US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1969: Categories

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

1969
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 52,362,457 $365,714,378 $181,762,193 0.497 $134.31 $66.75
Alabama 703,631 $4,163,762 $2,216,063 0.532 $113.80 $60.57
Alaska 52,621 $564,708 $409,417 0.725 $206.38 $149.62
Arizona 370,052 $2,489,310 $1,396,119 0.561 $129.36 $72.55
Arkansas 397,724 $2,048,963 $1,246,007 0.608 $99.07 $60.25
California 5,266,907 $40,378,623 $21,273,544 0.527 $147.43 $77.67
Colorado 488,287 $3,204,739 $1,593,389 0.497 $126.22 $62.75
Connecticut 966,006 $7,539,542 $3,583,582 0.475 $150.09 $71.34
Delaware 166,570 $1,231,715 $604,775 0.491 $142.20 $69.82
District of Columbia 298,705 $2,156,208 $968,810 0.449 $138.82 $62.37
Florida 1,469,183 $9,364,162 $4,825,478 0.515 $122.57 $63.16
Georgia 1,111,726 $6,737,266 $3,566,021 0.529 $116.54 $61.69
Hawaii 205,053 $1,311,655 $881,313 0.672 $123.01 $82.65
Idaho 142,610 $832,041 $499,091 0.600 $112.20 $67.30
Illinois 3,246,492 $24,906,153 $10,742,859 0.431 $147.53 $63.64
Indiana 1,431,266 $10,279,616 $4,666,039 0.454 $138.12 $62.69
Iowa 581,108 $3,686,676 $1,775,085 0.481 $122.00 $58.74
Kansas 440,227 $2,705,310 $1,362,273 0.504 $118.18 $59.51
Kentucky 618,366 $3,854,337 $1,986,623 0.515 $119.87 $61.78
Louisiana 729,933 $4,795,558 $2,386,488 0.498 $126.34 $62.87
Maine 224,225 $1,275,321 $704,794 0.553 $109.38 $60.45
Maryland 934,456 $6,067,298 $2,927,529 0.483 $124.86 $60.25
Massachusetts 1,730,324 $11,735,457 $6,205,673 0.529 $130.43 $68.97
Michigan 2,418,931 $20,016,793 $9,278,284 0.464 $159.14 $73.76
Minnesota 945,126 $6,410,831 $3,967,298 0.619 $130.44 $80.72
Mississippi 385,086 $2,051,248 $1,212,915 0.591 $102.44 $60.57
Missouri 1,203,717 $8,214,186 $3,821,001 0.465 $131.23 $61.04
Montana 124,732 $729,072 $396,052 0.543 $112.41 $61.06
Nebraska 300,881 $1,798,486 $925,466 0.515 $114.95 $59.15
Nevada 153,884 $1,104,169 $652,924 0.591 $137.99 $81.60
New Hampshire 190,903 $1,138,436 $602,332 0.529 $114.68 $60.68
New Jersey 2,025,694 $15,047,050 $7,561,908 0.503 $142.85 $71.79
New Mexico 184,204 $1,085,254 $578,841 0.533 $113.30 $60.43
New York 5,509,683 $42,990,443 $18,683,086 0.435 $150.05 $65.21
North Carolina 1,333,349 $7,380,668 $4,196,258 0.569 $106.45 $60.52
North Dakota 81,234 $451,548 $258,108 0.572 $106.90 $61.10
Ohio 2,967,636 $22,557,172 $9,724,622 0.431 $146.17 $63.02
Oklahoma 485,142 $3,033,132 $1,538,480 0.507 $120.23 $60.98
Oregon 516,941 $3,464,823 $1,924,273 0.555 $128.90 $71.59
Pennsylvania 3,401,525 $23,090,697 $12,124,612 0.525 $130.54 $68.55
Puerto Rico 383,115 $1,519,474 $1,077,958 0.709 $76.27 $54.11
Rhode Island 268,011 $1,642,367 $940,893 0.573 $117.85 $67.51
South Carolina 613,942 $3,380,109 $1,908,352 0.565 $105.88 $59.78
South Dakota 93,533 $492,428 $274,541 0.558 $101.25 $56.45
Tennessee 959,800 $5,639,255 $3,220,776 0.571 $112.99 $64.53
Texas 2,571,470 $16,630,917 $8,330,451 0.501 $124.37 $62.30
Utah 222,915 $1,308,920 $811,745 0.620 $112.92 $70.03
Vermont 102,491 $640,903 $372,066 0.581 $120.26 $69.81
Virginia 996,306 $5,903,893 $3,122,758 0.529 $113.96 $60.28
Washington 828,661 $6,180,365 $2,816,428 0.456 $143.43 $65.36
West Virginia 357,047 $2,427,182 $1,317,085 0.543 $130.73 $70.94
Wisconsin 1,088,615 $7,636,157 $4,047,394 0.530 $134.90 $71.50
Wyoming 72,411 $419,980 $254,314 0.606 $111.54 $67.54
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1969
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 $2,545,161 $536,076 $2,125,809 $12,636,017 $12,636,017 $3,000
Alabama $26,969 $5,627 $19,630 $133,733 $133,733 $3,000
Alaska $13,990 $1,045 $7,647 $28,652 $28,652 $7,200
Arizona $20,289 $4,434 $8,013 $108,406 $108,406 $3,600
Arkansas $15,541 $2,188 $12,984 $52,744 $52,744 $3,000
California $533,122 $54,070 $416,838 $1,304,868 $1,304,868 $3,800
Colorado $8,168 $3,441 $6,933 $80,793 $80,793 $3,000
Connecticut $65,814 $13,143 $65,560 $304,677 $304,677 $3,600
Delaware $5,149 $1,062 $6,485 $24,217 $24,217 $3,600
District of Columbia $7,095 $3,306 $8,447 $75,843 $75,843 $3,000
Florida $31,281 $10,903 $20,659 $256,341 $256,341 $3,000
Georgia $39,682 $13,394 $14,560 $321,210 $321,210 $3,000
Hawaii $14,175 $1,714 $7,240 $43,079 $43,079 $5,000
Idaho $8,530 $1,870 $6,965 $44,812 $44,812 $3,600
Illinois $45,294 $22,317 $89,415 $499,741 $499,741 $3,000
Indiana $52,335 $13,461 $25,058 $324,137 $324,137 $3,000
Iowa $13,395 $5,799 $16,839 $133,909 $133,909 $3,000
Kansas $17,138 $4,227 $14,926 $99,445 $99,445 $3,000
Kentucky $27,036 $7,288 $21,181 $172,934 $172,934 $3,000
Louisiana $31,321 $7,218 $41,597 $163,277 $163,277 $3,000
Maine $9,858 $1,949 $11,962 $44,510 $44,510 $3,000
Maryland $21,554 $10,033 $28,668 $229,528 $229,528 $3,000
Massachusetts $117,694 $17,310 $98,796 $412,531 $412,531 $3,600
Michigan $130,974 $26,882 $111,588 $630,253 $630,253 $3,600
Minnesota $45,779 $4,607 $23,173 $120,334 $120,334 $4,800
Mississippi $7,308 $3,713 $8,361 $85,787 $85,787 $3,000
Missouri $35,498 $12,442 $39,053 $286,736 $286,736 $3,000
Montana $6,242 $1,071 $5,447 $25,657 $25,657 $3,000
Nebraska $7,240 $2,366 $6,033 $55,852 $55,852 $3,000
Nevada $12,194 $1,550 $8,134 $38,196 $38,196 $3,800
New Hampshire $6,689 $2,252 $2,743 $53,811 $53,811 $3,000
New Jersey $170,848 $20,403 $161,662 $482,698 $482,698 $3,600
New Mexico $6,932 $1,818 $6,122 $42,414 $42,414 $3,000
New York $327,860 $77,219 $308,684 $1,798,812 $1,798,812 $3,000
North Carolina $51,125 $16,488 $23,533 $394,861 $394,861 $3,000
North Dakota $5,168 $416 $3,796 $11,066 $11,066 $3,400
Ohio $84,976 $29,928 $60,257 $702,599 $702,599 $3,000
Oklahoma $10,808 $2,649 $11,546 $60,984 $60,984 $3,000
Oregon $28,965 $5,904 $27,960 $136,636 $136,636 $3,600
Pennsylvania $167,213 $36,282 $118,700 $863,846 $863,846 $3,600
Puerto Rico $28,850 $3,632 $26,049 $85,984 $85,984 $3,000
Rhode Island $19,334 $3,479 $17,791 $83,763 $83,763 $3,600
South Carolina $25,045 $6,627 $13,960 $158,354 $158,354 $3,000
South Dakota $1,987 $835 $1,751 $19,606 $19,606 $3,000
Tennessee $45,490 $8,620 $30,713 $207,205 $207,205 $3,300
Texas $27,147 $15,533 $29,153 $357,543 $357,543 $3,000
Utah $11,761 $2,071 $9,907 $49,044 $49,044 $4,200
Vermont $6,504 $1,082 $4,403 $26,433 $26,433 $3,600
Virginia $14,207 $9,057 $9,077 $212,390 $212,390 $3,000
Washington $49,749 $14,609 $52,040 $333,440 $333,440 $3,000
West Virginia $19,418 $4,189 $12,181 $101,551 $101,551 $3,600
Wisconsin $61,618 $13,808 $39,809 $332,811 $332,811 $3,600
Wyoming $2,802 $745 $1,780 $17,964 $17,964 $3,600
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1969
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 0.70 0.58 0.69 1.38 3.46 0.00 0.00
Alabama 0.65 0.47 0.52 0.98 3.21 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.48 1.35 2.11 2.91 5.07 0.00 0.00
Arizona 0.82 0.32 0.83 1.49 4.35 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 0.76 0.63 0.75 1.24 2.57 0.00 0.00
California 1.32 1.03 1.31 2.49 3.23 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.25 0.22 0.23 0.47 2.52 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 0.87 0.87 0.86 1.81 4.04 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.42 0.53 0.42 0.86 1.97 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.33 0.39 0.33 0.73 3.52 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.33 0.22 0.34 0.66 2.74 0.00 0.00
Georgia 0.59 0.22 0.58 1.10 4.77 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 1.08 0.55 1.10 1.63 3.28 0.00 0.00
Idaho 1.03 0.84 1.04 1.69 5.39 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.18 0.36 0.18 0.41 2.01 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.51 0.24 0.49 1.08 3.15 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.36 0.46 0.38 0.78 3.63 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.63 0.55 0.63 1.25 3.68 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 0.70 0.55 0.68 1.32 4.49 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 0.65 0.87 0.66 1.33 3.40 0.00 0.00
Maine 0.77 0.94 0.77 1.39 3.49 0.00 0.00
Maryland 0.36 0.47 0.36 0.74 3.78 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 1.00 0.84 1.02 1.85 3.52 0.00 0.00
Michigan 0.65 0.56 0.65 1.39 3.15 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.71 0.36 0.70 1.13 1.88 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 0.36 0.41 0.35 0.60 4.18 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.43 0.48 0.43 0.92 3.49 0.00 0.00
Montana 0.86 0.75 0.86 1.59 3.52 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.40 0.34 0.39 0.75 3.11 0.00 0.00
Nevada 1.10 0.74 1.13 1.91 3.46 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 0.59 0.24 0.57 1.08 4.73 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.14 1.07 1.04 2.06 3.21 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 0.64 0.56 0.64 1.20 3.91 0.00 0.00
New York 0.76 0.72 0.76 1.76 4.18 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 0.69 0.32 0.68 1.20 5.35 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.14 0.84 1.12 1.96 2.45 0.00 0.00
Ohio 0.38 0.27 0.37 0.86 3.11 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.36 0.38 0.37 0.73 2.01 0.00 0.00
Oregon 0.84 0.81 0.83 1.50 3.94 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 0.72 0.51 0.73 1.39 3.74 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 1.90 1.71 1.94 2.70 5.66 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 1.18 1.08 1.21 2.07 5.10 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 0.74 0.41 0.73 1.29 4.68 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.40 0.36 0.39 0.70 3.98 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 0.81 0.54 0.80 1.41 3.67 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.16 0.18 0.15 0.30 2.15 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.90 0.76 0.91 1.46 3.75 0.00 0.00
Vermont 1.01 0.69 1.00 1.72 4.12 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.24 0.15 0.23 0.43 3.60 0.00 0.00
Washington 0.80 0.84 0.81 1.77 5.40 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 0.80 0.50 0.81 1.48 4.18 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.81 0.52 0.79 1.49 4.36 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 0.67 0.42 0.64 1.06 4.28 0.00 0.00
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1969
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 4,212,022 47,922,959 810,718 19.8 24.4 11.4 21.4 1,100,269 2.1 $46.17 0.344
Alabama 47,189 569,418 13,260 25.6 23.7 12.1 21.3 14,150 2.0 $35.30 0.310
Alaska 11,607 172,382 2,199 20.4 27.3 14.9 25.9 3,558 6.7 $45.55 0.221
Arizona 18,298 189,920 3,813 20.9 22.7 10.4 20.2 5,097 1.3 $42.72 0.330
Arkansas 35,882 384,899 7,873 25.1 22.4 10.7 19.3 10,047 2.5 $34.96 0.353
California 665,099 8,239,662 148,050 23.6 24.0 12.4 22.4 178,278 3.3 $51.87 0.352
Colorado 15,041 139,965 2,527 17.3 21.8 9.3 19.3 3,844 0.7 $51.05 0.404
Connecticut 125,873 1,228,529 15,771 13.1 25.9 9.8 25.7 23,946 2.4 $55.76 0.372
Delaware 18,915 146,060 2,084 11.6 23.9 7.7 22.3 2,787 1.6 $45.79 0.322
District of Columbia 12,604 184,259 2,638 21.6 30.6 14.6 27.9 3,844 1.2 $50.02 0.360
Florida 57,655 625,670 19,969 35.0 19.7 10.9 16.0 18,912 1.2 $33.76 0.275
Georgia 49,953 406,484 12,884 26.1 20.1 8.1 15.2 10,723 0.9 $38.19 0.328
Hawaii 12,276 164,786 2,220 18.8 26.0 13.4 26.0 3,686 1.8 $49.33 0.401
Idaho 16,557 168,463 3,922 23.3 18.7 10.2 15.5 4,285 3.0 $43.81 0.390
Illinois 183,738 1,999,145 35,918 20.3 23.4 10.9 20.3 43,726 1.3 $45.91 0.311
Indiana 82,945 679,559 17,932 21.9 20.3 8.2 14.8 15,644 1.0 $37.67 0.273
Iowa 32,100 363,413 7,867 25.3 22.4 11.3 17.1 8,253 1.4 $48.56 0.398
Kansas 30,572 327,505 6,283 21.3 23.2 10.7 21.5 7,318 1.6 $46.57 0.394
Kentucky 49,504 535,742 9,700 20.9 23.1 10.8 20.4 13,471 2.1 $40.56 0.338
Louisiana 69,699 1,003,296 21,540 32.0 24.2 14.4 21.1 21,050 2.8 $42.49 0.336
Maine 32,706 344,373 6,148 21.6 22.8 10.5 18.1 8,068 3.6 $38.12 0.349
Maryland 64,376 665,415 8,684 12.9 26.0 10.3 26.0 14,119 1.5 $45.15 0.362
Massachusetts 171,729 2,188,925 34,746 21.1 26.9 12.7 25.0 48,647 2.8 $47.81 0.367
Michigan 230,699 2,251,929 39,939 17.0 23.5 9.8 19.5 52,771 2.1 $50.42 0.317
Minnesota 45,437 534,546 11,276 24.2 23.0 11.7 19.0 12,263 1.3 $43.77 0.336
Mississippi 25,099 265,895 4,921 21.1 23.6 10.6 21.0 7,054 1.8 $32.51 0.317
Missouri 96,682 943,372 13,975 15.3 23.6 9.8 20.9 25,331 2.1 $44.85 0.342
Montana 13,627 159,083 3,224 24.9 22.6 11.7 19.7 3,571 2.8 $34.22 0.304
Nebraska 13,751 156,945 3,083 21.4 22.7 11.4 18.2 3,374 1.1 $39.38 0.343
Nevada 16,162 189,482 3,676 22.9 22.6 11.7 21.4 4,178 2.7 $44.24 0.321
New Hampshire 11,713 75,535 67 0.6 26.0 6.4 22.6 2,059 1.0 $41.64 0.363
New Jersey 236,146 3,067,339 57,228 24.3 23.6 13.0 21.3 61,731 3.0 $54.88 0.384
New Mexico 13,316 177,840 2,424 18.3 28.8 13.4 25.9 4,355 2.3 $35.40 0.312
New York 498,657 6,455,783 70,249 14.2 26.0 12.9 26.0 137,808 2.5 $50.88 0.339
North Carolina 84,811 817,890 11,795 14.6 26.0 9.6 24.7 19,218 1.4 $30.00 0.282
North Dakota 6,248 90,275 1,063 15.3 23.7 14.4 21.3 2,278 2.8 $42.61 0.399
Ohio 137,267 1,314,930 13,760 9.6 25.4 9.6 24.4 32,206 1.0 $46.83 0.320
Oklahoma 25,010 365,007 8,013 33.7 26.5 14.6 22.6 9,464 1.9 $32.20 0.268
Oregon 63,204 697,655 7,965 14.4 25.6 11.0 24.8 17,274 3.3 $41.42 0.321
Pennsylvania 257,910 2,815,925 26,656 10.2 28.6 10.9 26.6 65,410 1.9 $46.20 0.354
Puerto Rico 79,798 862,947 40,798 51.4 13.4 10.8 13.3 34,942 9.1 $25.71 0.337
Rhode Island 38,874 412,914 7,323 20.1 23.1 10.6 19.8 8,950 3.3 $46.52 0.395
South Carolina 37,259 395,083 10,115 29.1 22.0 10.6 19.6 9,678 1.5 $36.24 0.342
South Dakota 4,385 54,169 1,026 24.1 21.8 12.4 18.4 1,411 1.5 $36.76 0.363
Tennessee 90,128 899,034 18,551 22.2 23.7 10.0 22.4 22,292 2.3 $35.56 0.315
Texas 73,551 794,618 19,288 27.8 21.9 10.8 14.9 20,437 0.7 $37.80 0.304
Utah 19,886 247,816 4,863 25.8 25.4 12.5 20.0 6,178 2.7 $40.71 0.361
Vermont 8,792 101,933 1,066 12.1 26.0 11.6 26.0 2,241 2.1 $45.19 0.376
Virginia 30,919 260,098 5,879 20.9 21.3 8.4 17.6 6,788 0.6 $36.43 0.320
Washington 128,607 1,522,042 18,401 17.6 28.1 11.8 25.7 33,412 4.0 $34.64 0.242
West Virginia 39,574 400,686 5,297 12.0 26.0 10.1 24.8 10,156 2.8 $31.65 0.242
Wisconsin 76,339 821,449 12,166 16.7 29.4 10.7 22.9 18,998 1.7 $51.04 0.378
Wyoming 3,853 42,869 603 15.9 23.1 11.1 20.4 988 1.3 $43.28 0.388
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