Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants

August 2008

Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants: Total Claimants
August 2008
Aug 2008 Jul 2008 Monthly Change Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
United States 3,149,633 3,153,478 -3,845 2,364,170 785,463 33.2
Alaska 7,944 8,231 -287 7,141 803 11.2
Alabama 36,098 39,477 -3,379 27,175 8,923 32.8
Arkansas 31,834 32,280 -446 26,993 4,841 17.9
Arizona 50,800 49,767 1,033 32,066 18,734 58.4
California 498,711 475,045 23,666 347,826 150,885 43.4
Colorado 25,331 24,868 463 18,750 6,581 35.1
Connecticut 50,830 48,599 2,231 40,177 10,653 26.5
District of Columbia 7,490 10,086 -2,596 5,730 1,760 30.7
Delaware 10,921 10,029 892 9,517 1,404 14.8
Florida 197,464 185,207 12,257 124,092 73,372 59.1
Georgia 79,104 78,697 407 55,991 23,113 41.3
Hawaii 12,566 11,661 905 7,349 5,217 71.0
Iowa 22,867 25,472 -2,605 16,765 6,102 36.4
Idaho 13,491 13,056 435 8,556 4,935 57.7
Illinois 138,949 143,080 -4,131 117,536 21,413 18.2
Indiana 63,487 73,248 -9,761 45,760 17,727 38.7
Kansas 20,160 19,364 796 15,776 4,384 27.8
Kentucky 36,174 36,995 -821 27,337 8,837 32.3
Louisiana 33,823 25,931 7,892 20,557 13,266 64.5
Massachusetts 94,659 99,040 -4,381 79,634 15,025 18.9
Maryland 49,904 48,059 1,845 35,519 14,385 40.5
Maine 8,935 9,485 -550 6,409 2,526 39.4
Michigan 147,268 154,281 -7,013 106,711 40,557 38.0
Minnesota 41,319 43,744 -2,425 35,602 5,717 16.1
Missouri 56,464 55,282 1,182 45,007 11,457 25.5
Mississippi 26,990 27,442 -452 19,973 7,017 35.1
Montana 4,211 4,082 129 2,952 1,259 42.6
North Carolina 98,730 98,446 284 70,884 27,846 39.3
North Dakota 2,455 3,058 -603 1,759 696 39.6
Nebraska 13,498 11,880 1,618 7,469 6,029 80.7
New Hampshire 9,239 8,977 262 6,203 3,036 48.9
New Jersey 136,987 132,837 4,150 115,959 21,028 18.1
New Mexico 12,377 12,847 -470 9,748 2,629 27.0
Nevada 39,158 37,153 2,005 24,530 14,628 59.6
New York 205,498 201,044 4,454 172,671 32,827 19.0
Ohio 103,608 113,865 -10,257 79,023 24,585 31.1
Oklahoma 23,103 19,307 3,796 13,920 9,183 66.0
Oregon 53,716 54,500 -784 37,195 16,521 44.4
Pennsylvania 185,110 185,440 -330 153,129 31,981 20.9
Puerto Rico 42,526 44,904 -2,378 37,795 4,731 12.5
Rhode Island 16,079 15,910 169 13,781 2,298 16.7
South Carolina 57,412 57,111 301 38,792 18,620 48.0
South Dakota 1,354 1,591 -237 1,330 24 1.8
Tennessee 49,387 56,943 -7,556 40,385 9,002 22.3
Texas 122,554 123,203 -649 95,477 27,077 28.4
Utah 13,246 12,960 286 7,334 5,912 80.6
Virginia 44,076 45,651 -1,575 35,220 8,856 25.1
Virgin Islands 426 425 1 371 55 14.8
Vermont 6,014 6,149 -135 3,935 2,079 52.8
Washington 56,644 55,133 1,511 37,639 19,005 50.5
Wisconsin 73,420 86,977 -13,557 59,964 13,456 22.4
West Virginia 13,246 12,688 558 11,123 2,123 19.1
Wyoming 1,976 1,971 5 1,633 343 21.0
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
US Totals
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 3,149,633   3,153,478   2,364,170 785,463 33.2
Male 1,647,052 52.3% 1,663,132   1,183,425 463,627 39.2%
Female 1,499,727 47.6% 1,487,627   1,178,986 320,741 27.2%
Information Not Available 2,854 0.1% 2,719   1,759 1,095 62.3%
 
Ethnicity 3,149,633   3,153,478   2,364,170    
Hispanic or Latino 496,739 15.8% 495,677   360,362 136,377 37.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 2,290,112 86.3% 2,288,065   1,742,440 547,672 31.4%
Information Not Available 362,782 10.3% 369,736   261,368 101,414 38.8%
 
Race 3,149,633   3,153,478   2,364,170
American Indian or Alaskan Native 32,942 1.0% 32,304   24,343 8,599 35.3%
Asian 84,818 2.7% 82,976   56,022 28,796 51.4%
Black or African American 597,186 19.0% 583,434   475,007 122,179 25.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 11,889 0.4% 10,498   7,151 4,738 66.3%
White 1,721,588 54.7% 1,743,791   1,310,758 410,830 31.3%
Information Not Available 701,210 22.3% 700,473   490,889 210,321 42.8%
 
Years of Age 3,149,633   3,153,478   2,364,170
Younger than 22 108,817 3.5% 102,670   93,680 15,137 16.2%
22-24 172,009 5.5% 167,854   130,192 41,817 32.1%
25-34 722,937 23.0% 713,665   540,152 182,785 33.8%
35-44 773,277 24.6% 762,323   597,136 176,141 29.5%
45-54 779,880 24.8% 797,904   577,839 202,041 35.0%
55-59 275,402 8.7% 284,471   201,999 73,403 36.3%
60-64 178,256 5.7% 182,458   124,187 54,069 43.5%
65 and older 125,790 4.0% 122,668   82,961 42,829 51.6%
Information Not Available 13,265 0.4% 19,465   16,024 -2,759 -17.2%
 
Industry 3,149,633   3,153,478   2,364,170
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 60,274 1.9% 57,420   43,246 17,028 39.4%
Mining 7,442 0.2% 7,939   7,531 -89 -1.2%
Utilities 6,162 0.2% 6,877   4,618 1,544 33.4%
Construction 326,146 10.4% 333,295   226,532 99,614 44.0%
Manufacturing 439,884 14.0% 487,963   315,143 124,741 39.6%
Wholesale Trade 120,665 3.8% 116,515   92,986 27,679 29.8%
Retail Trade 262,525 8.3% 251,977   201,937 60,588 30.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 159,952 5.1% 161,233   130,325 29,627 22.7%
Information 84,670 2.7% 87,983   66,127 18,543 28.0%
Finance and Insurance 118,858 3.8% 115,277   94,460 24,398 25.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 48,963 1.6% 47,443   39,174 9,789 25.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 150,919 4.8% 149,200   111,305 39,614 35.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,826 0.3% 10,181   9,287 1,539 16.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 336,798 10.7% 332,833   247,625 89,173 36.0%
Educational Services 107,973 3.4% 98,290   85,931 22,042 25.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 230,189 7.3% 226,549   192,209 37,980 19.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 42,613 1.4% 43,099   34,116 8,497 24.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 191,897 6.1% 183,279   142,385 49,512 34.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 92,675 2.9% 89,055   71,983 20,692 28.7%
Public Administration 56,855 1.8% 54,813   48,049 8,806 18.3%
Information Not Available 293,347 9.3% 292,257   199,201 94,146 47.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alaska
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 7,944 8,231 7,141 803 11.2
Male 3,898 49.1% 3,963   3,359 539 16.0%
Female 4,046 50.9% 4,268   3,782 264 7.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 7,944   8,231   7,141    
Hispanic or Latino 283 3.6% 256   255 28 11.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 7,591 95.6% 7,899   6,825 766 11.2%
Information Not Available 70 0.9% 76   61 9 14.8%
 
Race 7,944 8,231 7,141
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2,795 35.2% 2,926   2,627 168 6.4%
Asian 309 3.9% 357   264 45 17.0%
Black or African American 419 5.3% 394   324 95 29.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 89 1.1% 68   75 14 18.7%
White 4,095 51.5% 4,258   3,637 458 12.6%
Information Not Available 237 3.0% 228   214 23 10.7%
 
Years of Age 7,944 8,231 7,141
Younger than 22 287 2.5% 313   261 26 10.0%
22-24 607 5.2% 583   572 35 6.1%
25-34 2,066 17.7% 2,106   1,747 319 18.3%
35-44 1,793 15.4% 1,857   1,684 109 6.5%
45-54 1,887 16.2% 2,022   1,760 127 7.2%
55-59 703 6.0% 688   592 111 18.8%
60-64 371 3.2% 397   351 20 5.7%
65 and older 230 2.0% 265   174 56 32.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 7,944 8,231 7,141
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 14 0.2% 20   6 8 133.3%
Mining 208 2.6% 233   203 5 2.5%
Utilities 43 0.5% 42   33 10 30.3%
Construction 829 10.4% 972   802 27 3.4%
Manufacturing 355 4.5% 373   218 137 62.8%
Wholesale Trade 131 1.6% 136   110 21 19.1%
Retail Trade 886 11.1% 759   740 146 19.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 568 7.1% 742   559 9 1.6%
Information 121 1.5% 110   81 40 49.4%
Finance and Insurance 168 2.1% 162   165 3 1.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 172 2.2% 184   184 -12 -6.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 260 3.3% 246   190 70 36.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2 0.0% 3   4 -2 -50.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 515 6.5% 490   412 103 25.0%
Educational Services 410 5.2% 457   435 -25 -5.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 879 11.0% 985   890 -11 -1.2%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 98 1.2% 93   91 7 7.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 700 8.8% 617   638 62 9.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 454 5.7% 507   374 80 21.4%
Public Administration 894 11.2% 897   786 108 13.7%
Information Not Available 237 3.0% 203   220 17 7.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alabama
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 36,098 39,477 27,175
Male 18,085 50.1% 19,258   12,729 5,356 42.1%
Female 17,920 49.6% 20,146   14,389 3,531 24.5%
Information Not Available 93 0.3% 73   57 36 63.2%
 
Ethnicity 36,098 39,477 27,175
Hispanic or Latino 900 2.5% 890   642 258 40.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 28,565 79.1% 31,674   21,420 7,145 33.4%
Information Not Available 6,633 18.4% 6,913   5,113 1,520 29.7%
 
Race 36,098 39,477 27,175
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,436 4.0% 1,220   922 514 55.7%
Asian 547 1.5% 523   358 189 52.8%
Black or African American 15,437 42.8% 17,182   12,327 3,110 25.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 55 0.2% 67   44 11 25.0%
White 16,191 44.9% 17,981   11,712 4,479 38.2%
Information Not Available 2,432 6.7% 2,504   1,812 620 34.2%
 
Years of Age 36,098 39,477 27,175
Younger than 22 1,377 2.7% 1,646   1,058 319 30.2%
22-24 2,423 4.8% 2,675   1,946 477 24.5%
25-34 9,250 18.3% 9,979   6,897 2,353 34.1%
35-44 8,658 17.1% 9,679   6,694 1,964 29.3%
45-54 8,332 16.5% 9,065   6,378 1,954 30.6%
55-59 2,967 5.9% 3,207   2,097 870 41.5%
60-64 1,804 3.6% 1,876   1,210 594 49.1%
65 and older 1,238 2.5% 1,315   874 364 41.6%
Information Not Available 49 0.1% 35   21 28 133.3%
 
Industry 36,098 39,477 27,175
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 402 1.1% 368   309 93 30.1%
Mining 90 0.2% 89   113 -23 -20.4%
Utilities 57 0.2% 50   62 -5 -8.1%
Construction 3,607 9.9% 3,711   2,365 1,242 52.5%
Manufacturing 8,410 23.0% 10,103   6,242 2,168 34.7%
Wholesale Trade 1,229 3.4% 1,222   850 379 44.6%
Retail Trade 3,614 9.9% 3,619   2,634 980 37.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,041 2.9% 1,259   689 352 51.1%
Information 520 1.4% 528   389 131 33.7%
Finance and Insurance 1,038 2.8% 1,032   731 307 42.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 430 1.2% 418   349 81 23.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,696 4.6% 1,873   1,551 145 9.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 44 0.1% 43   89 -45 -50.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,758 10.3% 4,406   2,857 901 31.5%
Educational Services 742 2.0% 641   562 180 32.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,986 8.2% 3,505   2,422 564 23.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 210 0.6% 193   208 2 1.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,218 6.1% 2,434   1,840 378 20.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,161 3.2% 1,436   979 182 18.6%
Public Administration 357 1.0% 389   343 14 4.1%
Information Not Available 2,488 6.8% 2,158   1,591 897 56.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arkansas
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 31,834 32,280 26,993
Male 16,166 50.8% 15,773   13,037 3,129 24.0%
Female 15,668 49.2% 16,506   13,955 1,713 12.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1   1 -1 -100.0%
 
Ethnicity 31,834 32,280 26,993
Hispanic or Latino 889 2.8% 950   559 330 59.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 30,945 97.2% 31,329   26,432 4,513 17.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1   2 -2 -100.0%
 
Race 31,834 32,280 26,993
American Indian or Alaskan Native 305 1.0% 278   363 -58 -16.0%
Asian 262 0.8% 305   240 22 9.2%
Black or African American 10,054 31.6% 10,108   8,200 1,854 22.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 203 0.6% 245   151 52 34.4%
White 20,119 63.2% 20,390   17,476 2,643 15.1%
Information Not Available 891 2.8% 954   563 328 58.3%
 
Years of Age 31,834 32,280 26,993
Younger than 22 1,082 2.1% 1,005   968 114 11.8%
22-24 2,469 4.9% 2,174   2,110 359 17.0%
25-34 8,913 17.6% 8,944   7,534 1,379 18.3%
35-44 8,008 15.8% 8,266   6,616 1,392 21.0%
45-54 7,092 14.0% 7,255   5,939 1,153 19.4%
55-59 2,212 4.4% 2,267   1,925 287 14.9%
60-64 1,221 2.4% 1,447   1,136 85 7.5%
65 and older 835 1.6% 917   761 74 9.7%
Information Not Available 2 0.0% 5   4 -2 -50.0%
 
Industry 31,834 32,280 26,993
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 407 1.3% 322   302 105 34.8%
Mining 80 0.2% 98   100 -20 -20.0%
Utilities 80 0.2% 54   55 25 45.5%
Construction 2,930 9.1% 2,830   2,440 490 20.1%
Manufacturing 6,942 21.5% 7,906   6,028 914 15.2%
Wholesale Trade 1,606 5.0% 1,245   1,237 369 29.8%
Retail Trade 4,022 12.5% 3,688   3,330 692 20.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,146 3.6% 1,038   918 228 24.8%
Information 299 0.9% 338   212 87 41.0%
Finance and Insurance 562 1.7% 475   352 210 59.7%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 337 1.0% 382   319 18 5.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 857 2.7% 857   548 309 56.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 0.2% 71   50 30 60.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,347 10.4% 3,343   2,798 549 19.6%
Educational Services 1,376 4.3% 1,502   1,209 167 13.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,513 10.9% 4,026   3,117 396 12.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 241 0.7% 224   307 -66 -21.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,764 8.6% 2,589   2,244 520 23.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 573 1.8% 655   671 -98 -14.6%
Public Administration 664 2.1% 617   744 -80 -10.8%
Information Not Available 8 0.0% 20   12 -4 -33.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arizona
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 50,800 49,767 32,066
Male 29,286 57.6% 27,499   17,879 11,407 63.8%
Female 21,514 42.4% 22,268   14,187 7,327 51.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 50,800 49,767 32,066
Hispanic or Latino 20,486 40.3% 20,855   14,602 5,884 40.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 30,301 59.6% 28,904   17,464 12,837 73.5%
Information Not Available 13 0.0% 8   0 13 0.0%
 
Race 50,800 49,767 32,066
American Indian or Alaskan Native 3,171 6.2% 3,066   1,975 1,196 60.6%
Asian 24 0.0% 19   10 14 140.0%
Black or African American 3,004 5.9% 2,831   1,764 1,240 70.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 21,940 43.2% 20,796   11,888 10,052 84.6%
Information Not Available 22,661 44.6% 23,055   16,429 6,232 37.9%
 
Years of Age 50,800 49,767 32,066
Younger than 22 1,753 2.5% 1,616   950 803 84.5%
22-24 2,665 3.8% 2,488   1,510 1,155 76.5%
25-34 10,716 15.4% 10,336   6,266 4,450 71.0%
35-44 12,486 17.9% 12,349   8,359 4,127 49.4%
45-54 13,444 19.3% 13,396   8,842 4,602 52.0%
55-59 4,795 6.9% 4,698   3,033 1,762 58.1%
60-64 3,139 4.5% 3,083   1,949 1,190 61.1%
65 and older 1,802 2.6% 1,801   1,157 645 55.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 50,800 49,767 32,066
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 7,020 12.1% 7,545   5,963 1,057 17.7%
Mining 83 0.1% 71   71 12 16.9%
Utilities 56 0.1% 57   48 8 16.7%
Construction 6,530 11.3% 5,865   3,427 3,103 90.5%
Manufacturing 3,192 5.5% 3,013   2,197 995 45.3%
Wholesale Trade 2,562 4.4% 2,295   1,635 927 56.7%
Retail Trade 4,263 7.4% 4,017   2,300 1,963 85.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,171 2.0% 1,110   598 573 95.8%
Information 661 1.1% 599   403 258 64.0%
Finance and Insurance 1,830 3.2% 1,684   1,333 497 37.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,026 1.8% 903   624 402 64.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,527 4.4% 2,288   1,301 1,226 94.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 152 0.3% 122   72 80 111.1%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,078 8.8% 4,526   3,150 1,928 61.2%
Educational Services 1,212 2.1% 1,634   814 398 48.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,769 4.8% 3,016   1,711 1,058 61.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 632 1.1% 552   393 239 60.8%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,085 3.6% 2,241   1,187 898 75.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,115 1.9% 1,104   592 523 88.3%
Public Administration 974 1.7% 949   877 97 11.1%
Information Not Available 5,862 10.1% 6,176   3,370 2,492 73.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
California
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 498,711 475,045 347,826
Male 266,873 53.5% 260,502   179,447 87,426 48.7%
Female 231,548 46.4% 214,267   168,288 63,260 37.6%
Information Not Available 290 0.1% 276   91 199 218.7%
 
Ethnicity 498,711 475,045 347,826
Hispanic or Latino 174,312 35.0% 170,972   116,577 57,735 49.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 269,190 54.0% 252,322   193,962 75,228 38.8%
Information Not Available 55,209 11.1% 51,751   37,287 17,922 48.1%
 
Race 498,711 475,045 347,826
American Indian or Alaskan Native 3,861 0.8% 3,861   2,994 867 29.0%
Asian 44,978 9.0% 40,077   25,946 19,032 73.4%
Black or African American 44,688 9.0% 40,997   35,835 8,853 24.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 175,664 35.2% 167,387   129,187 46,477 36.0%
Information Not Available 229,520 46.0% 222,723   153,864 75,656 49.2%
 
Years of Age 498,711 475,045 347,826
Younger than 22 17,180 2.7% 15,718   11,431 5,749 50.3%
22-24 30,017 4.6% 28,679   19,414 10,603 54.6%
25-34 118,814 18.4% 112,419   84,462 34,352 40.7%
35-44 121,517 18.8% 112,327   85,822 35,695 41.6%
45-54 121,904 18.9% 120,140   83,464 38,440 46.1%
55-59 40,924 6.3% 40,445   31,117 9,807 31.5%
60-64 27,797 4.3% 26,473   18,235 9,562 52.4%
65 and older 20,172 3.1% 18,568   13,790 6,382 46.3%
Information Not Available 386 0.1% 276   91 295 324.2%
 
Industry 498,711 475,045 347,826
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 34,361 6.4% 33,827   23,678 10,683 45.1%
Mining 579 0.1% 827   907 -328 -36.2%
Utilities 1,834 0.3% 2,206   726 1,108 152.6%
Construction 64,955 12.2% 62,966   40,099 24,856 62.0%
Manufacturing 61,000 11.4% 63,333   44,091 16,909 38.4%
Wholesale Trade 7,142 1.3% 4,320   3,266 3,876 118.7%
Retail Trade 42,275 7.9% 40,997   30,936 11,339 36.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 15,250 2.9% 16,178   10,342 4,908 47.5%
Information 33,492 6.3% 37,871   27,670 5,822 21.0%
Finance and Insurance 18,628 3.5% 17,005   13,517 5,111 37.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 9,266 1.7% 8,181   8,165 1,101 13.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 10,714 2.0% 9,376   5,443 5,271 96.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 71,424 13.4% 69,492   50,442 20,982 41.6%
Educational Services 34,168 6.4% 27,300   24,495 9,673 39.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 27,315 5.1% 26,473   22,045 5,270 23.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 7,528 1.4% 7,905   5,534 1,994 36.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 25,191 4.7% 19,855   11,340 13,851 122.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 17,663 3.3% 12,042   9,526 8,137 85.4%
Public Administration 4,633 0.9% 4,596   2,812 1,821 64.8%
Information Not Available 11,293 2.1% 10,295   12,792 -1,499 -11.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Colorado
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 25,331 24,868 18,750
Male 12,751 50.3% 12,592   8,998 3,753 41.7%
Female 12,580 49.7% 12,276   9,752 2,828 29.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 25,331 24,868 18,750
Hispanic or Latino 4,400 17.4% 4,371   3,438 962 28.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 16,876 66.6% 16,523   12,431 4,445 35.8%
Information Not Available 4,055 16.0% 3,974   2,881 1,174 40.7%
 
Race 25,331 24,868 18,750
American Indian or Alaskan Native 411 1.6% 422   320 91 28.4%
Asian 471 1.9% 501   481 -10 -2.1%
Black or African American 1,911 7.5% 1,791   1,395 516 37.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 89 0.4% 94   75 14 18.7%
White 17,192 67.9% 16,797   12,840 4,352 33.9%
Information Not Available 5,257 20.8% 5,263   3,639 1,618 44.5%
 
Years of Age 25,331 24,868 18,750
Younger than 22 331 0.8% 355   262 69 26.3%
22-24 839 2.0% 825   583 256 43.9%
25-34 5,230 12.8% 5,042   3,573 1,657 46.4%
35-44 6,371 15.6% 6,201   4,790 1,581 33.0%
45-54 7,485 18.3% 7,331   5,626 1,859 33.0%
55-59 2,793 6.8% 2,747   2,138 655 30.6%
60-64 1,559 3.8% 1,639   1,217 342 28.1%
65 and older 722 1.8% 728   556 166 29.9%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 0   5 -4 -80.0%
 
Industry 25,331 24,868 18,750
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 186 0.7% 158   108 78 72.2%
Mining 144 0.6% 153   110 34 30.9%
Utilities 24 0.1% 29   23 1 4.3%
Construction 3,183 12.5% 3,157   2,299 884 38.5%
Manufacturing 2,368 9.3% 2,500   1,790 578 32.3%
Wholesale Trade 1,296 5.1% 1,204   923 373 40.4%
Retail Trade 2,346 9.2% 2,198   1,741 605 34.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 739 2.9% 704   445 294 66.1%
Information 1,021 4.0% 1,027   712 309 43.4%
Finance and Insurance 1,774 7.0% 1,652   1,262 512 40.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 600 2.4% 606   486 114 23.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,186 8.6% 2,153   1,544 642 41.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 339 1.3% 300   200 139 69.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,217 12.6% 2,996   2,237 980 43.8%
Educational Services 717 2.8% 723   652 65 10.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,959 7.7% 2,053   1,642 317 19.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 380 1.5% 364   291 89 30.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,267 5.0% 1,285   914 353 38.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 614 2.4% 585   509 105 20.6%
Public Administration 439 1.7% 471   413 26 6.3%
Information Not Available 532 2.1% 550   449 83 18.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Connecticut
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 50,830 48,599 40,177
Male 25,173 49.5% 24,656   18,660 6,513 34.9%
Female 25,657 50.5% 23,943   21,517 4,140 19.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 50,830 48,599 40,177
Hispanic or Latino 6,527 12.8% 6,170   5,120 1,407 27.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 44,303 87.2% 42,429   35,057 9,246 26.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 50,830 48,599 40,177
American Indian or Alaskan Native 203 0.4% 183   134 69 51.5%
Asian 731 1.4% 685   552 179 32.4%
Black or African American 7,315 14.4% 6,837   5,765 1,550 26.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 27,104 53.3% 26,183   20,822 6,282 30.2%
Information Not Available 15,477 30.4% 14,711   12,904 2,573 19.9%
 
Years of Age 50,830 48,599 40,177
Younger than 22 1,609 2.2% 1,430   1,255 354 28.2%
22-24 2,723 3.7% 2,454   2,266 457 20.2%
25-34 10,650 14.3% 10,076   8,298 2,352 28.3%
35-44 11,902 16.0% 11,529   9,893 2,009 20.3%
45-54 12,760 17.1% 12,315   9,852 2,908 29.5%
55-59 4,622 6.2% 4,431   3,459 1,163 33.6%
60-64 3,454 4.6% 3,409   2,771 683 24.6%
65 and older 3,110 4.2% 2,955   2,383 727 30.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 50,830 48,599 40,177
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 229 0.4% 187   185 44 23.8%
Mining 20 0.0% 18   9 11 122.2%
Utilities 48 0.1% 55   57 -9 -15.8%
Construction 4,502 8.8% 4,751   2,425 2,077 85.6%
Manufacturing 5,515 10.8% 5,846   4,482 1,033 23.0%
Wholesale Trade 2,227 4.4% 2,072   1,678 549 32.7%
Retail Trade 5,699 11.2% 5,467   4,375 1,324 30.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 5,942 11.6% 5,166   5,418 524 9.7%
Information 1,342 2.6% 1,193   719 623 86.6%
Finance and Insurance 2,392 4.7% 2,260   2,066 326 15.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 760 1.5% 732   557 203 36.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,466 4.8% 2,341   1,988 478 24.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 244 0.5% 213   163 81 49.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 4,807 9.4% 4,733   3,757 1,050 27.9%
Educational Services 1,776 3.5% 1,559   1,374 402 29.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4,364 8.5% 4,019   3,750 614 16.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 914 1.8% 875   775 139 17.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 4,586 9.0% 4,313   3,869 717 18.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,393 2.7% 1,357   1,070 323 30.2%
Public Administration 817 1.6% 729   837 -20 -2.4%
Information Not Available 787 1.5% 713   623 164 26.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
District of Columbia
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 7,490 10,086 5,730
Male 3,282 43.8% 4,629   2,757 525 19.0%
Female 4,208 56.2% 5,457   2,973 1,235 41.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 7,490 10,086 5,730
Hispanic or Latino 637 8.5% 1,066   487 150 30.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 6,660 88.9% 8,730   4,999 1,661 33.2%
Information Not Available 193 2.6% 290   244 -51 -20.9%
 
Race 7,490 10,086 5,730
American Indian or Alaskan Native 61 0.8% 80   27 34 125.9%
Asian 132 1.8% 179   143 -11 -7.7%
Black or African American 6,091 81.3% 8,002   4,591 1,500 32.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 46 0.6% 87   49 -3 -6.1%
White 1,160 15.5% 1,734   858 302 35.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 4   62 -62 -100.0%
 
Years of Age 7,490 10,086 5,730
Younger than 22 179 2.2% 212   128 51 39.8%
22-24 405 4.9% 490   317 88 27.8%
25-34 1,801 21.8% 2,259   1,443 358 24.8%
35-44 1,948 23.5% 2,611   1,506 442 29.3%
45-54 1,951 23.6% 2,822   1,531 420 27.4%
55-59 653 7.9% 878   443 210 47.4%
60-64 371 4.5% 538   235 136 57.9%
65 and older 182 2.2% 276   127 55 43.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 7,490 10,086 5,730
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% 0   3 -3 -100.0%
Construction 5 0.1% 9   38 -33 -86.8%
Manufacturing 1 0.0% 1   2 -1 -50.0%
Wholesale Trade 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Retail Trade 1 0.0% 5   4 -3 -75.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Information 2 0.0% 1   2 0 0.0%
Finance and Insurance 1 0.0% 3   0 1 0.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 0 0.0% 10   11 -11 -100.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 8 0.1% 0   21 -13 -61.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 22 0.3% 25   9 13 144.4%
Educational Services 6 0.1% 6   20 -14 -70.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 5 0.1% 5   14 -9 -64.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0 0.0% 0   3 -3 -100.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 4 0.1% 9   4 0 0.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1 0.0% 2   14 -13 -92.9%
Public Administration 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Information Not Available 7,434 99.3% 10,010   5,585 1,849 33.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Delaware
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 10,921 10,029 9,517
Male 5,323 48.7% 4,931   4,073 1,250 30.7%
Female 5,598 51.3% 5,098   5,444 154 2.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 10,921 10,029 9,517
Hispanic or Latino 379 3.5% 372   365 14 3.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 10,542 96.5% 9,657   9,152 1,390 15.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 10,921 10,029 9,517
American Indian or Alaskan Native 26 0.2% 14   17 9 52.9%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 4,222 38.7% 3,826   3,663 559 15.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 45 0.4% 45   67 -22 -32.8%
White 5,983 54.8% 5,535   5,036 947 18.8%
Information Not Available 645 5.9% 608   734 -89 -12.1%
 
Years of Age 10,921 10,029 9,517
Younger than 22 335 2.1% 256   2,107 -1,772 -84.1%
22-24 667 4.1% 588   636 31 4.9%
25-34 2,590 15.9% 2,476   2,195 395 18.0%
35-44 2,629 16.2% 2,395   2,455 174 7.1%
45-54 2,618 16.1% 2,447   1,571 1,047 66.6%
55-59 902 5.5% 822   334 568 170.1%
60-64 643 4.0% 570   129 514 398.4%
65 and older 454 2.8% 394   76 378 497.4%
Information Not Available 83 0.5% 81   14 69 492.9%
 
Industry 10,921 10,029 9,517
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 26 0.2% 18   19 7 36.8%
Mining 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Utilities 11 0.1% 20   7 4 57.1%
Construction 1,147 10.5% 1,049   870 277 31.8%
Manufacturing 703 6.4% 657   622 81 13.0%
Wholesale Trade 418 3.8% 374   346 72 20.8%
Retail Trade 1,961 17.9% 1,758   1,561 400 25.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 340 3.1% 324   379 -39 -10.3%
Information 177 1.6% 142   145 32 22.1%
Finance and Insurance 801 7.3% 723   953 -152 -15.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 214 2.0% 232   238 -24 -10.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 677 6.2% 639   467 210 45.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 39 0.4% 34   33 6 18.2%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,857 17.0% 1,760   1,401 456 32.5%
Educational Services 337 3.1% 290   312 25 8.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 853 7.8% 777   856 -3 -0.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 171 1.6% 130   122 49 40.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 768 7.0% 731   751 17 2.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 288 2.6% 266   288 0 0.0%
Public Administration 69 0.6% 50   91 -22 -24.2%
Information Not Available 64 0.6% 55   56 8 14.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Florida
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 197,464 185,207 124,092
Male 105,226 53.3% 99,403   64,955 40,271 62.0%
Female 92,162 46.7% 85,767   59,060 33,102 56.0%
Information Not Available 76 0.0% 37   77 -1 -1.3%
 
Ethnicity 197,464 185,207 124,092
Hispanic or Latino 63,053 31.9% 60,767   41,530 21,523 51.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 120,782 61.2% 110,096   72,916 47,866 65.6%
Information Not Available 13,629 6.9% 14,344   9,646 3,983 41.3%
 
Race 197,464 185,207 124,092
American Indian or Alaskan Native 868 0.4% 596   498 370 74.3%
Asian 868 0.4% 1,192   804 64 8.0%
Black or African American 39,757 20.1% 38,114   25,798 13,959 54.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1,926 1.0% 2,012   1,684 242 14.4%
White 116,326 58.9% 107,898   69,548 46,778 67.3%
Information Not Available 37,719 19.1% 35,395   25,760 11,959 46.4%
 
Years of Age 197,464 185,207 124,092
Younger than 22 5,626 1.9% 5,030   2,565 3,061 119.3%
22-24 10,270 3.4% 8,793   6,048 4,222 69.8%
25-34 42,476 14.1% 39,269   24,727 17,749 71.8%
35-44 46,062 15.3% 44,634   31,080 14,982 48.2%
45-54 52,292 17.3% 44,709   31,769 20,523 64.6%
55-59 18,198 6.0% 18,927   12,899 5,299 41.1%
60-64 12,120 4.0% 13,003   9,148 2,972 32.5%
65 and older 10,420 3.5% 10,842   5,856 4,564 77.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 197,464 185,207 124,092
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 6,683 3.3% 4,583   4,899 1,784 36.4%
Mining 189 0.1% 149   38 151 397.4%
Utilities 227 0.1% 410   153 74 48.4%
Construction 23,673 11.6% 22,392   14,162 9,511 67.2%
Manufacturing 12,497 6.1% 14,195   8,229 4,268 51.9%
Wholesale Trade 9,401 4.6% 8,010   5,435 3,966 73.0%
Retail Trade 20,426 10.0% 18,331   11,981 8,445 70.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 5,890 2.9% 5,998   3,675 2,215 60.3%
Information 4,342 2.1% 3,428   2,832 1,510 53.3%
Finance and Insurance 8,873 4.3% 8,756   6,277 2,596 41.4%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 3,398 1.7% 4,024   2,603 795 30.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 11,780 5.8% 10,805   6,545 5,235 80.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,208 0.6% 1,229   536 672 125.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 37,643 18.4% 36,438   24,382 13,261 54.4%
Educational Services 5,324 2.6% 5,626   2,182 3,142 144.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 13,366 6.5% 11,438   7,005 6,361 90.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,720 2.3% 3,726   3,062 1,658 54.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 12,384 6.1% 11,438   7,808 4,576 58.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 4,493 2.2% 4,955   2,641 1,852 70.1%
Public Administration 2,303 1.1% 1,826   1,646 657 39.9%
Information Not Available 8,644 4.2% 7,450   8,001 643 8.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Georgia
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 79,104 78,697 55,991
Male 39,884 50.4% 38,649   26,223 13,661 52.1%
Female 38,126 48.2% 38,974   29,049 9,077 31.2%
Information Not Available 1,094 1.4% 1,074   719 375 52.2%
 
Ethnicity 79,104 78,697 55,991
Hispanic or Latino 211 0.3% 320   137 74 54.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 77,799 98.4% 77,303   55,135 22,664 41.1%
Information Not Available 1,094 1.4% 1,074   719 375 52.2%
 
Race 79,104 78,697 55,991
American Indian or Alaskan Native 364 0.5% 430   229 135 59.0%
Asian 1,061 1.3% 1,024   678 383 56.5%
Black or African American 39,182 49.5% 39,009   31,070 8,112 26.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 37,403 47.3% 37,160   23,295 14,108 60.6%
Information Not Available 1,094 1.4% 1,074   719 375 52.2%
 
Years of Age 79,104 78,697 55,991
Younger than 22 2,267 2.0% 2,088   1,588 679 42.8%
22-24 4,032 3.6% 3,965   2,889 1,143 39.6%
25-34 18,646 16.6% 18,477   13,415 5,231 39.0%
35-44 20,208 18.0% 19,768   14,638 5,570 38.1%
45-54 19,101 17.0% 18,761   13,442 5,659 42.1%
55-59 6,350 5.6% 6,453   4,507 1,843 40.9%
60-64 3,997 3.6% 3,941   2,559 1,438 56.2%
65 and older 2,284 2.0% 2,297   1,437 847 58.9%
Information Not Available 2,219 2.0% 2,947   1,516 703 46.4%
 
Industry 79,104 78,697 55,991
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,476 1.8% 1,092   768 708 92.2%
Mining 144 0.2% 122   52 92 176.9%
Utilities 137 0.2% 119   132 5 3.8%
Construction 6,185 7.7% 5,740   3,487 2,698 77.4%
Manufacturing 7,842 9.7% 8,883   6,486 1,356 20.9%
Wholesale Trade 4,057 5.0% 4,223   2,914 1,143 39.2%
Retail Trade 6,095 7.6% 5,881   4,168 1,927 46.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,853 2.3% 1,863   1,354 499 36.9%
Information 1,594 2.0% 1,457   1,055 539 51.1%
Finance and Insurance 2,322 2.9% 2,264   1,966 356 18.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,517 1.9% 1,437   1,043 474 45.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 12,445 15.4% 11,987   9,134 3,311 36.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 196 0.2% 189   138 58 42.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 275 0.3% 240   216 59 27.3%
Educational Services 1,755 2.2% 1,730   1,410 345 24.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,911 4.9% 4,759   3,538 373 10.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,079 5.1% 4,249   3,108 971 31.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 815 1.0% 785   590 225 38.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,215 1.5% 1,303   912 303 33.2%
Public Administration 1,051 1.3% 1,039   785 266 33.9%
Information Not Available 20,140 25.0% 19,335   12,735 7,405 58.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Hawaii
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 12,566 11,661 7,349
Male 8,042 64.0% 7,441   4,484 3,558 79.3%
Female 4,523 36.0% 4,220   2,865 1,658 57.9%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 0   0 1 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 12,566 11,661 7,349
Hispanic or Latino 763 6.1% 718   388 375 96.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 9,661 76.9% 8,953   5,546 4,115 74.2%
Information Not Available 2,142 17.0% 1,990   1,415 727 51.4%
 
Race 12,566 11,661 7,349
American Indian or Alaskan Native 107 0.9% 93   67 40 59.7%
Asian 3,988 31.7% 3,815   2,395 1,593 66.5%
Black or African American 200 1.6% 191   160 40 25.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3,479 27.7% 3,172   1,789 1,690 94.5%
White 3,153 25.1% 2,849   1,978 1,175 59.4%
Information Not Available 1,639 13.0% 1,541   960 679 70.7%
 
Years of Age 12,566 11,661 7,349
Younger than 22 299 2.0% 258   134 165 123.1%
22-24 670 4.5% 583   328 342 104.3%
25-34 2,887 19.3% 2,688   1,597 1,290 80.8%
35-44 3,036 20.3% 2,794   1,863 1,173 63.0%
45-54 3,170 21.2% 2,940   1,919 1,251 65.2%
55-59 1,293 8.6% 1,232   758 535 70.6%
60-64 763 5.1% 734   472 291 61.7%
65 and older 448 3.0% 432   278 170 61.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 12,566 11,661 7,349
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 228 1.8% 311   278 -50 -18.0%
Mining 2 0.0% 0   0 2 0.0%
Utilities 9 0.1% 7   3 6 200.0%
Construction 3,754 29.3% 3,336   1,808 1,946 107.6%
Manufacturing 282 2.2% 238   213 69 32.4%
Wholesale Trade 195 1.5% 172   138 57 41.3%
Retail Trade 608 4.8% 594   415 193 46.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,087 8.5% 1,245   243 844 347.3%
Information 291 2.3% 358   192 99 51.6%
Finance and Insurance 189 1.5% 159   152 37 24.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 248 1.9% 182   112 136 121.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 365 2.9% 326   286 79 27.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 44 0.3% 39   18 26 144.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,320 10.3% 1,138   706 614 87.0%
Educational Services 83 0.6% 59   62 21 33.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 455 3.6% 468   322 133 41.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 157 1.2% 118   72 85 118.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,170 9.1% 1,135   1,027 143 13.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 269 2.1% 236   168 101 60.1%
Public Administration 217 1.7% 177   166 51 30.7%
Information Not Available 1,593 12.5% 1,363   968 625 64.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Iowa
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 22,867 25,472 16,765
Male 11,424 50.0% 13,015   8,432 2,992 35.5%
Female 11,443 50.0% 12,457   8,333 3,110 37.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 22,867 25,472 16,765
Hispanic or Latino 705 3.1% 753   571 134 23.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 16,399 71.7% 19,412   15,993 406 2.5%
Information Not Available 5,763 25.2% 5,307   201 5,562 2767.2%
 
Race 22,867 25,472 16,765
American Indian or Alaskan Native 79 0.3% 92   81 -2 -2.5%
Asian 181 0.8% 216   134 47 35.1%
Black or African American 1,432 6.3% 1,671   874 558 63.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 14,707 64.3% 17,433   14,904 -197 -1.3%
Information Not Available 6,468 28.3% 6,060   772 5,696 737.8%
 
Years of Age 22,867 25,472 16,765
Younger than 22 654 1.8% 723   437 217 49.7%
22-24 1,344 3.7% 1,418   938 406 43.3%
25-34 5,089 14.1% 5,464   3,534 1,555 44.0%
35-44 5,135 14.2% 5,716   4,033 1,102 27.3%
45-54 6,034 16.7% 6,871   4,423 1,611 36.4%
55-59 2,199 6.1% 2,535   1,542 657 42.6%
60-64 1,452 4.0% 1,639   1,057 395 37.4%
65 and older 960 2.7% 1,106   794 166 20.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   7 -7 -100.0%
 
Industry 22,867 25,472 16,765
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 210 0.9% 176   110 100 90.9%
Mining 16 0.1% 15   33 -17 -51.5%
Utilities 29 0.1% 33   31 -2 -6.5%
Construction 1,859 8.1% 2,211   1,807 52 2.9%
Manufacturing 6,249 27.1% 7,807   3,617 2,632 72.8%
Wholesale Trade 996 4.3% 1,002   825 171 20.7%
Retail Trade 1,978 8.6% 2,083   1,813 165 9.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,012 4.4% 1,103   772 240 31.1%
Information 839 3.6% 852   714 125 17.5%
Finance and Insurance 768 3.3% 766   525 243 46.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 252 1.1% 227   201 51 25.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 870 3.8% 1,008   673 197 29.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 29 0.1% 32   40 -11 -27.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,219 9.6% 2,241   1,458 761 52.2%
Educational Services 568 2.5% 604   367 201 54.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,603 6.9% 1,553   1,420 183 12.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 255 1.1% 254   181 74 40.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,866 8.1% 2,101   1,139 727 63.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 669 2.9% 818   634 35 5.5%
Public Administration 275 1.2% 280   217 58 26.7%
Information Not Available 305 1.3% 306   188 117 62.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Idaho
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 13,491 13,056 8,556
Male 7,339 54.4% 7,304   4,307 3,032 70.4%
Female 6,152 45.6% 5,752   4,248 1,904 44.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
 
Ethnicity 13,491 13,056 8,556
Hispanic or Latino 1,716 12.7% 1,477   1,126 590 52.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 11,156 82.7% 10,973   6,955 4,201 60.4%
Information Not Available 619 4.6% 606   475 144 30.3%
 
Race 13,491 13,056 8,556
American Indian or Alaskan Native 279 2.1% 254   184 95 51.6%
Asian 151 1.1% 158   157 -6 -3.8%
Black or African American 92 0.7% 78   64 28 43.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 48 0.4% 47   35 13 37.1%
White 10,674 79.1% 10,502   6,666 4,008 60.1%
Information Not Available 2,247 16.7% 2,017   1,450 797 55.0%
 
Years of Age 13,491 13,056 8,556
Younger than 22 461 2.0% 387   244 217 88.9%
22-24 739 3.2% 696   371 368 99.2%
25-34 3,047 13.1% 2,987   1,796 1,251 69.7%
35-44 3,103 13.3% 2,973   1,954 1,149 58.8%
45-54 3,390 14.5% 3,313   2,370 1,020 43.0%
55-59 1,328 5.7% 1,283   894 434 48.5%
60-64 825 3.5% 835   532 293 55.1%
65 and older 598 2.6% 582   395 203 51.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 13,491 13,056 8,556
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 349 2.5% 290   196 153 78.1%
Mining 38 0.3% 41   19 19 100.0%
Utilities 15 0.1% 18   9 6 66.7%
Construction 1,995 14.4% 2,107   898 1,097 122.2%
Manufacturing 2,443 17.7% 2,193   2,022 421 20.8%
Wholesale Trade 615 4.4% 476   350 265 75.7%
Retail Trade 1,299 9.4% 1,287   705 594 84.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 728 5.3% 723   533 195 36.6%
Information 266 1.9% 255   125 141 112.8%
Finance and Insurance 428 3.1% 401   248 180 72.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 182 1.3% 183   86 96 111.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 583 4.2% 576   316 267 84.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11 0.1% 11   11 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,022 7.4% 1,060   603 419 69.5%
Educational Services 202 1.5% 204   127 75 59.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 856 6.2% 860   602 254 42.2%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 135 1.0% 167   74 61 82.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 562 4.1% 542   348 214 61.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 363 2.6% 367   217 146 67.3%
Public Administration 247 1.8% 255   207 40 19.3%
Information Not Available 1,152 8.3% 1,040   860 292 34.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Illinois
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 138,949 143,080 117,536
Male 70,985 51.1% 74,887   58,663 12,322 21.0%
Female 67,964 48.9% 68,193   58,873 9,091 15.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 138,949 143,080 117,536
Hispanic or Latino 16,624 12.0% 17,014   12,796 3,828 29.9%
Not Hispanic or Latino 122,325 88.0% 126,066   104,740 17,585 16.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 138,949 143,080 117,536
American Indian or Alaskan Native 499 0.4% 531   393 106 27.0%
Asian 3,795 2.7% 3,781   2,710 1,085 40.0%
Black or African American 38,410 27.6% 37,858   33,991 4,419 13.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 94,865 68.3% 99,539   79,512 15,353 19.3%
Information Not Available 1,380 1.0% 1,371   930 450 48.4%
 
Years of Age 138,949 143,080 117,536
Younger than 22 3,569 1.6% 3,429   2,833 736 26.0%
22-24 7,057 3.1% 7,039   5,976 1,081 18.1%
25-34 32,577 14.4% 33,413   27,815 4,762 17.1%
35-44 34,728 15.4% 36,050   29,897 4,831 16.2%
45-54 36,062 16.0% 37,482   30,444 5,618 18.5%
55-59 12,727 5.6% 13,129   10,591 2,136 20.2%
60-64 7,831 3.5% 8,101   6,488 1,343 20.7%
65 and older 4,398 1.9% 4,437   3,492 906 25.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 138,949 143,080 117,536
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 295 0.2% 329   286 9 3.1%
Mining 321 0.2% 388   483 -162 -33.5%
Utilities 164 0.1% 153   139 25 18.0%
Construction 15,291 11.0% 17,613   12,319 2,972 24.1%
Manufacturing 19,283 13.8% 20,789   16,212 3,071 18.9%
Wholesale Trade 7,102 5.1% 7,142   5,603 1,499 26.8%
Retail Trade 13,114 9.4% 13,611   11,439 1,675 14.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 10,579 7.6% 9,878   8,497 2,082 24.5%
Information 2,986 2.1% 2,959   2,424 562 23.2%
Finance and Insurance 8,237 5.9% 7,869   7,128 1,109 15.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2,161 1.6% 2,215   1,878 283 15.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 8,417 6.0% 8,357   6,893 1,524 22.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 788 0.6% 859   358 430 120.1%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 15,990 11.5% 16,396   13,326 2,664 20.0%
Educational Services 3,719 2.7% 3,785   3,682 37 1.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 9,993 7.2% 9,830   9,212 781 8.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,357 1.0% 1,509   1,258 99 7.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 9,388 6.7% 9,600   7,704 1,684 21.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,700 2.7% 3,788   3,342 358 10.7%
Public Administration 3,044 2.2% 2,836   3,021 23 0.8%
Information Not Available 3,020 2.2% 3,174   2,332 688 29.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Indiana
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 63,487 73,248 45,760
Male 34,670 54.6% 40,858   23,323 11,347 48.7%
Female 28,753 45.3% 32,330   22,376 6,377 28.5%
Information Not Available 64 0.1% 60   61 3 4.9%
 
Ethnicity 63,487 73,248 45,760
Hispanic or Latino 2,755 4.3% 3,374   1,787 968 54.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 47,492 74.8% 55,753   34,805 12,687 36.5%
Information Not Available 13,240 20.9% 14,121   9,168 4,072 44.4%
 
Race 63,487 73,248 45,760
American Indian or Alaskan Native 293 0.5% 315   245 48 19.6%
Asian 516 0.8% 560   289 227 78.5%
Black or African American 9,247 14.6% 10,001   8,090 1,157 14.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 52 0.1% 67   39 13 33.3%
White 50,230 79.1% 58,581   34,988 15,242 43.6%
Information Not Available 3,149 5.0% 3,724   2,109 1,040 49.3%
 
Years of Age 63,487 73,248 45,760
Younger than 22 1,642 1.5% 1,673   1,113 529 47.5%
22-24 3,323 3.0% 3,652   2,447 876 35.8%
25-34 14,876 13.5% 17,000   11,083 3,793 34.2%
35-44 15,815 14.3% 18,626   11,825 3,990 33.7%
45-54 16,529 15.0% 19,459   11,668 4,861 41.7%
55-59 5,764 5.2% 6,701   3,867 1,897 49.1%
60-64 3,474 3.2% 3,836   2,379 1,095 46.0%
65 and older 2,064 1.9% 2,301   1,378 686 49.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 63,487 73,248 45,760
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 127 0.2% 156   86 41 47.7%
Mining 89 0.1% 89   85 4 4.7%
Utilities 71 0.1% 52   193 -122 -63.2%
Construction 5,774 9.1% 5,617   4,168 1,606 38.5%
Manufacturing 20,071 31.6% 28,447   10,365 9,706 93.6%
Wholesale Trade 2,334 3.7% 2,283   1,857 477 25.7%
Retail Trade 4,607 7.2% 4,706   3,996 611 15.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,748 4.3% 3,235   1,859 889 47.8%
Information 646 1.0% 626   494 152 30.8%
Finance and Insurance 1,648 2.6% 1,564   1,596 52 3.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 768 1.2% 769   654 114 17.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,157 3.4% 2,052   1,600 557 34.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 231 0.4% 222   130 101 77.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,500 8.6% 5,695   4,189 1,311 31.3%
Educational Services 1,374 2.2% 1,663   1,096 278 25.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4,446 7.0% 4,710   4,331 115 2.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 582 0.9% 561   494 88 17.8%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,069 4.8% 3,376   2,585 484 18.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,403 2.2% 1,521   1,119 284 25.4%
Public Administration 545 0.9% 566   400 145 36.3%
Information Not Available 5,297 8.3% 5,338   4,463 834 18.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kansas
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 20,160 19,364 15,776
Male 10,279 51.0% 9,953   7,851 2,428 30.9%
Female 9,881 49.0% 9,411   7,925 1,956 24.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 20,160 19,364 15,776
Hispanic or Latino 1,348 6.7% 1,390   792 556 70.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 9,888 49.0% 9,476   8,600 1,288 15.0%
Information Not Available 8,924 44.3% 8,498   6,384 2,540 39.8%
 
Race 20,160 19,364 15,776
American Indian or Alaskan Native 286 1.4% 281   245 41 16.7%
Asian 268 1.3% 243   179 89 49.7%
Black or African American 3,384 16.8% 3,160   2,641 743 28.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 50 0.2% 43   23 27 117.4%
White 14,616 72.5% 14,037   11,644 2,972 25.5%
Information Not Available 1,556 7.7% 1,600   1,044 512 49.0%
 
Years of Age 20,160 19,364 15,776
Younger than 22 471 1.4% 473   444 27 6.1%
22-24 1,043 3.1% 1,066   840 203 24.2%
25-34 4,904 14.6% 4,790   3,760 1,144 30.4%
35-44 4,711 14.0% 4,457   3,912 799 20.4%
45-54 5,308 15.8% 5,118   4,096 1,212 29.6%
55-59 1,819 5.4% 1,720   1,366 453 33.2%
60-64 1,199 3.6% 1,105   865 334 38.6%
65 and older 705 2.1% 635   493 212 43.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 20,160 19,364 15,776
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 166 0.8% 130   113 53 46.9%
Mining 157 0.8% 133   111 46 41.4%
Utilities 29 0.1% 27   29 0 0.0%
Construction 1,944 9.6% 1,929   1,637 307 18.8%
Manufacturing 3,239 15.9% 3,191   2,162 1,077 49.8%
Wholesale Trade 889 4.4% 759   763 126 16.5%
Retail Trade 1,712 8.4% 1,600   1,334 378 28.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 662 3.3% 655   430 232 54.0%
Information 992 4.9% 905   1,001 -9 -0.9%
Finance and Insurance 782 3.8% 735   619 163 26.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 310 1.5% 281   296 14 4.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,061 5.2% 1,027   797 264 33.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 71 0.3% 74   52 19 36.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,118 10.4% 2,008   1,496 622 41.6%
Educational Services 487 2.4% 489   385 102 26.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,912 9.4% 1,978   1,583 329 20.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 145 0.7% 129   112 33 29.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 910 4.5% 965   739 171 23.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 632 3.1% 582   500 132 26.4%
Public Administration 467 2.3% 455   437 30 6.9%
Information Not Available 1,475 7.3% 1,312   1,180 295 25.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kentucky
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 36,174 36,995 27,337
Male 21,701 60.0% 21,785   16,296 5,405 33.2%
Female 14,473 40.0% 15,210   11,041 3,432 31.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 36,174 36,995 27,337
Hispanic or Latino 91 0.3% 54   47 44 93.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 36,083 99.7% 36,941   27,290 8,793 32.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 36,174 36,995 27,337
American Indian or Alaskan Native 240 0.7% 253   121 119 98.3%
Asian 118 0.3% 99   82 36 43.9%
Black or African American 4,753 13.1% 4,600   3,460 1,293 37.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 27 0.1% 0   0 27 0.0%
White 30,496 84.3% 31,459   23,275 7,221 31.0%
Information Not Available 540 1.5% 584   399 141 35.3%
 
Years of Age 36,174 36,995 27,337
Younger than 22 702 1.1% 818   688 14 2.0%
22-24 1,699 2.6% 1,907   1,368 331 24.2%
25-34 9,013 13.9% 8,752   6,420 2,593 40.4%
35-44 9,792 15.1% 9,788   7,917 1,875 23.7%
45-54 9,375 14.4% 9,842   6,827 2,548 37.3%
55-59 2,751 4.2% 3,109   2,123 628 29.6%
60-64 1,686 2.6% 1,717   1,267 419 33.1%
65 and older 1,156 1.8% 1,048   727 429 59.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 14   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 36,174 36,995 27,337
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 63 0.2% 63   82 -19 -23.2%
Mining 322 0.9% 524   590 -268 -45.4%
Utilities 82 0.2% 14   47 35 74.5%
Construction 3,562 9.8% 3,556   2,369 1,193 50.4%
Manufacturing 10,558 29.1% 11,360   9,079 1,479 16.3%
Wholesale Trade 1,545 4.3% 1,568   915 630 68.9%
Retail Trade 2,470 6.8% 2,833   1,888 582 30.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,699 4.7% 1,582   888 811 91.3%
Information 761 2.1% 804   418 343 82.1%
Finance and Insurance 1,237 3.4% 981   719 518 72.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 417 1.2% 366   227 190 83.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,310 3.6% 1,274   962 348 36.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 145 0.4% 63   31 114 367.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,986 8.2% 3,195   2,017 969 48.0%
Educational Services 983 2.7% 1,437   919 64 7.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,297 6.3% 2,345   1,830 467 25.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 344 0.9% 334   282 62 22.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,704 4.7% 1,518   1,110 594 53.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 861 2.4% 696   516 345 66.9%
Public Administration 435 1.2% 438   422 13 3.1%
Information Not Available 2,393 6.6% 2,044   2,026 367 18.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Louisiana
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 33,823 25,931 20,557
Male 15,189 44.9% 11,580   9,215 5,974 64.8%
Female 18,633 55.1% 14,351   11,342 7,291 64.3%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 0   0 1 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 33,823 25,931 20,557
Hispanic or Latino 668 2.0% 510   402 266 66.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 33,085 97.8% 25,366   19,965 13,120 65.7%
Information Not Available 70 0.2% 55   190 -120 -63.2%
 
Race 33,823 25,931 20,557
American Indian or Alaskan Native 149 0.4% 116   108 41 38.0%
Asian 214 0.6% 193   103 111 107.8%
Black or African American 18,766 55.5% 14,597   11,299 7,467 66.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 33 0.1% 25   24 9 37.5%
White 14,632 43.3% 10,981   8,844 5,788 65.4%
Information Not Available 29 0.1% 19   179 -150 -83.8%
 
Years of Age 33,823 25,931 20,557
Younger than 22 794 1.7% 578   603 191 31.7%
22-24 1,885 4.1% 1,564   1,408 477 33.9%
25-34 8,334 17.9% 6,578   5,370 2,964 55.2%
35-44 7,783 16.7% 6,094   5,070 2,713 53.5%
45-54 8,626 18.6% 6,637   5,060 3,566 70.5%
55-59 3,017 6.5% 2,216   1,567 1,450 92.5%
60-64 1,967 4.2% 1,335   914 1,053 115.2%
65 and older 1,417 3.0% 929   565 852 150.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 33,823 25,931 20,557
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 172 0.5% 151   140 32 22.9%
Mining 266 0.8% 218   235 31 13.2%
Utilities 69 0.2% 123   71 -2 -2.8%
Construction 3,904 11.5% 3,581   2,784 1,120 40.2%
Manufacturing 2,500 7.4% 2,087   1,609 891 55.4%
Wholesale Trade 686 2.0% 532   401 285 71.1%
Retail Trade 2,335 6.9% 1,841   1,522 813 53.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 962 2.8% 886   590 372 63.1%
Information 527 1.6% 374   337 190 56.4%
Finance and Insurance 653 1.9% 487   508 145 28.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 399 1.2% 327   250 149 59.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,511 4.4% 1,361   953 558 58.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 108 0.3% 81   239 -131 -54.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,130 6.3% 1,626   1,200 930 77.5%
Educational Services 1,009 3.0% 1,037   519 490 94.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,151 9.3% 2,841   2,474 677 27.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 490 1.4% 361   349 141 40.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,777 5.2% 1,515   1,322 455 34.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,560 4.6% 1,344   953 607 63.7%
Public Administration 574 1.7% 503   346 228 65.9%
Information Not Available 9,040 26.6% 4,655   3,755 5,285 140.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Massachusetts
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 94,659 99,040 79,634
Male 51,707 54.6% 54,639   42,198 9,509 22.5%
Female 42,952 45.4% 44,401   37,436 5,516 14.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 94,659 99,040 79,634
Hispanic or Latino 9,423 10.0% 9,578   7,724 1,699 22.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 83,209 87.9% 87,345   70,337 12,872 18.3%
Information Not Available 2,027 2.1% 2,117   1,573 454 28.9%
 
Race 94,659 99,040 79,634
American Indian or Alaskan Native 230 0.2% 254   218 12 5.5%
Asian 2,753 2.9% 2,891   2,047 706 34.5%
Black or African American 8,841 9.3% 8,971   7,491 1,350 18.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 69 0.1% 78   37 32 86.5%
White 74,613 78.8% 78,422   63,081 11,532 18.3%
Information Not Available 8,153 8.6% 8,424   6,760 1,393 20.6%
 
Years of Age 94,659 99,040 79,634
Younger than 22 2,532 1.6% 2,552   2,037 495 24.3%
22-24 4,496 2.8% 4,673   3,685 811 22.0%
25-34 19,307 11.9% 19,932   16,125 3,182 19.7%
35-44 23,117 14.2% 24,248   20,355 2,762 13.6%
45-54 24,745 15.2% 26,207   20,986 3,759 17.9%
55-59 9,233 5.7% 9,792   7,655 1,578 20.6%
60-64 6,685 4.1% 6,999   5,385 1,300 24.1%
65 and older 4,544 2.8% 4,637   3,406 1,138 33.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 94,659 99,040 79,634
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 462 0.5% 394   412 50 12.1%
Mining 84 0.1% 101   79 5 6.3%
Utilities 70 0.1% 75   64 6 9.4%
Construction 9,754 10.3% 10,797   7,492 2,262 30.2%
Manufacturing 9,636 10.1% 10,755   8,280 1,356 16.4%
Wholesale Trade 4,606 4.8% 4,802   3,799 807 21.2%
Retail Trade 8,115 8.5% 8,443   6,840 1,275 18.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 7,585 8.0% 7,354   6,713 872 13.0%
Information 2,204 2.3% 2,254   1,777 427 24.0%
Finance and Insurance 3,831 4.0% 4,088   3,329 502 15.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,324 1.4% 1,348   1,164 160 13.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 6,364 6.7% 6,583   5,582 782 14.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 254 0.3% 256   160 94 58.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 8,680 9.1% 8,762   6,312 2,368 37.5%
Educational Services 1,909 2.0% 1,951   1,618 291 18.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 7,732 8.1% 7,765   6,800 932 13.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,002 1.1% 1,099   763 239 31.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 6,705 7.0% 6,819   5,809 896 15.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,688 3.9% 3,795   3,239 449 13.9%
Public Administration 3,410 3.6% 3,634   2,953 457 15.5%
Information Not Available 7,244 7.6% 7,965   6,449 795 12.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maryland
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 49,904 48,059 35,519
Male 25,044 50.2% 24,855   16,338 8,706 53.3%
Female 24,860 49.8% 23,204   19,181 5,679 29.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 49,904 48,059 35,519
Hispanic or Latino 1,793 3.6% 1,863   1,112 681 61.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 47,151 94.5% 45,233   33,787 13,364 39.6%
Information Not Available 960 1.9% 963   620 340 54.8%
 
Race 49,904 48,059 35,519
American Indian or Alaskan Native 126 0.3% 127   91 35 38.5%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 22,311 44.7% 21,190   17,093 5,218 30.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 78 0.2% 72   78 0 0.0%
White 24,636 49.4% 23,844   16,525 8,111 49.1%
Information Not Available 2,753 5.5% 2,826   1,732 1,021 58.9%
 
Years of Age 49,904 48,059 35,519
Younger than 22 1,455 2.0% 1,275   997 458 45.9%
22-24 2,855 4.0% 2,600   1,902 953 50.1%
25-34 11,329 15.8% 10,692   7,861 3,468 44.1%
35-44 11,778 16.5% 11,401   8,843 2,935 33.2%
45-54 12,659 17.7% 12,284   8,935 3,724 41.7%
55-59 4,322 6.0% 4,329   3,139 1,183 37.7%
60-64 2,990 4.2% 2,991   2,030 960 47.3%
65 and older 2,516 3.5% 2,487   1,805 711 39.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   7 -7 -100.0%
 
Industry 49,904 48,059 35,519
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 86 0.2% 77   46 40 87.0%
Mining 24 0.0% 28   18 6 33.3%
Utilities 43 0.1% 42   34 9 26.5%
Construction 6,281 12.6% 6,446   3,413 2,868 84.0%
Manufacturing 603 1.2% 698   822 -219 -26.6%
Wholesale Trade 1,954 3.9% 1,928   1,247 707 56.7%
Retail Trade 1,876 3.8% 1,705   1,316 560 42.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 3,292 6.6% 2,917   2,801 491 17.5%
Information 970 1.9% 874   660 310 47.0%
Finance and Insurance 2,256 4.5% 2,161   1,571 685 43.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,151 2.3% 1,123   766 385 50.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 3,604 7.2% 3,413   2,734 870 31.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 143 0.3% 144   17 126 741.2%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 6,111 12.2% 5,717   4,468 1,643 36.8%
Educational Services 1,566 3.1% 1,613   1,195 371 31.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4,097 8.2% 3,864   3,416 681 19.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 489 1.0% 543   1,061 -572 -53.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,439 6.9% 3,241   2,462 977 39.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,719 3.4% 1,456   1,160 559 48.2%
Public Administration 673 1.3% 687   559 114 20.4%
Information Not Available 9,527 19.1% 9,382   5,753 3,774 65.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maine
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 8,935 9,485 6,409
Male 4,790 53.6% 5,050   3,079 1,711 55.6%
Female 4,145 46.4% 4,434   3,330 815 24.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 8,935 9,485 6,409
Hispanic or Latino 44 0.5% 54   54 -10 -18.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 7,139 79.9% 7,722   5,414 1,725 31.9%
Information Not Available 1,752 19.6% 1,709   941 811 86.2%
 
Race 8,935 9,485 6,409
American Indian or Alaskan Native 71 0.8% 84   61 10 16.4%
Asian 49 0.5% 53   35 14 40.0%
Black or African American 91 1.0% 115   65 26 40.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 7,460 83.5% 7,960   5,539 1,921 34.7%
Information Not Available 1,264 14.1% 1,273   709 555 78.3%
 
Years of Age 8,935 9,485 6,409
Younger than 22 324 2.1% 345   248 76 30.6%
22-24 485 3.1% 484   374 111 29.7%
25-34 1,726 11.0% 1,879   1,238 488 39.4%
35-44 2,089 13.3% 2,195   1,625 464 28.6%
45-54 2,432 15.4% 2,608   1,726 706 40.9%
55-59 982 6.2% 1,000   661 321 48.6%
60-64 633 4.0% 680   373 260 69.7%
65 and older 264 1.7% 294   164 100 61.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 8,935 9,485 6,409
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 180 2.0% 203   77 103 133.8%
Mining 2 0.0% 3   0 2 0.0%
Utilities 102 1.1% 93   8 94 1175.0%
Construction 755 8.3% 852   334 421 126.0%
Manufacturing 1,037 11.4% 1,090   434 603 138.9%
Wholesale Trade 260 2.9% 286   140 120 85.7%
Retail Trade 831 9.1% 993   451 380 84.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 319 3.5% 364   179 140 78.2%
Information 101 1.1% 95   70 31 44.3%
Finance and Insurance 149 1.6% 166   88 61 69.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 70 0.8% 87   24 46 191.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 286 3.1% 319   141 145 102.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 15 0.2% 14   5 10 200.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 524 5.7% 520   225 299 132.9%
Educational Services 258 2.8% 283   140 118 84.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 820 9.0% 882   489 331 67.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 113 1.2% 141   51 62 121.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 418 4.6% 491   226 192 85.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 283 3.1% 271   175 108 61.7%
Public Administration 116 1.3% 131   52 64 123.1%
Information Not Available 2,296 25.2% 2,201   3,100 -804 -25.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Michigan
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 147,268 154,281 106,711
Male 83,068 56.4% 87,990   55,245 27,823 50.4%
Female 64,141 43.6% 66,238   51,458 12,683 24.6%
Information Not Available 59 0.0% 53   8 51 637.5%
 
Ethnicity 147,268 154,281 106,711
Hispanic or Latino 3,895 2.6% 4,330   2,838 1,057 37.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 109,919 74.6% 112,195   77,392 32,527 42.0%
Information Not Available 33,454 22.7% 37,756   26,481 6,973 26.3%
 
Race 147,268 154,281 106,711
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,052 0.7% 1,184   1,082 -30 -2.8%
Asian 1,355 0.9% 2,317   823 532 64.6%
Black or African American 22,852 15.5% 20,089   15,762 7,090 45.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 82 0.1% 116   61 21 34.4%
White 83,826 56.9% 86,880   59,274 24,552 41.4%
Information Not Available 38,101 25.9% 43,695   29,709 8,392 28.2%
 
Years of Age 147,268 154,281 106,711
Younger than 22 4,083 1.8% 4,245   3,214 869 27.0%
22-24 7,681 3.4% 7,996   6,123 1,558 25.4%
25-34 33,858 15.1% 35,365   25,274 8,584 34.0%
35-44 40,122 17.9% 39,908   27,687 12,435 44.9%
45-54 38,840 17.3% 42,000   27,887 10,953 39.3%
55-59 12,597 5.6% 13,794   9,045 3,552 39.3%
60-64 6,784 3.0% 7,467   4,876 1,908 39.1%
65 and older 3,209 1.4% 3,415   2,603 606 23.3%
Information Not Available 94 0.0% 91   2 92 4600.0%
 
Industry 147,268 154,281 106,711
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 547 0.4% 557   426 121 28.4%
Mining 113 0.1% 120   123 -10 -8.1%
Utilities 56 0.0% 64   82 -26 -31.7%
Construction 9,674 6.5% 10,591   9,418 256 2.7%
Manufacturing 40,218 27.2% 41,194   20,119 20,099 99.9%
Wholesale Trade 4,383 3.0% 4,901   3,837 546 14.2%
Retail Trade 9,653 6.5% 9,094   11,221 -1,568 -14.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 4,788 3.2% 6,290   2,922 1,866 63.9%
Information 1,470 1.0% 1,433   1,236 234 18.9%
Finance and Insurance 4,326 2.9% 3,822   3,254 1,072 32.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,647 1.1% 2,489   1,463 184 12.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 8,217 5.6% 8,658   5,919 2,298 38.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 787 0.5% 721   733 54 7.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 14,985 10.1% 18,305   11,749 3,236 27.5%
Educational Services 4,206 2.8% 3,914   4,213 -7 -0.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 10,770 7.3% 8,675   9,818 952 9.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,924 1.3% 1,748   1,553 371 23.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 6,390 4.3% 6,066   5,745 645 11.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2,986 2.0% 2,806   2,758 228 8.3%
Public Administration 1,026 0.7% 1,122   1,108 -82 -7.4%
Information Not Available 19,102 12.9% 21,711   9,014 10,088 111.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Minnesota
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 41,319 43,744 35,602
Male 22,560 54.6% 24,396   19,399 3,161 16.3%
Female 18,755 45.4% 19,347   16,202 2,553 15.8%
Information Not Available 4 0.0% 1   1 3 300.0%
 
Ethnicity 41,319 43,744 35,602
Hispanic or Latino 1,177 2.8% 1,328   1,089 88 8.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 35,681 86.4% 37,814   31,708 3,973 12.5%
Information Not Available 4,461 10.8% 4,602   2,805 1,656 59.0%
 
Race 41,319 43,744 35,602
American Indian or Alaskan Native 602 1.5% 651   567 35 6.2%
Asian 1,089 2.6% 1,094   861 228 26.5%
Black or African American 3,506 8.5% 3,516   3,265 241 7.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 82 0.2% 106   178 -96 -53.9%
White 33,155 80.2% 35,313   28,951 4,204 14.5%
Information Not Available 2,885 7.0% 3,064   1,780 1,105 62.1%
 
Years of Age 41,319 43,744 35,602
Younger than 22 801 1.1% 1,148   1,153 -352 -30.5%
22-24 2,172 3.0% 2,502   2,045 127 6.2%
25-34 10,055 14.0% 10,460   8,373 1,682 20.1%
35-44 9,527 13.2% 10,038   8,760 767 8.8%
45-54 10,838 15.1% 11,599   9,279 1,559 16.8%
55-59 4,052 5.6% 4,249   3,241 811 25.0%
60-64 2,511 3.5% 2,421   1,803 708 39.3%
65 and older 1,316 1.8% 1,098   571 745 130.5%
Information Not Available 47 0.1% 229   377 -330 -87.5%
 
Industry 41,319 43,744 35,602
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 239 0.6% 293   254 -15 -5.9%
Mining 34 0.1% 64   38 -4 -10.5%
Utilities 116 0.3% 159   157 -41 -26.1%
Construction 5,111 12.3% 5,813   4,857 254 5.2%
Manufacturing 5,946 14.3% 6,986   5,286 660 12.5%
Wholesale Trade 2,452 5.9% 2,467   2,013 439 21.8%
Retail Trade 3,863 9.3% 3,634   3,124 739 23.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,415 3.4% 1,473   1,167 248 21.3%
Information 989 2.4% 878   822 167 20.3%
Finance and Insurance 1,618 3.9% 1,584   1,746 -128 -7.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 750 1.8% 712   602 148 24.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,541 6.1% 2,612   1,953 588 30.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 776 1.9% 761   638 138 21.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,233 7.8% 3,318   3,012 221 7.3%
Educational Services 1,599 3.8% 1,697   1,650 -51 -3.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,194 7.7% 3,088   3,222 -28 -0.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 566 1.4% 593   435 131 30.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,453 5.9% 2,595   2,227 226 10.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,848 4.4% 2,037   1,670 178 10.7%
Public Administration 684 1.6% 631   530 154 29.1%
Information Not Available 1,892 4.6% 2,349   199 1,693 850.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Missouri
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 56,464 55,282 45,007
Male 28,702 50.8% 27,530   21,184 7,518 35.5%
Female 27,755 49.2% 27,750   23,815 3,940 16.5%
Information Not Available 7 0.0% 2   8 -1 -12.5%
 
Ethnicity 56,464 55,282 45,007
Hispanic or Latino 465 0.8% 371   462 3 0.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 15,668 27.7% 13,412   14,883 785 5.3%
Information Not Available 40,331 71.4% 41,499   29,662 10,669 36.0%
 
Race 56,464 55,282 45,007
American Indian or Alaskan Native 312 0.6% 312   344 -32 -9.3%
Asian 367 0.6% 349   292 75 25.7%
Black or African American 9,343 16.5% 8,631   11,983 -2,640 -22.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 419 0.7% 434   368 51 13.9%
White 30,468 54.0% 31,001   30,080 388 1.3%
Information Not Available 15,555 27.5% 14,555   1,940 13,615 701.8%
 
Years of Age 56,464 55,282 45,007
Younger than 22 1,374 1.6% 1,170   1,197 177 14.8%
22-24 2,638 3.1% 2,526   2,259 379 16.8%
25-34 12,290 14.7% 11,633   9,949 2,341 23.5%
35-44 14,475 17.3% 13,986   11,463 3,012 26.3%
45-54 15,408 18.4% 15,331   11,849 3,559 30.0%
55-59 4,870 5.8% 4,956   3,871 999 25.8%
60-64 3,049 3.6% 3,183   2,551 498 19.5%
65 and older 2,309 2.8% 2,458   1,844 465 25.2%
Information Not Available 51 0.1% 39   24 27 112.5%
 
Industry 56,464 55,282 45,007
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 209 0.4% 202   204 5 2.5%
Mining 128 0.2% 163   56 72 128.6%
Utilities 96 0.2% 47   62 34 54.8%
Construction 5,578 9.8% 5,745   3,844 1,734 45.1%
Manufacturing 11,379 20.1% 11,381   8,353 3,026 36.2%
Wholesale Trade 2,173 3.8% 2,267   1,623 550 33.9%
Retail Trade 5,069 8.9% 4,999   4,464 605 13.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 4,178 7.4% 3,777   3,447 731 21.2%
Information 1,209 2.1% 1,108   900 309 34.3%
Finance and Insurance 2,285 4.0% 2,051   1,710 575 33.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 987 1.7% 1,040   830 157 18.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,287 4.0% 2,143   1,698 589 34.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 263 0.5% 278   108 155 143.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,088 9.0% 4,698   4,005 1,083 27.0%
Educational Services 1,475 2.6% 1,446   1,290 185 14.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4,765 8.4% 4,671   4,102 663 16.2%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 840 1.5% 834   695 145 20.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 4,370 7.7% 4,655   3,837 533 13.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,710 3.0% 1,659   1,547 163 10.5%
Public Administration 483 0.9% 408   410 73 17.8%
Information Not Available 1,892 3.3% 1,710   1,822 70 3.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Mississippi
Aug 2008 Percent Jul 2008     Aug 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 26,990 27,442 19,973
Male 12,365 45.8% 11,501   8,694 3,671 42.2%
Female 14,625 54.2% 15,939