Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants

April 2008

Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants: Total Claimants
April 2008
Apr 2008 Mar 2008 Monthly Change Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
United States 3,056,108 3,256,582 -200,474 2,623,930 432,178 16.5
Alaska 13,026 14,748 -1,722 13,766 -740 -5.4
Alabama 30,032 29,322 710 24,505 5,527 22.6
Arkansas 30,477 28,944 1,533 27,749 2,728 9.8
Arizona 37,093 32,382 4,711 25,384 11,709 46.1
California 486,416 512,363 -25,947 393,332 93,084 23.7
Colorado 25,674 27,545 -1,871 21,762 3,912 18.0
Connecticut 41,883 48,420 -6,537 38,870 3,013 7.8
District of Columbia 8,067 6,422 1,645 4,392 3,675 83.7
Delaware 10,509 10,292 217 10,041 468 4.7
Florida 145,680 139,958 5,722 90,584 55,096 60.8
Georgia 67,112 67,052 60 49,334 17,778 36.0
Hawaii 10,111 8,082 2,029 6,666 3,445 51.7
Iowa 29,349 36,670 -7,321 25,271 4,078 16.1
Idaho 18,384 22,365 -3,981 11,855 6,529 55.1
Illinois 163,541 184,333 -20,792 140,337 23,204 16.5
Indiana 67,561 76,324 -8,763 56,849 10,712 18.8
Kansas 19,016 19,242 -226 16,901 2,115 12.5
Kentucky 38,745 38,750 -5 30,141 8,604 28.5
Louisiana 18,835 19,337 -502 18,009 826 4.6
Massachusetts 90,958 105,900 -14,942 84,942 6,016 7.1
Maryland 44,104 46,768 -2,664 32,294 11,810 36.6
Maine 14,199 15,593 -1,394 12,892 1,307 10.1
Michigan 181,345 182,540 -1,195 164,629 16,716 10.2
Minnesota 66,473 72,505 -6,032 68,871 -2,398 -3.5
Missouri 50,667 58,197 -7,530 42,408 8,259 19.5
Mississippi 18,899 19,638 -739 16,658 2,241 13.5
Montana 5,828 7,451 -1,623 4,951 877 17.7
North Carolina 86,863 85,736 1,127 74,200 12,663 17.1
North Dakota 3,356 5,305 -1,949 4,235 -879 -20.8
Nebraska 9,431 10,955 -1,524 9,109 322 3.5
New Hampshire 9,891 10,756 -865 7,884 2,007 25.5
New Jersey 121,053 131,632 -10,579 118,377 2,676 2.3
New Mexico 11,964 12,330 -366 10,807 1,157 10.7
Nevada 34,765 34,531 234 23,462 11,303 48.2
New York 191,264 210,687 -19,423 185,923 5,341 2.9
Ohio 123,914 139,528 -15,614 102,571 21,343 20.8
Oklahoma 14,213 13,828 385 13,996 217 1.6
Oregon 55,583 57,761 -2,178 43,856 11,727 26.7
Pennsylvania 183,075 210,883 -27,808 177,883 5,192 2.9
Puerto Rico 35,065 35,195 -130 33,059 2,006 6.1
Rhode Island 15,642 18,671 -3,029 13,218 2,424 18.3
South Carolina 45,828 45,640 188 38,309 7,519 19.6
South Dakota 2,107 3,160 -1,053 2,410 -303 -12.6
Tennessee 43,390 46,353 -2,963 36,441 6,949 19.1
Texas 102,990 99,903 3,087 94,587 8,403 8.9
Utah 13,201 14,804 -1,603 7,277 5,924 81.4
Virginia 42,766 46,148 -3,382 33,859 8,907 26.3
Virgin Islands 443 351 92 247 196 79.4
Vermont 8,203 8,744 -541 7,324 879 12.0
Washington 59,961 63,647 -3,686 47,692 12,269 25.7
Wisconsin 90,004 98,760 -8,756 85,768 4,236 4.9
West Virginia 14,058 16,467 -2,409 15,250 -1,192 -7.8
Wyoming 3,094 3,664 -570 2,793 301 10.8
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
US Totals
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 3,056,108   3,256,582   2,623,930 432,178 16.5
Male 1,868,034 61.1% 2,067,182   1,563,217 304,817 19.5%
Female 1,185,664 38.8% 1,186,572   1,058,697 126,967 12.0%
Information Not Available 2,410 0.1% 2,828   2,016 394 19.5%
 
Ethnicity 3,056,108   3,256,582   2,623,930    
Hispanic or Latino 489,431 16.0% 522,765   412,258 77,173 18.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 2,206,181 85.9% 2,358,364   1,918,621 287,560 15.0%
Information Not Available 360,890 10.6% 375,723   293,052 67,838 23.1%
 
Race 3,056,108   3,256,582   2,623,930
American Indian or Alaskan Native 30,989 1.0% 33,683   28,348 2,641 9.3%
Asian 73,039 2.4% 71,953   60,271 12,768 21.2%
Black or African American 493,013 16.1% 485,195   432,399 60,614 14.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 12,218 0.4% 10,903   12,144 74 0.6%
White 1,763,774 57.7% 1,942,335   1,530,084 233,690 15.3%
Information Not Available 683,074 22.4% 712,514   560,684 122,390 21.8%
 
Years of Age 3,056,108   3,256,582   2,623,930
Younger than 22 120,230 3.9% 125,822   104,402 15,828 15.2%
22-24 171,573 5.6% 187,851   153,967 17,606 11.4%
25-34 714,929 23.4% 762,286   612,756 102,173 16.7%
35-44 758,093 24.8% 811,302   669,144 88,949 13.3%
45-54 759,696 24.9% 800,651   639,357 120,339 18.8%
55-59 255,384 8.4% 270,631   214,274 41,110 19.2%
60-64 157,017 5.1% 165,980   130,627 26,390 20.2%
65 and older 95,179 3.1% 104,980   80,066 15,113 18.9%
Information Not Available 24,007 0.8% 27,079   19,337 4,670 24.2%
 
Industry 3,056,108   3,256,582   2,623,930
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 89,771 2.9% 100,000   82,546 7,225 8.8%
Mining 13,550 0.4% 17,924   13,286 264 2.0%
Utilities 5,801 0.2% 6,431   5,338 463 8.7%
Construction 539,900 17.7% 637,438   440,010 99,890 22.7%
Manufacturing 453,892 14.9% 446,893   395,730 58,162 14.7%
Wholesale Trade 112,223 3.7% 112,696   97,207 15,016 15.4%
Retail Trade 254,209 8.3% 261,960   215,204 39,005 18.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 106,548 3.5% 104,843   93,654 12,894 13.8%
Information 73,572 2.4% 74,437   69,439 4,133 6.0%
Finance and Insurance 107,120 3.5% 107,324   84,215 22,905 27.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 53,711 1.8% 55,789   41,342 12,369 29.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 120,109 3.9% 121,050   97,947 22,162 22.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,928 0.4% 11,126   10,739 189 1.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 332,466 10.9% 366,899   278,042 54,424 19.6%
Educational Services 43,365 1.4% 44,730   39,748 3,617 9.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 165,196 5.4% 162,890   155,348 9,848 6.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 45,995 1.5% 65,084   42,570 3,425 8.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 139,893 4.6% 155,737   130,401 9,492 7.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 74,321 2.4% 78,649   68,546 5,775 8.4%
Public Administration 43,039 1.4% 49,753   41,730 1,309 3.1%
Information Not Available 270,499 8.9% 274,929   220,888 49,611 22.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alaska
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 13,026 14,748 13,766 -740 -5.4
Male 8,142 62.5% 9,545   8,742 -600 -6.9%
Female 4,884 37.5% 5,203   5,024 -140 -2.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 13,026   14,748   13,766    
Hispanic or Latino 454 3.5% 437   542 -88 -16.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 12,454 95.6% 14,190   13,122 -668 -5.1%
Information Not Available 118 0.9% 121   102 16 15.7%
 
Race 13,026 14,748 13,766
American Indian or Alaskan Native 4,018 30.8% 4,472   4,448 -430 -9.7%
Asian 626 4.8% 513   564 62 11.0%
Black or African American 492 3.8% 515   496 -4 -0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 123 0.9% 116   89 34 38.2%
White 7,325 56.2% 8,727   7,716 -391 -5.1%
Information Not Available 442 3.4% 405   453 -11 -2.4%
 
Years of Age 13,026 14,748 13,766
Younger than 22 542 2.7% 629   629 -87 -13.8%
22-24 997 5.0% 1,110   1,064 -67 -6.3%
25-34 3,417 17.3% 3,841   3,365 52 1.5%
35-44 2,860 14.5% 3,199   3,296 -436 -13.2%
45-54 3,288 16.7% 3,767   3,477 -189 -5.4%
55-59 1,012 5.1% 1,156   1,038 -26 -2.5%
60-64 604 3.1% 686   583 21 3.6%
65 and older 306 1.5% 360   314 -8 -2.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 13,026 14,748 13,766
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 94 0.7% 134   95 -1 -1.1%
Mining 418 3.2% 506   411 7 1.7%
Utilities 77 0.6% 92   101 -24 -23.8%
Construction 2,857 21.8% 3,396   3,421 -564 -16.5%
Manufacturing 1,000 7.6% 896   878 122 13.9%
Wholesale Trade 169 1.3% 178   207 -38 -18.4%
Retail Trade 1,181 9.0% 1,238   1,216 -35 -2.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 596 4.5% 890   694 -98 -14.1%
Information 130 1.0% 136   151 -21 -13.9%
Finance and Insurance 224 1.7% 241   259 -35 -13.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 310 2.4% 387   370 -60 -16.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 415 3.2% 456   296 119 40.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 37 0.3% 57   46 -9 -19.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 746 5.7% 821   702 44 6.3%
Educational Services 358 2.7% 375   388 -30 -7.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 935 7.1% 941   907 28 3.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 166 1.3% 181   206 -40 -19.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,199 9.1% 1,369   1,192 7 0.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 370 2.8% 381   430 -60 -14.0%
Public Administration 1,417 10.8% 1,711   1,448 -31 -2.1%
Information Not Available 327 2.5% 362   348 -21 -6.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alabama
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 30,032 29,322 24,505
Male 15,842 52.8% 15,661   12,304 3,538 28.8%
Female 14,136 47.1% 13,600   12,132 2,004 16.5%
Information Not Available 54 0.2% 61   69 -15 -21.7%
 
Ethnicity 30,032 29,322 24,505
Hispanic or Latino 702 2.3% 687   599 103 17.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 24,067 80.1% 23,489   18,372 5,695 31.0%
Information Not Available 5,263 17.5% 5,146   5,534 -271 -4.9%
 
Race 30,032 29,322 24,505
American Indian or Alaskan Native 868 2.9% 856   822 46 5.6%
Asian 473 1.6% 519   440 33 7.5%
Black or African American 13,071 43.5% 12,820   9,643 3,428 35.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 49 0.2% 51   39 10 25.6%
White 13,974 46.5% 13,530   10,792 3,182 29.5%
Information Not Available 1,597 5.3% 1,546   2,769 -1,172 -42.3%
 
Years of Age 30,032 29,322 24,505
Younger than 22 1,232 2.9% 1,187   1,011 221 21.9%
22-24 2,133 5.0% 2,042   1,715 418 24.4%
25-34 7,735 18.2% 7,688   6,353 1,382 21.8%
35-44 7,192 16.9% 6,976   6,168 1,024 16.6%
45-54 7,024 16.5% 6,919   5,541 1,483 26.8%
55-59 2,342 5.5% 2,194   1,898 444 23.4%
60-64 1,466 3.4% 1,365   1,101 365 33.2%
65 and older 892 2.1% 926   705 187 26.5%
Information Not Available 16 0.0% 25   13 3 23.1%
 
Industry 30,032 29,322 24,505
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 259 0.9% 250   157 102 65.0%
Mining 88 0.3% 95   140 -52 -37.1%
Utilities 49 0.2% 39   43 6 14.0%
Construction 3,233 10.7% 3,299   2,349 884 37.6%
Manufacturing 8,287 27.4% 7,761   6,375 1,912 30.0%
Wholesale Trade 1,073 3.5% 1,061   833 240 28.8%
Retail Trade 3,115 10.3% 3,028   2,534 581 22.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 928 3.1% 940   724 204 28.2%
Information 442 1.5% 407   338 104 30.8%
Finance and Insurance 964 3.2% 886   672 292 43.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 376 1.2% 380   292 84 28.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,126 3.7% 1,060   1,068 58 5.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 0.1% 40   88 -48 -54.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,278 10.8% 3,241   2,975 303 10.2%
Educational Services 383 1.3% 429   319 64 20.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,108 7.0% 1,986   1,767 341 19.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 151 0.5% 179   247 -96 -38.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,674 5.5% 1,740   1,412 262 18.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 654 2.2% 656   608 46 7.6%
Public Administration 348 1.1% 389   324 24 7.4%
Information Not Available 1,456 4.8% 1,456   1,240 216 17.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arkansas
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 30,477 28,944 27,749
Male 17,632 57.9% 16,654   15,168 2,464 16.2%
Female 12,844 42.1% 12,289   12,580 264 2.1%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 1   1 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 30,477 28,944 27,749
Hispanic or Latino 996 3.3% 615   739 257 34.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 29,480 96.7% 28,328   27,009 2,471 9.1%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 1   1 0 0.0%
 
Race 30,477 28,944 27,749
American Indian or Alaskan Native 337 1.1% 274   313 24 7.7%
Asian 224 0.7% 137   313 -89 -28.4%
Black or African American 8,837 29.0% 8,382   8,099 738 9.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 176 0.6% 159   212 -36 -17.0%
White 19,903 65.3% 19,374   18,069 1,834 10.1%
Information Not Available 1,000 3.3% 618   743 257 34.6%
 
Years of Age 30,477 28,944 27,749
Younger than 22 792 1.6% 709   828 -36 -4.3%
22-24 2,051 4.2% 2,006   1,915 136 7.1%
25-34 8,125 16.6% 7,629   7,500 625 8.3%
35-44 7,621 15.5% 7,172   7,281 340 4.7%
45-54 7,316 14.9% 6,897   6,116 1,200 19.6%
55-59 2,292 4.7% 2,176   2,262 30 1.3%
60-64 1,344 2.7% 1,407   1,137 207 18.2%
65 and older 931 1.9% 945   705 226 32.1%
Information Not Available 5 0.0% 3   5 0 0.0%
 
Industry 30,477 28,944 27,749
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 744 2.4% 774   509 235 46.2%
Mining 144 0.5% 148   134 10 7.5%
Utilities 48 0.2% 43   67 -19 -28.4%
Construction 3,963 12.7% 3,633   3,198 765 23.9%
Manufacturing 7,343 23.5% 6,601   6,940 403 5.8%
Wholesale Trade 1,151 3.7% 1,099   1,181 -30 -2.5%
Retail Trade 3,647 11.7% 3,484   3,243 404 12.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,178 3.8% 1,247   1,025 153 14.9%
Information 278 0.9% 247   246 32 13.0%
Finance and Insurance 508 1.6% 588   324 184 56.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 423 1.4% 357   224 199 88.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 578 1.9% 571   604 -26 -4.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 0.3% 60   50 30 60.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,010 9.6% 2,957   2,856 154 5.4%
Educational Services 974 3.1% 978   1,041 -67 -6.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,603 8.3% 2,434   2,688 -85 -3.2%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 251 0.8% 285   173 78 45.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,260 7.2% 2,215   1,966 294 15.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 658 2.1% 566   576 82 14.2%
Public Administration 621 2.0% 637   672 -51 -7.6%
Information Not Available 15 0.0% 20   32 -17 -53.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arizona
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 37,093 32,382 25,384
Male 22,039 59.4% 19,119   14,864 7,175 48.3%
Female 15,054 40.6% 13,263   10,520 4,534 43.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 37,093 32,382 25,384
Hispanic or Latino 14,000 37.7% 9,625   10,672 3,328 31.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 23,092 62.3% 22,757   14,712 8,380 57.0%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 0   0 1 0.0%
 
Race 37,093 32,382 25,384
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2,130 5.7% 2,250   1,630 500 30.7%
Asian 13 0.0% 5   2 11 550.0%
Black or African American 2,172 5.9% 2,131   1,478 694 47.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 16,980 45.8% 16,659   10,041 6,939 69.1%
Information Not Available 15,798 42.6% 11,337   12,233 3,565 29.1%
 
Years of Age 37,093 32,382 25,384
Younger than 22 1,182 2.3% 1,029   760 422 55.5%
22-24 1,889 3.6% 1,666   1,203 686 57.0%
25-34 7,894 15.2% 7,210   5,015 2,879 57.4%
35-44 9,339 18.0% 8,036   6,827 2,512 36.8%
45-54 9,822 18.9% 8,353   6,871 2,951 42.9%
55-59 3,537 6.8% 3,105   2,316 1,221 52.7%
60-64 2,184 4.2% 1,898   1,536 648 42.2%
65 and older 1,246 2.4% 1,085   856 390 45.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 37,093 32,382 25,384
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 4,773 11.4% 1,198   4,767 6 0.1%
Mining 78 0.2% 77   60 18 30.0%
Utilities 54 0.1% 48   48 6 12.5%
Construction 5,433 13.0% 5,483   3,425 2,008 58.6%
Manufacturing 2,685 6.4% 2,543   1,731 954 55.1%
Wholesale Trade 1,631 3.9% 1,347   1,107 524 47.3%
Retail Trade 2,928 7.0% 2,907   1,825 1,103 60.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 896 2.1% 698   517 379 73.3%
Information 388 0.9% 346   446 -58 -13.0%
Finance and Insurance 1,639 3.9% 1,753   1,001 638 63.7%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 768 1.8% 745   504 264 52.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,606 3.8% 1,514   1,102 504 45.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 95 0.2% 86   69 26 37.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,379 8.1% 3,161   2,518 861 34.2%
Educational Services 595 1.4% 579   403 192 47.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,943 4.6% 1,891   1,460 483 33.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 284 0.7% 351   234 50 21.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,130 2.7% 1,179   771 359 46.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 696 1.7% 653   468 228 48.7%
Public Administration 617 1.5% 548   527 90 17.1%
Information Not Available 5,475 13.1% 5,275   2,401 3,074 128.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
California
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 486,416 512,363 393,332
Male 287,010 59.0% 310,957   225,571 61,439 27.2%
Female 199,308 41.0% 201,099   167,478 31,830 19.0%
Information Not Available 98 0.0% 307   283 -185 -65.4%
 
Ethnicity 486,416 512,363 393,332
Hispanic or Latino 191,113 39.3% 206,111   159,827 31,286 19.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 241,940 49.7% 255,108   198,271 43,669 22.0%
Information Not Available 53,363 11.0% 51,144   35,234 18,129 51.5%
 
Race 486,416 512,363 393,332
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2,927 0.6% 3,171   3,684 -757 -20.5%
Asian 35,901 7.4% 37,131   27,866 8,035 28.8%
Black or African American 34,535 7.1% 33,346   29,566 4,969 16.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 168,577 34.7% 181,460   137,156 31,421 22.9%
Information Not Available 244,476 50.3% 257,255   195,060 49,416 25.3%
 
Years of Age 486,416 512,363 393,332
Younger than 22 15,121 2.4% 13,809   10,768 4,353 40.4%
22-24 26,633 4.2% 28,641   22,482 4,151 18.5%
25-34 112,190 17.9% 116,813   90,115 22,075 24.5%
35-44 119,214 19.0% 128,884   96,633 22,581 23.4%
45-54 123,018 19.6% 128,270   98,710 24,308 24.6%
55-59 43,608 7.0% 45,928   35,706 7,902 22.1%
60-64 27,804 4.4% 28,845   22,954 4,850 21.1%
65 and older 18,438 2.9% 20,662   15,586 2,852 18.3%
Information Not Available 390 0.1% 511   378 12 3.2%
 
Industry 486,416 512,363 393,332
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 63,607 11.6% 72,113   58,942 4,665 7.9%
Mining 390 0.1% 409   378 12 3.2%
Utilities 1,658 0.3% 1,943   1,417 241 17.0%
Construction 84,482 15.4% 88,890   55,637 28,845 51.8%
Manufacturing 62,339 11.3% 60,759   54,692 7,647 14.0%
Wholesale Trade 3,512 0.6% 4,092   3,117 395 12.7%
Retail Trade 41,071 7.5% 44,189   31,455 9,616 30.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 13,170 2.4% 15,241   9,352 3,818 40.8%
Information 31,803 5.8% 34,062   29,849 1,954 6.5%
Finance and Insurance 16,585 3.0% 17,594   11,430 5,155 45.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 13,073 2.4% 14,730   5,857 7,216 123.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 7,805 1.4% 7,876   5,668 2,137 37.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 65,168 11.8% 65,362   50,631 14,537 28.7%
Educational Services 10,341 1.9% 10,331   8,690 1,651 19.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 21,072 3.8% 20,355   18,514 2,558 13.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 7,122 1.3% 8,183   6,518 604 9.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 15,609 2.8% 16,571   14,263 1,346 9.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 12,487 2.3% 13,604   9,352 3,135 33.5%
Public Administration 4,488 0.8% 5,830   3,495 993 28.4%
Information Not Available 10,634 1.9% 10,229   14,075 -3,441 -24.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Colorado
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 25,674 27,545 21,762
Male 15,082 58.7% 16,825   12,120 2,962 24.4%
Female 10,592 41.3% 10,720   9,642 950 9.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 25,674 27,545 21,762
Hispanic or Latino 4,883 19.0% 5,617   4,274 609 14.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 16,663 64.9% 17,360   14,154 2,509 17.7%
Information Not Available 4,128 16.1% 4,568   3,334 794 23.8%
 
Race 25,674 27,545 21,762
American Indian or Alaskan Native 435 1.7% 475   381 54 14.2%
Asian 565 2.2% 581   452 113 25.0%
Black or African American 1,645 6.4% 1,660   1,535 110 7.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 86 0.3% 85   60 26 43.3%
White 17,212 67.0% 18,324   14,864 2,348 15.8%
Information Not Available 5,731 22.3% 6,420   4,470 1,261 28.2%
 
Years of Age 25,674 27,545 21,762
Younger than 22 438 1.1% 504   362 76 21.0%
22-24 854 2.1% 966   739 115 15.6%
25-34 5,166 12.5% 5,519   4,343 823 19.0%
35-44 6,415 15.5% 6,892   5,572 843 15.1%
45-54 7,667 18.6% 8,258   6,490 1,177 18.1%
55-59 2,831 6.9% 2,985   2,347 484 20.6%
60-64 1,627 3.9% 1,720   1,298 329 25.3%
65 and older 673 1.6% 693   605 68 11.2%
Information Not Available 3 0.0% 8   6 -3 -50.0%
 
Industry 25,674 27,545 21,762
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 119 0.5% 176   105 14 13.3%
Mining 212 0.8% 246   168 44 26.2%
Utilities 35 0.1% 38   23 12 52.2%
Construction 5,039 19.5% 6,366   3,939 1,100 27.9%
Manufacturing 2,678 10.4% 2,717   2,227 451 20.3%
Wholesale Trade 1,078 4.2% 1,058   1,052 26 2.5%
Retail Trade 2,176 8.4% 2,228   2,008 168 8.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 769 3.0% 846   577 192 33.3%
Information 909 3.5% 877   724 185 25.6%
Finance and Insurance 1,586 6.1% 1,540   1,351 235 17.4%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 578 2.2% 602   569 9 1.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,951 7.6% 1,933   1,566 385 24.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 316 1.2% 312   157 159 101.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,158 12.2% 3,518   2,413 745 30.9%
Educational Services 464 1.8% 481   402 62 15.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,340 5.2% 1,350   1,375 -35 -2.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 377 1.5% 320   410 -33 -8.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,249 4.8% 1,198   1,142 107 9.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 577 2.2% 545   592 -15 -2.5%
Public Administration 460 1.8% 602   456 4 0.9%
Information Not Available 603 2.3% 592   506 97 19.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Connecticut
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 41,883 48,420 38,870
Male 25,810 61.6% 31,956   23,584 2,226 9.4%
Female 16,073 38.4% 16,464   15,286 787 5.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 41,883 48,420 38,870
Hispanic or Latino 6,184 14.8% 7,815   5,574 610 10.9%
Not Hispanic or Latino 35,699 85.2% 40,605   33,296 2,403 7.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 41,883 48,420 38,870
American Indian or Alaskan Native 152 0.4% 159   144 8 5.6%
Asian 550 1.3% 546   520 30 5.8%
Black or African American 5,962 14.2% 6,039   5,593 369 6.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 24,545 58.6% 28,282   23,036 1,509 6.6%
Information Not Available 10,674 25.5% 13,394   9,577 1,097 11.5%
 
Years of Age 41,883 48,420 38,870
Younger than 22 1,275 2.0% 1,384   1,150 125 10.9%
22-24 2,623 4.1% 3,047   2,331 292 12.5%
25-34 9,406 14.8% 10,851   8,485 921 10.9%
35-44 9,836 15.4% 11,354   9,623 213 2.2%
45-54 10,356 16.2% 12,040   9,510 846 8.9%
55-59 3,641 5.7% 4,204   3,397 244 7.2%
60-64 2,695 4.2% 3,148   2,556 139 5.4%
65 and older 2,051 3.2% 2,392   1,818 233 12.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 41,883 48,420 38,870
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 283 0.7% 640   228 55 24.1%
Mining 48 0.1% 69   50 -2 -4.0%
Utilities 47 0.1% 47   45 2 4.4%
Construction 7,402 17.6% 9,948   6,384 1,018 15.9%
Manufacturing 5,237 12.4% 5,478   5,150 87 1.7%
Wholesale Trade 1,883 4.5% 2,071   1,799 84 4.7%
Retail Trade 5,105 12.1% 5,281   4,588 517 11.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,370 3.2% 1,449   1,242 128 10.3%
Information 898 2.1% 812   669 229 34.2%
Finance and Insurance 1,982 4.7% 1,911   2,135 -153 -7.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 814 1.9% 812   656 158 24.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,699 4.0% 1,720   1,459 240 16.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 179 0.4% 158   132 47 35.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,149 12.2% 6,968   4,944 205 4.1%
Educational Services 752 1.8% 851   784 -32 -4.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,236 7.7% 3,123   3,022 214 7.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,031 2.4% 1,517   1,034 -3 -0.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,319 5.5% 2,835   2,383 -64 -2.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,286 3.0% 1,369   1,119 167 14.9%
Public Administration 491 1.2% 548   409 82 20.0%
Information Not Available 672 1.6% 813   638 34 5.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
District of Columbia
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 8,067 6,422 4,392
Male 4,126 51.1% 3,232   2,288 1,838 80.3%
Female 3,941 48.9% 3,190   2,104 1,837 87.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 8,067 6,422 4,392
Hispanic or Latino 882 10.9% 725   360 522 145.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 6,945 86.1% 5,511   3,340 3,605 107.9%
Information Not Available 240 3.0% 186   692 -452 -65.3%
 
Race 8,067 6,422 4,392
American Indian or Alaskan Native 75 0.9% 53   30 45 150.0%
Asian 185 2.3% 163   149 36 24.2%
Black or African American 6,162 76.4% 4,849   3,238 2,924 90.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 88 1.1% 76   69 19 27.5%
White 1,549 19.2% 1,268   780 769 98.6%
Information Not Available 8 0.1% 13   126 -118 -93.7%
 
Years of Age 8,067 6,422 4,392
Younger than 22 180 2.0% 147   86 94 109.3%
22-24 420 4.6% 335   208 212 101.9%
25-34 1,836 19.9% 1,528   1,067 769 72.1%
35-44 2,136 23.2% 1,679   1,188 948 79.8%
45-54 2,245 24.4% 1,758   1,222 1,023 83.7%
55-59 648 7.0% 515   344 304 88.4%
60-64 406 4.4% 311   174 232 133.3%
65 and older 196 2.1% 149   103 93 90.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 8,067 6,422 4,392
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Mining 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Utilities 2 0.0% 2   5 -3 -60.0%
Construction 14 0.2% 10   55 -41 -74.5%
Manufacturing 0 0.0% 0   2 -2 -100.0%
Wholesale Trade 0 0.0% 0   2 -2 -100.0%
Retail Trade 5 0.1% 8   11 -6 -54.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
Information 2 0.0% 0   17 -15 -88.2%
Finance and Insurance 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 0 0.0% 0   7 -7 -100.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 7 0.1% 6   52 -45 -86.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 15 0.2% 13   6 9 150.0%
Educational Services 3 0.0% 3   26 -23 -88.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3 0.0% 2   27 -24 -88.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0 0.0% 0   4 -4 -100.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 3 0.0% 2   2 1 50.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 5 0.1% 5   37 -32 -86.5%
Public Administration 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Information Not Available 8,007 99.3% 6,370   4,138 3,869 93.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Delaware
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 10,509 10,292 10,041
Male 5,429 51.7% 5,360   4,988 441 8.8%
Female 5,080 48.3% 4,932   5,053 27 0.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 10,509 10,292 10,041
Hispanic or Latino 394 3.6% 408   343 51 14.9%
Not Hispanic or Latino 10,509 96.4% 9,884   9,698 811 8.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 10,509 10,292 10,041
American Indian or Alaskan Native 25 0.2% 22   12 13 108.3%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 4,063 38.7% 3,946   4,099 -36 -0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 50 0.5% 45   50 0 0.0%
White 5,730 54.5% 5,632   5,170 560 10.8%
Information Not Available 641 6.1% 648   710 -69 -9.7%
 
Years of Age 10,509 10,292 10,041
Younger than 22 214 1.4% 205   2,135 -1,921 -90.0%
22-24 658 4.2% 638   777 -119 -15.3%
25-34 2,682 17.1% 2,628   2,305 377 16.4%
35-44 2,471 15.8% 2,473   2,650 -179 -6.8%
45-54 2,560 16.4% 2,432   1,594 966 60.6%
55-59 864 5.5% 890   346 518 149.7%
60-64 590 3.8% 586   141 449 318.4%
65 and older 407 2.6% 380   74 333 450.0%
Information Not Available 63 0.4% 60   19 44 231.6%
 
Industry 10,509 10,292 10,041
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 19 0.2% 17   31 -12 -38.7%
Mining 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Utilities 12 0.1% 15   12 0 0.0%
Construction 1,401 13.3% 1,407   1,127 274 24.3%
Manufacturing 722 6.9% 752   794 -72 -9.1%
Wholesale Trade 343 3.3% 331   408 -65 -15.9%
Retail Trade 1,924 18.3% 1,783   1,583 341 21.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 363 3.4% 367   286 77 26.9%
Information 152 1.4% 145   148 4 2.7%
Finance and Insurance 615 5.8% 590   1,053 -438 -41.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 284 2.7% 311   205 79 38.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 579 5.5% 538   450 129 28.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 37 0.4% 32   31 6 19.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,744 16.6% 1,714   1,673 71 4.2%
Educational Services 108 1.0% 125   122 -14 -11.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 698 6.6% 644   717 -19 -2.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 172 1.6% 169   162 10 6.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 940 8.9% 981   884 56 6.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 293 2.8% 266   226 67 29.6%
Public Administration 50 0.5% 56   74 -24 -32.4%
Information Not Available 53 0.5% 49   55 -2 -3.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Florida
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 145,680 139,958 90,584
Male 82,657 56.7% 79,081   49,150 33,507 68.2%
Female 63,023 43.3% 60,840   41,399 21,624 52.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 37   35 -35 -100.0%
 
Ethnicity 145,680 139,958 90,584
Hispanic or Latino 48,382 33.2% 45,919   28,851 19,531 67.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 85,822 58.9% 83,073   53,252 32,570 61.2%
Information Not Available 11,476 7.9% 10,966   8,481 2,995 35.3%
 
Race 145,680 139,958 90,584
American Indian or Alaskan Native 610 0.4% 597   452 158 35.0%
Asian 1,068 0.7% 1,082   1,043 25 2.4%
Black or African American 26,307 18.1% 24,097   17,137 9,170 53.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1,220 0.8% 1,455   2,259 -1,039 -46.0%
White 86,775 59.6% 84,080   51,896 34,879 67.2%
Information Not Available 29,700 20.4% 28,647   17,797 11,903 66.9%
 
Years of Age 145,680 139,958 90,584
Younger than 22 3,546 1.6% 3,171   1,773 1,773 100.0%
22-24 5,795 2.6% 6,230   4,380 1,415 32.3%
25-34 32,140 14.4% 29,693   20,439 11,701 57.2%
35-44 33,627 15.1% 32,528   21,551 12,076 56.0%
45-54 39,918 17.9% 37,713   23,498 16,420 69.9%
55-59 14,221 6.4% 14,287   8,099 6,122 75.6%
60-64 9,608 4.3% 10,146   6,848 2,760 40.3%
65 and older 6,825 3.1% 6,190   3,996 2,829 70.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 145,680 139,958 90,584
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 877 0.6% 821   487 390 80.1%
Mining 0 0.0% 75   0 0 0.0%
Utilities 191 0.1% 373   104 87 83.7%
Construction 21,884 14.9% 21,300   11,366 10,518 92.5%
Manufacturing 10,790 7.4% 9,773   6,535 4,255 65.1%
Wholesale Trade 6,939 4.7% 6,043   4,136 2,803 67.8%
Retail Trade 15,098 10.3% 14,660   8,134 6,964 85.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 3,851 2.6% 3,208   2,225 1,626 73.1%
Information 3,546 2.4% 3,432   2,607 939 36.0%
Finance and Insurance 8,617 5.9% 8,654   4,623 3,994 86.4%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 3,774 2.6% 3,544   2,468 1,306 52.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 8,388 5.7% 8,654   4,588 3,800 82.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 343 0.2% 485   313 30 9.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 29,205 19.9% 28,238   16,963 12,242 72.2%
Educational Services 1,983 1.4% 1,977   799 1,184 148.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 8,693 5.9% 8,132   5,457 3,236 59.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,868 1.3% 1,865   1,425 443 31.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 6,863 4.7% 6,752   3,615 3,248 89.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,050 2.1% 3,283   2,329 721 31.0%
Public Administration 2,249 1.5% 1,567   1,078 1,171 108.6%
Information Not Available 7,471 5.1% 7,122   11,332 -3,861 -34.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Georgia
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 67,112 67,052 49,334
Male 35,306 52.6% 35,921   23,537 11,769 50.0%
Female 30,880 46.0% 30,193   24,994 5,886 23.5%
Information Not Available 926 1.4% 938   803 123 15.3%
 
Ethnicity 67,112 67,052 49,334
Hispanic or Latino 322 0.5% 313   488 -166 -34.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 65,864 98.1% 65,801   48,043 17,821 37.1%
Information Not Available 926 1.4% 938   803 123 15.3%
 
Race 67,112 67,052 49,334
American Indian or Alaskan Native 352 0.5% 345   223 129 57.8%
Asian 817 1.2% 819   710 107 15.1%
Black or African American 32,753 48.8% 31,798   25,732 7,021 27.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 32,264 48.1% 33,152   21,854 10,410 47.6%
Information Not Available 926 1.4% 938   815 111 13.6%
 
Years of Age 67,112 67,052 49,334
Younger than 22 1,553 1.6% 1,524   1,045 508 48.6%
22-24 3,273 3.4% 3,258   2,259 1,014 44.9%
25-34 15,556 16.2% 15,691   11,470 4,086 35.6%
35-44 17,054 17.8% 17,197   13,132 3,922 29.9%
45-54 16,210 16.9% 16,037   11,801 4,409 37.4%
55-59 5,382 5.6% 5,430   4,003 1,379 34.4%
60-64 3,439 3.6% 3,409   2,333 1,106 47.4%
65 and older 1,888 2.0% 1,863   1,293 595 46.0%
Information Not Available 2,757 2.9% 2,643   1,998 759 38.0%
 
Industry 67,112 67,052 49,334
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,591 2.3% 1,755   852 739 86.7%
Mining 134 0.2% 133   55 79 143.6%
Utilities 111 0.2% 126   80 31 38.8%
Construction 5,538 8.1% 5,806   2,980 2,558 85.8%
Manufacturing 7,860 11.4% 8,909   7,633 227 3.0%
Wholesale Trade 3,462 5.0% 3,293   2,536 926 36.5%
Retail Trade 5,442 7.9% 5,360   3,736 1,706 45.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,786 2.6% 1,889   1,218 568 46.6%
Information 1,275 1.9% 1,266   997 278 27.9%
Finance and Insurance 2,237 3.3% 2,236   1,918 319 16.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,315 1.9% 1,389   915 400 43.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 10,423 15.2% 10,416   8,087 2,336 28.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 172 0.3% 136   101 71 70.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 233 0.3% 219   177 56 31.6%
Educational Services 1,127 1.6% 1,176   944 183 19.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,989 4.4% 2,900   2,797 192 6.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3,205 4.7% 3,014   2,240 965 43.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 570 0.8% 540   480 90 18.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 822 1.2% 684   693 129 18.6%
Public Administration 658 1.0% 651   555 103 18.6%
Information Not Available 16,162 23.5% 15,154   10,340 5,822 56.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Hawaii
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 10,111 8,082 6,666
Male 6,847 67.7% 5,604   4,227 2,620 62.0%
Female 3,263 32.3% 2,477   2,439 824 33.8%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 10,111 8,082 6,666
Hispanic or Latino 559 5.5% 475   401 158 39.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 7,796 77.1% 6,105   4,947 2,849 57.6%
Information Not Available 1,756 17.4% 1,502   1,318 438 33.2%
 
Race 10,111 8,082 6,666
American Indian or Alaskan Native 79 0.8% 72   68 11 16.2%
Asian 3,340 33.0% 2,640   2,331 1,009 43.3%
Black or African American 170 1.7% 156   133 37 27.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2,777 27.5% 2,131   1,585 1,192 75.2%
White 2,421 23.9% 2,052   1,685 736 43.7%
Information Not Available 1,324 13.1% 1,031   864 460 53.2%
 
Years of Age 10,111 8,082 6,666
Younger than 22 201 1.7% 153   106 95 89.6%
22-24 480 4.0% 401   306 174 56.9%
25-34 2,400 20.1% 1,937   1,427 973 68.2%
35-44 2,504 21.0% 1,891   1,662 842 50.7%
45-54 2,518 21.1% 2,001   1,716 802 46.7%
55-59 1,006 8.4% 830   729 277 38.0%
60-64 621 5.2% 531   457 164 35.9%
65 and older 381 3.2% 338   263 118 44.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 10,111 8,082 6,666
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 360 3.4% 259   336 24 7.1%
Mining 2 0.0% 2   0 2 0.0%
Utilities 4 0.0% 2   5 -1 -20.0%
Construction 3,209 30.6% 2,753   1,800 1,409 78.3%
Manufacturing 209 2.0% 170   208 1 0.5%
Wholesale Trade 151 1.4% 138   123 28 22.8%
Retail Trade 517 4.9% 499   483 34 7.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,585 15.1% 323   259 1,326 512.0%
Information 188 1.8% 174   129 59 45.7%
Finance and Insurance 159 1.5% 171   108 51 47.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 157 1.5% 162   123 34 27.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 219 2.1% 198   194 25 12.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 29 0.3% 28   15 14 93.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 978 9.3% 915   702 276 39.3%
Educational Services 49 0.5% 45   47 2 4.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 291 2.8% 281   301 -10 -3.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 103 1.0% 99   86 17 19.8%
Accomodation and Food Services 743 7.1% 796   684 59 8.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 204 1.9% 178   166 38 22.9%
Public Administration 104 1.0% 101   96 8 8.3%
Information Not Available 850 8.1% 788   801 49 6.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Iowa
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 29,349 36,670 25,271
Male 20,106 68.5% 27,041   16,883 3,223 19.1%
Female 9,243 31.5% 9,629   8,388 855 10.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 29,349 36,670 25,271
Hispanic or Latino 1,218 4.2% 1,625   1,130 88 7.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 27,782 94.7% 34,620   23,838 3,944 16.5%
Information Not Available 349 1.2% 425   303 46 15.2%
 
Race 29,349 36,670 25,271
American Indian or Alaskan Native 125 0.4% 168   110 15 13.6%
Asian 192 0.7% 198   185 7 3.8%
Black or African American 1,617 5.5% 1,122   1,001 616 61.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 25,848 88.1% 33,132   22,542 3,306 14.7%
Information Not Available 1,567 5.3% 2,050   1,433 134 9.4%
 
Years of Age 29,349 36,670 25,271
Younger than 22 806 1.5% 1,018   611 195 31.9%
22-24 1,653 3.1% 2,205   1,448 205 14.2%
25-34 6,619 12.4% 8,765   5,539 1,080 19.5%
35-44 6,690 12.5% 8,160   6,158 532 8.6%
45-54 7,805 14.6% 9,306   6,656 1,149 17.3%
55-59 2,702 5.1% 3,277   2,208 494 22.4%
60-64 1,770 3.3% 2,201   1,524 246 16.1%
65 and older 1,302 2.4% 1,734   1,118 184 16.5%
Information Not Available 2 0.0% 4   9 -7 -77.8%
 
Industry 29,349 36,670 25,271
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 179 0.6% 216   119 60 50.4%
Mining 171 0.6% 396   129 42 32.6%
Utilities 27 0.1% 50   38 -11 -28.9%
Construction 8,100 27.4% 12,330   6,951 1,149 16.5%
Manufacturing 7,880 26.7% 8,557   6,313 1,567 24.8%
Wholesale Trade 1,035 3.5% 1,224   720 315 43.8%
Retail Trade 2,174 7.4% 2,405   2,001 173 8.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 975 3.3% 1,154   766 209 27.3%
Information 550 1.9% 459   581 -31 -5.3%
Finance and Insurance 662 2.2% 659   545 117 21.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 240 0.8% 285   236 4 1.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 659 2.2% 796   832 -173 -20.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 72 0.2% 64   94 -22 -23.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,460 8.3% 3,164   2,033 427 21.0%
Educational Services 263 0.9% 277   227 36 15.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,212 4.1% 1,261   1,244 -32 -2.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 335 1.1% 547   241 94 39.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,170 4.0% 1,264   1,052 118 11.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 475 1.6% 555   474 1 0.2%
Public Administration 338 1.1% 566   326 12 3.7%
Information Not Available 372 1.3% 441   349 23 6.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Idaho
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 18,384 22,365 11,855
Male 13,146 71.5% 16,587   7,482 5,664 75.7%
Female 5,238 28.5% 5,778   4,373 865 19.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 18,384 22,365 11,855
Hispanic or Latino 1,903 10.4% 2,794   1,373 530 38.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 15,737 85.6% 18,769   9,415 6,322 67.1%
Information Not Available 744 4.0% 802   1,067 -323 -30.3%
 
Race 18,384 22,365 11,855
American Indian or Alaskan Native 353 1.9% 427   255 98 38.4%
Asian 148 0.8% 161   205 -57 -27.8%
Black or African American 91 0.5% 92   57 34 59.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 64 0.3% 65   33 31 93.9%
White 15,146 82.4% 18,060   9,431 5,715 60.6%
Information Not Available 2,582 14.0% 3,560   1,874 708 37.8%
 
Years of Age 18,384 22,365 11,855
Younger than 22 515 1.6% 698   303 212 70.0%
22-24 1,171 3.6% 1,403   719 452 62.9%
25-34 4,405 13.5% 5,468   2,486 1,919 77.2%
35-44 4,220 13.0% 4,961   2,780 1,440 51.8%
45-54 4,643 14.3% 5,539   3,217 1,426 44.3%
55-59 1,746 5.4% 2,096   1,159 587 50.6%
60-64 1,006 3.1% 1,302   713 293 41.1%
65 and older 678 2.1% 898   478 200 41.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 18,384 22,365 11,855
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,414 7.1% 1,859   1,102 312 28.3%
Mining 151 0.8% 177   54 97 179.6%
Utilities 36 0.2% 90   19 17 89.5%
Construction 4,913 24.8% 6,416   2,112 2,801 132.6%
Manufacturing 2,347 11.9% 2,794   2,111 236 11.2%
Wholesale Trade 529 2.7% 636   339 190 56.0%
Retail Trade 1,519 7.7% 1,771   854 665 77.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 803 4.1% 791   530 273 51.5%
Information 181 0.9% 187   161 20 12.4%
Finance and Insurance 339 1.7% 357   209 130 62.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 203 1.0% 215   105 98 93.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 639 3.2% 695   316 323 102.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 19 0.1% 26   13 6 46.2%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,355 6.8% 1,860   790 565 71.5%
Educational Services 154 0.8% 151   92 62 67.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 750 3.8% 781   630 120 19.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 276 1.4% 315   153 123 80.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 680 3.4% 772   490 190 38.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 274 1.4% 336   179 95 53.1%
Public Administration 289 1.5% 424   293 -4 -1.4%
Information Not Available 1,513 7.6% 1,712   1,303 210 16.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Illinois
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 163,541 184,333 140,337
Male 105,558 64.5% 125,373   87,568 17,990 20.5%
Female 57,983 35.5% 58,960   52,769 5,214 9.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 163,541 184,333 140,337
Hispanic or Latino 27,334 16.7% 36,345   22,487 4,847 21.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 136,207 83.3% 147,988   117,850 18,357 15.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 163,541 184,333 140,337
American Indian or Alaskan Native 599 0.4% 704   508 91 17.9%
Asian 3,580 2.2% 3,770   2,931 649 22.1%
Black or African American 36,826 22.5% 37,164   33,686 3,140 9.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 121,248 74.1% 141,409   102,353 18,895 18.5%
Information Not Available 1,287 0.8% 1,286   858 429 50.0%
 
Years of Age 163,541 184,333 140,337
Younger than 22 3,380 1.2% 3,729   2,858 522 18.3%
22-24 7,983 2.9% 8,995   6,878 1,105 16.1%
25-34 39,937 14.4% 45,327   33,444 6,493 19.4%
35-44 42,823 15.5% 48,257   37,323 5,500 14.7%
45-54 43,090 15.6% 48,634   36,995 6,095 16.5%
55-59 13,970 5.1% 15,719   12,021 1,949 16.2%
60-64 8,258 3.0% 9,166   7,206 1,052 14.6%
65 and older 4,100 1.5% 4,506   3,612 488 13.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 163,541 184,333 140,337
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 716 0.4% 1,203   684 32 4.7%
Mining 995 0.6% 1,372   628 367 58.4%
Utilities 211 0.1% 191   146 65 44.5%
Construction 39,300 23.9% 48,905   30,014 9,286 30.9%
Manufacturing 22,108 13.5% 23,404   20,823 1,285 6.2%
Wholesale Trade 7,245 4.4% 7,728   6,315 930 14.7%
Retail Trade 13,959 8.5% 14,481   13,216 743 5.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 7,499 4.6% 7,226   6,569 930 14.2%
Information 2,742 1.7% 2,658   2,543 199 7.8%
Finance and Insurance 7,645 4.7% 7,506   6,285 1,360 21.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2,421 1.5% 2,515   2,020 401 19.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 7,410 4.5% 8,025   6,177 1,233 20.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 733 0.4% 656   376 357 94.9%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 20,341 12.4% 25,885   17,423 2,918 16.7%
Educational Services 2,455 1.5% 2,748   2,354 101 4.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 8,687 5.3% 8,834   8,059 628 7.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2,250 1.4% 3,341   2,037 213 10.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 6,920 4.2% 7,571   6,241 679 10.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,422 2.1% 3,566   3,097 325 10.5%
Public Administration 3,035 1.8% 2,948   2,928 107 3.7%
Information Not Available 3,447 2.1% 3,570   2,402 1,045 43.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Indiana
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 67,561 76,324 56,849
Male 43,036 63.7% 51,680   34,558 8,478 24.5%
Female 24,461 36.2% 24,584   22,228 2,233 10.0%
Information Not Available 64 0.1% 60   63 1 1.6%
 
Ethnicity 67,561 76,324 56,849
Hispanic or Latino 2,924 4.3% 3,679   2,282 642 28.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 51,301 75.9% 58,514   47,866 3,435 7.2%
Information Not Available 13,336 19.7% 14,131   6,701 6,635 99.0%
 
Race 67,561 76,324 56,849
American Indian or Alaskan Native 349 0.5% 358   243 106 43.6%
Asian 386 0.6% 372   311 75 24.1%
Black or African American 8,969 13.3% 8,932   8,466 503 5.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 42 0.1% 36   51 -9 -17.6%
White 54,518 80.7% 62,631   45,118 9,400 20.8%
Information Not Available 3,297 4.9% 3,995   2,660 637 23.9%
 
Years of Age 67,561 76,324 56,849
Younger than 22 1,378 1.2% 1,639   1,318 60 4.6%
22-24 3,466 2.9% 4,032   3,082 384 12.5%
25-34 16,130 13.6% 18,274   14,084 2,046 14.5%
35-44 17,372 14.6% 19,613   15,013 2,359 15.7%
45-54 18,192 15.3% 20,283   14,485 3,707 25.6%
55-59 5,854 4.9% 6,576   4,657 1,197 25.7%
60-64 3,327 2.8% 3,802   2,713 614 22.6%
65 and older 1,842 1.6% 2,105   1,493 349 23.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   4 -4 -100.0%
 
Industry 67,561 76,324 56,849
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 222 0.3% 283   152 70 46.1%
Mining 209 0.3% 321   146 63 43.2%
Utilities 56 0.1% 58   55 1 1.8%
Construction 12,376 18.3% 17,331   10,249 2,127 20.8%
Manufacturing 19,479 28.7% 21,015   14,482 4,997 34.5%
Wholesale Trade 2,128 3.1% 1,980   1,838 290 15.8%
Retail Trade 4,571 6.7% 4,765   4,571 0 0.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 4,246 6.3% 3,719   2,609 1,637 62.7%
Information 545 0.8% 532   450 95 21.1%
Finance and Insurance 1,473 2.2% 1,606   1,310 163 12.4%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 840 1.2% 893   730 110 15.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,546 2.3% 1,619   1,254 292 23.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 159 0.2% 134   123 36 29.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,813 8.6% 7,130   5,258 555 10.6%
Educational Services 614 0.9% 601   595 19 3.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,354 4.9% 3,135   3,556 -202 -5.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 574 0.8% 1,040   565 9 1.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,469 3.6% 2,559   2,267 202 8.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,180 1.7% 1,227   1,040 140 13.5%
Public Administration 488 0.7% 582   423 65 15.4%
Information Not Available 5,219 7.7% 5,794   5,176 43 0.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kansas
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 19,016 19,242 16,901
Male 11,579 60.9% 11,966   9,986 1,593 16.0%
Female 7,437 39.1% 7,276   6,915 522 7.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 19,016 19,242 16,901
Hispanic or Latino 1,583 8.3% 1,461   914 669 73.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 9,074 47.7% 8,926   9,474 -400 -4.2%
Information Not Available 8,359 44.0% 8,855   6,513 1,846 28.3%
 
Race 19,016 19,242 16,901
American Indian or Alaskan Native 278 1.5% 289   271 7 2.6%
Asian 229 1.2% 219   193 36 18.7%
Black or African American 2,860 15.0% 2,721   2,631 229 8.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 40 0.2% 33   23 17 73.9%
White 13,870 72.9% 14,338   12,571 1,299 10.3%
Information Not Available 1,739 9.1% 1,642   1,212 527 43.5%
 
Years of Age 19,016 19,242 16,901
Younger than 22 407 1.3% 390   350 57 16.3%
22-24 978 3.1% 1,056   898 80 8.9%
25-34 4,606 14.5% 4,648   4,093 513 12.5%
35-44 4,600 14.5% 4,586   4,250 350 8.2%
45-54 5,130 16.1% 5,205   4,554 576 12.6%
55-59 1,676 5.3% 1,761   1,433 243 17.0%
60-64 1,078 3.4% 1,029   824 254 30.8%
65 and older 541 1.7% 567   499 42 8.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 19,016 19,242 16,901
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 161 0.8% 217   245 -84 -34.3%
Mining 165 0.9% 166   145 20 13.8%
Utilities 28 0.1% 30   55 -27 -49.1%
Construction 3,479 18.1% 3,830   3,230 249 7.7%
Manufacturing 3,083 16.1% 2,555   2,516 567 22.5%
Wholesale Trade 756 3.9% 902   753 3 0.4%
Retail Trade 1,571 8.2% 1,599   1,312 259 19.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 703 3.7% 641   505 198 39.2%
Information 763 4.0% 571   768 -5 -0.7%
Finance and Insurance 705 3.7% 727   565 140 24.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 276 1.4% 325   233 43 18.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 761 4.0% 710   604 157 26.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 46 0.2% 43   40 6 15.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,891 9.9% 1,976   1,602 289 18.0%
Educational Services 249 1.3% 250   228 21 9.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,400 7.3% 1,427   1,343 57 4.2%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 118 0.6% 143   112 6 5.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 685 3.6% 707   561 124 22.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 464 2.4% 486   427 37 8.7%
Public Administration 323 1.7% 355   352 -29 -8.2%
Information Not Available 1,389 7.2% 1,582   1,305 84 6.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kentucky
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 38,745 38,750 30,141
Male 25,682 66.3% 26,022   18,737 6,945 37.1%
Female 13,063 33.7% 12,728   11,404 1,659 14.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 38,745 38,750 30,141
Hispanic or Latino 66 0.2% 73   52 14 26.9%
Not Hispanic or Latino 38,679 99.8% 38,677   30,089 8,590 28.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 38,745 38,750 30,141
American Indian or Alaskan Native 238 0.6% 260   90 148 164.4%
Asian 79 0.2% 59   95 -16 -16.8%
Black or African American 5,026 13.0% 4,039   3,540 1,486 42.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0% 5   13 -9 -69.2%
White 33,054 85.3% 34,128   26,093 6,961 26.7%
Information Not Available 344 0.9% 259   310 34 11.0%
 
Years of Age 38,745 38,750 30,141
Younger than 22 662 0.9% 669   568 94 16.5%
22-24 1,790 2.6% 1,940   1,576 214 13.6%
25-34 8,972 12.8% 8,862   6,877 2,095 30.5%
35-44 10,655 15.2% 9,982   7,877 2,778 35.3%
45-54 10,855 15.5% 10,665   8,178 2,677 32.7%
55-59 3,192 4.6% 3,365   2,446 746 30.5%
60-64 1,803 2.6% 2,110   1,684 119 7.1%
65 and older 816 1.2% 1,157   922 -106 -11.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   13 -13 -100.0%
 
Industry 38,745 38,750 30,141
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 35 0.1% 114   69 -34 -49.3%
Mining 626 1.6% 647   866 -240 -27.7%
Utilities 62 0.2% 82   17 45 264.7%
Construction 6,829 17.6% 8,980   4,147 2,682 64.7%
Manufacturing 12,486 32.2% 8,880   7,924 4,562 57.6%
Wholesale Trade 1,362 3.5% 1,298   1,171 191 16.3%
Retail Trade 2,685 6.9% 2,810   2,059 626 30.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,944 5.0% 2,008   1,348 596 44.2%
Information 322 0.8% 414   448 -126 -28.1%
Finance and Insurance 939 2.4% 870   702 237 33.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 339 0.9% 355   349 -10 -2.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 807 2.1% 874   668 139 20.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 57 0.1% 77   43 14 32.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,161 8.2% 3,261   2,446 715 29.2%
Educational Services 397 1.0% 364   327 70 21.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,962 5.1% 1,922   2,295 -333 -14.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 617 1.6% 1,079   465 152 32.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,292 3.3% 1,608   956 336 35.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 578 1.5% 587   706 -128 -18.1%
Public Administration 604 1.6% 533   362 242 66.9%
Information Not Available 1,641 4.2% 1,987   2,773 -1,132 -40.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Louisiana
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 18,835 19,337 18,009
Male 9,973 52.9% 10,552   9,286 687 7.4%
Female 8,862 47.1% 8,785   8,722 140 1.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
 
Ethnicity 18,835 19,337 18,009
Hispanic or Latino 367 1.9% 400   329 38 11.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 18,400 97.7% 18,811   17,646 754 4.3%
Information Not Available 68 0.4% 126   34 34 100.0%
 
Race 18,835 19,337 18,009
American Indian or Alaskan Native 120 0.6% 115   114 6 5.3%
Asian 159 0.8% 156   114 45 39.5%
Black or African American 10,018 53.2% 10,140   9,791 227 2.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 23 0.1% 26   18 5 27.8%
White 8,459 44.9% 8,820   7,962 497 6.2%
Information Not Available 56 0.3% 80   10 46 460.0%
 
Years of Age 18,835 19,337 18,009
Younger than 22 412 1.6% 428   416 -4 -1.0%
22-24 1,141 4.3% 1,089   1,123 18 1.6%
25-34 5,004 19.0% 5,050   4,730 274 5.8%
35-44 4,557 17.3% 4,561   4,423 134 3.0%
45-54 4,684 17.8% 4,904   4,497 187 4.2%
55-59 1,514 5.7% 1,603   1,470 44 3.0%
60-64 932 3.5% 1,029   850 82 9.6%
65 and older 591 2.2% 673   499 92 18.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
 
Industry 18,835 19,337 18,009
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 303 1.6% 426   289 14 4.8%
Mining 273 1.4% 288   266 7 2.6%
Utilities 48 0.3% 61   55 -7 -12.7%
Construction 3,093 16.2% 3,160   2,607 486 18.6%
Manufacturing 2,047 10.7% 2,211   1,910 137 7.2%
Wholesale Trade 466 2.4% 503   432 34 7.9%
Retail Trade 1,512 7.9% 1,514   1,370 142 10.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 610 3.2% 653   619 -9 -1.5%
Information 230 1.2% 211   343 -113 -32.9%
Finance and Insurance 413 2.2% 433   414 -1 -0.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 251 1.3% 253   240 11 4.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 889 4.6% 951   713 176 24.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 68 0.4% 87   133 -65 -48.9%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,335 7.0% 1,302   1,148 187 16.3%
Educational Services 265 1.4% 306   243 22 9.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,449 7.6% 1,380   1,435 14 1.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 333 1.7% 299   342 -9 -2.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 992 5.2% 963   880 112 12.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 733 3.8% 741   805 -72 -8.9%
Public Administration 269 1.4% 294   246 23 9.3%
Information Not Available 3,256 17.0% 3,301   3,519 -263 -7.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Massachusetts
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 90,958 105,900 84,942
Male 59,785 65.7% 72,863   55,877 3,908 7.0%
Female 31,173 34.3% 33,037   29,065 2,108 7.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 90,958 105,900 84,942
Hispanic or Latino 9,000 9.9% 10,649   8,466 534 6.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 79,906 87.8% 93,060   74,734 5,172 6.9%
Information Not Available 2,052 2.3% 2,191   1,742 310 17.8%
 
Race 90,958 105,900 84,942
American Indian or Alaskan Native 193 0.2% 226   244 -51 -20.9%
Asian 2,459 2.7% 2,486   2,223 236 10.6%
Black or African American 7,111 7.8% 7,662   6,782 329 4.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 55 0.1% 63   42 13 31.0%
White 73,539 80.8% 86,438   68,236 5,303 7.8%
Information Not Available 7,601 8.4% 9,025   7,415 186 2.5%
 
Years of Age 90,958 105,900 84,942
Younger than 22 2,913 1.8% 3,618   2,764 149 5.4%
22-24 5,023 3.2% 6,110   4,708 315 6.7%
25-34 19,705 12.4% 23,207   18,358 1,347 7.3%
35-44 22,569 14.2% 26,593   22,326 243 1.1%
45-54 23,220 14.6% 26,621   21,497 1,723 8.0%
55-59 8,201 5.2% 9,292   7,428 773 10.4%
60-64 5,783 3.6% 6,443   4,985 798 16.0%
65 and older 3,544 2.2% 4,016   2,876 668 23.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 90,958 105,900 84,942
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 654 0.7% 1,003   694 -40 -5.8%
Mining 297 0.3% 432   266 31 11.7%
Utilities 86 0.1% 106   59 27 45.8%
Construction 19,216 21.0% 24,620   19,050 166 0.9%
Manufacturing 9,898 10.8% 9,727   9,058 840 9.3%
Wholesale Trade 4,461 4.9% 4,692   3,895 566 14.5%
Retail Trade 8,449 9.2% 9,157   7,749 700 9.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,723 3.0% 2,923   2,481 242 9.8%
Information 1,892 2.1% 1,875   1,777 115 6.5%
Finance and Insurance 3,380 3.7% 3,410   2,817 563 20.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,531 1.7% 1,673   1,435 96 6.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 5,177 5.7% 5,267   4,779 398 8.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 215 0.2% 202   186 29 15.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 10,033 11.0% 14,069   9,249 784 8.5%
Educational Services 999 1.1% 1,088   944 55 5.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 5,491 6.0% 5,399   5,162 329 6.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,780 1.9% 3,085   1,723 57 3.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 5,548 6.1% 7,063   4,960 588 11.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,265 3.6% 3,369   2,929 336 11.5%
Public Administration 1,270 1.4% 1,615   1,160 110 9.5%
Information Not Available 4,593 5.0% 5,125   4,569 24 0.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maryland
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 44,104 46,768 32,294
Male 25,955 58.8% 28,647   17,552 8,403 47.9%
Female 18,149 41.2% 18,121   14,742 3,407 23.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 44,104 46,768 32,294
Hispanic or Latino 2,111 4.8% 2,350   1,236 875 70.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 41,139 93.3% 43,857   30,471 10,668 35.0%
Information Not Available 854 1.9% 831   587 267 45.5%
 
Race 44,104 46,768 32,294
American Indian or Alaskan Native 129 0.3% 125   81 48 59.3%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 18,155 41.2% 18,114   14,775 3,380 22.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 71 0.2% 67   92 -21 -22.8%
White 22,172 50.3% 24,627   15,523 6,649 42.8%
Information Not Available 3,577 8.1% 3,835   1,823 1,754 96.2%
 
Years of Age 44,104 46,768 32,294
Younger than 22 1,085 1.7% 1,164   791 294 37.2%
22-24 2,338 3.7% 2,429   1,732 606 35.0%
25-34 9,826 15.5% 10,172   7,019 2,807 40.0%
35-44 10,550 16.6% 11,048   8,030 2,520 31.4%
45-54 11,551 18.2% 12,249   8,406 3,145 37.4%
55-59 3,815 6.0% 4,110   2,858 957 33.5%
60-64 2,752 4.3% 2,948   1,846 906 49.1%
65 and older 2,170 3.4% 2,647   1,612 558 34.6%
Information Not Available 17 0.0% 1   0 17 0.0%
 
Industry 44,104 46,768 32,294
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 93 0.2% 141   63 30 47.6%
Mining 57 0.1% 83   41 16 39.0%
Utilities 52 0.1% 37   49 3 6.1%
Construction 8,016 18.1% 9,675   4,858 3,158 65.0%
Manufacturing 806 1.8% 750   874 -68 -7.8%
Wholesale Trade 1,907 4.3% 1,952   1,214 693 57.1%
Retail Trade 1,517 3.4% 1,453   1,154 363 31.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,244 2.8% 1,170   1,084 160 14.8%
Information 865 2.0% 810   606 259 42.7%
Finance and Insurance 2,203 5.0% 2,212   1,205 998 82.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,150 2.6% 1,147   821 329 40.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,755 6.2% 2,707   2,262 493 21.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 167 0.4% 253   30 137 456.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,386 12.2% 5,567   4,416 970 22.0%
Educational Services 749 1.7% 738   615 134 21.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,634 6.0% 2,575   2,368 266 11.2%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 554 1.3% 935   461 93 20.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,152 7.1% 3,613   2,394 758 31.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,244 2.8% 1,231   981 263 26.8%
Public Administration 760 1.7% 868   619 141 22.8%
Information Not Available 8,793 19.9% 8,851   6,179 2,614 42.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maine
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 14,199 15,593 12,892
Male 9,616 67.7% 10,645   8,776 840 9.6%
Female 4,582 32.3% 4,946   4,115 467 11.3%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 2   1 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 14,199 15,593 12,892
Hispanic or Latino 122 0.9% 124   120 2 1.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 11,416 80.4% 12,523   10,634 782 7.4%
Information Not Available 2,661 18.7% 2,946   2,138 523 24.5%
 
Race 14,199 15,593 12,892
American Indian or Alaskan Native 115 0.8% 139   103 12 11.7%
Asian 55 0.4% 56   39 16 41.0%
Black or African American 131 0.9% 149   127 4 3.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 11,872 83.6% 13,060   11,072 800 7.2%
Information Not Available 2,026 14.3% 2,189   1,551 475 30.6%
 
Years of Age 14,199 15,593 12,892
Younger than 22 599 2.4% 664   499 100 20.0%
22-24 910 3.6% 1,027   842 68 8.1%
25-34 3,119 12.4% 3,525   2,846 273 9.6%
35-44 3,231 12.8% 3,492   3,008 223 7.4%
45-54 3,592 14.3% 3,918   3,197 395 12.4%
55-59 1,332 5.3% 1,430   1,279 53 4.1%
60-64 884 3.5% 938   767 117 15.3%
65 and older 532 2.1% 599   454 78 17.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 14,199 15,593 12,892
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 610 4.1% 272   820 -210 -25.6%
Mining 19 0.1% 25   27 -8 -29.6%
Utilities 10 0.1% 15   15 -5 -33.3%
Construction 2,919 19.7% 3,660   2,671 248 9.3%
Manufacturing 1,441 9.7% 1,678   1,236 205 16.6%
Wholesale Trade 406 2.7% 423   335 71 21.2%
Retail Trade 1,435 9.7% 1,487   1,215 220 18.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 459 3.1% 381   404 55 13.6%
Information 108 0.7% 81   105 3 2.9%
Finance and Insurance 165 1.1% 156   148 17 11.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 125 0.8% 118   72 53 73.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 255 1.7% 227   207 48 23.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11 0.1% 7   8 3 37.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 979 6.6% 1,224   890 89 10.0%
Educational Services 105 0.7% 140   107 -2 -1.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 599 4.0% 595   519 80 15.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 194 1.3% 215   203 -9 -4.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,020 6.9% 1,419   895 125 14.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 245 1.7% 246   206 39 18.9%
Public Administration 121 0.8% 161   141 -20 -14.2%
Information Not Available 2,973 20.1% 3,063   2,668 305 11.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Michigan
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 181,345 182,540 164,629
Male 124,164 68.5% 126,829   110,091 14,073 12.8%
Female 57,152 31.5% 55,681   54,530 2,622 4.8%
Information Not Available 29 0.0% 30   8 21 262.5%
 
Ethnicity 181,345 182,540 164,629
Hispanic or Latino 6,539 3.6% 7,246   6,442 97 1.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 131,526 72.5% 130,473   115,392 16,134 14.0%
Information Not Available 43,280 23.9% 44,821   42,795 485 1.1%
 
Race 181,345 182,540 164,629
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,833 1.0% 2,074   1,909 -76 -4.0%
Asian 1,432 0.8% 1,167   908 524 57.7%
Black or African American 21,075 11.6% 18,624   18,688 2,387 12.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 102 0.1% 92   97 5 5.2%
White 106,608 58.8% 107,994   93,909 12,699 13.5%
Information Not Available 50,295 27.7% 52,589   49,118 1,177 2.4%
 
Years of Age 181,345 182,540 164,629
Younger than 22 5,778 2.1% 6,346   6,090 -312 -5.1%
22-24 10,571 3.8% 11,357   10,440 131 1.3%
25-34 42,015 15.0% 43,759   40,554 1,461 3.6%
35-44 46,288 16.5% 46,767   43,984 2,304 5.2%
45-54 49,696 17.7% 47,705   40,724 8,972 22.0%
55-59 15,381 5.5% 14,633   12,520 2,861 22.9%
60-64 7,654 2.7% 7,587   6,613 1,041 15.7%
65 and older 3,914 1.4% 4,332   3,704 210 5.7%
Information Not Available 48 0.0% 54   0 48 0.0%
 
Industry 181,345 182,540 164,629
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,344 0.7% 1,753   1,328 16 1.2%
Mining 696 0.4% 996   744 -48 -6.5%
Utilities 112 0.1% 130   147 -35 -23.8%
Construction 32,317 17.7% 36,608   35,909 -3,592 -10.0%
Manufacturing 45,461 24.9% 36,860   30,260 15,201 50.2%
Wholesale Trade 4,801 2.6% 4,948   5,525 -724 -13.1%
Retail Trade 11,084 6.1% 11,949   12,484 -1,400 -11.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 6,403 3.5% 5,777   4,901 1,502 30.6%
Information 1,262 0.7% 1,249   1,222 40 3.3%
Finance and Insurance 3,899 2.1% 3,818   3,462 437 12.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2,435 1.3% 2,325   1,903 532 28.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 6,252 3.4% 6,169   6,269 -17 -0.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 612 0.3% 575   1,737 -1,125 -64.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 22,353 12.2% 23,362   20,667 1,686 8.2%
Educational Services 1,490 0.8% 1,652   1,730 -240 -13.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 7,643 4.2% 7,787   8,178 -535 -6.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3,075 1.7% 4,933   3,379 -304 -9.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 7,468 4.1% 7,756   8,105 -637 -7.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2,882 1.6% 3,038   3,232 -350 -10.8%
Public Administration 1,482 0.8% 2,004   1,704 -222 -13.0%
Information Not Available 18,274 10.0% 18,851   11,743 6,531 55.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Minnesota
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 66,473 72,505 68,871
Male 49,666 74.7% 55,165   53,077 -3,411 -6.4%
Female 16,807 25.3% 17,340   15,792 1,015 6.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   2 -2 -100.0%
 
Ethnicity 66,473 72,505 68,871
Hispanic or Latino 2,164 3.3% 2,417   2,198 -34 -1.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 58,190 87.5% 63,464   61,934 -3,744 -6.0%
Information Not Available 6,119 9.2% 6,624   4,739 1,380 29.1%
 
Race 66,473 72,505 68,871
American Indian or Alaskan Native 802 1.2% 813   762 40 5.2%
Asian 1,147 1.7% 1,107   1,005 142 14.1%
Black or African American 3,407 5.1% 3,423   3,407 0 0.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 155 0.2% 181   271 -116 -42.8%
White 57,137 86.0% 62,857   60,525 -3,388 -5.6%
Information Not Available 3,825 5.8% 4,124   2,901 924 31.9%
 
Years of Age 66,473 72,505 68,871
Younger than 22 2,127 1.8% 2,541   2,924 -797 -27.3%
22-24 4,543 3.8% 5,239   5,201 -658 -12.7%
25-34 17,288 14.4% 18,797   17,440 -152 -0.9%
35-44 15,223 12.6% 16,367   16,290 -1,067 -6.6%
45-54 16,618 13.8% 17,942   16,943 -325 -1.9%
55-59 5,654 4.7% 6,207   5,502 152 2.8%
60-64 3,170 2.6% 3,386   3,001 169 5.6%
65 and older 1,542 1.3% 1,687   999 543 54.4%
Information Not Available 308 0.3% 339   571 -263 -46.1%
 
Industry 66,473 72,505 68,871
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 897 1.3% 888   1,021 -124 -12.1%
Mining 461 0.7% 654   528 -67 -12.7%
Utilities 202 0.3% 218   223 -21 -9.4%
Construction 23,616 35.1% 26,587   28,116 -4,500 -16.0%
Manufacturing 8,976 13.3% 9,111   10,122 -1,146 -11.3%
Wholesale Trade 2,617 3.9% 2,937   2,591 26 1.0%
Retail Trade 4,322 6.4% 4,678   3,931 391 9.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,923 2.9% 2,008   2,134 -211 -9.9%
Information 847 1.3% 869   719 128 17.8%
Finance and Insurance 1,550 2.3% 1,590   1,666 -116 -7.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 803 1.2% 856   782 21 2.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,606 3.9% 2,691   2,161 445 20.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 859 1.3% 857   762 97 12.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,095 7.6% 5,926   5,282 -187 -3.5%
Educational Services 713 1.1% 782   687 26 3.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,785 4.1% 2,721   2,846 -61 -2.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 745 1.1% 1,049   853 -108 -12.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,295 3.4% 2,464   2,132 163 7.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,232 1.8% 1,335   1,132 100 8.8%
Public Administration 848 1.3% 1,159   842 6 0.7%
Information Not Available 3,081 4.6% 3,125   341 2,740 803.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Missouri
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 50,667 58,197 42,408
Male 30,614 60.4% 35,834   23,615 6,999 29.6%
Female 20,046 39.6% 22,358   18,786 1,260 6.7%
Information Not Available 7 0.0% 5   7 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 50,667 58,197 42,408
Hispanic or Latino 453 0.9% 590   570 -117 -20.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 13,010 25.7% 16,301   15,046 -2,036 -13.5%
Information Not Available 37,204 73.4% 41,306   26,792 10,412 38.9%
 
Race 50,667 58,197 42,408
American Indian or Alaskan Native 315 0.6% 401   339 -24 -7.1%
Asian 269 0.5% 288   293 -24 -8.2%
Black or African American 8,045 15.9% 9,092   9,826 -1,781 -18.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 360 0.7% 396   384 -24 -6.3%
White 31,276 61.7% 37,315   29,891 1,385 4.6%
Information Not Available 10,402 20.5% 10,705   1,675 8,727 521.0%
 
Years of Age 50,667 58,197 42,408
Younger than 22 1,087 1.4% 1,214   1,049 38 3.6%
22-24 2,552 3.2% 2,990   2,380 172 7.2%
25-34 11,744 14.8% 13,256   9,981 1,763 17.7%
35-44 12,587 15.9% 14,635   10,999 1,588 14.4%
45-54 14,005 17.7% 15,958   11,046 2,959 26.8%
55-59 4,396 5.5% 4,839   3,399 997 29.3%
60-64 2,605 3.3% 3,010   2,116 489 23.1%
65 and older 1,659 2.1% 2,262   1,402 257 18.3%
Information Not Available 32 0.0% 33   36 -4 -11.1%
 
Industry 50,667 58,197 42,408
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 285 0.6% 457   238 47 19.7%
Mining 284 0.6% 297   215 69 32.1%
Utilities 44 0.1% 41   58 -14 -24.1%
Construction 10,209 20.0% 12,043   6,958 3,251 46.7%
Manufacturing 9,196 18.0% 10,805   7,639 1,557 20.4%
Wholesale Trade 2,201 4.3% 1,974   1,616 585 36.2%
Retail Trade 4,690 9.2% 4,978   4,481 209 4.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,112 4.1% 2,574   1,761 351 19.9%
Information 854 1.7% 850   820 34 4.1%
Finance and Insurance 1,751 3.4% 1,777   1,565 186 11.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 917 1.8% 1,007   826 91 11.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,582 3.1% 1,537   1,242 340 27.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 182 0.4% 163   83 99 119.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 4,882 9.6% 5,742   3,882 1,000 25.8%
Educational Services 705 1.4% 761   624 81 13.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,602 7.1% 3,683   3,680 -78 -2.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 678 1.3% 1,183   718 -40 -5.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,277 6.4% 4,314   3,226 51 1.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,360 2.7% 1,450   1,356 4 0.3%
Public Administration 477 0.9% 611   491 -14 -2.9%
Information Not Available 1,379 2.7% 1,950   929 450 48.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Mississippi
Apr 2008 Percent Mar 2008     Apr 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 18,899 19,638 16,658
Male 9,781 51.8% 10,490   8,360 1,421 17.0%
Female 9,117 48.2% 9,146   8,294 823 9.9%