US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for PUERTO RICO: Categories

Taxable Employment and Wage Data
Taxable Financial Data
Taxable Significant Measures
Taxable and Reimbursable Claims Data
Reimbursable Data
Federal-State Extended Benefits Data

PUERTO RICO
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)
1938 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1939 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1940 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1941 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1942 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1943 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1944 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1945 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1946 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1947 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1948 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1949 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1950 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1951 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1952 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1953 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1954 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1955 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1956 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1957 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1958 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1959 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1960 0.000 $0.00 $0.00
1961 234,478 $526,585 $453,090 0.860 $43.19 $37.16
1962 256,211 $620,920 $527,338 0.849 $46.61 $39.58
1963 264,456 $682,304 $568,110 0.833 $49.62 $41.31
1964 285,412 $784,826 $645,441 0.822 $52.88 $43.49
1965 297,862 $880,454 $708,802 0.805 $56.84 $45.76
1966 317,985 $998,005 $781,554 0.783 $60.36 $47.27
1967 335,096 $1,130,081 $862,344 0.763 $64.85 $49.49
1968 360,266 $1,317,795 $973,090 0.738 $70.34 $51.94
1969 383,115 $1,519,474 $1,077,958 0.709 $76.27 $54.11
1970 403,531 $1,736,272 $1,185,291 0.683 $82.74 $56.49
1971 423,172 $1,964,876 $1,283,506 0.653 $89.29 $58.33
1972 446,390 $2,184,110 $1,593,222 0.729 $94.09 $68.64
1973 462,565 $2,400,214 $1,713,559 0.714 $99.79 $71.24
1974 463,017 $2,595,186 $2,447,056 0.943 $107.79 $101.64
1975 430,244 $2,645,922 $2,645,922 1.000 $118.27 $118.27
1976 430,590 $2,844,606 $2,844,606 1.000 $127.04 $127.04
1977 427,851 $3,071,611 $3,071,611 1.000 $138.06 $138.06
1978 456,276 $3,319,035 $3,319,035 1.000 $139.89 $139.89
1979 481,705 $3,733,146 $3,733,146 1.000 $149.04 $149.04
1980 484,501 $4,141,317 $4,141,317 1.000 $164.38 $164.38
1981 472,964 $4,350,522 $4,349,923 1.000 $176.89 $176.87
1982 433,566 $4,239,565 $4,239,299 1.000 $188.05 $188.03
1983 434,671 $4,487,469 $4,487,469 1.000 $198.54 $198.54
1984 463,969 $4,947,944 $4,947,944 1.000 $205.08 $205.08
1985 466,043 $5,030,015 $3,419,154 0.680 $207.56 $141.09
1986 477,441 $5,468,938 $3,214,660 0.588 $220.28 $129.48
1987 506,875 $5,964,059 $3,444,758 0.578 $226.28 $130.69
1988 542,968 $6,573,588 $3,723,839 0.566 $232.82 $131.89
1989 561,952 $7,040,281 $3,859,082 0.548 $240.93 $132.06
1990 571,997 $7,494,485 $3,963,646 0.529 $251.97 $133.26
1991 566,204 $7,783,680 $3,956,934 0.508 $264.37 $134.39
1992 581,002 $8,278,960 $4,082,459 0.493 $274.03 $135.13
1993 597,111 $8,708,549 $4,210,153 0.483 $280.47 $135.59
1994 603,020 $8,914,173 $4,305,393 0.483 $284.28 $137.30
1995 628,061 $9,452,822 $4,469,551 0.473 $289.44 $136.85
1996 656,204 $10,163,203 $4,736,554 0.466 $297.84 $138.81
1997 722,897 $10,944,345 $5,010,817 0.458 $291.15 $133.30
1998 678,229 $11,610,545 $5,106,212 0.440 $329.21 $144.78
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PUERTO RICO
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)
1961 $12,145 $894 $6,756 $35,002 $35,002 $3,000
1962 $13,884 $1,181 $9,983 $41,053 $41,053 $3,000
1963 $16,417 $1,356 $11,755 $46,807 $46,807 $3,000
1964 $18,280 $1,694 $15,722 $50,708 $50,708 $3,000
1965 $19,880 $1,900 $17,305 $55,189 $55,189 $3,000
1966 $21,746 $2,223 $15,138 $64,015 $64,015 $3,000
1967 $23,753 $2,705 $18,642 $71,837 $71,837 $3,000
1968 $26,589 $3,111 $21,985 $79,539 $79,539 $3,000
1969 $28,850 $3,632 $26,049 $85,984 $85,984 $3,000
1970 $31,050 $4,195 $36,152 $85,089 $85,089 $3,000
1971 $34,057 $5,240 $45,994 $67,847 $67,847 $3,000
1972 $42,322 $2,984 $53,318 $47,779 $47,779 $4,200
1973 $47,638 $1,808 $56,594 $36,556 $36,556 $4,200
1974 $53,777 $943 $76,775 $9,275 $9,275 $4,200
1975 $76,075 $133 $102,535 $8,668 $35,000 $26,332 $4,200
1976 $81,649 $17 $93,517 $3,616 $57,000 $53,384
1977 $89,821 $90,185 $11,216 $75,200 $63,984
1978 $94,455 $73,108 $35,854 $88,700 $52,846
1979 $100,756 $72,223 $55,830 $88,700 $32,870
1980 $114,216 $83,677 $54,387 $88,700 $34,313
1981 $124,533 $117,171 $57,088 $80,838 $23,750
1982 $122,630 $135,499 $18,762 $65,619 $46,857
1983 $118,216 $93,971 $33,932 $51,113 $17,181
1984 $141,593 $2,707 $80,514 $81,443 $35,757 $45,686
1985 $180,627 $8,255 $105,132 $134,137 $19,216 $114,921 $7,000
1986 $162,860 $14,873 $97,108 $190,151 $190,151 $7,000
1987 $174,689 $21,082 $89,350 $294,967 $294,967 $7,000
1988 $201,202 $30,202 $93,403 $430,500 $430,500 $7,000
1989 $193,799 $43,251 $112,678 $563,646 $563,646 $7,000
1990 $199,639 $53,776 $134,451 $674,846 $674,846 $7,000
1991 $203,095 $59,766 $169,999 $750,020 $750,020 $7,000
1992 $131,596 $58,582 $182,906 $749,255 $749,255 $7,000
1993 $129,808 $53,287 $211,678 $730,873 $730,873 $7,000
1994 $131,335 $46,748 $230,754 $674,663 $674,663 $7,000
1995 $146,470 $44,868 $220,954 $634,291 $634,291 $7,000
1996 $152,642 $42,214 $215,059 $595,703 $595,703 $7,000
1997 $161,138 $40,422 $228,619 $586,659 $586,659 $7,000
1998 $160,364 $37,641 $247,007 $540,700 $540,700 $7,000
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PUERTO RICO
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)
1961 2.31 1.28 2.33 2.70 6.65 0.00 0.00
1962 2.24 1.61 2.31 2.70 6.61 0.00 0.00
1963 2.41 1.72 2.26 2.70 6.86 0.00 0.00
1964 2.33 2.00 2.23 2.70 6.46 0.00 0.00
1965 2.26 1.97 2.18 2.70 6.27 0.00 0.00
1966 2.18 1.52 2.12 2.70 6.41 0.00 0.00
1967 2.10 1.65 2.06 2.70 6.36 0.00 0.00
1968 2.02 1.67 2.00 2.70 6.04 0.00 0.00
1969 1.90 1.71 1.94 2.70 5.66 0.00 0.00
1970 1.79 2.08 1.85 2.70 4.90 0.00 0.00
1971 1.73 2.34 1.76 2.70 3.45 2.34 DEC 71 1.47
1972 1.94 2.44 1.97 2.70 2.19 2.79 DEC 72 0.78
1973 1.98 2.36 1.95 2.70 1.52 2.79 DEC 72 0.54
1974 2.07 2.96 2.68 2.84 0.36 2.96 DEC 74 0.12
1975 2.88 3.88 2.95 2.95 0.00 4.41 DEC 75 0.00
1976 2.87 3.29 2.95 2.95 0.00 4.41 DEC 75 0.00
1977 2.92 2.94 2.95 2.95 0.00 4.41 DEC 75 0.00
1978 2.85 2.20 2.96 2.96 0.00 4.41 DEC 75 0.00
1979 2.70 1.93 2.96 2.96 0.00 4.41 DEC 75 0.00
1980 2.76 2.02 2.95 2.95 0.00 4.41 DEC 75 0.00
1981 2.86 2.69 2.95 2.95 0.00 4.41 DEC 75 0.00
1982 2.89 3.20 2.95 2.95 0.00 4.41 DEC 75 0.00
1983 2.63 2.09 2.95 2.95 0.00 4.41 DEC 75 0.00
1984 2.86 1.63 2.95 2.95 0.92 4.41 DEC 75 0.21
1985 3.59 2.09 3.64 5.35 2.28 4.41 DEC 75 0.52
1986 2.98 1.78 3.14 5.34 3.48 4.41 DEC 75 0.79
1987 2.93 1.50 3.09 5.35 4.95 4.41 DEC 75 1.12
1988 3.06 1.42 3.03 5.35 6.55 4.41 DEC 75 1.49
1989 2.75 1.60 2.93 5.35 8.01 4.41 DEC 75 1.82
1990 2.66 1.79 2.74 5.19 9.00 4.41 DEC 75 2.04
1991 2.61 2.18 2.63 5.18 9.64 4.41 DEC 75 2.19
1992 1.59 2.21 1.51 3.06 9.05 4.41 DEC 75 2.05
1993 1.49 2.43 1.43 2.95 8.39 4.41 DEC 75 1.90
1994 1.47 2.59 1.51 3.13 7.57 4.41 DEC 75 1.72
1995 1.55 2.34 1.52 3.22 6.71 4.41 DEC 75 1.52
1996 1.50 2.12 1.56 3.34 5.86 4.41 DEC 75 1.33
1997 1.47 2.09 1.53 3.34 5.36 4.41 DEC 75 1.22
1998 1.38 2.13 1.44 3.28 4.66 4.41 DEC 75 1.06
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PUERTO RICO
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)
1961 48,489 515,070 27,078 0.0 12.0 10.6 12.0 15,127 6.4 $13.29 0.308
1962 40,724 503,029 29,071 64.6 12.0 12.4 12.0 15,670 6.1 $13.76 0.295
1963 52,493 548,239 29,592 60.3 12.0 10.7 12.0 17,426 6.5 $14.23 0.287
1964 55,611 541,114 26,029 48.5 12.0 9.7 12.0 32,079 11.2 $15.48 0.293
1965 65,047 646,304 31,413 51.3 12.0 9.9 12.0 33,014 11.0 $17.13 0.301
1966 62,312 600,986 30,194 48.5 12.0 9.6 12.0 30,343 9.5 $17.35 0.287
1967 69,977 675,853 40,595 61.1 12.0 9.7 12.0 31,641 9.4 $19.69 0.304
1968 73,748 735,466 43,929 58.9 12.0 10.0 12.0 30,569 8.4 $24.16 0.343
1969 79,798 862,947 40,798 51.4 13.4 10.8 13.3 34,942 9.1 $25.71 0.337
1970 85,808 1,115,760 39,184 48.2 17.5 13.0 17.3 43,191 10.7 $28.00 0.338
1971 98,319 1,464,866 44,255 51.0 20.0 14.9 20.0 63,294 15.0 $31.63 0.354
1972 96,791 1,615,951 56,710 56.5 20.0 16.7 20.0 49,268 10.4 $34.41 0.366
1973 110,476 1,692,027 55,487 53.9 20.0 15.3 20.0 51,199 10.4 $35.47 0.354
1974 124,586 1,949,496 65,105 54.4 20.0 15.6 20.0 56,567 11.5 $36.81 0.339
1975 138,817 2,445,171 93,448 67.0 20.0 17.6 20.0 73,661 16.0 $39.93 0.336
1976 140,885 2,046,304 98,536 77.7 20.0 14.5 20.0 69,084 15.1 $43.29 0.339
1977 125,604 1,901,124 92,135 65.5 20.0 15.1 20.0 63,578 13.9 $46.11 0.332
1978 127,106 1,835,586 47,407 38.7 20.0 14.4 20.0 51,292 7.8 $45.53 0.331
1979 75,218 1,826,673 65,772 63.3 15.4 24.3 20.0 49,722 7.1 $50.06 0.344
1980 69,038 1,678,042 42,097 58.2 20.0 24.3 20.0 49,406 6.9 $53.65 0.340
1981 83,884 1,685,774 25,935 35.1 20.0 20.1 20.0 54,386 7.8 $59.52 0.348
1982 52,685 1,572,174 22,727 32.3 20.0 29.8 20.0 59,041 9.1 $65.92 0.366
1983 33,356 1,029,936 17,648 43.8 20.0 30.9 20.0 45,952 7.0 $65.78 0.349
1984 36,345 1,421,388 31,754 95.8 20.0 39.1 20.0 39,684 5.7 $66.22 0.339
1985 76,515 1,782,026 30,185 54.5 20.0 23.3 20.0 47,775 6.8 $70.07 0.351
1986 72,364 1,506,650 38,582 49.9 20.0 20.8 20.0 40,993 5.7 $71.63 0.338
1987 69,901 1,315,782 40,268 54.1 20.0 18.8 20.0 34,650 4.5 $72.82 0.332
1988 74,617 1,213,983 37,178 58.6 20.0 16.3 20.0 32,062 4.0 $77.38 0.342
1989 107,584 1,481,170 47,055 50.6 20.0 13.8 20.0 38,846 4.7 $75.90 0.321
1990 117,704 1,682,001 56,586 50.7 20.0 14.3 20.0 42,713 5.1 $78.71 0.321
1991 121,210 2,032,195 71,822 56.1 20.0 16.8 20.0 49,926 5.9 $81.60 0.318
1992 112,984 2,174,002 67,601 58.9 26.0 19.2 26.0 54,290 6.4 $83.50 0.311
1993 132,793 2,360,372 63,768 53.1 26.0 17.8 26.0 56,711 6.5 $88.98 0.322
1994 133,631 2,581,969 69,619 50.5 20.0 19.3 20.0 60,601 6.8 $89.37 0.312
1995 125,924 2,380,262 66,163 51.8 20.0 18.9 20.0 55,321 6.0 $91.85 0.312
1996 126,610 2,316,704 62,415 48.6 26.0 18.3 26.0 54,023 5.7 $93.69 0.307
1997 132,049 2,431,114 61,270 48.3 26.0 18.4 23.4 56,144 5.5 $94.25 0.311
1998 145,984 2,482,805 66,331 50.0 20.0 17.0 20.0 57,460 6.0 $99.35 0.294
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PUERTO RICO
Reimbursable

STATE Average monthly covered employment Total wages (in thousands) Average weekly wage in total covered employment Benefits paid (in thousands)
Total Public Nonprofit Total Public Nonprofit Total Public Nonprofit
(01)(34)(35)(36)(37)(38)(39)(40) (41) (42) (43)
1972 27,613 18,479 9,134 134,160 96,007 38,153 $93.43
1973 30,395 24,212 6,183 168,871 136,031 32,840 $106.84
1974 29,368 22,527 6,841 185,331 146,521 38,810 $121.36
1975 29,189 21,365 7,824 195,373 148,820 46,553 $128.72
1976 26,005 17,998 8,007 187,007 135,140 51,867 $138.29
1977 30,561 21,392 9,169 240,501 177,621 62,880 $151.34 910
1978 199,823 189,072 10,751 1,373,201 1,294,845 78,357 $132.16 461 423 38
1979 220,446 208,914 11,532 1,578,562 1,490,681 87,880 $137.71
1980 227,236 214,897 12,339 1,690,202 1,593,396 96,806 $143.04
1981 227,195 212,964 14,231 1,876,335 1,741,550 134,786 $158.82
1982 218,446 205,478 12,968 1,861,205 1,739,423 121,782 $163.85 13,064 13,064
1983 217,349 205,925 11,424 1,901,437 1,783,411 118,026 $168.24 15,000 15,000
1984 236,248 223,592 12,656 2,169,977 2,035,136 134,841 $176.64 9,441 9,441
1985 238,248 225,126 13,122 2,279,225 2,138,728 140,497 $183.97 19,525 19,525
1986 247,435 229,547 17,888 2,508,971 2,306,223 202,748 $195.00 15,848 15,848
1987 254,822 236,097 18,725 2,723,779 2,503,378 220,400 $205.56 8,558 8,558
1988 268,180 249,508 18,672 2,980,904 2,753,124 227,780 $213.76 2,486 2,486
1989 270,520 250,914 19,606 3,182,953 2,938,739 244,214 $226.27
1990 272,914 252,520 20,394 3,288,509 3,020,736 267,772 $231.72 64 64
1991 276,450 256,003 20,447 3,472,223 3,189,764 282,458 $241.54
1992 273,423 251,542 21,881 3,657,194 3,337,850 319,344 $257.22
1993 272,074 249,510 22,564 3,786,524 3,447,233 339,291 $267.64
1994 287,661 263,783 23,878 4,370,475 4,003,838 366,637 $292.18
1995 295,146 270,731 24,416 4,667,464 4,286,461 381,003 $304.12
1996 299,458 273,954 25,504 5,021,556 4,620,041 401,515 $322.48
1997 298,192 270,686 27,506 5,151,317 4,737,203 414,114 $332.21
1998 284,424 257,187 27,237 5,325,786 4,855,996 469,790 $360.09
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PUERTO RICO
FEDERAL-STATE EXTENDED BENEFITS UNDER PUBLIC LAW 91-373

STATE Financial data (in thousands) Claims data
Total extended benefits paid State share of extended benefits paid Federal share of extended benefits paid Federal share of regular benefits paid Number of first payments Weeks compensated for all unemployment Number of claimants exhausting benefits Average weekly benefit amount Average compensable duration (actual)
(01)(44)(45)(46)(47)(48)(49)(50) (51) (52)
1971 0 0.0
1972 $15,178 $7,589 $7,589 66,831 497,563 30,068 31 7.4
1973 $50 $25 $25 107 1,661 89 29 0.0
1974 $2 $1 $1 32 37 32.0
1975 $28,357 $14,212 $14,145 85,496 754,961 60,221 38 8.8
1976 $31,988 $15,960 $16,028 95,748 854,565 78,134 38 8.9
1977 $30,718 $15,359 $15,359 82,580 761,232 68,554 41 9.2
1978 $20,784 $10,392 $10,392 39,291 555,733 15,409 42 14.1
1979 $16,671 $8,334 $8,337 34,636 453,288 12,617 44 13.1
1980 $21,247 $10,623 $10,623 39,059 495,163 26,738 43 12.7
1981 $27,554 $13,777 $13,777 16,765 526,384 29,755 56 31.4
1982 $42,320 $21,160 $21,160 11,214 581,603 45,021 62 51.9
1983 $34,780 $16,470 $18,310 5,681 428,058 38,415 64 75.3
1984 $20,938 $10,469 $10,469 5,654 392,356 36,550 56 69.4
1985 $32,316 $16,158 $16,158 11,492 557,930 48,948 67 48.5
1986 $20,570 $10,728 $9,842 25,773 348,460 26,640 71 13.5
1987 $1,762 $925 $836 2,160 27,500 1,828 72 12.7
1988 $1 $1 $1 163 13 76 0.0
1989 $3 $1 $1 0 0.0
1990 $19,411 $9,896 $9,514 29,954 181,786 7,444 80 6.1
1991 $32,477 $16,356 $16,121 32,028 272,321 19,573 83 8.5
1992 $23,275 $11,638 $11,638 21,135 247,932 16,896 83 11.7
1993 $6,984 $3,492 $3,492 9,551 86,463 184 92 9.1
1994 $62,276 $31,016 $31,260 57,824 681,203 45,106 91 11.8
1995 $56,684 $27,877 $28,807 52,583 606,152 38,454 92 11.5
1996 $22,163 $10,903 $11,260 24,885 229,219 9,151 96 9.2
1997 $22,315 $10,999 $11,315 26,346 231,807 8,802 95 8.8
1998 $29,568 $14,544 $15,024 39,464 299,278 7,538 97.57 7.6
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