US Department of Labor ____ ET HANDBOOK NO. 394


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Data for VIRGIN ISLANDS: Categories

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

VIRGIN ISLANDS
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)
1978 23,516 $208,610 $143,611 0.688 $170.60 $117.44
1979 22,537 $223,797 $137,884 0.616 $190.97 $117.66
1980 23,188 $266,974 $144,957 0.543 $221.41 $120.22
1981 23,927 $295,209 $159,226 0.539 $237.27 $127.97
1982 23,762 $309,401 $184,587 0.597 $250.40 $149.39
1983 22,570 $303,355 $183,231 0.604 $258.47 $156.12
1984 23,585 $319,489 $186,728 0.584 $260.51 $152.25
1985 23,180 $321,390 $246,244 0.766 $266.63 $204.29
1986 24,327 $343,709 $267,509 0.778 $271.71 $211.47
1987 26,653 $397,367 $300,099 0.755 $286.71 $216.53
1988 28,056 $433,466 $322,974 0.745 $297.12 $221.38
1989 28,280 $465,863 $363,812 0.781 $316.79 $247.40
1990 29,055 $550,238 $413,114 0.751 $364.19 $273.43
1991 29,897 $591,697 $452,908 0.765 $380.60 $291.33
1992 30,226 $647,407 $478,121 0.739 $411.90 $304.20
1993 33,907 $782,014 $595,128 0.761 $443.53 $337.53
1994 29,873 $611,100 $456,081 0.746 $393.40 $293.60
1995 27,718 $584,016 $362,093 0.620 $405.19 $251.22
1996 26,299 $595,034 $351,093 0.590 $435.11 $256.73
1997 28,133 $633,249 $381,965 0.603 $432.87 $261.10
1998 27,113 $627,516 $364,631 0.581 $445.09 $258.63
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VIRGIN ISLANDS
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)
1978 $3,714 $6 $3,534 $2,067 $10,900 $8,833 $6,000
1979 $4,766 $2,513 $3,770 $10,405 $6,635 $6,000
1980 $4,556 $3,050 $2,166 $7,405 $5,239 $6,000
1981 $5,542 $4,520 $1,337 $4,172 $2,835 $6,000
1982 $5,349 $6,528 $30 $2,920 $2,890 $8,000
1983 $4,405 $4,405 $8,000
1984 $6,799 $7,276 $32 $4,140 $4,108 $8,000
1985 $9,971 $49 $5,181 $5,192 $3,129 $2,063 $14,000
1986 $8,599 $600 $3,644 $9,628 $9,628 $14,500
1987 $7,470 $1,165 $1,681 $16,720 $16,720 $14,500
1988 $7,397 $1,735 $2,464 $23,198 $23,198 $14,000
1989 $9,228 $2,224 $2,965 $28,353 $28,353 $16,500
1990 $8,773 $2,819 $1,535 $37,672 $37,672 $17,000
1991 $6,297 $3,424 $3,372 $43,241 $43,241 $19,500
1992 $7,257 $3,530 $6,126 $47,416 $47,416 $20,500
1993 $8,433 $3,588 $7,283 $51,575 $51,575 $22,000
1994 $6,261 $3,018 $17,729 $40,843 $40,843 $22,500
1995 $6,558 $2,751 $10,540 $40,064 $40,064 $13,900
1996 $9,203 $2,779 $7,462 $42,069 $42,069 $13,400
1997 $7,120 $3,005 $5,724 $45,434 $45,434 $14,400
1998 $4,564 $3,132 $4,112 $48,326 $48,326 $14,300
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VIRGIN ISLANDS
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)
1978 1.78 1.69 1.61 2.33 0.00 1.71 DEC 78 0.00
1979 2.13 1.12 2.28 3.70 0.00 1.71 DEC 78 0.00
1980 1.71 1.14 2.00 3.69 0.00 1.71 DEC 78 0.00
1981 1.88 1.53 1.99 3.69 0.00 1.71 DEC 78 0.00
1982 1.73 2.11 1.88 3.15 0.00 2.17 DEC 82 0.00
1983 0.00 0.00 2.05 3.40 0.00 2.17 DEC 82 0.00
1984 2.13 2.28 1.99 3.40 0.00 2.28 DEC 84 0.00
1985 3.10 1.61 3.53 4.61 0.64 2.28 DEC 84 0.20
1986 2.50 1.06 2.68 3.44 2.80 2.28 DEC 84 0.88
1987 1.88 0.42 1.95 2.58 4.21 2.28 DEC 84 1.32
1988 1.71 0.57 1.67 2.24 5.35 2.28 DEC 84 1.68
1989 1.98 0.64 1.72 2.21 6.09 2.28 DEC 84 1.92
1990 1.59 0.28 1.92 2.55 6.85 2.28 DEC 84 3.00
1991 1.06 0.57 1.30 1.70 7.31 2.28 DEC 84 2.30
1992 1.12 0.95 1.45 1.96 7.32 2.28 DEC 84 3.21
1993 1.08 0.93 1.45 1.90 6.60 2.28 DEC 84 2.89
1994 1.02 2.90 1.09 1.46 6.68 2.28 DEC 84 2.93
1995 1.12 1.80 1.44 2.32 6.86 2.28 DEC 84 3.01
1996 1.55 1.25 1.67 2.83 7.07 2.89 DEC 94 2.45
1997 1.12 0.90 1.69 2.81 7.17 2.89 DEC 94 2.48
1998 0.73 0.66 0.94 1.62 7.70 2.89 DEC 94 2.66
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VIRGIN ISLANDS
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)
1978 2,484 50,529 1,044 26.0 20.3 26.0 1,010 3.0 $63.46 0.373
1979 3,276 51,021 922 29.9 26.0 15.6 26.0 930 2.6 $66.06 0.343
1980 3,719 61,351 1,357 38.8 26.0 16.5 26.0 1,190 3.3 $69.44 0.316
1981 4,540 78,392 1,405 34.0 26.0 17.3 26.0 1,330 3.6 $72.23 0.301
1982 4,148 84,303 1,939 42.6 19.7 20.3 19.2 1,671 4.6 $87.01 0.344
1983 4,340 82,206 1,949 43.5 26.0 18.9 26.0 1,684 4.7 $99.98 0.379
1984 3,646 71,560 1,707 46.1 26.0 19.6 26.0 1,416 3.8 $107.99 0.394
1985 2,595 50,541 1,637 52.6 24.0 19.5 25.1 1,027 2.8 $111.65 0.404
1986 2,154 36,944 1,084 43.1 23.8 17.2 23.5 788 2.1 $109.99 0.388
1987 1,259 17,801 419 24.9 22.9 14.1 22.2 409 1.0 $106.90 0.339
1988 1,586 21,199 319 29.0 23.9 13.4 22.5 494 1.2 $121.44 0.384
1989 1,267 16,571 404 25.4 24.7 13.1 23.3 703 1.7 $124.24 0.348
1990 1,099 13,161 256 21.1 24.1 12.0 24.2 502 1.2 $127.19 0.323
1991 2,128 25,879 500 35.6 23.9 12.2 24.5 517 1.2 $150.90 0.362
1992 2,660 40,207 1,083 44.0 23.6 15.1 23.3 812 1.8 $160.58 0.371
1993 3,361 44,558 962 40.2 23.8 13.3 23.3 861 1.8 $177.15 0.387
1994 4,039 94,918 3,111 61.7 24.5 23.5 24.4 1,537 3.5 $191.11 0.449
1995 5,920 75,748 1,474 50.8 24.0 12.8 24.0 1,169 2.8 $162.71 0.365
1996 2,167 55,940 1,807 32.1 24.0 25.8 23.0 1,005 2.5 $155.39 0.328
1997 2,269 39,491 1,114 50.7 23.4 17.4 21.6 767 1.8 $165.96 0.349
1998 1,764 28,415 654 37.3 22.9 16.1 21.3 555 1.4 $154.31 0.317
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VIRGIN ISLANDS
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)
1978 10,164 10,164 89,446 89,446 $169.24 571 571
1979 12,852 12,852 130,467 130,467 $195.22 551 551
1980 12,869 12,869 144,424 144,424 $215.82 729 727 2
1981 13,156 13,156 167,534 167,534 $244.89 692 680 12
1982 12,376 12,365 11 165,492 165,426 66 $257.15 722 714 8
1983 13,581 13,519 62 192,577 192,099 478 $272.69
1984 13,770 13,274 496 213,440 207,943 5,498 $298.08 360 329 31
1985 13,409 12,843 566 203,896 196,866 7,029 $292.42 363 341 22
1986 13,106 12,518 588 208,487 201,078 7,409 $305.92 351 340 11
1987 12,466 11,851 615 243,660 235,468 8,192 $375.88 164 157 7
1988 13,051 12,390 661 243,003 233,771 9,232 $358.07 77 69 8
1989 13,430 12,754 676 308,253 298,231 10,022 $441.40 109 95 14
1990 13,187 12,489 698 314,901 304,092 10,809 $459.22 275 261 14
1991 13,450 12,613 837 347,333 333,554 13,779 $496.62 203 190 13
1992 14,001 13,095 906 347,157 331,208 15,949 $476.83 219 161 59
1993 14,028 13,109 919 358,429 342,081 16,348 $491.36 446 300 146
1994 13,910 12,992 919 357,657 340,948 16,709 $494.47 276 172 104
1995 13,535 12,644 890 372,661 356,200 16,461 $529.48 510 437 73
1996 13,930 13,063 867 396,713 380,793 15,920 $547.67 251 177 74
1997 13,751 12,899 852 401,428 385,233 16,195 $561.40 714 660 54
1998 13,766 12,872 895 407,929 389,880 18,049 $569.87 246 185 60
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VIRGIN ISLANDS
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)
1978 $58 $29 $29 252 940 60 3.7
1979 0 0.0
1980 $320 $79 $241 361 3,421 104 69 9.5
1981 $57 $16 $42 $3.00 180 1,680 90 70 9.3
1982 $370 $186 $184 728 5,124 120 84 7.0
1983 377 2,484 40 97 6.6
1984 0 0.0
1985 4 61 0.0
1986 0 0.0
1987 0 0.0
1988 0 0.0
1989 0 0.0
1990 2 32 1 155 16.0
1991 0 0.0
1992 0 0.0
1993 0 0.0
1994 0 0.0
1995 0 0.0
1996 0 0.0
1997 0 0.0
1998 0 0.0
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