452 $9,238 $71,699 $71,699 $3,000
Connecticut $57,623 $8,305 $25,530 $246,147 $246,147 $3,000
Delaware $6,160 $933 $5,818 $25,729 $25,729 $3,600
District of Columbia $8,757 $2,464 $7,323 $68,969 $68,969 $3,000
Florida $33,702 $7,238 $17,287 $205,603 $205,603 $3,000
Georgia $34,888 $7,886 $13,560 $226,787 $226,787 $3,000
Hawaii $10,884 $933 $7,639 $27,063 $27,063 $4,300
Idaho $8,733 $1,268 $6,041 $36,631 $36,631 $3,600
Illinois $84,781 $20,638 $70,514 $580,468 $580,468 $3,000
Indiana $52,827 $7,577 $20,918 $225,982 $225,982 $3,000
Iowa $9,487 $4,443 $7,627 $124,516 $124,516 $3,000
Kansas $16,903 $2,573 $9,504 $75,203 $75,203 $3,000
Kentucky $24,811 $4,801 $14,883 $138,715 $138,715 $3,000
Louisiana $36,574 $5,137 $19,631 $150,615 $150,615 $3,000
Maine $9,650 $1,387 $6,478 $39,878 $39,878 $3,000
Maryland $46,243 $7,102 $21,697 $208,710 $208,710 $3,000
Massachusetts $139,178 $9,391 $86,721 $291,700 $291,700 $3,600
Michigan $180,591 $18,430 $78,097 $607,579 $80,787 $526,792 $3,600
Minnesota $42,324 $1,322 $19,651 $51,753 $51,753 $4,800
Mississippi $14,255 $2,545 $6,077 $74,105 $74,105 $3,000
Missouri $45,094 $9,373 $29,159 $266,231 $266,231 $3,000
Montana $5,667 $735 $5,320 $21,190 $21,190 $3,000
Nebraska $7,696 $1,594 $6,050 $45,547 $45,547 $3,000
Nevada $10,234 $1,073 $11,359 $29,317 $29,317 $3,800
New Hampshire $6,791 $1,258 $1,891 $37,013 $37,013 $3,000
New Jersey $144,947 $12,434 $105,041 $369,135 $369,135 $3,000
New Mexico $6,837 $1,356 $6,180 $37,851 $37,851 $3,000
New York $432,583 $50,984 $316,134 $1,472,972 $1,472,972 $3,000
North Carolina $44,827 $9,645 $20,962 $278,579 $278,579 $3,000
North Dakota $5,179 $247 $5,530 $7,612 $7,612 $3,000
Ohio $184,558 $16,217 $52,320 $515,251 $515,251 $3,000
Oklahoma $15,289 $1,949 $10,511 $56,403 $56,403 $3,000
Oregon $32,927 $3,925 $21,091 $114,273 $114,273 $3,600
Pennsylvania $302,903 $15,651 $86,550 $536,001 $74,131 $461,870 $3,600
Puerto Rico $21,746 $2,223 $15,138 $64,015 $64,015 $3,000
Rhode Island $19,489 $2,086 $11,812 $64,229 $64,229 $3,600
South Carolina $21,743 $3,918 $9,801 $113,835 $113,835 $3,000
South Dakota $2,166 $569 $1,824 $16,194 $16,194 $3,000
Tennessee $46,604 $4,625 $18,742 $142,910 $142,910 $3,300
Texas $56,177 $10,084 $29,553 $292,566 $292,566 $3,000
Utah $10,676 $1,417 $9,038 $40,461 $40,461 $4,200
Vermont $9,026 $429 $3,180 $15,004 $15,004 $3,600
Virginia $18,891 $5,916 $7,402 $169,510 $169,510 $3,000
Washington $57,836 $8,749 $31,707 $251,502 $251,502 $3,000
West Virginia $16,271 $2,490 $9,721 $72,886 $72,886 $3,600
Wisconsin $51,662 $8,445 $32,909 $246,869 $246,869 $3,600
Wyoming $3,980 $411 $2,281 $12,492 $12,492 $3,000
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1966
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 1.07 0.62 1.05 1.91 3.40 0.00 0.00
Alabama 0.84 0.51 0.68 1.17 3.22 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.69 1.73 2.21 2.84 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arizona 0.87 0.56 0.90 1.48 4.15 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 1.08 0.65 1.06 1.59 2.67 0.00 0.00
California 1.72 1.30 1.75 2.87 2.59 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.67 0.39 0.64 1.19 3.06 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 1.04 0.46 1.03 2.10 4.44 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.61 0.58 0.56 1.05 2.54 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.50 0.42 0.50 0.98 3.94 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.54 0.28 0.52 0.89 3.30 0.00 0.00
Georgia 0.72 0.28 0.71 1.19 4.67 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 1.23 0.87 1.20 1.72 3.07 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.31 0.91 1.31 1.99 5.49 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.42 0.35 0.39 0.81 2.90 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.64 0.25 0.63 1.24 2.75 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.32 0.26 0.31 0.58 4.25 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.79 0.44 0.79 1.43 3.50 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 0.86 0.52 0.81 1.39 4.80 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 0.97 0.52 0.97 1.73 4.00 0.00 0.00
Maine 0.94 0.63 0.91 1.47 3.87 0.00 0.00
Maryland 0.99 0.47 0.95 1.77 4.48 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.49 0.93 1.49 2.53 3.13 0.00 0.00
Michigan 1.13 0.49 1.12 2.14 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.89 0.41 0.88 1.29 1.09 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 0.92 0.39 0.84 1.28 4.77 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.69 0.45 0.68 1.31 4.08 0.00 0.00
Montana 0.91 0.86 0.89 1.50 3.41 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.57 0.45 0.54 0.95 3.38 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.25 1.39 1.24 1.97 3.59 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 0.78 0.22 0.73 1.21 4.24 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.26 0.91 1.12 2.29 3.20 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 0.76 0.69 0.75 1.29 4.20 0.00 0.00
New York 1.26 0.92 1.25 2.55 4.28 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 0.83 0.39 0.82 1.28 5.15 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.35 1.44 1.29 2.20 1.99 0.00 0.00
Ohio 1.04 0.29 1.02 2.13 2.90 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.66 0.45 0.63 1.13 2.43 0.00 0.00
Oregon 1.20 0.77 1.20 1.95 4.16 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 1.62 0.46 1.61 2.75 0.00 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 2.18 1.52 2.12 2.70 6.41 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 1.46 0.89 1.45 2.27 4.82 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 0.87 0.39 0.85 1.33 4.54 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.56 0.47 0.51 0.86 4.20 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 1.11 0.44 1.08 1.71 3.39 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.48 0.25 0.47 0.84 2.47 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.99 0.84 0.99 1.49 3.75 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.89 0.67 1.89 2.87 3.15 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.42 0.17 0.41 0.69 3.80 0.00 0.00
Washington 1.23 0.67 1.24 2.40 5.33 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 0.80 0.48 0.81 1.36 3.58 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.85 0.54 0.86 1.51 4.08 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 1.23 0.71 1.22 2.04 3.87 0.00 0.00
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1966
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 4,139,041 46,547,194 780,749 18.0 24.2 11.2 21.1 1,059,551 2.2 $39.76 0.347
Alabama 45,468 563,149 13,346 27.8 23.7 12.4 21.1 13,574 2.0 $30.26 0.311
Alaska 10,484 161,787 2,438 22.2 26.2 15.4 24.8 3,413 8.2 $40.34 0.229
Arizona 25,967 273,631 5,388 18.2 22.0 10.5 18.6 6,787 2.2 $36.98 0.333
Arkansas 34,694 360,621 7,076 20.3 22.2 10.4 18.7 9,600 2.6 $28.66 0.352
California 666,919 8,684,113 154,901 22.3 23.9 13.0 22.0 186,377 3.9 $48.61 0.376
Colorado 19,430 208,920 3,829 19.5 21.8 10.8 17.9 5,034 1.2 $45.79 0.421
Connecticut 60,716 612,854 11,333 16.9 22.9 10.1 20.7 13,726 1.5 $42.95 0.353
Delaware 17,267 145,341 1,951 11.2 23.3 8.4 20.8 2,511 1.6 $42.64 0.342
District of Columbia 13,121 184,108 2,545 17.6 30.1 14.0 27.1 3,850 1.3 $42.96 0.371
Florida 63,182 631,689 20,991 33.9 19.6 10.0 15.6 18,135 1.5 $28.01 0.279
Georgia 56,592 474,110 14,153 24.5 19.7 8.4 14.8 12,107 1.2 $31.04 0.323
Hawaii 16,004 191,652 2,433 15.8 26.0 11.3 26.0 4,401 2.6 $42.02 0.419
Idaho 17,865 160,657 2,953 19.0 18.6 9.0 14.8 4,063 3.0 $40.63 0.418
Illinois 162,284 1,702,111 32,185 18.4 22.9 10.5 19.7 37,766 1.2 $43.07 0.342
Indiana 70,097 625,523 15,743 21.3 19.1 8.9 14.7 13,677 1.0 $34.44 0.288
Iowa 19,650 207,822 4,290 20.5 21.6 10.6 15.6 4,921 0.9 $39.10 0.371
Kansas 23,753 250,826 4,572 16.5 22.8 10.6 20.7 5,490 1.3 $39.28 0.378
Kentucky 45,142 463,781 8,655 18.8 23.3 10.3 20.7 12,018 2.1 $33.76 0.336
Louisiana 46,260 606,558 13,998 29.2 23.4 13.1 19.7 13,141 1.9 $33.66 0.317
Maine 24,058 230,364 3,165 14.1 22.9 9.6 20.0 5,417 2.5 $29.97 0.322
Maryland 68,084 618,118 6,468 8.7 26.0 9.1 26.0 13,124 1.5 $37.72 0.357
Massachusetts 180,024 2,208,092 36,315 19.5 25.9 12.3 22.7 48,256 2.9 $42.35 0.387
Michigan 210,683 1,718,082 24,898 12.3 23.8 8.2 18.8 40,468 1.7 $46.54 0.343
Minnesota 52,024 673,327 8,420 14.7 23.9 12.9 22.4 14,825 1.8 $30.75 0.278
Mississippi 24,901 245,525 4,514 17.8 23.2 9.9 20.2 6,262 1.7 $25.54 0.299
Missouri 90,290 864,607 13,005 13.6 23.0 9.6 19.7 22,472 2.0 $36.99 0.328
Montana 14,760 169,876 3,568 24.4 21.8 11.5 18.7 3,777 3.1 $31.36 0.315
Nebraska 16,193 176,055 3,857 21.3 21.1 10.9 17.7 3,580 1.3 $35.29 0.360
Nevada 22,527 273,155 5,049 22.8 22.8 12.1 21.0 5,499 4.3 $42.62 0.347
New Hampshire 8,401 57,891 203 2.3 26.0 6.9 23.8 1,608 0.9 $35.94 0.371
New Jersey 228,654 2,702,576 50,245 21.3 23.4 11.8 21.0 53,998 3.0 $40.57 0.328
New Mexico 16,318 205,058 2,063 12.2 28.7 12.6 24.6 4,725 2.7 $30.90 0.312
New York 649,303 8,056,735 93,072 13.5 26.0 12.4 26.0 168,153 3.2 $42.05 0.334
North Carolina 86,175 828,708 12,471 15.1 26.0 9.6 24.4 19,563 1.6 $26.44 0.299
North Dakota 9,236 135,642 1,868 19.3 23.7 14.7 21.3 2,812 3.6 $40.99 0.434
Ohio 139,629 1,357,427 14,915 9.4 25.1 9.7 24.1 32,976 1.2 $39.70 0.317
Oklahoma 27,832 399,053 8,199 27.2 27.6 14.3 23.3 10,268 2.3 $27.05 0.263
Oregon 56,269 602,218 6,804 13.8 25.4 10.7 24.2 14,579 3.1 $36.21 0.322
Pennsylvania 253,095 2,725,865 26,426 9.5 28.8 10.8 26.5 62,468 1.9 $34.83 0.312
Puerto Rico 62,312 600,986 30,194 48.5 12.0 9.6 12.0 30,343 9.5 $17.35 0.287
Rhode Island 31,673 325,144 5,687 16.5 23.0 10.3 19.8 7,144 2.7 $39.37 0.393
South Carolina 34,615 332,545 8,648 27.2 20.7 9.6 19.4 8,337 1.5 $30.45 0.347
South Dakota 5,030 59,530 1,326 24.5 20.0 11.8 17.0 1,523 1.8 $32.59 0.367
Tennessee 66,763 666,796 12,718 18.3 23.4 10.0 21.1 16,665 1.9 $29.39 0.312
Texas 88,241 1,004,060 30,453 30.0 20.7 11.4 16.4 25,326 1.1 $30.47 0.293
Utah 19,553 239,529 4,647 22.1 25.0 12.3 20.3 5,810 2.8 $38.58 0.380
Vermont 7,579 93,385 1,088 13.6 26.0 12.3 26.0 2,089 2.2 $36.20 0.362
Virginia 30,937 248,657 6,099 18.9 20.4 8.0 16.7 6,353 0.7 $30.59 0.320
Washington 80,313 988,596 16,758 18.5 27.7 12.3 25.2 22,067 3.0 $32.67 0.265
West Virginia 41,761 401,367 4,972 11.4 26.0 9.6 24.8 9,734 2.8 $25.42 0.226
Wisconsin 71,890 771,175 9,161 10.9 29.4 10.7 21.9 17,338 1.7 $45.77 0.396
Wyoming 5,023 57,797 693 13.6 24.1 11.5 21.5 1,401 2.1 $39.68 0.409
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