Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants

December 2007

Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants: Total Claimants
December 2007
Dec 2007 Nov 2007 Monthly Change Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
United States 2,753,503 2,241,131 512,372 2,543,818 209,685 8.2
Alaska 12,936 11,225 1,711 12,823 113 0.9
Alabama 27,198 24,625 2,573 26,838 360 1.3
Arkansas 31,296 28,090 3,206 31,997 -701 -2.2
Arizona 27,988 26,798 1,190 20,184 7,804 38.7
California 445,001 298,314 146,687 351,780 93,221 26.5
Colorado 24,112 20,004 4,108 23,164 948 4.1
Connecticut 38,721 32,716 6,005 37,790 931 2.5
District of Columbia 6,493 6,199 294 5,156 1,337 25.9
Delaware 8,489 7,037 1,452 7,934 555 7.0
Florida 124,887 116,480 8,407 84,804 40,083 47.3
Georgia 62,419 56,210 6,209 53,394 9,025 16.9
Hawaii 7,836 6,889 947 5,627 2,209 39.3
Iowa 28,167 17,453 10,714 28,417 -250 -0.9
Idaho 16,745 10,686 6,059 14,704 2,041 13.9
Illinois 156,366 118,804 37,562 149,947 6,419 4.3
Indiana 60,705 42,744 17,961 58,905 1,800 3.1
Kansas 20,140 14,445 5,695 17,714 2,426 13.7
Kentucky 30,575 26,153 4,422 34,353 -3,778 -11.0
Louisiana 19,445 17,862 1,583 18,834 611 3.2
Massachusetts 83,850 70,252 13,598 80,828 3,022 3.7
Maryland 39,727 33,316 6,411 32,075 7,652 23.9
Maine 10,487 7,420 3,067 10,341 146 1.4
Michigan 148,470 120,795 27,675 151,013 -2,543 -1.7
Minnesota 60,615 38,446 22,169 55,457 5,158 9.3
Missouri 49,452 39,163 10,289 48,431 1,021 2.1
Mississippi 20,029 17,270 2,759 18,420 1,609 8.7
Montana 5,967 3,942 2,025 4,970 997 20.1
North Carolina 78,279 70,698 7,581 72,788 5,491 7.5
North Dakota 4,573 2,061 2,512 4,545 28 0.6
Nebraska 10,069 7,119 2,950 10,496 -427 -4.1
New Hampshire 6,686 5,412 1,274 6,425 261 4.1
New Jersey 109,014 98,990 10,024 105,301 3,713 3.5
New Mexico 11,197 10,122 1,075 11,559 -362 -3.1
Nevada 30,446 25,182 5,264 23,349 7,097 30.4
New York 176,688 154,343 22,345 175,997 691 0.4
Ohio 109,150 79,706 29,444 103,060 6,090 5.9
Oklahoma 15,035 12,665 2,370 14,472 563 3.9
Oregon 49,508 41,642 7,866 45,281 4,227 9.3
Pennsylvania 144,001 144,001 160,163 -16,162 -10.1
Puerto Rico 28,985 35,384 -6,399 32,789 -3,804 -11.6
Rhode Island 14,477 10,984 3,493 12,099 2,378 19.7
South Carolina 43,240 39,949 3,291 41,014 2,226 5.4
South Dakota 2,748 1,378 1,370 2,693 55 2.0
Tennessee 40,482 34,691 5,791 39,762 720 1.8
Texas 97,660 84,404 13,256 94,106 3,554 3.8
Utah 12,046 8,843 3,203 8,088 3,958 48.9
Virginia 37,099 34,562 2,537 35,198 1,901 5.4
Virgin Islands 412 399 13 244 168 68.9
Vermont 6,747 5,638 1,109 5,299 1,448 27.3
Washington 57,522 47,759 9,763 58,110 -588 -1.0
Wisconsin 81,041 58,762 22,279 79,931 1,110 1.4
West Virginia 15,730 11,118 4,612 13,044 2,686 20.6
Wyoming 2,552 1,981 571 2,105 447 21.2
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
US Totals
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 2,753,503   2,241,131   2,543,818 209,685 8.2
Male 1,670,156 60.7% 1,267,213   1,519,313 150,843 9.9%
Female 1,080,959 39.3% 972,084   1,021,872 59,087 5.8%
Information Not Available 2,388 0.1% 1,834   2,633 -245 -9.3%
 
Ethnicity 2,753,503   2,241,131   2,543,818    
Hispanic or Latino 443,983 16.1% 343,794   394,521 49,462 12.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,983,886 85.9% 1,638,540   1,862,647 121,239 6.5%
Information Not Available 325,634 10.6% 258,797   286,650 38,984 13.6%
 
Race 2,753,503   2,241,131   2,543,818
American Indian or Alaskan Native 28,411 1.0% 23,928   26,919 1,492 5.5%
Asian 62,211 2.3% 50,957   57,949 4,262 7.4%
Black or African American 448,433 16.3% 412,401   422,154 26,279 6.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 9,895 0.4% 6,611   11,002 -1,107 -10.1%
White 1,596,983 58.0% 1,271,724   1,495,786 101,197 6.8%
Information Not Available 607,570 22.1% 475,610   522,657 84,913 16.2%
 
Years of Age 2,753,503   2,241,131   2,543,818
Younger than 22 117,103 4.3% 97,644   113,022 4,081 3.6%
22-24 164,008 6.0% 131,351   157,616 6,392 4.1%
25-34 655,712 23.8% 528,251   595,937 59,775 10.0%
35-44 690,910 25.1% 564,158   653,206 37,704 5.8%
45-54 664,368 24.1% 541,477   611,766 52,602 8.6%
55-59 224,426 8.2% 183,354   203,820 20,606 10.1%
60-64 135,546 4.9% 109,139   117,558 17,988 15.3%
65 and older 83,450 3.0% 68,259   73,182 10,268 14.0%
Information Not Available 17,980 0.7% 17,498   17,711 269 1.5%
 
Industry 2,753,503   2,241,131   2,543,818
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 92,872 3.4% 60,102   80,983 11,889 14.7%
Mining 13,504 0.5% 8,655   13,268 236 1.8%
Utilities 5,629 0.2% 4,525   4,854 775 16.0%
Construction 461,459 16.8% 292,745   396,634 64,825 16.3%
Manufacturing 361,016 13.1% 318,874   373,549 -12,533 -3.4%
Wholesale Trade 96,104 3.5% 88,842   91,028 5,076 5.6%
Retail Trade 209,605 7.6% 181,960   195,308 14,297 7.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 80,610 2.9% 64,273   71,765 8,845 12.3%
Information 69,987 2.5% 53,882   61,950 8,037 13.0%
Finance and Insurance 107,729 3.9% 99,310   75,218 32,511 43.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 52,061 1.9% 44,931   37,953 14,108 37.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 109,429 4.0% 99,852   97,346 12,083 12.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,667 0.3% 7,942   9,998 -1,331 -13.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 309,018 11.2% 241,457   291,006 18,012 6.2%
Educational Services 51,380 1.9% 49,403   54,045 -2,665 -4.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 160,909 5.8% 151,240   151,380 9,529 6.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 59,997 2.2% 44,685   57,886 2,111 3.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 140,768 5.1% 117,096   128,248 12,520 9.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 69,062 2.5% 63,098   66,693 2,369 3.6%
Public Administration 47,966 1.7% 42,116   52,877 -4,911 -9.3%
Information Not Available 245,731 8.9% 206,143   231,829 13,902 6.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alaska
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 12,936 11,225 12,823 113 .9
Male 8,051 62.2% 6,583   8,022 29 0.4%
Female 4,885 37.8% 4,642   4,801 84 1.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 12,936   11,225   12,823    
Hispanic or Latino 578 4.5% 455   518 60 11.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 12,249 94.7% 10,664   12,177 72 0.6%
Information Not Available 109 0.8% 106   128 -19 -14.8%
 
Race 12,936 11,225 12,823
American Indian or Alaskan Native 3,506 27.1% 3,391   3,303 203 6.1%
Asian 969 7.5% 733   897 72 8.0%
Black or African American 437 3.4% 394   513 -76 -14.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 127 1.0% 86   88 39 44.3%
White 7,365 56.9% 6,194   7,524 -159 -2.1%
Information Not Available 532 4.1% 427   498 34 6.8%
 
Years of Age 12,936 11,225 12,823
Younger than 22 493 2.5% 383   510 -17 -3.3%
22-24 975 4.9% 843   991 -16 -1.6%
25-34 3,267 16.6% 2,857   3,271 -4 -0.1%
35-44 2,914 14.8% 2,543   3,088 -174 -5.6%
45-54 3,390 17.2% 2,938   3,263 127 3.9%
55-59 1,018 5.2% 948   910 108 11.9%
60-64 563 2.9% 453   494 69 14.0%
65 and older 316 1.6% 260   296 20 6.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 12,936 11,225 12,823
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 130 1.0% 86   189 -59 -31.2%
Mining 387 3.0% 365   359 28 7.8%
Utilities 70 0.5% 59   83 -13 -15.7%
Construction 2,636 20.2% 2,081   2,974 -338 -11.4%
Manufacturing 1,493 11.4% 1,089   1,378 115 8.3%
Wholesale Trade 157 1.2% 148   185 -28 -15.1%
Retail Trade 1,014 7.8% 927   1,080 -66 -6.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 754 5.8% 627   728 26 3.6%
Information 118 0.9% 96   128 -10 -7.8%
Finance and Insurance 218 1.7% 226   167 51 30.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 235 1.8% 202   248 -13 -5.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 335 2.6% 282   272 63 23.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 58 0.4% 44   50 8 16.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 762 5.8% 686   615 147 23.9%
Educational Services 316 2.4% 337   294 22 7.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 840 6.4% 847   719 121 16.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 152 1.2% 162   166 -14 -8.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,165 8.9% 1,091   1,100 65 5.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 345 2.6% 320   393 -48 -12.2%
Public Administration 1,460 11.2% 1,300   1,363 97 7.1%
Information Not Available 291 2.2% 250   332 -41 -12.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alabama
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 27,198 24,625 26,838
Male 14,217 52.3% 12,265   13,573 644 4.7%
Female 12,929 47.5% 12,299   13,230 -301 -2.3%
Information Not Available 52 0.2% 61   35 17 48.6%
 
Ethnicity 27,198 24,625 26,838
Hispanic or Latino 651 2.4% 612   608 43 7.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 21,709 79.8% 19,525   20,110 1,599 8.0%
Information Not Available 4,838 17.8% 4,488   6,120 -1,282 -20.9%
 
Race 27,198 24,625 26,838
American Indian or Alaskan Native 770 2.8% 688   942 -172 -18.3%
Asian 321 1.2% 360   375 -54 -14.4%
Black or African American 11,872 43.7% 11,034   10,582 1,290 12.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 59 0.2% 41   47 12 25.5%
White 12,580 46.3% 11,066   11,471 1,109 9.7%
Information Not Available 1,596 5.9% 1,436   3,421 -1,825 -53.3%
 
Years of Age 27,198 24,625 26,838
Younger than 22 1,171 3.0% 998   1,234 -63 -5.1%
22-24 1,963 5.1% 1,780   1,927 36 1.9%
25-34 6,988 18.1% 6,256   6,837 151 2.2%
35-44 6,635 17.2% 6,045   6,657 -22 -0.3%
45-54 6,350 16.5% 5,825   6,171 179 2.9%
55-59 2,074 5.4% 1,856   2,080 -6 -0.3%
60-64 1,222 3.2% 1,074   1,155 67 5.8%
65 and older 785 2.0% 767   776 9 1.2%
Information Not Available 10 0.0% 24   1 9 900.0%
 
Industry 27,198 24,625 26,838
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 247 0.9% 281   225 22 9.8%
Mining 88 0.3% 83   262 -174 -66.4%
Utilities 37 0.1% 30   42 -5 -11.9%
Construction 2,816 10.3% 2,407   2,425 391 16.1%
Manufacturing 6,908 25.2% 6,254   7,214 -306 -4.2%
Wholesale Trade 928 3.4% 855   832 96 11.5%
Retail Trade 2,627 9.6% 2,382   2,641 -14 -0.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 805 2.9% 622   690 115 16.7%
Information 380 1.4% 356   407 -27 -6.6%
Finance and Insurance 691 2.5% 647   698 -7 -1.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 355 1.3% 340   399 -44 -11.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,167 4.3% 1,116   1,146 21 1.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 27 0.1% 34   26 1 3.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,947 10.7% 2,697   3,092 -145 -4.7%
Educational Services 665 2.4% 648   639 26 4.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,854 6.8% 1,859   1,863 -9 -0.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 215 0.8% 159   208 7 3.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,816 6.6% 1,557   1,706 110 6.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 626 2.3% 600   581 45 7.7%
Public Administration 395 1.4% 330   348 47 13.5%
Information Not Available 1,604 5.8% 1,368   1,394 210 15.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arkansas
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 31,296 28,090 31,997
Male 18,299 58.5% 15,457   18,053 246 1.4%
Female 12,996 41.5% 12,632   13,943 -947 -6.8%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 1   1 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 31,296 28,090 31,997
Hispanic or Latino 843 2.7% 688   912 -69 -7.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 30,452 97.3% 27,401   31,084 -632 -2.0%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 1   1 0 0.0%
 
Race 31,296 28,090 31,997
American Indian or Alaskan Native 408 1.3% 388   260 148 56.9%
Asian 204 0.7% 225   289 -85 -29.4%
Black or African American 8,553 27.3% 8,083   9,525 -972 -10.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 257 0.8% 204   306 -49 -16.0%
White 21,028 67.2% 18,498   20,701 327 1.6%
Information Not Available 846 2.7% 692   916 -70 -7.6%
 
Years of Age 31,296 28,090 31,997
Younger than 22 1,343 2.6% 1,124   1,326 17 1.3%
22-24 2,208 4.3% 2,011   2,409 -201 -8.3%
25-34 8,273 16.2% 7,563   8,216 57 0.7%
35-44 7,994 15.6% 7,095   8,743 -749 -8.6%
45-54 7,118 13.9% 6,465   7,155 -37 -0.5%
55-59 2,347 4.6% 2,074   2,194 153 7.0%
60-64 1,139 2.2% 1,039   1,145 -6 -0.5%
65 and older 870 1.7% 714   805 65 8.1%
Information Not Available 4 0.0% 5   4 0 0.0%
 
Industry 31,296 28,090 31,997
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 918 2.8% 556   799 119 14.9%
Mining 118 0.4% 105   158 -40 -25.3%
Utilities 69 0.2% 57   68 1 1.5%
Construction 4,040 12.5% 2,930   3,679 361 9.8%
Manufacturing 7,274 22.6% 7,080   8,403 -1,129 -13.4%
Wholesale Trade 1,348 4.2% 1,181   1,825 -477 -26.1%
Retail Trade 3,529 11.0% 3,182   3,390 139 4.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,133 3.5% 961   1,162 -29 -2.5%
Information 247 0.8% 204   232 15 6.5%
Finance and Insurance 483 1.5% 378   345 138 40.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 333 1.0% 325   311 22 7.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 531 1.6% 588   550 -19 -3.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 42 0.1% 42   39 3 7.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,180 9.9% 2,888   3,215 -35 -1.1%
Educational Services 1,015 3.2% 866   980 35 3.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,783 8.6% 2,731   2,687 96 3.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 381 1.2% 346   317 64 20.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,562 8.0% 2,305   2,370 192 8.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 660 2.0% 672   697 -37 -5.3%
Public Administration 623 1.9% 672   720 -97 -13.5%
Information Not Available 27 0.1% 21   50 -23 -46.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arizona
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 27,988 26,798 20,184
Male 15,625 55.8% 14,626   10,886 4,739 43.5%
Female 12,363 44.2% 12,172   9,298 3,065 33.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 27,988 26,798 20,184
Hispanic or Latino 7,810 27.9% 8,368   5,431 2,379 43.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 20,178 72.1% 18,430   13,619 6,559 48.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   1,134 -1,134 -100.0%
 
Race 27,988 26,798 20,184
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2,144 7.7% 1,793   1,883 261 13.9%
Asian 9 0.0% 11   346 -337 -97.4%
Black or African American 1,907 6.8% 1,780   1,321 586 44.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 14,404 51.5% 13,221   10,069 4,335 43.1%
Information Not Available 9,524 34.0% 9,993   0 9,524 0.0%
 
Years of Age 27,988 26,798 20,184
Younger than 22 851 2.1% 816   553 298 53.9%
22-24 1,536 3.8% 1,424   1,102 434 39.4%
25-34 6,411 15.7% 5,981   4,425 1,986 44.9%
35-44 6,986 17.1% 6,740   5,291 1,695 32.0%
45-54 7,174 17.6% 6,999   5,310 1,864 35.1%
55-59 2,572 6.3% 2,468   1,801 771 42.8%
60-64 1,584 3.9% 1,510   1,099 485 44.1%
65 and older 874 2.1% 860   603 271 44.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 27,988 26,798 20,184
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 397 1.4% 1,032   376 21 5.6%
Mining 84 0.3% 80   58 26 44.8%
Utilities 46 0.2% 43   47 -1 -2.1%
Construction 4,694 16.5% 3,977   3,334 1,360 40.8%
Manufacturing 2,077 7.3% 1,778   1,551 526 33.9%
Wholesale Trade 1,048 3.7% 1,059   798 250 31.3%
Retail Trade 2,374 8.4% 2,355   1,662 712 42.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 531 1.9% 501   448 83 18.5%
Information 350 1.2% 354   429 -79 -18.4%
Finance and Insurance 2,018 7.1% 1,983   1,019 999 98.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 701 2.5% 675   507 194 38.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,388 4.9% 1,325   1,091 297 27.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 84 0.3% 69   72 12 16.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,983 10.5% 2,933   2,262 721 31.9%
Educational Services 617 2.2% 668   525 92 17.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,773 6.2% 1,650   1,471 302 20.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 340 1.2% 301   296 44 14.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,088 3.8% 1,042   993 95 9.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 586 2.1% 611   520 66 12.7%
Public Administration 563 2.0% 573   564 -1 -0.2%
Information Not Available 4,246 15.0% 3,789   2,161 2,085 96.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
California
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 445,001 298,314 351,780
Male 262,880 59.1% 170,922   199,945 62,935 31.5%
Female 181,925 40.9% 127,295   151,835 30,090 19.8%
Information Not Available 196 0.0% 97   0 196 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 445,001 298,314 351,780
Hispanic or Latino 177,510 39.9% 118,666   142,844 34,666 24.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 220,685 49.6% 151,048   177,419 43,266 24.4%
Information Not Available 46,806 10.5% 28,600   31,517 15,289 48.5%
 
Race 445,001 298,314 351,780
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2,846 0.6% 2,036   3,152 -306 -9.7%
Asian 30,713 6.9% 22,880   26,789 3,924 14.6%
Black or African American 30,713 6.9% 23,171   26,047 4,666 17.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 156,413 35.1% 102,961   121,431 34,982 28.8%
Information Not Available 224,316 50.4% 147,266   174,361 49,955 28.7%
 
Years of Age 445,001 298,314 351,780
Younger than 22 14,130 2.5% 10,471   12,885 1,245 9.7%
22-24 25,709 4.5% 16,384   21,320 4,389 20.6%
25-34 102,149 17.7% 66,314   79,718 22,431 28.1%
35-44 115,494 20.0% 78,238   92,047 23,447 25.5%
45-54 109,410 19.0% 76,009   86,485 22,925 26.5%
55-59 39,447 6.8% 26,176   29,014 10,433 36.0%
60-64 24,826 4.3% 15,027   19,466 5,360 27.5%
65 and older 13,640 2.4% 9,404   10,567 3,073 29.1%
Information Not Available 196 0.0% 291   278 -82 -29.5%
 
Industry 445,001 298,314 351,780
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 69,277 13.5% 43,821   56,916 12,361 21.7%
Mining 687 0.1% 388   371 316 85.2%
Utilities 1,668 0.3% 1,066   649 1,019 157.0%
Construction 64,174 12.5% 41,688   48,387 15,787 32.6%
Manufacturing 54,460 10.6% 37,810   46,162 8,298 18.0%
Wholesale Trade 2,748 0.5% 2,036   2,503 245 9.8%
Retail Trade 32,283 6.3% 19,390   23,452 8,831 37.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 9,028 1.8% 6,399   7,230 1,798 24.9%
Information 34,246 6.7% 20,650   24,379 9,867 40.5%
Finance and Insurance 17,172 3.3% 12,119   11,031 6,141 55.7%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 15,210 3.0% 11,731   4,449 10,761 241.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 6,378 1.2% 4,363   4,913 1,465 29.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 54,166 10.5% 38,295   49,685 4,481 9.0%
Educational Services 9,126 1.8% 7,659   9,826 -700 -7.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 21,293 4.1% 15,609   18,539 2,754 14.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 8,537 1.7% 5,429   6,303 2,234 35.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 16,583 3.2% 10,568   10,845 5,738 52.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 11,677 2.3% 8,241   7,879 3,798 48.2%
Public Administration 4,219 0.8% 2,908   4,449 -230 -5.2%
Information Not Available 12,069 2.3% 8,144   13,812 -1,743 -12.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Colorado
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 24,112 20,004 23,164
Male 14,358 59.5% 10,486   13,647 711 5.2%
Female 9,754 40.5% 9,518   9,517 237 2.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 24,112 20,004 23,164
Hispanic or Latino 5,205 21.6% 3,520   5,392 -187 -3.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 15,234 63.2% 13,591   14,282 952 6.7%
Information Not Available 3,673 15.2% 2,893   3,490 183 5.2%
 
Race 24,112 20,004 23,164
American Indian or Alaskan Native 435 1.8% 339   427 8 1.9%
Asian 497 2.1% 466   426 71 16.7%
Black or African American 1,402 5.8% 1,308   1,610 -208 -12.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 77 0.3% 83   73 4 5.5%
White 16,108 66.8% 13,895   15,430 678 4.4%
Information Not Available 5,593 23.2% 3,913   5,198 395 7.6%
 
Years of Age 24,112 20,004 23,164
Younger than 22 416 1.1% 300   412 4 1.0%
22-24 811 2.1% 617   858 -47 -5.5%
25-34 4,841 12.5% 4,087   4,658 183 3.9%
35-44 6,031 15.6% 4,986   6,020 11 0.2%
45-54 7,189 18.6% 5,889   6,831 358 5.2%
55-59 2,636 6.8% 2,222   2,483 153 6.2%
60-64 1,544 4.0% 1,320   1,270 274 21.6%
65 and older 619 1.6% 559   611 8 1.3%
Information Not Available 25 0.1% 24   21 4 19.0%
 
Industry 24,112 20,004 23,164
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 200 0.8% 148   207 -7 -3.4%
Mining 228 0.9% 121   207 21 10.1%
Utilities 38 0.2% 33   33 5 15.2%
Construction 5,299 21.8% 2,695   4,813 486 10.1%
Manufacturing 2,195 9.0% 1,699   2,354 -159 -6.8%
Wholesale Trade 936 3.8% 889   919 17 1.8%
Retail Trade 1,830 7.5% 1,737   2,019 -189 -9.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 615 2.5% 464   652 -37 -5.7%
Information 763 3.1% 751   723 40 5.5%
Finance and Insurance 1,482 6.1% 1,481   1,262 220 17.4%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 561 2.3% 582   498 63 12.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,688 6.9% 1,608   1,557 131 8.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 271 1.1% 245   132 139 105.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,111 12.8% 2,599   2,792 319 11.4%
Educational Services 560 2.3% 572   536 24 4.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,248 5.1% 1,219   1,309 -61 -4.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 341 1.4% 417   358 -17 -4.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,044 4.3% 1,126   1,065 -21 -2.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 545 2.2% 565   513 32 6.2%
Public Administration 606 2.5% 543   636 -30 -4.7%
Information Not Available 551 2.3% 510   579 -28 -4.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Connecticut
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 38,721 32,716 37,790
Male 23,646 61.1% 18,222   22,760 886 3.9%
Female 15,075 38.9% 14,494   15,030 45 0.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 38,721 32,716 37,790
Hispanic or Latino 6,157 15.9% 4,819   5,819 338 5.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 32,564 84.1% 27,897   31,971 593 1.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 38,721 32,716 37,790
American Indian or Alaskan Native 128 0.3% 118   117 11 9.4%
Asian 473 1.2% 459   460 13 2.8%
Black or African American 5,399 13.9% 5,020   5,231 168 3.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 22,627 58.4% 19,151   22,463 164 0.7%
Information Not Available 10,094 26.1% 7,968   9,519 575 6.0%
 
Years of Age 38,721 32,716 37,790
Younger than 22 1,603 2.7% 1,246   1,478 125 8.5%
22-24 2,565 4.3% 2,129   2,377 188 7.9%
25-34 8,627 14.6% 7,284   8,367 260 3.1%
35-44 9,394 15.9% 7,865   9,522 -128 -1.3%
45-54 9,335 15.8% 7,870   8,911 424 4.8%
55-59 3,235 5.5% 2,798   3,276 -41 -1.3%
60-64 2,255 3.8% 2,015   2,234 21 0.9%
65 and older 1,707 2.9% 1,509   1,625 82 5.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 38,721 32,716 37,790
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 578 1.5% 363   613 -35 -5.7%
Mining 27 0.1% 11   31 -4 -12.9%
Utilities 48 0.1% 43   60 -12 -20.0%
Construction 6,300 16.0% 3,703   5,424 876 16.2%
Manufacturing 4,427 11.3% 4,049   4,845 -418 -8.6%
Wholesale Trade 1,683 4.3% 1,545   1,710 -27 -1.6%
Retail Trade 4,144 10.5% 3,897   4,495 -351 -7.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,134 2.9% 1,023   1,082 52 4.8%
Information 664 1.7% 660   707 -43 -6.1%
Finance and Insurance 1,962 5.0% 1,921   1,736 226 13.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 701 1.8% 615   565 136 24.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,656 4.2% 1,550   1,457 199 13.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 157 0.4% 145   194 -37 -19.1%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,067 12.9% 3,744   5,000 67 1.3%
Educational Services 1,046 2.7% 971   1,095 -49 -4.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,221 8.2% 3,235   3,082 139 4.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,316 3.3% 936   1,304 12 0.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,033 5.2% 1,882   2,061 -28 -1.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,182 3.0% 1,094   1,141 41 3.6%
Public Administration 689 1.8% 722   507 182 35.9%
Information Not Available 686 1.7% 607   681 5 0.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
District of Columbia
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 6,493 6,199 5,156
Male 3,087 47.5% 2,891   2,356 731 31.0%
Female 3,406 52.5% 3,308   2,800 606 21.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 6,493 6,199 5,156
Hispanic or Latino 726 11.2% 614   428 298 69.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 5,529 85.2% 5,366   3,858 1,671 43.3%
Information Not Available 238 3.7% 219   870 -632 -72.6%
 
Race 6,493 6,199 5,156
American Indian or Alaskan Native 56 0.9% 48   48 8 16.7%
Asian 153 2.4% 142   177 -24 -13.6%
Black or African American 5,020 77.3% 4,793   3,859 1,161 30.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 93 1.4% 80   102 -9 -8.8%
White 1,126 17.3% 1,085   826 300 36.3%
Information Not Available 45 0.7% 51   144 -99 -68.8%
 
Years of Age 6,493 6,199 5,156
Younger than 22 177 2.4% 156   128 49 38.3%
22-24 326 4.4% 311   256 70 27.3%
25-34 1,578 21.5% 1,565   1,211 367 30.3%
35-44 1,750 23.8% 1,657   1,474 276 18.7%
45-54 1,754 23.9% 1,649   1,325 429 32.4%
55-59 496 6.7% 474   414 82 19.8%
60-64 270 3.7% 256   223 47 21.1%
65 and older 142 1.9% 131   120 22 18.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   5 -5 -100.0%
 
Industry 6,493 6,199 5,156
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Mining 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Utilities 0 0.0% 2   4 -4 -100.0%
Construction 17 0.3% 14   19 -2 -10.5%
Manufacturing 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Wholesale Trade 2 0.0% 2   7 -5 -71.4%
Retail Trade 4 0.1% 9   21 -17 -81.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 2 0.0% 2   4 -2 -50.0%
Information 2 0.0% 2   13 -11 -84.6%
Finance and Insurance 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 5 0.1% 8   12 -7 -58.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 12 0.2% 12   51 -39 -76.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4 0.1% 4   2 2 100.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 10 0.2% 7   13 -3 -23.1%
Educational Services 7 0.1% 8   22 -15 -68.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 8 0.1% 9   34 -26 -76.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2 0.0% 2   1 1 100.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 5 0.1% 14   26 -21 -80.8%
Public Administration 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Information Not Available 6,413 98.8% 6,104   4,925 1,488 30.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Delaware
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 8,489 7,037 7,934
Male 4,321 50.9% 3,318   3,702 619 16.7%
Female 4,168 49.1% 3,719   4,232 -64 -1.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 8,489 7,037 7,934
Hispanic or Latino 332 3.9% 260   280 52 18.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 8,157 96.1% 6,777   7,654 503 6.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 8,489 7,037 7,934
American Indian or Alaskan Native 18 0.2% 12   18 0 0.0%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 3,255 38.3% 2,705   3,292 -37 -1.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 32 0.4% 33   48 -16 -33.3%
White 4,572 53.9% 3,736   4,034 538 13.3%
Information Not Available 612 7.2% 552   542 70 12.9%
 
Years of Age 8,489 7,037 7,934
Younger than 22 2,045 15.8% 1,597   1,719 326 19.0%
22-24 608 4.7% 464   616 -8 -1.3%
25-34 1,901 14.7% 1,581   1,837 64 3.5%
35-44 2,124 16.4% 1,788   2,074 50 2.4%
45-54 1,333 10.3% 1,190   1,208 125 10.3%
55-59 276 2.1% 245   255 21 8.2%
60-64 118 0.9% 100   128 -10 -7.8%
65 and older 72 0.6% 61   82 -10 -12.2%
Information Not Available 12 0.1% 11   15 -3 -20.0%
 
Industry 8,489 7,037 7,934
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 16 0.2% 8   18 -2 -11.1%
Mining 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Utilities 5 0.1% 7   6 -1 -16.7%
Construction 1,055 12.4% 748   738 317 43.0%
Manufacturing 635 7.5% 580   544 91 16.7%
Wholesale Trade 314 3.7% 282   371 -57 -15.4%
Retail Trade 1,295 15.2% 1,141   1,280 15 1.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 350 4.1% 245   199 151 75.9%
Information 135 1.6% 110   104 31 29.8%
Finance and Insurance 601 7.1% 622   720 -119 -16.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 264 3.1% 203   160 104 65.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 366 4.3% 321   351 15 4.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 27 0.3% 21   30 -3 -10.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,196 14.1% 1,027   1,318 -122 -9.3%
Educational Services 188 2.2% 173   217 -29 -13.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 673 7.9% 616   604 69 11.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 149 1.8% 91   197 -48 -24.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 863 10.1% 524   752 111 14.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 242 2.8% 217   229 13 5.7%
Public Administration 70 0.8% 63   66 4 6.1%
Information Not Available 45 0.5% 38   30 15 50.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Florida
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 124,887 116,480 84,804
Male 70,877 56.8% 65,485   43,578 27,299 62.6%
Female 53,973 43.2% 50,995   41,189 12,784 31.0%
Information Not Available 37 0.0% 0   37 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 124,887 116,480 84,804
Hispanic or Latino 40,517 32.4% 38,293   28,366 12,151 42.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 74,324 59.5% 69,694   49,567 24,757 49.9%
Information Not Available 10,046 8.0% 8,493   6,871 3,175 46.2%
 
Race 124,887 116,480 84,804
American Indian or Alaskan Native 550 0.4% 596   294 256 87.1%
Asian 880 0.7% 745   1,176 -296 -25.2%
Black or African American 22,770 18.2% 21,083   15,102 7,668 50.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1,247 1.0% 1,229   2,205 -958 -43.4%
White 75,350 60.3% 71,184   49,420 25,930 52.5%
Information Not Available 24,090 19.3% 21,643   16,607 7,483 45.1%
 
Years of Age 124,887 116,480 84,804
Younger than 22 3,227 1.7% 2,570   1,800 1,427 79.3%
22-24 5,500 2.9% 5,103   5,034 466 9.3%
25-34 27,940 14.6% 25,330   16,682 11,258 67.5%
35-44 30,873 16.1% 28,645   22,046 8,827 40.0%
45-54 31,350 16.4% 29,427   22,230 9,120 41.0%
55-59 12,467 6.5% 12,106   7,826 4,641 59.3%
60-64 8,543 4.5% 7,934   5,034 3,509 69.7%
65 and older 4,987 2.6% 5,364   4,152 835 20.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 124,887 116,480 84,804
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 807 0.6% 1,490   514 293 57.0%
Mining 37 0.0% 74   73 -36 -49.3%
Utilities 110 0.1% 74   331 -221 -66.8%
Construction 19,433 15.5% 17,954   8,818 10,615 120.4%
Manufacturing 10,047 8.0% 9,722   5,732 4,315 75.3%
Wholesale Trade 5,610 4.5% 5,513   3,821 1,789 46.8%
Retail Trade 11,403 9.1% 10,914   8,561 2,842 33.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,640 2.1% 2,272   1,800 840 46.7%
Information 2,713 2.2% 2,458   1,690 1,023 60.5%
Finance and Insurance 8,287 6.6% 7,711   3,601 4,686 130.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 3,667 2.9% 3,315   2,315 1,352 58.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 6,233 5.0% 6,034   3,932 2,301 58.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 367 0.3% 335   551 -184 -33.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 22,770 18.1% 20,562   15,836 6,934 43.8%
Educational Services 1,907 1.5% 1,825   1,837 70 3.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 6,527 5.2% 6,295   5,769 758 13.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2,053 1.6% 1,676   1,580 473 29.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 6,930 5.5% 6,519   3,895 3,035 77.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,117 2.5% 3,129   1,911 1,206 63.1%
Public Administration 1,980 1.6% 1,639   1,249 731 58.5%
Information Not Available 8,249 6.6% 6,969   10,988 -2,739 -24.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Georgia
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 62,419 56,210 53,394
Male 31,989 51.2% 28,096   26,129 5,860 22.4%
Female 29,569 47.4% 27,339   25,607 3,962 15.5%
Information Not Available 861 1.4% 775   1,658 -797 -48.1%
 
Ethnicity 62,419 56,210 53,394
Hispanic or Latino 285 0.5% 164   241 44 18.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 61,273 98.2% 55,271   51,495 9,778 19.0%
Information Not Available 861 1.4% 775   1,658 -797 -48.1%
 
Race 62,419 56,210 53,394
American Indian or Alaskan Native 294 0.5% 236   176 118 67.0%
Asian 743 1.2% 675   758 -15 -2.0%
Black or African American 32,122 51.5% 29,385   28,203 3,919 13.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 28,399 45.5% 25,139   22,598 5,801 25.7%
Information Not Available 861 1.4% 775   1,659 -798 -48.1%
 
Years of Age 62,419 56,210 53,394
Younger than 22 2,332 2.6% 1,892   1,951 381 19.5%
22-24 3,481 4.0% 3,036   2,820 661 23.4%
25-34 14,953 17.0% 13,456   12,495 2,458 19.7%
35-44 16,448 18.7% 14,943   14,318 2,130 14.9%
45-54 14,394 16.3% 13,219   12,406 1,988 16.0%
55-59 4,743 5.4% 4,318   3,983 760 19.1%
60-64 2,734 3.1% 2,558   2,232 502 22.5%
65 and older 1,471 1.7% 1,389   1,178 293 24.9%
Information Not Available 1,863 2.1% 1,399   2,011 -148 -7.4%
 
Industry 62,419 56,210 53,394
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,343 2.1% 1,008   1,193 150 12.6%
Mining 92 0.1% 74   36 56 155.6%
Utilities 135 0.2% 144   96 39 40.6%
Construction 4,799 7.5% 4,086   3,078 1,721 55.9%
Manufacturing 6,981 10.9% 6,890   8,150 -1,169 -14.3%
Wholesale Trade 3,525 5.5% 3,228   2,844 681 23.9%
Retail Trade 4,778 7.5% 4,203   3,689 1,089 29.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,585 2.5% 1,431   1,493 92 6.2%
Information 1,255 2.0% 1,122   1,130 125 11.1%
Finance and Insurance 2,238 3.5% 2,104   1,564 674 43.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,277 2.0% 1,149   1,069 208 19.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 9,847 15.4% 8,955   8,530 1,317 15.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.3% 141   87 83 95.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 213 0.3% 211   199 14 7.0%
Educational Services 1,573 2.5% 1,401   1,496 77 5.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,084 4.8% 3,003   2,782 302 10.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3,094 4.9% 2,460   2,667 427 16.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 606 1.0% 481   688 -82 -11.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 765 1.2% 697   795 -30 -3.8%
Public Administration 700 1.1% 694   584 116 19.9%
Information Not Available 14,359 22.5% 12,728   11,224 3,135 27.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Hawaii
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 7,836 6,889 5,627
Male 5,148 65.7% 4,366   3,653 1,495 40.9%
Female 2,687 34.3% 2,522   1,974 713 36.1%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 7,836 6,889 5,627
Hispanic or Latino 436 5.6% 383   326 110 33.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 5,903 75.3% 5,191   4,173 1,730 41.5%
Information Not Available 1,497 19.1% 1,315   1,128 369 32.7%
 
Race 7,836 6,889 5,627
American Indian or Alaskan Native 74 0.9% 64   50 24 48.0%
Asian 2,444 31.2% 2,140   1,844 600 32.5%
Black or African American 186 2.4% 160   127 59 46.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1,965 25.1% 1,776   1,439 526 36.6%
White 2,113 27.0% 1,853   1,437 676 47.0%
Information Not Available 1,054 13.5% 896   730 324 44.4%
 
Years of Age 7,836 6,889 5,627
Younger than 22 187 2.0% 158   145 42 29.0%
22-24 355 3.7% 298   300 55 18.3%
25-34 1,855 19.6% 1,581   1,323 532 40.2%
35-44 1,996 21.0% 1,690   1,431 565 39.5%
45-54 1,942 20.5% 1,812   1,441 501 34.8%
55-59 789 8.3% 679   538 251 46.7%
60-64 461 4.9% 426   292 169 57.9%
65 and older 251 2.6% 245   157 94 59.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 7,836 6,889 5,627
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 241 3.0% 202   103 138 134.0%
Mining 3 0.0% 1   0 3 0.0%
Utilities 4 0.0% 4   3 1 33.3%
Construction 2,176 26.9% 1,769   1,635 541 33.1%
Manufacturing 175 2.2% 168   199 -24 -12.1%
Wholesale Trade 129 1.6% 121   115 14 12.2%
Retail Trade 382 4.7% 367   346 36 10.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 251 3.1% 239   251 0 0.0%
Information 330 4.1% 182   112 218 194.6%
Finance and Insurance 208 2.6% 203   92 116 126.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 136 1.7% 113   125 11 8.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 249 3.1% 234   190 59 31.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 18 0.2% 19   19 -1 -5.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 886 11.0% 760   610 276 45.2%
Educational Services 52 0.6% 55   47 5 10.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 261 3.2% 267   278 -17 -6.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 77 1.0% 83   68 9 13.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,066 13.2% 1,021   461 605 131.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 188 2.3% 181   170 18 10.6%
Public Administration 127 1.6% 140   115 12 10.4%
Information Not Available 877 10.9% 760   688 189 27.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Iowa
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 28,167 17,453 28,417
Male 20,186 71.7% 10,072   19,713 473 2.4%
Female 7,981 28.3% 7,381   8,704 -723 -8.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 28,167 17,453 28,417
Hispanic or Latino 1,449 5.1% 715   1,413 36 2.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 26,352 93.6% 16,519   26,621 -269 -1.0%
Information Not Available 366 1.3% 219   383 -17 -4.4%
 
Race 28,167 17,453 28,417
American Indian or Alaskan Native 133 0.5% 94   133 0 0.0%
Asian 125 0.4% 124   189 -64 -33.9%
Black or African American 928 3.3% 781   1,007 -79 -7.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 25,166 89.3% 15,520   25,292 -126 -0.5%
Information Not Available 1,815 6.4% 934   1,796 19 1.1%
 
Years of Age 28,167 17,453 28,417
Younger than 22 632 1.2% 629   674 -42 -6.2%
22-24 1,659 3.2% 1,065   1,802 -143 -7.9%
25-34 6,646 12.9% 3,774   6,674 -28 -0.4%
35-44 6,267 12.2% 4,096   6,735 -468 -6.9%
45-54 7,258 14.1% 4,550   7,059 199 2.8%
55-59 2,519 4.9% 1,540   2,477 42 1.7%
60-64 1,761 3.4% 1,071   1,687 74 4.4%
65 and older 1,418 2.7% 723   1,293 125 9.7%
Information Not Available 7 0.0% 5   16 -9 -56.3%
 
Industry 28,167 17,453 28,417
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 159 0.6% 114   160 -1 -0.6%
Mining 223 0.8% 57   132 91 68.9%
Utilities 34 0.1% 35   33 1 3.0%
Construction 7,786 27.5% 2,596   7,461 325 4.4%
Manufacturing 5,603 19.8% 4,052   7,258 -1,655 -22.8%
Wholesale Trade 939 3.3% 764   920 19 2.1%
Retail Trade 1,904 6.7% 1,756   2,125 -221 -10.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 831 2.9% 489   743 88 11.8%
Information 485 1.7% 500   524 -39 -7.4%
Finance and Insurance 577 2.0% 566   489 88 18.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 259 0.9% 216   218 41 18.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 631 2.2% 609   910 -279 -30.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 55 0.2% 47   39 16 41.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,500 8.8% 1,656   2,666 -166 -6.2%
Educational Services 274 1.0% 274   287 -13 -4.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,207 4.3% 1,244   1,296 -89 -6.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 567 2.0% 420   579 -12 -2.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,084 3.8% 977   1,157 -73 -6.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 456 1.6% 409   517 -61 -11.8%
Public Administration 571 2.0% 453   585 -14 -2.4%
Information Not Available 2,022 7.1% 219   318 1,704 535.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Idaho
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 16,745 10,686 14,704
Male 11,938 71.3% 6,581   9,936 2,002 20.1%
Female 4,807 28.7% 4,105   4,768 39 0.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 16,745 10,686 14,704
Hispanic or Latino 2,359 14.1% 1,338   2,272 87 3.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 13,703 81.8% 8,813   10,134 3,569 35.2%
Information Not Available 683 4.1% 535   2,298 -1,615 -70.3%
 
Race 16,745 10,686 14,704
American Indian or Alaskan Native 349 2.1% 264   332 17 5.1%
Asian 178 1.1% 136   129 49 38.0%
Black or African American 95 0.6% 73   73 22 30.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 45 0.3% 42   39 6 15.4%
White 13,138 78.5% 8,397   10,367 2,771 26.7%
Information Not Available 2,940 17.6% 1,774   3,764 -824 -21.9%
 
Years of Age 16,745 10,686 14,704
Younger than 22 444 1.5% 250   340 104 30.6%
22-24 1,018 3.5% 543   826 192 23.2%
25-34 4,079 14.1% 2,564   3,539 540 15.3%
35-44 3,696 12.8% 2,424   3,482 214 6.1%
45-54 4,216 14.6% 2,713   3,881 335 8.6%
55-59 1,600 5.5% 1,070   1,282 318 24.8%
60-64 1,000 3.5% 669   773 227 29.4%
65 and older 692 2.4% 453   581 111 19.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 16,745 10,686 14,704
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,274 7.1% 413   1,027 247 24.1%
Mining 158 0.9% 46   137 21 15.3%
Utilities 50 0.3% 30   37 13 35.1%
Construction 4,013 22.3% 1,932   2,768 1,245 45.0%
Manufacturing 2,158 12.0% 1,676   1,918 240 12.5%
Wholesale Trade 476 2.6% 330   430 46 10.7%
Retail Trade 1,321 7.3% 986   1,031 290 28.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 486 2.7% 253   360 126 35.0%
Information 160 0.9% 109   151 9 6.0%
Finance and Insurance 379 2.1% 380   207 172 83.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 187 1.0% 149   101 86 85.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 585 3.2% 428   344 241 70.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 28 0.2% 25   8 20 250.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,556 8.6% 864   1,358 198 14.6%
Educational Services 147 0.8% 148   163 -16 -9.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 660 3.7% 611   631 29 4.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 332 1.8% 205   291 41 14.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 594 3.3% 484   507 87 17.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 243 1.3% 180   211 32 15.2%
Public Administration 434 2.4% 292   390 44 11.3%
Information Not Available 1,504 8.3% 1,145   2,634 -1,130 -42.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Illinois
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 156,366 118,804 149,947
Male 100,994 64.6% 67,318   97,407 3,587 3.7%
Female 55,372 35.4% 51,486   52,540 2,832 5.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 156,366 118,804 149,947
Hispanic or Latino 29,650 19.0% 16,458   28,991 659 2.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 126,716 81.0% 102,346   120,956 5,760 4.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 156,366 118,804 149,947
American Indian or Alaskan Native 575 0.4% 444   555 20 3.6%
Asian 3,216 2.1% 2,664   2,958 258 8.7%
Black or African American 34,567 22.1% 32,631   32,437 2,130 6.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 116,949 74.8% 82,138   113,211 3,738 3.3%
Information Not Available 1,059 0.7% 926   0 1,059 0.0%
 
Years of Age 156,366 118,804 149,947
Younger than 22 4,736 1.8% 3,494   4,573 163 3.6%
22-24 8,813 3.3% 6,683   8,535 278 3.3%
25-34 39,073 14.7% 29,742   36,808 2,265 6.2%
35-44 41,125 15.4% 30,624   40,364 761 1.9%
45-54 39,646 14.9% 29,750   38,135 1,511 4.0%
55-59 12,552 4.7% 9,710   11,767 785 6.7%
60-64 6,886 2.6% 5,661   6,443 443 6.9%
65 and older 3,535 1.3% 3,140   3,322 213 6.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 156,366 118,804 149,947
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,088 0.7% 504   1,115 -27 -2.4%
Mining 813 0.5% 549   564 249 44.1%
Utilities 181 0.1% 149   205 -24 -11.7%
Construction 34,893 22.2% 17,723   32,862 2,031 6.2%
Manufacturing 19,549 12.4% 17,895   20,586 -1,037 -5.0%
Wholesale Trade 6,780 4.3% 5,749   6,730 50 0.7%
Retail Trade 12,442 7.9% 10,932   12,361 81 0.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 6,084 3.9% 4,786   5,783 301 5.2%
Information 2,604 1.7% 2,394   2,595 9 0.3%
Finance and Insurance 7,728 4.9% 7,425   5,666 2,062 36.4%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2,209 1.4% 1,972   1,973 236 12.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 7,657 4.9% 6,548   6,952 705 10.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 434 0.3% 317   633 -199 -31.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 22,857 14.5% 14,408   22,458 399 1.8%
Educational Services 3,455 2.2% 3,335   3,599 -144 -4.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 8,847 5.6% 8,371   8,209 638 7.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3,039 1.9% 2,072   2,890 149 5.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 6,801 4.3% 5,808   6,447 354 5.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,355 2.1% 2,952   3,396 -41 -1.2%
Public Administration 2,665 1.7% 2,395   2,475 190 7.7%
Information Not Available 2,885 1.8% 2,520   2,448 437 17.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Indiana
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 60,705 42,744 58,905
Male 38,605 63.6% 24,116   36,756 1,849 5.0%
Female 22,035 36.3% 18,579   22,127 -92 -0.4%
Information Not Available 65 0.1% 49   22 43 195.5%
 
Ethnicity 60,705 42,744 58,905
Hispanic or Latino 2,771 4.6% 1,838   2,983 -212 -7.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 46,877 77.2% 32,326   53,706 -6,829 -12.7%
Information Not Available 11,057 18.2% 8,580   2,216 8,841 399.0%
 
Race 60,705 42,744 58,905
American Indian or Alaskan Native 287 0.5% 183   237 50 21.1%
Asian 401 0.7% 330   352 49 13.9%
Black or African American 8,122 13.4% 6,440   7,887 235 3.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 50 0.1% 40   54 -4 -7.4%
White 48,777 80.4% 33,662   46,866 1,911 4.1%
Information Not Available 3,068 5.1% 2,089   3,509 -441 -12.6%
 
Years of Age 60,705 42,744 58,905
Younger than 22 2,072 1.9% 1,359   2,257 -185 -8.2%
22-24 3,632 3.4% 2,565   3,826 -194 -5.1%
25-34 15,099 14.1% 10,488   14,896 203 1.4%
35-44 15,749 14.8% 11,215   15,575 174 1.1%
45-54 15,072 14.1% 10,543   14,006 1,066 7.6%
55-59 4,648 4.4% 3,424   4,415 233 5.3%
60-64 2,757 2.6% 2,042   2,405 352 14.6%
65 and older 1,676 1.6% 1,108   1,525 151 9.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 60,705 42,744 58,905
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 231 0.4% 133   226 5 2.2%
Mining 212 0.3% 96   183 29 15.8%
Utilities 168 0.3% 148   43 125 290.7%
Construction 11,494 18.9% 5,136   9,561 1,933 20.2%
Manufacturing 14,525 23.8% 11,108   16,775 -2,250 -13.4%
Wholesale Trade 1,972 3.2% 1,645   1,853 119 6.4%
Retail Trade 4,227 6.9% 3,424   4,278 -51 -1.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,812 4.6% 1,510   2,064 748 36.2%
Information 546 0.9% 466   430 116 27.0%
Finance and Insurance 1,585 2.6% 1,449   1,283 302 23.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 814 1.3% 669   759 55 7.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,467 2.4% 1,315   1,402 65 4.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 131 0.2% 128   93 38 40.9%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 6,233 10.2% 4,168   6,536 -303 -4.6%
Educational Services 665 1.1% 642   704 -39 -5.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,106 5.1% 2,772   3,032 74 2.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,077 1.8% 586   999 78 7.8%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,402 3.9% 1,933   2,369 33 1.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,157 1.9% 930   1,115 42 3.8%
Public Administration 470 0.8% 346   481 -11 -2.3%
Information Not Available 5,411 8.9% 4,140   4,719 692 14.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kansas
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 20,140 14,445 17,714
Male 13,132 65.2% 7,931   10,757 2,375 22.1%
Female 7,008 34.8% 6,514   6,957 51 0.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 20,140 14,445 17,714
Hispanic or Latino 1,471 7.3% 880   1,205 266 22.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 10,303 51.2% 7,415   10,033 270 2.7%
Information Not Available 8,366 41.5% 6,150   6,476 1,890 29.2%
 
Race 20,140 14,445 17,714
American Indian or Alaskan Native 321 1.6% 252   288 33 11.5%
Asian 202 1.0% 174   191 11 5.8%
Black or African American 2,625 13.0% 2,341   2,613 12 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 33 0.2% 21   25 8 32.0%
White 15,328 76.1% 10,623   13,156 2,172 16.5%
Information Not Available 1,631 8.1% 1,034   1,441 190 13.2%
 
Years of Age 20,140 14,445 17,714
Younger than 22 616 1.8% 420   594 22 3.7%
22-24 1,216 3.5% 850   1,155 61 5.3%
25-34 4,909 14.2% 3,462   4,275 634 14.8%
35-44 5,052 14.6% 3,639   4,583 469 10.2%
45-54 5,302 15.3% 3,757   4,477 825 18.4%
55-59 1,657 4.8% 1,217   1,411 246 17.4%
60-64 910 2.6% 708   773 137 17.7%
65 and older 478 1.4% 392   446 32 7.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 20,140 14,445 17,714
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 180 0.9% 118   280 -100 -35.7%
Mining 178 0.9% 109   148 30 20.3%
Utilities 26 0.1% 21   18 8 44.4%
Construction 5,506 27.1% 1,872   3,417 2,089 61.1%
Manufacturing 2,849 14.0% 2,179   2,461 388 15.8%
Wholesale Trade 763 3.8% 711   1,077 -314 -29.2%
Retail Trade 1,283 6.3% 1,157   1,291 -8 -0.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 648 3.2% 413   497 151 30.4%
Information 604 3.0% 652   453 151 33.3%
Finance and Insurance 579 2.8% 552   530 49 9.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 313 1.5% 283   275 38 13.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 668 3.3% 633   719 -51 -7.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 46 0.2% 44   42 4 9.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,052 10.1% 1,590   1,762 290 16.5%
Educational Services 299 1.5% 317   288 11 3.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,302 6.4% 1,219   1,350 -48 -3.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 177 0.9% 161   157 20 12.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 613 3.0% 536   612 1 0.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 535 2.6% 509   433 102 23.6%
Public Administration 429 2.1% 371   428 1 0.2%
Information Not Available 1,090 5.4% 998   1,476 -386 -26.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kentucky
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 30,575 26,153 34,353
Male 18,936 61.9% 15,685   22,450 -3,514 -15.7%
Female 11,639 38.1% 10,468   11,903 -264 -2.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 30,575 26,153 34,353
Hispanic or Latino 58 0.2% 24   90 -32 -35.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 30,517 99.8% 26,129   34,263 -3,746 -10.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 30,575 26,153 34,353
American Indian or Alaskan Native 179 0.6% 198   113 66 58.4%
Asian 89 0.3% 105   86 3 3.5%
Black or African American 3,354 11.0% 3,010   4,032 -678 -16.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 22 0.1% 36   0 22 0.0%
White 26,529 86.8% 22,548   29,933 -3,404 -11.4%
Information Not Available 402 1.3% 256   189 213 112.7%
 
Years of Age 30,575 26,153 34,353
Younger than 22 831 1.5% 761   843 -12 -1.4%
22-24 1,541 2.8% 1,519   1,597 -56 -3.5%
25-34 7,570 13.6% 6,364   8,354 -784 -9.4%
35-44 8,191 14.8% 7,409   10,326 -2,135 -20.7%
45-54 7,780 14.0% 6,247   8,534 -754 -8.8%
55-59 2,327 4.2% 2,026   2,503 -176 -7.0%
60-64 1,572 2.8% 1,227   1,371 201 14.7%
65 and older 759 1.4% 600   825 -66 -8.0%
Information Not Available 4 0.0% 0   0 4 0.0%
 
Industry 30,575 26,153 34,353
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 40 0.1% 113   81 -41 -50.6%
Mining 505 1.6% 490   668 -163 -24.4%
Utilities 27 0.1% 24   54 -27 -50.0%
Construction 4,846 15.8% 3,553   4,989 -143 -2.9%
Manufacturing 7,726 25.2% 6,883   12,188 -4,462 -36.6%
Wholesale Trade 1,644 5.4% 1,236   1,119 525 46.9%
Retail Trade 2,166 7.1% 1,884   2,120 46 2.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,313 4.3% 972   1,240 73 5.9%
Information 442 1.4% 409   478 -36 -7.5%
Finance and Insurance 960 3.1% 863   893 67 7.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 219 0.7% 300   365 -146 -40.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 987 3.2% 713   965 22 2.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 0.3% 73   54 26 48.1%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,447 8.0% 2,021   2,571 -124 -4.8%
Educational Services 576 1.9% 547   474 102 21.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,773 5.8% 1,839   1,646 127 7.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 929 3.0% 421   735 194 26.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,085 3.5% 1,256   1,159 -74 -6.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 496 1.6% 442   717 -221 -30.8%
Public Administration 393 1.3% 332   329 64 19.5%
Information Not Available 1,921 6.3% 1,782   1,508 413 27.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Louisiana
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 19,445 17,862 18,834
Male 10,266 52.8% 8,930   9,244 1,022 11.1%
Female 9,179 47.2% 8,932   9,590 -411 -4.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 19,445 17,862 18,834
Hispanic or Latino 420 2.2% 376   388 32 8.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 18,913 97.3% 17,383   18,356 557 3.0%
Information Not Available 112 0.6% 103   90 22 24.4%
 
Race 19,445 17,862 18,834
American Indian or Alaskan Native 107 0.6% 86   111 -4 -3.6%
Asian 175 0.9% 155   139 36 25.9%
Black or African American 10,069 51.8% 9,452   10,474 -405 -3.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 21 0.1% 16   17 4 23.5%
White 8,982 46.2% 8,058   8,091 891 11.0%
Information Not Available 91 0.5% 95   2 89 4450.0%
 
Years of Age 19,445 17,862 18,834
Younger than 22 642 2.3% 560   658 -16 -2.4%
22-24 1,360 4.9% 1,223   1,292 68 5.3%
25-34 5,019 18.2% 4,659   4,792 227 4.7%
35-44 4,741 17.2% 4,392   4,647 94 2.0%
45-54 4,718 17.1% 4,295   4,597 121 2.6%
55-59 1,450 5.3% 1,350   1,475 -25 -1.7%
60-64 913 3.3% 846   803 110 13.7%
65 and older 602 2.2% 537   570 32 5.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 19,445 17,862 18,834
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 393 2.0% 201   364 29 8.0%
Mining 281 1.4% 262   200 81 40.5%
Utilities 57 0.3% 50   65 -8 -12.3%
Construction 3,269 16.5% 2,747   2,460 809 32.9%
Manufacturing 1,640 8.3% 1,548   1,468 172 11.7%
Wholesale Trade 410 2.1% 396   422 -12 -2.8%
Retail Trade 1,400 7.1% 1,393   1,269 131 10.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 620 3.1% 508   563 57 10.1%
Information 268 1.4% 237   380 -112 -29.5%
Finance and Insurance 431 2.2% 437   392 39 9.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 245 1.2% 252   282 -37 -13.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,183 6.0% 1,180   882 301 34.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 140 0.7% 158   87 53 60.9%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,299 6.5% 1,224   1,341 -42 -3.1%
Educational Services 393 2.0% 398   479 -86 -18.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,547 7.8% 1,548   1,382 165 11.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 362 1.8% 344   365 -3 -0.8%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,091 5.5% 945   1,057 34 3.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 731 3.7% 719   564 167 29.6%
Public Administration 274 1.4% 250   384 -110 -28.6%
Information Not Available 3,411 17.2% 3,065   4,428 -1,017 -23.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Massachusetts
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 83,850 70,252 80,828
Male 54,016 64.4% 41,536   51,245 2,771 5.4%
Female 29,834 35.6% 28,716   29,583 251 0.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 83,850 70,252 80,828
Hispanic or Latino 8,301 9.9% 6,794   8,400 -99 -1.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 73,695 87.9% 61,820   70,673 3,022 4.3%
Information Not Available 1,854 2.2% 1,638   1,755 99 5.6%
 
Race 83,850 70,252 80,828
American Indian or Alaskan Native 201 0.2% 169   227 -26 -11.5%
Asian 1,961 2.3% 1,945   2,048 -87 -4.2%
Black or African American 6,535 7.8% 6,034   6,499 36 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 48 0.1% 35   50 -2 -4.0%
White 67,848 80.9% 55,960   65,228 2,620 4.0%
Information Not Available 7,257 8.7% 6,109   6,776 481 7.1%
 
Years of Age 83,850 70,252 80,828
Younger than 22 2,579 1.8% 1,988   2,579 0 0.0%
22-24 4,468 3.1% 3,668   4,456 12 0.3%
25-34 18,170 12.4% 15,043   17,515 655 3.7%
35-44 21,236 14.5% 17,839   21,208 28 0.1%
45-54 21,162 14.5% 17,924   20,158 1,004 5.0%
55-59 7,625 5.2% 6,507   7,100 525 7.4%
60-64 5,305 3.6% 4,547   4,850 455 9.4%
65 and older 3,305 2.3% 2,736   2,962 343 11.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 83,850 70,252 80,828
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 819 1.0% 716   835 -16 -1.9%
Mining 134 0.2% 78   154 -20 -13.0%
Utilities 105 0.1% 73   61 44 72.1%
Construction 14,611 17.3% 9,421   14,060 551 3.9%
Manufacturing 8,372 9.9% 8,016   8,316 56 0.7%
Wholesale Trade 4,051 4.8% 3,903   3,476 575 16.5%
Retail Trade 6,767 8.0% 6,402   7,064 -297 -4.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,083 2.5% 1,830   2,178 -95 -4.4%
Information 1,686 2.0% 1,674   1,709 -23 -1.3%
Finance and Insurance 3,349 4.0% 3,420   2,654 695 26.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,371 1.6% 1,247   1,294 77 6.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 4,817 5.7% 4,741   4,802 15 0.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 192 0.2% 189   126 66 52.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 9,956 11.8% 6,906   9,171 785 8.6%
Educational Services 1,219 1.4% 1,204   1,202 17 1.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 5,265 6.2% 5,383   5,294 -29 -0.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2,540 3.0% 1,396   2,350 190 8.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 5,622 6.6% 4,660   5,366 256 4.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2,901 3.4% 2,693   2,917 -16 -0.5%
Public Administration 1,969 2.3% 1,863   2,057 -88 -4.3%
Information Not Available 6,021 7.1% 4,437   5,742 279 4.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maryland
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 39,727 33,316 32,075
Male 22,040 55.5% 17,576   17,281 4,759 27.5%
Female 17,687 44.5% 15,740   14,794 2,893 19.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 39,727 33,316 32,075
Hispanic or Latino 1,841 4.6% 1,470   1,185 656 55.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 37,195 93.6% 31,272   30,349 6,846 22.6%
Information Not Available 691 1.7% 574   541 150 27.7%
 
Race 39,727 33,316 32,075
American Indian or Alaskan Native 95 0.2% 79   92 3 3.3%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 16,327 41.1% 14,476   14,275 2,052 14.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 72 0.2% 64   69 3 4.3%
White 20,233 50.9% 16,172   15,914 4,319 27.1%
Information Not Available 3,000 7.6% 2,525   1,725 1,275 73.9%
 
Years of Age 39,727 33,316 32,075
Younger than 22 1,407 2.4% 1,153   1,161 246 21.2%
22-24 2,357 4.1% 1,959   1,914 443 23.1%
25-34 8,996 15.6% 7,585   6,945 2,051 29.5%
35-44 9,709 16.8% 8,286   8,020 1,689 21.1%
45-54 9,849 17.0% 8,287   8,078 1,771 21.9%
55-59 3,233 5.6% 2,707   2,673 560 21.0%
60-64 2,162 3.7% 1,776   1,737 425 24.5%
65 and older 2,010 3.5% 1,560   1,537 473 30.8%
Information Not Available 4 0.0% 3   10 -6 -60.0%
 
Industry 39,727 33,316 32,075
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 113 0.3% 74   100 13 13.0%
Mining 57 0.1% 32   42 15 35.7%
Utilities 43 0.1% 35   40 3 7.5%
Construction 6,686 16.8% 4,652   4,501 2,185 48.5%
Manufacturing 814 2.0% 657   653 161 24.7%
Wholesale Trade 1,581 4.0% 1,416   1,285 296 23.0%
Retail Trade 1,241 3.1% 1,195   1,192 49 4.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 969 2.4% 792   695 274 39.4%
Information 782 2.0% 644   700 82 11.7%
Finance and Insurance 2,366 5.9% 1,997   1,071 1,295 120.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 991 2.5% 867   737 254 34.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,792 7.0% 2,541   2,475 317 12.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 19 0.0% 19   27 -8 -29.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 4,977 12.5% 4,266   4,519 458 10.1%
Educational Services 838 2.1% 791   790 48 6.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,652 6.7% 2,477   713 1,939 271.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 900 2.3% 667   2,821 -1,921 -68.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,264 8.2% 2,580   916 2,348 256.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,084 2.7% 921   663 421 63.5%
Public Administration 820 2.1% 682   5,913 -5,093 -86.1%
Information Not Available 6,738 16.9% 6,011   2,222 4,516 203.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maine
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 10,487 7,420 10,341
Male 6,516 62.1% 4,028   6,493 23 0.4%
Female 3,970 37.9% 3,392   3,847 123 3.2%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 0   1 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 10,487 7,420 10,341
Hispanic or Latino 104 1.0% 73   76 28 36.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 8,677 82.7% 6,238   8,723 -46 -0.5%
Information Not Available 1,706 16.3% 1,109   1,542 164 10.6%
 
Race 10,487 7,420 10,341
American Indian or Alaskan Native 93 0.9% 66   107 -14 -13.1%
Asian 33 0.3% 32   42 -9 -21.4%
Black or African American 95 0.9% 76   68 27 39.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 8,992 85.7% 6,421   9,013 -21 -0.2%
Information Not Available 1,274 12.1% 825   1,111 163 14.7%
 
Years of Age 10,487 7,420 10,341
Younger than 22 525 2.8% 346   517 8 1.5%
22-24 746 3.9% 497   718 28 3.9%
25-34 2,285 12.1% 1,620   2,211 74 3.3%
35-44 2,468 13.0% 1,740   2,418 50 2.1%
45-54 2,672 14.1% 1,915   2,759 -87 -3.2%
55-59 910 4.8% 671   945 -35 -3.7%
60-64 537 2.8% 405   501 36 7.2%
65 and older 344 1.8% 226   272 72 26.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 10,487 7,420 10,341
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 179 1.7% 113   185 -6 -3.2%
Mining 10 0.1% 4   14 -4 -28.6%
Utilities 10 0.1% 12   14 -4 -28.6%
Construction 1,851 17.4% 699   1,788 63 3.5%
Manufacturing 976 9.2% 761   1,157 -181 -15.6%
Wholesale Trade 254 2.4% 214   254 0 0.0%
Retail Trade 844 7.9% 702   817 27 3.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 217 2.0% 122   175 42 24.0%
Information 74 0.7% 77   89 -15 -16.9%
Finance and Insurance 144 1.4% 129   157 -13 -8.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 97 0.9% 88   51 46 90.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 185 1.7% 156   142 43 30.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13 0.1% 8   5 8 160.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 888 8.3% 489   701 187 26.7%
Educational Services 128 1.2% 138   133 -5 -3.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 545 5.1% 546   482 63 13.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 213 2.0% 145   221 -8 -3.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,253 11.7% 871   1,188 65 5.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 194 1.8% 168   172 22 12.8%
Public Administration 140 1.3% 105   205 -65 -31.7%
Information Not Available 2,272 21.3% 1,873   2,391 -119 -5.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Michigan
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 148,470 120,795 151,013
Male 96,822 65.2% 71,861   100,299 -3,477 -3.5%
Female 51,640 34.8% 48,928   50,708 932 1.8%
Information Not Available 8 0.0% 6   6 2 33.3%
 
Ethnicity 148,470 120,795 151,013
Hispanic or Latino 6,603 4.4% 4,041   6,407 196 3.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 104,551 70.4% 87,327   107,582 -3,031 -2.8%
Information Not Available 37,316 25.1% 29,427   37,024 292 0.8%
 
Race 148,470 120,795 151,013
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,974 1.3% 1,492   1,888 86 4.6%
Asian 892 0.6% 791   968 -76 -7.9%
Black or African American 15,478 10.4% 16,694   16,448 -970 -5.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 77 0.1% 66   99 -22 -22.2%
White 86,127 58.0% 68,236   88,433 -2,306 -2.6%
Information Not Available 43,922 29.6% 33,516   43,177 745 1.7%
 
Years of Age 148,470 120,795 151,013
Younger than 22 5,235 2.3% 3,818   5,848 -613 -10.5%
22-24 9,213 4.0% 7,020   10,067 -854 -8.5%
25-34 36,039 15.8% 28,578   37,263 -1,224 -3.3%
35-44 37,862 16.6% 30,776   39,165 -1,303 -3.3%
45-54 37,610 16.5% 31,157   36,708 902 2.5%
55-59 11,961 5.2% 10,393   11,848 113 1.0%
60-64 6,472 2.8% 5,663   6,266 206 3.3%
65 and older 4,075 1.8% 3,389   3,848 227 5.9%
Information Not Available 3 0.0% 1   0 3 0.0%
 
Industry 148,470 120,795 151,013
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,773 1.2% 1,035   1,827 -54 -3.0%
Mining 876 0.6% 330   1,056 -180 -17.0%
Utilities 104 0.1% 73   148 -44 -29.7%
Construction 26,460 17.6% 14,097   28,952 -2,492 -8.6%
Manufacturing 25,176 16.8% 26,273   26,396 -1,220 -4.6%
Wholesale Trade 4,522 3.0% 3,880   4,954 -432 -8.7%
Retail Trade 11,521 7.7% 10,320   10,705 816 7.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 4,453 3.0% 3,573   3,997 456 11.4%
Information 1,085 0.7% 1,033   1,189 -104 -8.7%
Finance and Insurance 3,470 2.3% 3,486   3,348 122 3.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,705 1.1% 1,583   1,984 -279 -14.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 5,686 3.8% 5,072   6,116 -430 -7.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 693 0.5% 721   1,112 -419 -37.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 19,829 13.2% 13,624   20,080 -251 -1.3%
Educational Services 2,789 1.9% 2,998   2,779 10 0.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 7,845 5.2% 7,705   7,368 477 6.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,643 3.1% 3,441   4,651 -8 -0.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 7,039 4.7% 6,190   7,380 -341 -4.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2,875 1.9% 2,500   2,927 -52 -1.8%
Public Administration 2,328 1.5% 1,853   2,284 44 1.9%
Information Not Available 13,598 9.1% 11,008   11,760 1,838 15.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Minnesota
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 60,615 38,446 55,457
Male 44,733 73.8% 24,851   40,979 3,754 9.2%
Female 15,882 26.2% 13,593   14,396 1,486 10.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 2   82 -82 -100.0%
 
Ethnicity 60,615 38,446 55,457
Hispanic or Latino 2,048 3.4% 1,236   1,827 221 12.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 53,581 88.4% 34,043   49,701 3,880 7.8%
Information Not Available 4,986 8.2% 3,167   3,929 1,057 26.9%
 
Race 60,615 38,446 55,457
American Indian or Alaskan Native 749 1.2% 538   689 60 8.7%
Asian 855 1.4% 721   815 40 4.9%
Black or African American 3,179 5.2% 2,712   3,007 172 5.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 229 0.4% 164   249 -20 -8.0%
White 52,449 86.5% 32,282   48,218 4,231 8.8%
Information Not Available 3,154 5.2% 2,029   2,479 675 27.2%
 
Years of Age 60,615 38,446 55,457
Younger than 22 2,128 1.9% 1,179   2,816 -688 -24.4%
22-24 4,448 4.0% 2,460   4,305 143 3.3%
25-34 15,371 14.0% 9,343   13,676 1,695 12.4%
35-44 13,793 12.5% 8,934   13,227 566 4.3%
45-54 14,893 13.5% 9,863   13,471 1,422 10.6%
55-59 5,344 4.9% 3,508   4,421 923 20.9%
60-64 2,915 2.6% 1,997   2,225 690 31.0%
65 and older 1,477 1.3% 985   756 721 95.4%
Information Not Available 246 0.2% 177   560 -314 -56.1%
 
Industry 60,615 38,446 55,457
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 778 1.3% 442   976 -198 -20.3%
Mining 604 1.0% 192   542 62 11.4%
Utilities 228 0.4% 153   175 53 30.3%
Construction 20,814 33.9% 8,443   19,001 1,813 9.5%
Manufacturing 7,417 12.1% 5,017   7,785 -368 -4.7%
Wholesale Trade 2,357 3.8% 1,781   2,228 129 5.8%
Retail Trade 3,827 6.2% 3,180   3,583 244 6.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,587 2.6% 910   1,593 -6 -0.4%
Information 833 1.4% 702   838 -5 -0.6%
Finance and Insurance 1,603 2.6% 1,552   1,249 354 28.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 716 1.2% 636   722 -6 -0.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,503 4.1% 1,904   1,985 518 26.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 734 1.2% 581   534 200 37.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,328 8.7% 3,378   5,049 279 5.5%
Educational Services 948 1.5% 877   954 -6 -0.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,668 4.3% 2,386   2,584 84 3.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,118 1.8% 786   1,035 83 8.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,240 3.6% 1,896   2,149 91 4.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,185 1.9% 921   1,028 157 15.3%
Public Administration 1,209 2.0% 852   1,132 77 6.8%
Information Not Available 1,918 3.1% 1,857   315 1,603 508.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Missouri
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 49,452 39,163 48,431
Male 29,496 59.6% 21,124   28,656 840 2.9%
Female 19,952 40.3% 18,028   19,773 179 0.9%
Information Not Available 4 0.0% 11   2 2 100.0%
 
Ethnicity 49,452 39,163 48,431
Hispanic or Latino 532 1.1% 452   586 -54 -9.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 16,992 34.4% 13,579   17,028 -36 -0.2%
Information Not Available 31,928 64.6% 25,132   30,817 1,111 3.6%
 
Race 49,452 39,163 48,431
American Indian or Alaskan Native 416 0.8% 336   383 33 8.6%
Asian 305 0.6% 272   268 37 13.8%
Black or African American 10,000 20.2% 9,400   9,757 243 2.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 471 1.0% 354   318 153 48.1%
White 36,185 73.2% 27,104   36,024 161 0.4%
Information Not Available 2,075 4.2% 1,697   1,681 394 23.4%
 
Years of Age 49,452 39,163 48,431
Younger than 22 1,613 1.9% 1,253   1,894 -281 -14.8%
22-24 3,052 3.7% 2,234   3,106 -54 -1.7%
25-34 11,606 13.9% 9,086   11,611 -5 0.0%
35-44 12,284 14.7% 9,749   12,484 -200 -1.6%
45-54 12,921 15.5% 10,376   11,731 1,190 10.1%
55-59 3,942 4.7% 3,213   3,751 191 5.1%
60-64 2,333 2.8% 1,952   2,189 144 6.6%
65 and older 1,671 2.0% 1,295   1,665 6 0.4%
Information Not Available 30 0.0% 5   0 30 0.0%
 
Industry 49,452 39,163 48,431
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 489 1.0% 311   462 27 5.8%
Mining 297 0.6% 87   458 -161 -35.2%
Utilities 59 0.1% 41   67 -8 -11.9%
Construction 10,033 20.1% 5,489   9,751 282 2.9%
Manufacturing 7,860 15.7% 7,174   7,489 371 5.0%
Wholesale Trade 1,633 3.3% 1,496   1,708 -75 -4.4%
Retail Trade 4,166 8.3% 3,739   4,368 -202 -4.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,925 3.9% 1,325   1,868 57 3.1%
Information 817 1.6% 757   1,148 -331 -28.8%
Finance and Insurance 1,826 3.7% 1,681   1,305 521 39.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 891 1.8% 724   940 -49 -5.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,472 2.9% 1,357   1,310 162 12.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 114 0.2% 82   98 16 16.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,016 10.0% 4,249   4,309 707 16.4%
Educational Services 951 1.9% 890   814 137 16.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,458 6.9% 3,263   3,881 -423 -10.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,140 2.3% 740   1,335 -195 -14.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,799 7.6% 2,774   4,013 -214 -5.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,361 2.7% 1,171   1,428 -67 -4.7%
Public Administration 586 1.2% 522   498 88 17.7%
Information Not Available 1,559 3.1% 1,291   1,181 378 32.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Mississippi
Dec 2007 Percent Nov 2007     Dec 2006 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 20,029 17,270 18,420
Male 10,658 53.2% 8,353   9,567 1,091 11.4%
Female 9,371 46.8% 8,917   8,850 521 5.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0