US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for Calendar Year 1970: Categories

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

1970
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 52,168,445 $382,743,922 $182,707,427 0.477 $141.09 $67.35
Alabama 709,690 $4,399,739 $2,255,731 0.513 $119.22 $61.12
Alaska 56,278 $626,584 $427,950 0.683 $214.11 $146.23
Arizona 391,396 $2,804,129 $1,514,331 0.540 $137.78 $74.40
Arkansas 399,894 $2,161,398 $1,245,620 0.576 $103.94 $59.90
California 5,234,901 $41,935,268 $21,439,738 0.511 $154.05 $78.76
Colorado 508,001 $3,579,741 $1,658,763 0.463 $135.51 $62.79
Connecticut 957,391 $7,455,495 $3,371,659 0.452 $149.76 $67.73
Delaware 166,648 $1,297,532 $604,747 0.466 $149.73 $69.79
District of Columbia 294,833 $2,292,470 $976,023 0.426 $149.53 $63.66
Florida 1,533,529 $10,312,916 $5,190,883 0.503 $129.33 $65.09
Georgia 1,123,793 $7,182,998 $3,635,162 0.506 $122.92 $62.21
Hawaii 221,498 $1,518,727 $1,032,646 0.680 $131.86 $89.66
Idaho 146,079 $899,145 $512,786 0.570 $118.37 $67.51
Illinois 3,193,013 $25,891,382 $10,635,552 0.411 $155.94 $64.06
Indiana 1,394,550 $10,428,740 $4,564,749 0.438 $143.81 $62.95
Iowa 581,185 $3,901,980 $1,783,842 0.457 $129.11 $59.03
Kansas 432,500 $2,805,698 $1,353,218 0.482 $124.75 $60.17
Kentucky 629,125 $4,167,216 $2,035,526 0.488 $127.38 $62.22
Louisiana 723,579 $5,009,405 $2,390,378 0.477 $133.14 $63.53
Maine 224,026 $1,362,369 $713,119 0.523 $116.95 $61.22
Maryland 948,480 $6,528,588 $3,024,428 0.463 $132.37 $61.32
Massachusetts 1,728,638 $12,407,840 $6,217,241 0.501 $138.03 $69.17
Michigan 2,319,226 $19,701,953 $8,991,996 0.456 $163.37 $74.56
Minnesota 944,247 $6,781,701 $4,028,220 0.594 $138.12 $82.04
Mississippi 389,938 $2,182,098 $1,244,113 0.570 $107.62 $61.36
Missouri 1,189,325 $8,693,627 $3,802,890 0.437 $140.57 $61.49
Montana 126,405 $777,955 $404,774 0.520 $118.36 $61.58
Nebraska 305,824 $1,929,087 $940,702 0.488 $121.30 $59.15
Nevada 160,915 $1,213,725 $685,857 0.565 $145.05 $81.97
New Hampshire 187,806 $1,184,713 $601,167 0.507 $121.31 $61.56
New Jersey 2,067,690 $16,243,579 $7,818,082 0.481 $151.08 $72.71
New Mexico 186,484 $1,151,295 $589,418 0.512 $118.72 $60.78
New York 5,416,937 $44,980,885 $18,517,366 0.412 $159.69 $65.74
North Carolina 1,350,746 $7,929,993 $4,275,153 0.539 $112.90 $60.87
North Dakota 85,454 $516,031 $303,487 0.588 $116.13 $68.30
Ohio 2,924,657 $23,036,244 $9,612,176 0.417 $151.47 $63.20
Oklahoma 494,297 $3,258,856 $1,582,341 0.486 $126.79 $61.56
Oregon 512,676 $3,590,584 $1,908,172 0.531 $134.68 $71.58
Pennsylvania 3,367,439 $24,128,461 $12,134,371 0.503 $137.79 $69.30
Puerto Rico 403,531 $1,736,272 $1,185,291 0.683 $82.74 $56.49
Rhode Island 264,194 $1,719,478 $947,827 0.551 $125.16 $68.99
South Carolina 623,935 $3,609,496 $1,949,993 0.540 $111.25 $60.10
South Dakota 95,627 $531,236 $273,009 0.514 $106.83 $54.90
Tennessee 957,540 $5,947,060 $3,239,452 0.545 $119.44 $65.06
Texas 2,598,847 $17,794,149 $8,483,733 0.477 $131.67 $62.78
Utah 230,282 $1,430,732 $853,595 0.597 $119.48 $71.28
Vermont 102,294 $684,011 $378,765 0.554 $128.59 $71.21
Virginia 1,013,501 $6,372,087 $3,230,117 0.507 $120.91 $61.29
Washington 779,718 $6,049,536 $2,659,264 0.440 $149.20 $65.59
West Virginia 361,930 $2,647,966 $1,358,727 0.513 $140.70 $72.19
Wisconsin 1,034,359 $7,499,331 $3,859,037 0.515 $139.43 $71.75
Wyoming 73,594 $452,421 $264,240 0.584 $118.22 $69.05
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1970
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 $2,505,814 $609,471 $3,847,312 $11,902,575 $11,902,575 $3,000
Alabama $23,039 $6,623 $33,357 $130,124 $130,124 $3,000
Alaska $15,593 $1,520 $11,165 $34,541 $34,541 $7,200
Arizona $21,519 $5,716 $16,277 $119,286 $119,286 $3,600
Arkansas $15,026 $2,470 $21,396 $48,886 $48,886 $3,000
California $510,570 $63,852 $660,938 $1,218,855 $1,218,855 $3,800
Colorado $19,150 $4,179 $13,045 $90,876 $90,876 $3,000
Connecticut $65,641 $14,097 $130,251 $252,339 $252,339 $3,600
Delaware $7,430 $1,140 $10,504 $22,283 $22,283 $3,600
District of Columbia $7,355 $3,687 $12,920 $73,930 $73,930 $3,000
Florida $35,709 $13,054 $37,164 $268,102 $268,102 $3,000
Georgia $34,476 $16,403 $31,594 $340,429 $340,429 $3,000
Hawaii $13,551 $2,103 $14,678 $44,071 $44,071 $5,500
Idaho $8,636 $2,213 $9,511 $46,396 $46,396 $3,600
Illinois $57,435 $22,097 $179,940 $400,512 $400,512 $3,000
Indiana $46,624 $16,115 $60,825 $326,051 $326,051 $3,000
Iowa $14,288 $6,337 $29,409 $124,668 $124,668 $3,000
Kansas $14,848 $4,581 $34,672 $84,116 $84,116 $3,000
Kentucky $28,174 $8,490 $34,166 $175,409 $175,409 $3,000
Louisiana $31,319 $7,565 $56,214 $145,689 $145,689 $3,000
Maine $10,127 $2,068 $17,504 $38,942 $38,942 $3,000
Maryland $22,296 $10,927 $49,855 $212,897 $212,897 $3,000
Massachusetts $121,672 $19,811 $172,127 $377,463 $377,463 $3,600
Michigan $120,984 $28,295 $282,190 $490,864 $490,864 $3,600
Minnesota $46,078 $5,873 $52,592 $119,260 $119,260 $4,800
Mississippi $7,725 $4,156 $13,154 $84,451 $84,451 $3,000
Missouri $37,283 $13,585 $73,237 $263,566 $263,566 $3,000
Montana $6,796 $1,239 $7,796 $25,903 $25,903 $3,000
Nebraska $6,664 $2,645 $9,906 $55,407 $55,407 $3,000
Nevada $11,459 $1,925 $12,691 $38,809 $38,809 $3,800
New Hampshire $5,542 $2,714 $7,305 $54,777 $54,777 $3,000
New Jersey $183,437 $23,037 $241,957 $447,697 $447,697 $3,600
New Mexico $6,910 $2,041 $11,680 $39,717 $39,717 $3,000
New York $304,314 $86,429 $505,796 $1,693,366 $1,693,366 $3,000
North Carolina $45,703 $19,955 $46,407 $414,112 $414,112 $3,000
North Dakota $5,765 $564 $4,311 $13,030 $13,030 $3,800
Ohio $89,697 $34,614 $136,754 $692,729 $692,729 $3,000
Oklahoma $11,204 $2,891 $20,016 $55,063 $55,063 $3,000
Oregon $28,996 $6,352 $50,429 $121,680 $121,680 $3,600
Pennsylvania $158,811 $42,274 $212,496 $852,058 $852,058 $3,600
Puerto Rico $31,050 $4,195 $36,152 $85,089 $85,089 $3,000
Rhode Island $18,001 $3,945 $30,092 $74,678 $74,678 $3,600
South Carolina $25,662 $8,037 $25,754 $166,256 $166,256 $3,000
South Dakota $2,081 $973 $2,385 $20,262 $20,262 $3,000
Tennessee $45,426 $10,287 $50,612 $212,347 $212,347 $3,300
Texas $23,826 $17,291 $61,694 $337,292 $337,292 $3,000
Utah $12,267 $2,452 $12,896 $50,797 $50,797 $4,200
Vermont $5,813 $1,290 $7,936 $25,460 $25,460 $3,600
Virginia $11,743 $10,585 $16,911 $217,497 $217,497 $3,000
Washington $53,836 $14,589 $176,754 $225,472 $225,472 $3,000
West Virginia $16,768 $5,117 $15,537 $107,898 $107,898 $3,600
Wisconsin $54,849 $16,161 $82,256 $321,755 $321,755 $3,600
Wyoming $2,646 $912 $2,104 $19,418 $19,418 $3,600
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1970
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 0.65 1.01 0.64 1.34 3.11 0.00 0.00
Alabama 0.52 0.76 0.50 0.97 2.96 0.00 0.00
Alaska 2.49 1.78 1.96 2.88 5.51 0.00 0.00
Arizona 0.77 0.58 0.74 1.38 4.25 0.00 0.00
Arkansas 0.70 0.99 0.68 1.19 2.26 0.00 0.00
California 1.22 1.58 1.18 2.32 2.91 0.00 0.00
Colorado 0.53 0.36 0.54 1.17 2.54 0.00 0.00
Connecticut 0.88 1.75 0.81 1.80 3.38 0.00 0.00
Delaware 0.57 0.81 0.60 1.28 1.72 0.00 0.00
District of Columbia 0.32 0.56 0.34 0.80 3.22 0.00 0.00
Florida 0.35 0.36 0.34 0.67 2.60 0.00 0.00
Georgia 0.48 0.44 0.46 0.90 4.74 0.00 0.00
Hawaii 0.89 0.97 0.85 1.25 2.90 0.00 0.00
Idaho 0.96 1.06 0.98 1.72 5.16 0.00 0.00
Illinois 0.22 0.69 0.21 0.52 1.55 0.00 0.00
Indiana 0.45 0.58 0.42 0.97 3.13 0.00 0.00
Iowa 0.37 0.75 0.32 0.71 3.19 0.00 0.00
Kansas 0.53 1.24 0.53 1.09 3.00 0.00 0.00
Kentucky 0.68 0.82 0.66 1.36 4.21 0.00 0.00
Louisiana 0.63 1.12 0.63 1.32 2.91 0.00 0.00
Maine 0.74 1.28 0.73 1.39 2.86 0.00 0.00
Maryland 0.34 0.76 0.34 0.74 3.26 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts 0.98 1.39 0.99 1.93 3.04 0.00 0.00
Michigan 0.61 1.43 0.59 1.29 2.49 0.00 0.00
Minnesota 0.68 0.78 0.66 1.12 1.76 0.00 0.00
Mississippi 0.35 0.60 0.34 0.61 3.87 0.00 0.00
Missouri 0.43 0.84 0.41 0.95 3.03 0.00 0.00
Montana 0.87 1.00 0.86 1.66 3.33 0.00 0.00
Nebraska 0.35 0.51 0.34 0.70 2.87 0.00 0.00
Nevada 0.94 1.05 0.91 1.62 3.20 0.00 0.00
New Hampshire 0.47 0.62 0.45 0.89 4.62 0.00 0.00
New Jersey 1.13 1.49 1.04 2.15 2.76 0.00 0.00
New Mexico 0.60 1.01 0.59 1.15 3.45 0.00 0.00
New York 0.68 1.12 0.69 1.67 3.76 0.00 0.00
North Carolina 0.58 0.59 0.56 1.04 5.22 0.00 0.00
North Dakota 1.12 0.84 1.12 1.90 2.53 0.00 0.00
Ohio 0.39 0.59 0.39 0.93 3.01 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma 0.34 0.61 0.33 0.67 1.69 0.00 0.00
Oregon 0.81 1.40 0.80 1.50 3.39 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania 0.66 0.88 0.65 1.29 3.53 0.00 0.00
Puerto Rico 1.79 2.08 1.85 2.70 4.90 0.00 0.00
Rhode Island 1.05 1.75 1.04 1.88 4.34 0.00 0.00
South Carolina 0.71 0.71 0.70 1.29 4.61 0.00 0.00
South Dakota 0.39 0.45 0.37 0.72 3.81 0.00 0.00
Tennessee 0.76 0.85 0.76 1.39 3.57 0.00 0.00
Texas 0.13 0.35 0.12 0.25 1.90 0.00 0.00
Utah 0.86 0.90 0.86 1.44 3.55 0.00 0.00
Vermont 0.85 1.16 0.80 1.45 3.72 0.00 0.00
Virginia 0.18 0.27 0.18 0.36 3.41 0.00 0.00
Washington 0.89 2.92 0.97 2.20 3.73 0.00 0.00
West Virginia 0.63 0.59 0.62 1.21 4.07 0.00 0.00
Wisconsin 0.73 1.10 0.72 1.39 4.29 0.00 0.00
Wyoming 0.58 0.47 0.57 0.98 4.29 0.00 0.00
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1970
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 6,397,173 78,838,046 1,302,628 24.4 24.6 12.3 22.1 1,805,002 3.4 $50.31 0.357
Alabama 73,666 870,080 18,932 32.4 23.9 11.8 21.0 22,012 3.1 $39.20 0.329
Alaska 15,138 227,853 2,925 22.6 27.3 15.1 26.9 4,718 8.3 $49.49 0.231
Arizona 35,524 363,009 6,104 26.3 23.4 10.2 20.6 9,309 2.3 $45.38 0.329
Arkansas 49,763 580,733 12,276 28.4 22.5 11.7 20.0 14,874 3.7 $38.26 0.368
California 925,927 12,450,999 237,386 31.0 24.1 13.4 23.0 268,577 5.1 $54.05 0.351
Colorado 23,533 233,587 3,845 18.9 21.9 9.9 19.6 6,721 1.3 $57.29 0.423
Connecticut 193,906 2,250,888 27,733 18.7 25.9 11.6 25.8 43,905 4.5 $60.26 0.402
Delaware 22,080 215,419 2,892 14.3 24.2 9.8 23.1 4,408 2.6 $50.19 0.335
District of Columbia 16,526 265,091 3,923 28.5 30.7 16.0 28.0 5,576 1.8 $54.24 0.363
Florida 95,388 1,054,604 30,003 41.2 19.8 11.1 17.2 30,508 1.9 $35.83 0.277
Georgia 87,047 780,721 21,164 30.2 20.5 9.0 16.3 19,865 1.7 $42.50 0.346
Hawaii 18,968 280,528 3,881 26.7 26.0 14.8 26.0 6,124 2.7 $56.21 0.426
Idaho 19,994 216,775 5,204 28.7 19.4 10.8 16.0 5,755 3.9 $47.57 0.402
Illinois 314,853 3,563,125 61,031 23.5 23.7 11.3 21.2 78,864 2.4 $51.85 0.333
Indiana 174,731 1,551,309 35,859 27.7 21.7 8.9 15.9 36,457 2.6 $39.96 0.278
Iowa 49,609 585,479 13,253 31.8 22.6 11.8 16.9 13,266 2.2 $52.07 0.403
Kansas 56,307 699,121 14,248 33.6 23.4 12.4 22.1 15,653 3.6 $50.64 0.406
Kentucky 69,717 793,782 14,852 24.1 23.5 11.4 21.2 19,545 3.1 $43.98 0.345
Louisiana 88,875 1,311,127 29,277 37.6 24.3 14.6 22.1 28,441 3.9 $43.80 0.329
Maine 41,815 441,266 9,429 26.7 21.6 10.6 17.4 10,621 4.7 $43.43 0.371
Maryland 94,806 1,031,019 13,838 17.0 26.0 10.9 26.0 22,678 2.3 $50.41 0.381
Massachusetts 242,186 3,467,834 49,244 24.1 26.9 13.9 25.2 76,694 4.4 $51.36 0.372
Michigan 384,551 5,011,985 76,015 24.0 23.8 13.0 19.7 117,419 5.0 $56.49 0.346
Minnesota 90,882 1,096,769 23,280 34.8 23.4 12.1 20.2 26,069 2.7 $49.53 0.359
Mississippi 35,987 391,817 7,192 20.7 23.5 10.9 21.3 9,945 2.5 $34.73 0.323
Missouri 159,483 1,604,229 24,884 17.4 23.6 10.1 21.6 40,517 3.4 $48.67 0.346
Montana 16,569 207,712 4,490 29.2 22.6 12.5 20.4 4,946 3.9 $37.53 0.317
Nebraska 22,432 237,184 5,008 29.7 22.9 10.6 18.4 5,017 1.6 $42.40 0.350
Nevada 23,794 274,111 5,175 27.8 22.9 11.5 21.6 6,096 3.7 $47.35 0.326
New Hampshire 20,419 172,081 628 4.3 26.0 8.4 24.9 4,528 2.4 $46.31 0.382
New Jersey 265,343 4,311,623 62,594 25.4 23.7 16.2 21.8 86,367 4.1 $58.33 0.386
New Mexico 18,835 275,488 4,116 26.2 29.1 14.6 26.6 7,540 4.0 $43.23 0.364
New York 718,367 9,850,974 118,636 20.0 26.0 13.6 26.0 207,408 3.8 $53.99 0.338
North Carolina 139,139 1,287,055 17,159 15.1 26.0 9.3 24.6 31,761 2.3 $37.62 0.333
North Dakota 8,291 98,029 1,212 18.5 23.8 11.8 21.2 2,610 3.0 $44.54 0.384
Ohio 275,025 2,824,019 31,771 14.7 25.5 10.3 24.8 71,097 2.4 $49.09 0.324
Oklahoma 40,756 577,240 12,586 39.2 24.8 14.2 22.5 15,047 3.0 $35.18 0.277
Oregon 86,167 1,163,054 16,813 21.8 25.7 13.5 25.2 28,195 5.5 $44.67 0.332
Pennsylvania 400,199 4,638,923 42,607 13.2 28.9 11.6 26.6 106,623 3.1 $49.74 0.361
Puerto Rico 85,808 1,115,760 39,184 48.2 17.5 13.0 17.3 43,191 10.7 $28.00 0.338
Rhode Island 54,681 643,764 11,653 24.7 23.0 11.8 20.0 13,760 5.2 $50.52 0.404
South Carolina 59,440 662,612 13,909 29.7 23.6 11.1 21.4 16,643 2.6 $39.61 0.356
South Dakota 5,554 66,953 1,606 34.9 23.3 12.1 20.3 1,764 1.8 $37.72 0.353
Tennessee 117,401 1,321,180 27,406 26.0 23.9 11.3 22.2 32,825 3.4 $39.60 0.332
Texas 136,491 1,559,733 35,830 36.6 22.3 11.4 18.4 37,982 1.4 $40.33 0.306
Utah 24,938 304,631 6,207 27.5 25.3 12.3 20.7 7,580 3.2 $42.33 0.354
Vermont 13,941 168,589 1,765 16.3 26.0 12.1 26.0 3,847 3.7 $49.05 0.381
Virginia 49,376 426,585 9,051 22.0 21.9 8.6 18.6 11,077 1.0 $41.07 0.340
Washington 245,117 3,239,818 59,629 25.7 25.5 13.2 22.4 70,619 9.0 $52.99 0.355
West Virginia 50,475 483,634 6,381 14.1 26.0 9.6 24.5 12,253 3.3 $33.50 0.238
Wisconsin 132,855 1,540,510 17,814 17.7 30.0 11.6 24.1 36,522 3.5 $55.21 0.396
Wyoming 4,498 47,635 728 17.3 23.1 10.6 20.1 1,183 1.6 $45.08 0.381
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