US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1968: Categories

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

1968
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 50,354,124 $331,277,789 $171,389,505 0.517 $126.52 $65.46
Alabama 674,197 $3,760,625 $2,128,172 0.566 $107.27 $60.70
Alaska 46,965 $472,050 $349,725 0.741 $193.29 $143.20
Arizona 330,125 $2,084,678 $1,224,364 0.587 $121.44 $71.32
Arkansas 384,311 $1,834,307 $1,154,233 0.629 $91.79 $57.76
California 5,037,466 $36,859,134 $20,034,518 0.544 $140.71 $76.48
Colorado 458,513 $2,831,305 $1,425,684 0.504 $118.75 $59.80
Connecticut 932,121 $6,519,621 $3,397,912 0.521 $134.51 $70.10
Delaware 161,435 $1,146,735 $573,721 0.500 $136.60 $68.34
District of Columbia 297,948 $2,006,949 $945,788 0.471 $129.54 $61.04
Florida 1,346,892 $7,824,034 $4,301,133 0.550 $111.71 $61.41
Georgia 1,047,982 $5,913,063 $3,267,017 0.553 $108.51 $59.95
Hawaii 185,551 $1,088,657 $754,531 0.693 $112.83 $78.20
Idaho 136,049 $752,672 $463,229 0.615 $106.39 $65.48
Illinois 3,172,317 $22,818,446 $10,320,870 0.452 $138.33 $62.57
Indiana 1,368,383 $9,303,042 $4,404,232 0.473 $130.74 $61.90
Iowa 568,894 $3,416,737 $1,714,784 0.502 $115.50 $57.97
Kansas 429,628 $2,531,610 $1,317,862 0.521 $113.32 $58.99
Kentucky 594,595 $3,467,842 $1,866,123 0.538 $112.16 $60.36
Louisiana 722,559 $4,495,800 $2,347,595 0.522 $119.65 $62.48
Maine 220,885 $1,189,504 $689,278 0.579 $103.56 $60.01
Maryland 893,358 $5,484,738 $2,770,186 0.505 $118.07 $59.63
Massachusetts 1,705,608 $10,738,783 $5,913,887 0.551 $121.08 $66.68
Michigan 2,329,068 $18,247,169 $8,856,288 0.485 $150.66 $73.13
Minnesota 900,301 $5,722,355 $3,692,288 0.645 $122.23 $78.87
Mississippi 367,735 $1,856,870 $1,131,850 0.610 $97.11 $59.19
Missouri 1,165,930 $7,621,397 $3,668,116 0.481 $125.71 $60.50
Montana 121,492 $676,997 $381,886 0.564 $107.16 $60.45
Nebraska 287,531 $1,617,950 $865,189 0.535 $108.21 $57.87
Nevada 138,046 $948,917 $568,407 0.599 $132.19 $79.18
New Hampshire 184,713 $1,045,248 $578,109 0.553 $108.82 $60.19
New Jersey 1,874,352 $13,291,828 $6,917,463 0.520 $136.37 $70.97
New Mexico 175,252 $989,265 $543,083 0.549 $108.55 $59.59
New York 5,403,478 $39,632,038 $17,903,978 0.452 $141.05 $63.72
North Carolina 1,271,382 $6,617,385 $3,907,259 0.590 $100.09 $59.10
North Dakota 79,835 $420,461 $244,141 0.581 $101.28 $58.81
Ohio 2,860,330 $20,439,771 $9,236,868 0.452 $137.42 $62.10
Oklahoma 463,642 $2,747,455 $1,442,420 0.525 $113.96 $59.83
Oregon 493,473 $3,141,358 $1,808,309 0.576 $122.42 $70.47
Pennsylvania 3,321,714 $21,168,525 $11,654,307 0.551 $122.55 $67.47
Puerto Rico 360,266 $1,317,795 $973,090 0.738 $70.34 $51.94
Rhode Island 264,711 $1,534,321 $916,120 0.597 $111.47 $66.55
South Carolina 587,149 $3,028,426 $1,793,129 0.592 $99.19 $58.73
South Dakota 90,644 $459,855 $262,204 0.570 $97.56 $55.63
Tennessee 920,917 $5,072,366 $3,016,601 0.595 $105.92 $62.99
Texas 2,423,496 $14,762,526 $7,669,854 0.520 $117.14 $60.86
Utah 211,215 $1,184,262 $761,578 0.643 $107.83 $69.34
Vermont 98,399 $573,126 $349,140 0.609 $112.01 $68.23
Virginia 954,239 $5,336,549 $2,932,206 0.549 $107.55 $59.09
Washington 816,472 $5,752,898 $2,745,183 0.477 $135.50 $64.66
West Virginia 351,298 $2,254,352 $1,284,492 0.570 $123.41 $70.32
Wisconsin 1,052,381 $6,897,387 $3,676,781 0.533 $126.04 $67.19
Wyoming 68,881 $378,605 $244,322 0.645 $105.70 $68.21
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1968
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 $2,551,573 $460,251 $2,029,957 $11,715,954 $11,715,954 $3,000
Alabama $25,084 $4,860 $23,302 $120,685 $120,685 $3,000
Alaska $11,876 $731 $8,493 $21,283 $21,283 $7,200
Arizona $18,512 $3,535 $10,810 $91,683 $91,683 $3,600
Arkansas $14,107 $1,850 $12,567 $47,958 $47,958 $3,000
California $564,929 $42,107 $404,217 $1,134,656 $1,134,656 $3,800
Colorado $7,455 $3,022 $6,623 $76,115 $76,115 $3,000
Connecticut $60,862 $11,581 $54,968 $291,087 $291,087 $3,600
Delaware $4,919 $994 $6,182 $24,491 $24,491 $3,600
District of Columbia $6,981 $3,002 $8,239 $73,889 $73,889 $3,000
Florida $24,760 $9,477 $22,236 $234,646 $234,646 $3,000
Georgia $37,050 $11,009 $16,730 $282,732 $282,732 $3,000
Hawaii $12,309 $1,279 $7,321 $34,522 $34,522 $4,800
Idaho $7,933 $1,627 $7,119 $41,470 $41,470 $3,600
Illinois $30,172 $21,999 $92,797 $520,817 $520,817 $3,000
Indiana $49,930 $11,058 $31,806 $283,894 $283,894 $3,000
Iowa $11,940 $5,289 $13,569 $131,509 $131,509 $3,000
Kansas $16,677 $3,617 $10,633 $92,898 $92,898 $3,000
Kentucky $23,949 $6,296 $20,495 $159,865 $159,865 $3,000
Louisiana $30,859 $6,680 $29,878 $166,415 $166,415 $3,000
Maine $9,341 $1,771 $9,241 $44,595 $44,595 $3,000
Maryland $23,792 $9,266 $30,303 $226,609 $226,609 $3,000
Massachusetts $123,255 $14,372 $92,833 $376,205 $376,205 $3,600
Michigan $117,705 $23,507 $113,780 $583,983 $583,983 $3,600
Minnesota $43,037 $3,284 $26,264 $93,140 $93,140 $4,800
Mississippi $7,905 $3,335 $7,748 $83,063 $83,063 $3,000
Missouri $32,597 $11,175 $34,613 $277,404 $277,404 $3,000
Montana $6,044 $918 $5,218 $23,788 $23,788 $3,000
Nebraska $7,260 $2,073 $6,370 $52,233 $52,233 $3,000
Nevada $11,363 $1,250 $9,205 $32,586 $32,586 $3,800
New Hampshire $6,271 $1,836 $2,085 $47,602 $47,602 $3,000
New Jersey $157,589 $17,839 $145,732 $452,600 $452,600 $3,600
New Mexico $6,553 $1,603 $7,128 $39,745 $39,745 $3,000
New York $351,080 $67,118 $277,997 $1,701,297 $1,701,297 $3,000
North Carolina $51,793 $13,572 $24,173 $350,780 $350,780 $3,000
North Dakota $4,885 $333 $4,142 $9,278 $9,278 $3,300
Ohio $95,191 $25,618 $61,683 $647,825 $647,825 $3,000
Oklahoma $10,260 $2,399 $12,068 $59,073 $59,073 $3,000
Oregon $27,914 $5,145 $25,053 $129,726 $129,726 $3,600
Pennsylvania $174,696 $31,883 $118,653 $818,045 $818,045 $3,600
Puerto Rico $26,589 $3,111 $21,985 $79,539 $79,539 $3,000
Rhode Island $19,079 $3,000 $15,869 $78,740 $78,740 $3,600
South Carolina $23,739 $5,466 $13,227 $140,771 $140,771 $3,000
South Dakota $2,207 $737 $1,681 $18,643 $18,643 $3,000
Tennessee $43,594 $7,023 $27,998 $183,748 $183,748 $3,300
Texas $31,283 $13,818 $26,600 $343,460 $343,460 $3,000
Utah $11,054 $1,770 $10,015 $45,243 $45,243 $4,200
Vermont $7,010 $875 $4,476 $23,267 $23,267 $3,600
Virginia $15,501 $7,833 $8,424 $198,007 $198,007 $3,000
Washington $62,086 $12,715 $39,438 $321,007 $321,007 $3,000
West Virginia $18,564 $3,491 $13,969 $90,122 $90,122 $3,600
Wisconsin $58,996 $11,483 $42,307 $297,019 $297,019 $3,600
Wyoming $3,036 $619 $1,694 $16,196 $16,196 $3,600
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1968
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 0.77 0.61 0.76 1.47 3.54 0.00 0.00
Alabama 0.67 0.62 0.52 0.92 3.21 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.52 1.80 2.10 2.83 4.51 0.00 0.00
Arizona 0.89 0.52 0.89 1.52 4.40 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 0.77 0.69 0.77 1.22 2.61 0.00 0.00
California 1.53 1.10 1.55 2.84 3.08 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.26 0.23 0.24 0.49 2.69 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 0.93 0.84 0.94 1.81 4.46 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.43 0.54 0.43 0.85 2.14 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.35 0.41 0.35 0.74 3.68 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.32 0.28 0.30 0.55 3.00 0.00 0.00
Georgia 0.63 0.28 0.63 1.13 4.78 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 1.13 0.67 1.12 1.64 3.17 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.05 0.95 1.06 1.71 5.51 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.13 0.41 0.12 0.27 2.28 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.54 0.34 0.51 1.08 3.05 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.35 0.40 0.34 0.68 3.85 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.66 0.42 0.66 1.27 3.67 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 0.69 0.59 0.67 1.25 4.61 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 0.69 0.66 0.69 1.32 3.70 0.00 0.00
Maine 0.79 0.78 0.78 1.34 3.75 0.00 0.00
Maryland 0.43 0.55 0.43 0.85 4.13 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.15 0.86 1.16 2.10 3.50 0.00 0.00
Michigan 0.65 0.62 0.63 1.31 3.20 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.75 0.46 0.74 1.15 1.63 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 0.43 0.42 0.39 0.65 4.47 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.43 0.45 0.42 0.88 3.64 0.00 0.00
Montana 0.89 0.77 0.88 1.56 3.51 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.45 0.39 0.41 0.77 3.23 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.20 0.97 1.22 2.04 3.43 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 0.60 0.20 0.60 1.09 4.55 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.19 1.10 1.07 2.07 3.41 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 0.66 0.72 0.66 1.20 4.02 0.00 0.00
New York 0.89 0.70 0.91 2.03 4.29 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 0.78 0.37 0.78 1.32 5.30 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.16 0.99 1.15 1.98 2.21 0.00 0.00
Ohio 0.47 0.30 0.45 1.00 3.17 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.37 0.44 0.36 0.69 2.15 0.00 0.00
Oregon 0.89 0.80 0.87 1.51 4.13 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 0.83 0.56 0.78 1.41 3.86 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 2.02 1.67 2.00 2.70 6.04 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 1.24 1.03 1.23 2.07 5.13 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 0.78 0.44 0.78 1.31 4.65 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.48 0.37 0.44 0.77 4.05 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 0.86 0.55 0.86 1.44 3.62 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.21 0.18 0.19 0.36 2.33 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.93 0.85 0.94 1.46 3.82 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.22 0.78 1.20 1.96 4.06 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.29 0.16 0.28 0.51 3.71 0.00 0.00
Washington 1.08 0.69 1.01 2.12 5.58 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 0.82 0.62 0.83 1.45 4.00 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.86 0.61 0.85 1.60 4.31 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 0.80 0.45 0.80 1.24 4.28 0.00 0.00
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1968
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 4,196,559 48,659,673 848,037 19.6 24.3 11.6 21.2 1,109,204 2.2 $43.43 0.343
Alabama 56,519 706,052 16,739 29.9 23.8 12.5 21.3 17,104 2.5 $33.74 0.315
Alaska 11,220 177,803 2,512 22.7 27.1 15.9 26.1 3,618 7.7 $45.28 0.234
Arizona 24,182 285,151 6,190 21.4 22.6 11.8 19.5 7,078 2.1 $38.62 0.318
Arkansas 35,082 403,498 8,705 22.4 22.2 11.5 19.3 10,329 2.6 $32.25 0.351
California 623,976 8,234,487 145,249 22.6 24.0 13.2 22.2 177,614 3.5 $50.54 0.359
Colorado 15,351 144,402 2,712 16.7 21.5 9.4 18.1 3,960 0.8 $48.19 0.406
Connecticut 120,135 1,133,613 14,593 13.4 25.9 9.4 24.8 22,462 2.4 $50.49 0.375
Delaware 17,856 144,480 2,390 16.0 24.1 8.1 22.7 2,684 1.6 $44.35 0.325
District of Columbia 12,645 194,446 2,750 21.1 30.4 15.4 27.6 4,158 1.4 $46.35 0.358
Florida 63,550 705,091 23,351 35.0 19.5 11.1 16.0 20,422 1.5 $32.30 0.289
Georgia 56,456 492,817 16,448 26.7 19.8 8.7 15.2 12,770 1.2 $36.16 0.333
Hawaii 12,806 172,790 2,476 17.5 26.0 13.5 26.0 3,898 2.1 $46.29 0.410
Idaho 15,711 178,456 4,261 24.3 18.4 11.4 15.9 4,521 3.3 $43.04 0.405
Illinois 196,173 2,174,803 41,190 20.3 23.3 11.1 20.4 47,596 1.5 $44.35 0.321
Indiana 96,457 863,108 22,831 21.8 20.5 8.9 15.5 19,322 1.4 $37.71 0.288
Iowa 26,941 315,506 7,480 25.1 22.1 11.0 16.2 7,331 1.2 $45.12 0.391
Kansas 26,227 251,941 4,604 18.9 23.2 9.6 21.0 5,714 1.3 $43.42 0.383
Kentucky 49,518 553,797 10,262 19.4 23.1 11.2 20.8 14,186 2.3 $38.05 0.339
Louisiana 59,822 802,467 17,200 28.2 24.0 13.4 20.2 16,873 2.3 $38.30 0.320
Maine 25,955 265,905 4,701 15.7 22.6 10.2 18.8 6,363 2.8 $37.38 0.361
Maryland 74,462 748,388 8,654 11.9 26.0 10.1 26.0 15,387 1.7 $42.57 0.361
Massachusetts 168,058 2,154,113 35,964 20.2 26.7 12.8 24.0 48,106 2.8 $45.72 0.378
Michigan 239,381 2,350,372 41,257 16.5 23.9 9.8 19.7 55,892 2.4 $49.71 0.330
Minnesota 53,325 632,790 13,407 27.5 23.1 11.9 19.1 14,318 1.5 $42.66 0.349
Mississippi 25,170 292,296 5,748 20.1 23.6 11.6 21.5 7,414 2.0 $27.41 0.282
Missouri 93,423 906,196 14,367 14.3 23.3 9.7 20.4 23,974 2.0 $41.51 0.330
Montana 13,799 164,076 3,539 24.7 22.1 11.9 19.8 3,727 3.0 $31.89 0.298
Nebraska 15,255 170,705 3,957 26.5 22.2 11.2 17.6 3,525 1.2 $38.16 0.353
Nevada 17,321 217,996 4,421 23.5 22.6 12.6 20.9 4,859 3.5 $43.33 0.328
New Hampshire 8,423 57,181 117 1.3 26.0 6.8 24.4 1,624 0.8 $40.31 0.370
New Jersey 241,391 3,043,352 56,230 23.5 23.8 12.6 21.6 61,059 3.2 $49.74 0.365
New Mexico 14,716 217,167 3,007 17.9 28.7 14.8 25.9 4,844 2.7 $33.65 0.310
New York 506,647 6,502,786 70,311 13.4 26.0 12.8 26.0 136,427 2.5 $45.55 0.323
North Carolina 88,481 895,777 13,251 14.1 26.0 10.1 24.6 20,682 1.6 $28.39 0.284
North Dakota 7,377 100,548 1,288 18.3 23.6 13.6 21.1 2,384 2.9 $41.39 0.409
Ohio 151,733 1,433,632 15,963 10.2 25.3 9.4 24.3 35,336 1.2 $43.99 0.320
Oklahoma 25,880 398,651 9,073 33.9 26.2 15.4 23.7 10,105 2.1 $31.00 0.272
Oregon 50,761 666,107 9,858 17.4 25.5 13.1 24.7 15,829 3.2 $38.80 0.317
Pennsylvania 273,311 3,023,859 29,199 10.7 28.7 11.1 26.8 69,308 2.0 $42.28 0.345
Puerto Rico 73,748 735,466 43,929 58.9 12.0 10.0 12.0 30,569 8.4 $24.16 0.343
Rhode Island 36,426 391,983 6,738 18.4 23.2 10.8 20.1 8,545 3.2 $43.55 0.391
South Carolina 36,848 407,734 11,896 27.9 20.9 11.1 19.8 9,955 1.7 $33.35 0.336
South Dakota 4,325 52,443 1,112 27.4 21.4 12.1 17.5 1,414 1.5 $34.38 0.352
Tennessee 81,530 877,627 18,544 21.0 23.5 10.8 22.2 21,875 2.3 $33.11 0.313
Texas 71,684 772,021 19,528 26.0 21.5 10.8 15.5 19,479 0.8 $35.73 0.305
Utah 19,908 255,297 5,226 25.6 24.8 12.8 20.3 6,338 3.0 $40.46 0.375
Vermont 8,579 111,322 1,295 13.8 26.0 13.0 26.0 2,435 2.4 $42.02 0.375
Virginia 29,959 256,349 5,979 18.7 20.7 8.6 17.3 6,537 0.6 $33.81 0.314
Washington 89,481 1,193,898 17,607 18.6 27.7 13.3 25.6 25,920 3.1 $33.58 0.248
West Virginia 46,706 476,295 6,038 12.6 26.0 10.2 24.8 11,197 3.1 $30.52 0.247
Wisconsin 78,045 909,583 13,332 16.8 29.4 11.7 23.2 21,101 2.0 $49.43 0.392
Wyoming 3,824 43,050 558 13.9 23.1 11.3 20.1 1,036 1.5 $41.56 0.393
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