Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants

December 2008

Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants: Total Claimants
December 2008
Dec 2008 Nov 2008 Monthly Change Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
United States 4,563,503 3,734,451 829,052 2,753,503 1,810,000 65.7
Alaska 13,937 11,611 2,326 12,936 1,001 7.7
Alabama 57,069 46,517 10,552 27,198 29,871 109.8
Arkansas 46,195 40,617 5,578 31,296 14,899 47.6
Arizona 67,074 59,737 7,337 27,988 39,086 139.7
California 648,712 587,320 61,392 445,001 203,711 45.8
Colorado 41,843 36,289 5,554 24,112 17,731 73.5
Connecticut 62,706 51,785 10,921 38,721 23,985 61.9
District of Columbia 12,118 7,865 4,253 6,493 5,625 86.6
Delaware 10,797 10,797 8,489 2,308 27.2
Florida 243,632 220,235 23,397 124,887 118,745 95.1
Georgia 123,075 106,155 16,920 62,419 60,656 97.2
Hawaii 17,653 15,339 2,314 7,836 9,817 125.3
Iowa 43,985 29,408 14,577 28,167 15,818 56.2
Idaho 31,748 23,820 7,928 16,745 15,003 89.6
Illinois 232,198 162,681 69,517 156,366 75,832 48.5
Indiana 114,918 84,289 30,629 60,705 54,213 89.3
Kansas 29,617 23,439 6,178 20,140 9,477 47.1
Kentucky 56,368 43,443 12,925 30,575 25,793 84.4
Louisiana 38,836 31,202 7,634 19,445 19,391 99.7
Massachusetts 126,437 97,939 28,498 83,850 42,587 50.8
Maryland 65,852 57,414 8,438 39,727 26,125 65.8
Maine 17,364 11,955 5,409 10,487 6,877 65.6
Michigan 226,209 166,214 59,995 148,470 77,739 52.4
Minnesota 87,264 61,318 25,946 60,615 26,649 44.0
Missouri 80,550 65,759 14,791 49,452 31,098 62.9
Mississippi 34,805 28,382 6,423 20,029 14,776 73.8
Montana 10,520 7,242 3,278 5,967 4,553 76.3
North Carolina 151,308 126,759 24,549 78,279 73,029 93.3
North Dakota 5,574 3,003 2,571 4,573 1,001 21.9
Nebraska 19,502 13,603 5,899 10,069 9,433 93.7
New Hampshire 14,181 10,511 3,670 6,686 7,495 112.1
New Jersey 162,919 146,229 16,690 109,014 53,905 49.4
New Mexico 17,093 14,810 2,283 11,197 5,896 52.7
Nevada 60,885 51,028 9,857 30,446 30,439 100.0
New York 281,778 227,992 53,786 176,688 105,090 59.5
Ohio 168,407 124,039 44,368 109,150 59,257 54.3
Oklahoma 31,152 22,864 8,288 15,035 16,117 107.2
Oregon 90,480 76,440 14,040 49,508 40,972 82.8
Pennsylvania 266,069 209,192 56,877 144,001 122,068 84.8
Puerto Rico 36,604 41,709 -5,105 28,985 7,619 26.3
Rhode Island 19,630 14,952 4,678 14,477 5,153 35.6
South Carolina 82,084 68,572 13,512 43,240 38,844 89.8
South Dakota 4,117 2,392 1,725 2,748 1,369 49.8
Tennessee 77,632 64,228 13,404 40,482 37,150 91.8
Texas 170,902 147,291 23,611 97,660 73,242 75.0
Utah 27,717 20,490 7,227 12,046 15,671 130.1
Virginia 68,291 57,266 11,025 37,099 31,192 84.1
Virgin Islands 491 513 -22 412 79 19.2
Vermont 10,458 7,979 2,479 6,747 3,711 55.0
Washington 105,887 86,033 19,854 57,522 48,365 84.1
Wisconsin 123,203 90,507 32,696 81,041 42,162 52.0
West Virginia 20,954 13,943 7,011 15,730 5,224 33.2
Wyoming 4,703 3,334 1,369 2,552 2,151 84.3
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
US Totals
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 4,563,503   3,734,451   2,753,503 1,810,000 65.7
Male 2,842,355 62.3% 2,201,649   1,670,156 1,172,199 70.2%
Female 1,716,764 37.6% 1,529,385   1,080,959 635,805 58.8%
Information Not Available 4,384 0.1% 3,417   2,388 1,996 83.6%
 
Ethnicity 4,563,503   3,734,451   2,753,503    
Hispanic or Latino 688,834 15.1% 579,919   443,983 244,851 55.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 3,280,269 84.7% 2,667,164   1,983,886 1,296,383 65.3%
Information Not Available 594,340 11.5% 487,368   325,634 268,706 82.5%
 
Race 4,563,503   3,734,451   2,753,503
American Indian or Alaskan Native 48,712 1.1% 40,700   28,411 20,301 71.5%
Asian 113,191 2.5% 99,605   62,211 50,980 81.9%
Black or African American 718,262 15.7% 635,382   448,433 269,829 60.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 15,142 0.3% 14,002   9,895 5,247 53.0%
White 2,694,530 59.0% 2,111,041   1,596,983 1,097,547 68.7%
Information Not Available 973,666 21.3% 833,720   607,570 366,096 60.3%
 
Years of Age 4,563,503   3,734,451   2,753,503
Younger than 22 192,548 4.2% 153,796   117,103 75,445 64.4%
22-24 271,007 5.9% 219,465   164,008 106,999 65.2%
25-34 1,093,888 24.0% 889,089   655,712 438,176 66.8%
35-44 1,108,493 24.3% 905,039   690,910 417,583 60.4%
45-54 1,111,617 24.4% 912,648   664,368 447,249 67.3%
55-59 385,200 8.4% 318,401   224,426 160,774 71.6%
60-64 233,548 5.1% 197,467   135,546 98,002 72.3%
65 and older 143,958 3.2% 120,101   83,450 60,508 72.5%
Information Not Available 23,244 0.5% 18,445   17,980 5,264 29.3%
 
Industry 4,563,503   3,734,451   2,753,503
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 106,016 2.3% 79,284   92,872 13,144 14.2%
Mining 22,488 0.5% 12,832   13,504 8,984 66.5%
Utilities 8,019 0.2% 6,508   5,629 2,390 42.5%
Construction 708,588 15.5% 487,246   461,459 247,129 53.6%
Manufacturing 724,098 15.9% 586,031   361,016 363,082 100.6%
Wholesale Trade 178,487 3.9% 151,007   96,104 82,383 85.7%
Retail Trade 368,413 8.1% 319,312   209,605 158,808 75.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 145,355 3.2% 119,245   80,610 64,745 80.3%
Information 101,813 2.2% 93,025   69,987 31,826 45.5%
Finance and Insurance 146,497 3.2% 132,689   107,729 38,768 36.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 68,064 1.5% 60,072   52,061 16,003 30.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 206,941 4.5% 176,568   109,429 97,512 89.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 16,996 0.4% 13,358   8,667 8,329 96.1%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 515,690 11.3% 415,200   309,018 206,672 66.9%
Educational Services 77,782 1.7% 74,658   51,380 26,402 51.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 227,704 5.0% 219,069   160,909 66,795 41.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 82,427 1.8% 63,742   59,997 22,430 37.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 233,058 5.1% 197,720   140,768 92,290 65.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 108,952 2.4% 95,253   69,062 39,890 57.8%
Public Administration 66,126 1.4% 57,470   47,966 18,160 37.9%
Information Not Available 449,989 9.9% 374,162   245,731 204,258 83.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alaska
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 13,937 11,611 12,936 1,001 7.7
Male 8,856 63.5% 7,055   8,051 805 10.0%
Female 5,081 36.5% 4,556   4,885 196 4.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 13,937   11,611   12,936    
Hispanic or Latino 615 4.4% 479   578 37 6.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 13,195 94.7% 11,035   12,249 946 7.7%
Information Not Available 127 0.9% 97   109 18 16.5%
 
Race 13,937 11,611 12,936
American Indian or Alaskan Native 3,620 26.0% 3,156   3,506 114 3.3%
Asian 941 6.8% 747   969 -28 -2.9%
Black or African American 522 3.7% 453   437 85 19.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 155 1.1% 129   127 28 22.0%
White 8,157 58.5% 6,710   7,365 792 10.8%
Information Not Available 542 3.9% 416   532 10 1.9%
 
Years of Age 13,937 11,611 12,936
Younger than 22 513 2.4% 399   493 20 4.1%
22-24 1,009 4.7% 738   975 34 3.5%
25-34 3,678 17.1% 3,026   3,267 411 12.6%
35-44 3,059 14.2% 2,556   2,914 145 5.0%
45-54 3,542 16.5% 2,996   3,390 152 4.5%
55-59 1,182 5.5% 1,072   1,018 164 16.1%
60-64 620 2.9% 530   563 57 10.1%
65 and older 334 1.6% 294   316 18 5.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 13,937 11,611 12,936
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 111 0.8% 72   130 -19 -14.6%
Mining 431 3.1% 345   387 44 11.4%
Utilities 85 0.6% 74   70 15 21.4%
Construction 3,101 22.1% 2,474   2,636 465 17.6%
Manufacturing 1,470 10.5% 1,083   1,493 -23 -1.5%
Wholesale Trade 191 1.4% 157   157 34 21.7%
Retail Trade 1,156 8.2% 993   1,014 142 14.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 784 5.6% 706   754 30 4.0%
Information 128 0.9% 116   118 10 8.5%
Finance and Insurance 189 1.3% 181   218 -29 -13.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 212 1.5% 175   235 -23 -9.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 374 2.7% 345   335 39 11.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9 0.1% 9   58 -49 -84.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 760 5.4% 638   762 -2 -0.3%
Educational Services 280 2.0% 246   316 -36 -11.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 810 5.8% 758   840 -30 -3.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 279 2.0% 252   152 127 83.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,374 9.8% 1,154   1,165 209 17.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 334 2.4% 277   345 -11 -3.2%
Public Administration 1,500 10.7% 1,257   1,460 40 2.7%
Information Not Available 359 2.6% 299   291 68 23.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alabama
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 57,069 46,517 27,198
Male 32,705 57.3% 25,243   14,217 18,488 130.0%
Female 24,271 42.5% 21,203   12,929 11,342 87.7%
Information Not Available 93 0.2% 71   52 41 78.8%
 
Ethnicity 57,069 46,517 27,198
Hispanic or Latino 1,264 2.2% 1,151   651 613 94.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 46,081 80.7% 37,394   21,709 24,372 112.3%
Information Not Available 9,724 17.0% 7,972   4,838 4,886 101.0%
 
Race 57,069 46,517 27,198
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,823 3.2% 1,448   770 1,053 136.8%
Asian 717 1.3% 592   321 396 123.4%
Black or African American 21,832 38.3% 18,396   11,872 9,960 83.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 109 0.2% 83   59 50 84.7%
White 29,253 51.3% 23,276   12,580 16,673 132.5%
Information Not Available 3,335 5.8% 2,722   1,596 1,739 109.0%
 
Years of Age 57,069 46,517 27,198
Younger than 22 2,608 3.1% 2,150   1,171 1,437 122.7%
22-24 4,169 5.0% 3,328   1,963 2,206 112.4%
25-34 14,643 17.5% 12,134   6,988 7,655 109.5%
35-44 13,804 16.5% 11,181   6,635 7,169 108.0%
45-54 13,235 15.8% 10,683   6,350 6,885 108.4%
55-59 4,379 5.2% 3,544   2,074 2,305 111.1%
60-64 2,517 3.0% 2,062   1,222 1,295 106.0%
65 and older 1,653 2.0% 1,397   785 868 110.6%
Information Not Available 61 0.1% 38   10 51 510.0%
 
Industry 57,069 46,517 27,198
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 528 0.9% 434   247 281 113.8%
Mining 214 0.4% 130   88 126 143.2%
Utilities 61 0.1% 48   37 24 64.9%
Construction 6,452 11.2% 4,682   2,816 3,636 129.1%
Manufacturing 16,635 28.9% 12,591   6,908 9,727 140.8%
Wholesale Trade 2,210 3.8% 2,118   928 1,282 138.1%
Retail Trade 5,583 9.7% 4,783   2,627 2,956 112.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,885 3.3% 1,411   805 1,080 134.2%
Information 732 1.3% 638   380 352 92.6%
Finance and Insurance 1,365 2.4% 1,309   691 674 97.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 691 1.2% 610   355 336 94.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,965 3.4% 1,689   1,167 798 68.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 82 0.1% 56   27 55 203.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,989 10.4% 4,922   2,947 3,042 103.2%
Educational Services 1,175 2.0% 1,169   665 510 76.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,331 5.8% 3,171   1,854 1,477 79.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 313 0.5% 268   215 98 45.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,404 5.9% 2,868   1,816 1,588 87.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,147 2.0% 1,047   626 521 83.2%
Public Administration 622 1.1% 523   395 227 57.5%
Information Not Available 2,685 4.7% 2,050   1,604 1,081 67.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arkansas
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 46,195 40,617 31,296
Male 27,528 59.6% 22,844   18,299 9,229 50.4%
Female 18,666 40.4% 17,758   12,996 5,670 43.6%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 15   1 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 46,195 40,617 31,296
Hispanic or Latino 1,508 3.3% 1,361   843 665 78.9%
Not Hispanic or Latino 44,685 96.7% 39,240   30,452 14,233 46.7%
Information Not Available 2 0.0% 16   1 1 100.0%
 
Race 46,195 40,617 31,296
American Indian or Alaskan Native 485 1.0% 404   408 77 18.9%
Asian 346 0.7% 287   204 142 69.6%
Black or African American 12,650 27.4% 11,916   8,553 4,097 47.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 387 0.8% 420   257 130 50.6%
White 30,815 66.7% 26,211   21,028 9,787 46.5%
Information Not Available 1,512 3.3% 1,379   846 666 78.7%
 
Years of Age 46,195 40,617 31,296
Younger than 22 1,974 2.6% 1,596   1,343 631 47.0%
22-24 3,457 4.6% 3,176   2,208 1,249 56.6%
25-34 12,671 16.9% 11,310   8,273 4,398 53.2%
35-44 11,617 15.5% 10,012   7,994 3,623 45.3%
45-54 10,361 13.8% 8,985   7,118 3,243 45.6%
55-59 3,178 4.2% 2,910   2,347 831 35.4%
60-64 1,865 2.5% 1,617   1,139 726 63.7%
65 and older 1,069 1.4% 994   870 199 22.9%
Information Not Available 3 0.0% 17   4 -1 -25.0%
 
Industry 46,195 40,617 31,296
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,028 2.2% 611   918 110 12.0%
Mining 273 0.6% 143   118 155 131.4%
Utilities 87 0.2% 74   69 18 26.1%
Construction 5,038 10.7% 4,160   4,040 998 24.7%
Manufacturing 13,157 27.9% 11,225   7,274 5,883 80.9%
Wholesale Trade 2,015 4.3% 1,803   1,348 667 49.5%
Retail Trade 4,961 10.5% 4,506   3,529 1,432 40.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,819 3.9% 1,468   1,133 686 60.5%
Information 403 0.9% 340   247 156 63.2%
Finance and Insurance 640 1.4% 617   483 157 32.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 392 0.8% 452   333 59 17.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 816 1.7% 680   531 285 53.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 124 0.3% 53   42 82 195.2%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 4,501 9.5% 4,186   3,180 1,321 41.5%
Educational Services 1,426 3.0% 1,308   1,015 411 40.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,643 7.7% 3,803   2,783 860 30.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 428 0.9% 430   381 47 12.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,601 7.6% 3,117   2,562 1,039 40.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 925 2.0% 861   660 265 40.2%
Public Administration 888 1.9% 750   623 265 42.5%
Information Not Available 30 0.1% 30   27 3 11.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arizona
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 67,074 59,737 27,988
Male 42,012 62.6% 36,325   15,625 26,387 168.9%
Female 25,046 37.3% 23,395   12,363 12,683 102.6%
Information Not Available 16 0.0% 17   0 16 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 67,074 59,737 27,988
Hispanic or Latino 18,777 28.0% 17,691   7,810 10,967 140.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 38,554 57.5% 36,466   20,178 18,376 91.1%
Information Not Available 9,743 14.5% 5,580   0 9,743 0.0%
 
Race 67,074 59,737 27,988
American Indian or Alaskan Native 4,456 6.6% 3,774   2,144 2,312 107.8%
Asian 1,089 1.6% 929   9 1,080 12000.0%
Black or African American 3,917 5.8% 3,777   1,907 2,010 105.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 262 0.4% 134   0 262 0.0%
White 37,189 55.4% 31,118   14,404 22,785 158.2%
Information Not Available 20,161 30.1% 20,005   9,524 10,637 111.7%
 
Years of Age 67,074 59,737 27,988
Younger than 22 2,495 2.5% 2,093   851 1,644 193.2%
22-24 4,020 4.0% 3,414   1,536 2,484 161.7%
25-34 15,380 15.3% 13,577   6,411 8,969 139.9%
35-44 16,325 16.2% 14,724   6,986 9,339 133.7%
45-54 16,846 16.8% 15,130   7,174 9,672 134.8%
55-59 6,098 6.1% 5,413   2,572 3,526 137.1%
60-64 3,755 3.7% 3,440   1,584 2,171 137.1%
65 and older 2,155 2.1% 1,946   874 1,281 146.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 67,074 59,737 27,988
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 580 0.9% 1,585   397 183 46.1%
Mining 328 0.5% 205   84 244 290.5%
Utilities 120 0.2% 107   46 74 160.9%
Construction 13,341 19.7% 10,669   4,694 8,647 184.2%
Manufacturing 5,062 7.5% 4,247   2,077 2,985 143.7%
Wholesale Trade 3,316 4.9% 2,811   1,048 2,268 216.4%
Retail Trade 6,380 9.4% 5,676   2,374 4,006 168.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,551 2.3% 1,347   531 1,020 192.1%
Information 865 1.3% 773   350 515 147.1%
Finance and Insurance 2,468 3.6% 2,266   2,018 450 22.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,625 2.4% 1,361   701 924 131.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 3,801 5.6% 3,230   1,388 2,413 173.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 215 0.3% 195   84 131 156.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 7,876 11.6% 6,765   2,983 4,893 164.0%
Educational Services 1,144 1.7% 1,123   617 527 85.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,251 4.8% 3,006   1,773 1,478 83.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 795 1.2% 667   340 455 133.8%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,695 4.0% 2,392   1,088 1,607 147.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,601 2.4% 1,448   586 1,015 173.2%
Public Administration 1,681 2.5% 1,552   563 1,118 198.6%
Information Not Available 8,379 12.4% 8,312   4,246 4,133 97.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
California
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 648,712 587,320 445,001
Male 391,364 60.3% 347,609   262,880 128,484 48.9%
Female 256,770 39.6% 239,424   181,925 74,845 41.1%
Information Not Available 578 0.1% 287   196 382 194.9%
 
Ethnicity 648,712 587,320 445,001
Hispanic or Latino 247,527 38.2% 212,067   177,510 70,017 39.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 334,369 51.5% 306,573   220,685 113,684 51.5%
Information Not Available 66,816 10.3% 68,680   46,806 20,010 42.8%
 
Race 648,712 587,320 445,001
American Indian or Alaskan Native 5,295 0.8% 6,026   2,846 2,449 86.1%
Asian 51,219 7.9% 48,593   30,713 20,506 66.8%
Black or African American 45,057 6.9% 42,758   30,713 14,344 46.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 232,797 35.9% 209,197   156,413 76,384 48.8%
Information Not Available 314,344 48.5% 280,746   224,316 90,028 40.1%
 
Years of Age 648,712 587,320 445,001
Younger than 22 28,113 3.3% 23,340   14,130 13,983 99.0%
22-24 40,821 4.8% 37,210   25,709 15,112 58.8%
25-34 159,434 18.8% 141,760   102,149 57,285 56.1%
35-44 157,220 18.5% 144,439   115,494 41,726 36.1%
45-54 158,471 18.6% 145,108   109,410 49,061 44.8%
55-59 52,086 6.1% 48,401   39,447 12,639 32.0%
60-64 31,290 3.7% 28,888   24,826 6,464 26.0%
65 and older 20,411 2.4% 17,887   13,640 6,771 49.6%
Information Not Available 866 0.1% 287   196 670 341.8%
 
Industry 648,712 587,320 445,001
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 74,807 10.3% 55,575   69,277 5,530 8.0%
Mining 1,733 0.2% 1,339   687 1,046 152.3%
Utilities 2,311 0.3% 2,104   1,668 643 38.5%
Construction 93,292 12.9% 82,837   64,174 29,118 45.4%
Manufacturing 89,056 12.3% 83,318   54,460 34,596 63.5%
Wholesale Trade 16,174 2.2% 14,253   2,748 13,426 488.6%
Retail Trade 58,536 8.1% 54,523   32,283 26,253 81.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 18,774 2.6% 17,600   9,028 9,746 108.0%
Information 39,377 5.4% 36,731   34,246 5,131 15.0%
Finance and Insurance 23,492 3.2% 22,192   17,172 6,320 36.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 9,531 1.3% 10,044   15,210 -5,679 -37.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 18,389 2.5% 16,166   6,378 12,011 188.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 78,946 10.9% 74,993   54,166 24,780 45.7%
Educational Services 17,234 2.4% 15,400   9,126 8,108 88.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 28,402 3.9% 28,792   21,293 7,109 33.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 9,435 1.3% 7,365   8,537 898 10.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 26,284 3.6% 25,922   16,583 9,701 58.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 20,988 2.9% 16,835   11,677 9,311 79.7%
Public Administration 7,510 1.0% 6,313   4,219 3,291 78.0%
Information Not Available 14,441 2.0% 15,018   12,069 2,372 19.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Colorado
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 41,843 36,289 24,112
Male 25,579 61.1% 20,507   14,358 11,221 78.2%
Female 16,264 38.9% 15,782   9,754 6,510 66.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 41,843 36,289 24,112
Hispanic or Latino 7,427 17.7% 6,649   5,205 2,222 42.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 27,850 66.6% 24,001   15,234 12,616 82.8%
Information Not Available 6,566 15.7% 5,639   3,673 2,893 78.8%
 
Race 41,843 36,289 24,112
American Indian or Alaskan Native 630 1.5% 547   435 195 44.8%
Asian 658 1.6% 641   497 161 32.4%
Black or African American 2,513 6.0% 2,430   1,402 1,111 79.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 150 0.4% 131   77 73 94.8%
White 29,595 70.7% 25,107   16,108 13,487 83.7%
Information Not Available 8,297 19.8% 7,433   5,593 2,704 48.3%
 
Years of Age 41,843 36,289 24,112
Younger than 22 763 1.1% 628   416 347 83.4%
22-24 1,673 2.4% 1,367   811 862 106.3%
25-34 8,903 12.9% 7,775   4,841 4,062 83.9%
35-44 10,227 14.9% 9,115   6,031 4,196 69.6%
45-54 12,115 17.6% 10,401   7,189 4,926 68.5%
55-59 4,442 6.5% 3,804   2,636 1,806 68.5%
60-64 2,606 3.8% 2,225   1,544 1,062 68.8%
65 and older 1,114 1.6% 974   619 495 80.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   25 -25 -100.0%
 
Industry 41,843 36,289 24,112
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 267 0.6% 247   200 67 33.5%
Mining 455 1.1% 264   228 227 99.6%
Utilities 32 0.1% 33   38 -6 -15.8%
Construction 8,382 19.9% 5,688   5,299 3,083 58.2%
Manufacturing 3,992 9.5% 3,414   2,195 1,797 81.9%
Wholesale Trade 1,939 4.6% 1,741   936 1,003 107.2%
Retail Trade 3,510 8.3% 3,200   1,830 1,680 91.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,392 3.3% 1,174   615 777 126.3%
Information 1,298 3.1% 1,216   763 535 70.1%
Finance and Insurance 2,045 4.9% 2,116   1,482 563 38.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,022 2.4% 943   561 461 82.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 3,597 8.5% 3,125   1,688 1,909 113.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 382 0.9% 356   271 111 41.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,306 12.6% 4,710   3,111 2,195 70.6%
Educational Services 774 1.8% 801   560 214 38.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,884 4.5% 1,915   1,248 636 51.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 746 1.8% 753   341 405 118.8%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,924 4.6% 1,966   1,044 880 84.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,013 2.4% 930   545 468 85.9%
Public Administration 856 2.0% 746   606 250 41.3%
Information Not Available 1,027 2.4% 951   551 476 86.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Connecticut
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 62,706 51,785 38,721
Male 39,533 63.0% 30,194   23,646 15,887 67.2%
Female 23,173 37.0% 21,591   15,075 8,098 53.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 62,706 51,785 38,721
Hispanic or Latino 9,897 15.8% 7,552   6,157 3,740 60.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 52,809 84.2% 44,233   32,564 20,245 62.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 62,706 51,785 38,721
American Indian or Alaskan Native 236 0.4% 225   128 108 84.4%
Asian 976 1.6% 873   473 503 106.3%
Black or African American 7,774 12.4% 7,168   5,399 2,375 44.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 36,295 57.9% 30,017   22,627 13,668 60.4%
Information Not Available 17,425 27.8% 13,502   10,094 7,331 72.6%
 
Years of Age 62,706 51,785 38,721
Younger than 22 2,450 2.6% 1,991   1,603 847 52.8%
22-24 4,007 4.2% 3,214   2,565 1,442 56.2%
25-34 13,938 14.7% 11,306   8,627 5,311 61.6%
35-44 14,620 15.4% 11,946   9,394 5,226 55.6%
45-54 15,326 16.1% 12,718   9,335 5,991 64.2%
55-59 5,516 5.8% 4,703   3,235 2,281 70.5%
60-64 3,950 4.2% 3,350   2,255 1,695 75.2%
65 and older 2,899 3.0% 2,557   1,707 1,192 69.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 62,706 51,785 38,721
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 878 1.4% 475   578 300 51.9%
Mining 50 0.1% 30   27 23 85.2%
Utilities 50 0.1% 50   48 2 4.2%
Construction 10,175 16.0% 6,812   6,300 3,875 61.5%
Manufacturing 8,808 13.9% 7,464   4,427 4,381 99.0%
Wholesale Trade 3,035 4.8% 2,666   1,683 1,352 80.3%
Retail Trade 6,650 10.5% 5,979   4,144 2,506 60.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,971 3.1% 1,641   1,134 837 73.8%
Information 1,516 2.4% 1,436   664 852 128.3%
Finance and Insurance 2,825 4.4% 2,655   1,962 863 44.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,060 1.7% 868   701 359 51.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,999 4.7% 2,636   1,656 1,343 81.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 276 0.4% 281   157 119 75.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 8,044 12.7% 5,796   5,067 2,977 58.8%
Educational Services 1,539 2.4% 1,428   1,046 493 47.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4,251 6.7% 4,102   3,221 1,030 32.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2,126 3.3% 1,655   1,316 810 61.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,124 4.9% 2,775   2,033 1,091 53.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,588 2.5% 1,476   1,182 406 34.3%
Public Administration 784 1.2% 741   689 95 13.8%
Information Not Available 957 1.5% 819   686 271 39.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
District of Columbia
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 12,118 7,865 6,493
Male 5,548 45.8% 3,552   3,087 2,461 79.7%
Female 6,569 54.2% 4,313   3,406 3,163 92.9%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 0   0 1 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 12,118 7,865 6,493
Hispanic or Latino 1,362 11.2% 680   726 636 87.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 10,389 85.7% 6,961   5,529 4,860 87.9%
Information Not Available 367 3.0% 224   238 129 54.2%
 
Race 12,118 7,865 6,493
American Indian or Alaskan Native 102 0.8% 58   56 46 82.1%
Asian 312 2.6% 162   153 159 103.9%
Black or African American 9,187 75.8% 6,325   5,020 4,167 83.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 48 0.4% 28   93 -45 -48.4%
White 2,466 20.3% 1,290   1,126 1,340 119.0%
Information Not Available 3 0.0% 2   45 -42 -93.3%
 
Years of Age 12,118 7,865 6,493
Younger than 22 327 2.3% 195   177 150 84.7%
22-24 631 4.5% 464   326 305 93.6%
25-34 3,004 21.5% 2,026   1,578 1,426 90.4%
35-44 2,956 21.2% 1,986   1,750 1,206 68.9%
45-54 3,169 22.7% 1,985   1,754 1,415 80.7%
55-59 1,081 7.8% 655   496 585 117.9%
60-64 636 4.6% 364   270 366 135.6%
65 and older 314 2.3% 190   142 172 121.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 12,118 7,865 6,493
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   0 0 0.0%
Construction 10 0.1% 7   17 -7 -41.2%
Manufacturing 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
Wholesale Trade 0 0.0% 0   2 -2 -100.0%
Retail Trade 7 0.1% 5   4 3 75.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 0 0.0% 0   2 -2 -100.0%
Information 2 0.0% 3   2 0 0.0%
Finance and Insurance 2 0.0% 1   0 2 0.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1 0.0% 1   5 -4 -80.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 20 0.2% 13   12 8 66.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   4 -4 -100.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 39 0.3% 24   10 29 290.0%
Educational Services 4 0.0% 5   7 -3 -42.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 6 0.0% 4   8 -2 -25.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0 0.0% 0   2 -2 -100.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 7 0.1% 2   0 7 0.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 5 0.0% 4   5 0 0.0%
Public Administration 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Information Not Available 12,014 99.1% 7,795   6,413 5,601 87.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Delaware
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 10,797 10,797 8,489
Male 426 3.9% 5,804   4,321 -3,895 -90.1%
Female 10,371 96.1% 4,993   4,168 6,203 148.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 10,797 10,797 8,489
Hispanic or Latino 425 3.9% 405   332 93 28.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 10,372 96.1% 10,392   8,157 2,215 27.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 10,797 10,797 8,489
American Indian or Alaskan Native 24 0.2% 22   18 6 33.3%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 3,594 33.3% 3,823   3,255 339 10.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 39 0.4% 31   32 7 21.9%
White 6,447 59.7% 6,281   4,572 1,875 41.0%
Information Not Available 693 6.4% 641   612 81 13.2%
 
Years of Age 10,797 10,797 8,489
Younger than 22 391 2.4% 418   2,045 -1,654 -80.9%
22-24 746 4.5% 728   608 138 22.7%
25-34 2,640 15.9% 2,667   1,901 739 38.9%
35-44 2,475 14.9% 2,464   2,124 351 16.5%
45-54 2,546 15.3% 2,556   1,333 1,213 91.0%
55-59 843 5.1% 846   276 567 205.4%
60-64 650 3.9% 617   118 532 450.8%
65 and older 433 2.6% 422   72 361 501.4%
Information Not Available 73 0.4% 79   12 61 508.3%
 
Industry 10,797 10,797 8,489
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 26 0.2% 25   16 10 62.5%
Mining 1 0.0% 2   0 1 0.0%
Utilities 8 0.1% 12   5 3 60.0%
Construction 1,647 15.2% 1,523   1,055 592 56.1%
Manufacturing 746 6.9% 661   635 111 17.5%
Wholesale Trade 412 3.8% 435   314 98 31.2%
Retail Trade 1,837 17.0% 1,864   1,295 542 41.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 333 3.1% 321   350 -17 -4.9%
Information 200 1.8% 198   135 65 48.1%
Finance and Insurance 709 6.6% 728   601 108 18.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 258 2.4% 237   264 -6 -2.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 602 5.6% 602   366 236 64.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 39 0.4% 37   27 12 44.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,586 14.7% 1,616   1,196 390 32.6%
Educational Services 177 1.6% 224   188 -11 -5.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 690 6.4% 761   673 17 2.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 173 1.6% 165   149 24 16.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 910 8.4% 926   863 47 5.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 295 2.7% 312   242 53 21.9%
Public Administration 68 0.6% 69   70 -2 -2.9%
Information Not Available 80 0.7% 79   45 35 77.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Florida
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 243,632 220,235 124,887
Male 141,712 58.2% 127,562   70,877 70,835 99.9%
Female 101,845 41.8% 92,635   53,973 47,872 88.7%
Information Not Available 75 0.0% 38   37 38 102.7%
 
Ethnicity 243,632 220,235 124,887
Hispanic or Latino 70,950 29.1% 65,541   40,517 30,433 75.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 159,093 65.3% 141,450   74,324 84,769 114.1%
Information Not Available 13,589 5.6% 13,244   10,046 3,543 35.3%
 
Race 243,632 220,235 124,887
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,014 0.4% 908   550 464 84.4%
Asian 2,065 0.8% 1,854   880 1,185 134.7%
Black or African American 43,246 17.8% 40,944   22,770 20,476 89.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3,078 1.3% 2,384   1,247 1,831 146.8%
White 154,175 63.3% 137,590   75,350 78,825 104.6%
Information Not Available 40,054 16.4% 36,555   24,090 15,964 66.3%
 
Years of Age 243,632 220,235 124,887
Younger than 22 8,409 2.2% 7,152   3,227 5,182 160.6%
22-24 13,327 3.5% 11,390   5,500 7,827 142.3%
25-34 51,992 13.6% 47,415   27,940 24,052 86.1%
35-44 59,012 15.4% 53,167   30,873 28,139 91.1%
45-54 61,190 16.0% 54,188   31,350 29,840 95.2%
55-59 23,875 6.2% 21,948   12,467 11,408 91.5%
60-64 15,316 4.0% 14,455   8,543 6,773 79.3%
65 and older 10,511 2.7% 10,482   4,987 5,524 110.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 38   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 243,632 220,235 124,887
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,201 0.5% 2,043   807 394 48.8%
Mining 263 0.1% 303   37 226 610.8%
Utilities 375 0.2% 378   110 265 240.9%
Construction 33,823 13.8% 29,327   19,433 14,390 74.0%
Manufacturing 18,319 7.5% 15,439   10,047 8,272 82.3%
Wholesale Trade 10,511 4.3% 9,612   5,610 4,901 87.4%
Retail Trade 26,353 10.8% 24,370   11,403 14,950 131.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 5,969 2.4% 5,752   2,640 3,329 126.1%
Information 4,017 1.6% 4,200   2,713 1,304 48.1%
Finance and Insurance 10,999 4.5% 9,536   8,287 2,712 32.7%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 5,443 2.2% 5,222   3,667 1,776 48.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 13,777 5.6% 13,358   6,233 7,544 121.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,952 0.8% 1,551   367 1,585 431.9%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 51,730 21.1% 45,901   22,770 28,960 127.2%
Educational Services 4,505 1.8% 4,881   1,907 2,598 136.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 13,927 5.7% 12,412   6,527 7,400 113.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,692 1.9% 4,049   2,053 2,639 128.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 17,156 7.0% 14,342   6,930 10,226 147.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 6,081 2.5% 6,319   3,117 2,964 95.1%
Public Administration 1,614 0.7% 2,006   1,980 -366 -18.5%
Information Not Available 10,925 4.5% 9,234   8,249 2,676 32.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Georgia
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 123,075 106,155 62,419
Male 70,309 57.1% 58,935   31,989 38,320 119.8%
Female 51,085 41.5% 45,749   29,569 21,516 72.8%
Information Not Available 1,681 1.4% 1,471   861 820 95.2%
 
Ethnicity 123,075 106,155 62,419
Hispanic or Latino 479 0.4% 644   285 194 68.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 120,915 98.2% 104,040   61,273 59,642 97.3%
Information Not Available 1,681 1.4% 1,471   861 820 95.2%
 
Race 123,075 106,155 62,419
American Indian or Alaskan Native 714 0.6% 554   294 420 142.9%
Asian 1,593 1.3% 1,361   743 850 114.4%
Black or African American 55,578 45.2% 49,156   32,122 23,456 73.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 63,509 51.6% 53,613   28,399 35,110 123.6%
Information Not Available 1,681 1.4% 1,471   861 820 95.2%
 
Years of Age 123,075 106,155 62,419
Younger than 22 4,709 2.6% 3,782   2,332 2,377 101.9%
22-24 7,107 3.9% 5,991   3,481 3,626 104.2%
25-34 29,375 16.2% 25,107   14,953 14,422 96.4%
35-44 31,048 17.1% 26,785   16,448 14,600 88.8%
45-54 28,337 15.6% 24,451   14,394 13,943 96.9%
55-59 9,043 5.0% 7,841   4,743 4,300 90.7%
60-64 5,420 3.0% 4,756   2,734 2,686 98.2%
65 and older 2,906 1.6% 2,566   1,471 1,435 97.6%
Information Not Available 5,130 2.8% 4,876   1,863 3,267 175.4%
 
Industry 123,075 106,155 62,419
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 2,884 2.3% 2,838   1,343 1,541 114.7%
Mining 306 0.2% 191   92 214 232.6%
Utilities 177 0.1% 159   135 42 31.1%
Construction 10,786 8.6% 8,547   4,799 5,987 124.8%
Manufacturing 15,493 12.3% 13,289   6,981 8,512 121.9%
Wholesale Trade 7,351 5.8% 6,348   3,525 3,826 108.5%
Retail Trade 9,419 7.5% 8,290   4,778 4,641 97.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 3,516 2.8% 2,869   1,585 1,931 121.8%
Information 2,103 1.7% 1,880   1,255 848 67.6%
Finance and Insurance 2,972 2.4% 2,717   2,238 734 32.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2,324 1.8% 2,072   1,277 1,047 82.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 18,605 14.8% 16,114   9,847 8,758 88.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 285 0.2% 244   170 115 67.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 401 0.3% 328   213 188 88.3%
Educational Services 2,203 1.7% 1,987   1,573 630 40.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4,205 3.3% 4,013   3,084 1,121 36.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 5,149 4.1% 4,409   3,094 2,055 66.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,102 0.9% 776   606 496 81.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,170 0.9% 1,136   765 405 52.9%
Public Administration 1,170 0.9% 1,116   700 470 67.1%
Information Not Available 31,454 25.0% 26,832   14,359 17,095 119.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Hawaii
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 17,653 15,339 7,836
Male 11,185 63.4% 9,686   5,148 6,037 117.3%
Female 6,468 36.6% 5,653   2,687 3,781 140.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
 
Ethnicity 17,653 15,339 7,836
Hispanic or Latino 1,067 6.0% 968   436 631 144.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 13,709 77.7% 11,805   5,903 7,806 132.2%
Information Not Available 2,877 16.3% 2,566   1,497 1,380 92.2%
 
Race 17,653 15,339 7,836
American Indian or Alaskan Native 134 0.8% 127   74 60 81.1%
Asian 6,167 34.9% 5,121   2,444 3,723 152.3%
Black or African American 286 1.6% 262   186 100 53.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4,267 24.2% 3,837   1,965 2,302 117.2%
White 4,693 26.6% 4,098   2,113 2,580 122.1%
Information Not Available 2,106 11.9% 1,894   1,054 1,052 99.8%
 
Years of Age 17,653 15,339 7,836
Younger than 22 521 2.4% 441   187 334 178.6%
22-24 1,046 4.9% 892   355 691 194.6%
25-34 4,212 19.7% 3,630   1,855 2,357 127.1%
35-44 4,183 19.6% 3,657   1,996 2,187 109.6%
45-54 4,361 20.4% 3,785   1,942 2,419 124.6%
55-59 1,711 8.0% 1,515   789 922 116.9%
60-64 1,003 4.7% 865   461 542 117.6%
65 and older 616 2.9% 554   251 365 145.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 17,653 15,339 7,836
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 389 2.2% 333   241 148 61.4%
Mining 3 0.0% 1   3 0 0.0%
Utilities 9 0.0% 9   4 5 125.0%
Construction 4,760 26.4% 4,169   2,176 2,584 118.8%
Manufacturing 442 2.4% 364   175 267 152.6%
Wholesale Trade 309 1.7% 260   129 180 139.5%
Retail Trade 1,128 6.3% 979   382 746 195.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 784 4.3% 724   251 533 212.4%
Information 202 1.1% 180   330 -128 -38.8%
Finance and Insurance 330 1.8% 261   208 122 58.7%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 415 2.3% 342   136 279 205.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 475 2.6% 419   249 226 90.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 57 0.3% 60   18 39 216.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,034 11.3% 1,762   886 1,148 129.6%
Educational Services 113 0.6% 108   52 61 117.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 567 3.1% 526   261 306 117.2%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 254 1.4% 200   77 177 229.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,115 17.3% 2,459   1,066 2,049 192.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 421 2.3% 359   188 233 123.9%
Public Administration 214 1.2% 204   127 87 68.5%
Information Not Available 1,632 9.0% 1,620   877 755 86.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Iowa
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 43,985 29,408 28,167
Male 30,221 68.7% 17,815   20,186 10,035 49.7%
Female 13,764 31.3% 11,593   7,981 5,783 72.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 43,985 29,408 28,167
Hispanic or Latino 1,698 3.9% 1,008   1,449 249 17.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 28,622 65.1% 19,887   26,352 2,270 8.6%
Information Not Available 13,665 31.1% 8,513   366 13,299 3633.6%
 
Race 43,985 29,408 28,167
American Indian or Alaskan Native 148 0.3% 104   133 15 11.3%
Asian 264 0.6% 207   125 139 111.2%
Black or African American 1,622 3.7% 1,318   928 694 74.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 26,588 60.4% 18,258   25,166 1,422 5.7%
Information Not Available 15,363 34.9% 9,521   1,815 13,548 746.4%
 
Years of Age 43,985 29,408 28,167
Younger than 22 1,084 1.6% 1,159   632 452 71.5%
22-24 2,600 3.8% 1,912   1,659 941 56.7%
25-34 10,654 15.7% 6,754   6,646 4,008 60.3%
35-44 9,595 14.1% 6,538   6,267 3,328 53.1%
45-54 11,231 16.6% 7,517   7,258 3,973 54.7%
55-59 4,172 6.2% 2,678   2,519 1,653 65.6%
60-64 2,736 4.0% 1,723   1,761 975 55.4%
65 and older 1,913 2.8% 1,127   1,418 495 34.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   7 -7 -100.0%
 
Industry 43,985 29,408 28,167
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 280 0.6% 211   159 121 76.1%
Mining 164 0.4% 47   223 -59 -26.5%
Utilities 61 0.1% 57   34 27 79.4%
Construction 9,105 20.6% 4,218   7,786 1,319 16.9%
Manufacturing 13,807 31.2% 9,669   5,603 8,204 146.4%
Wholesale Trade 1,624 3.7% 1,105   939 685 72.9%
Retail Trade 2,627 5.9% 2,156   1,904 723 38.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,188 2.7% 774   831 357 43.0%
Information 795 1.8% 729   485 310 63.9%
Finance and Insurance 965 2.2% 890   577 388 67.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 351 0.8% 292   259 92 35.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 987 2.2% 1,034   631 356 56.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 48 0.1% 35   55 -7 -12.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 4,075 9.2% 2,777   2,500 1,575 63.0%
Educational Services 449 1.0% 439   274 175 63.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,546 3.5% 1,470   1,207 339 28.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 695 1.6% 548   567 128 22.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,730 3.9% 1,533   1,084 646 59.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 614 1.4% 502   456 158 34.6%
Public Administration 669 1.5% 516   571 98 17.2%
Information Not Available 2,205 5.0% 406   2,022 183 9.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Idaho
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 31,748 23,820 16,745
Male 22,500 70.9% 16,010   11,938 10,562 88.5%
Female 9,245 29.1% 7,810   4,807 4,438 92.3%
Information Not Available 3 0.0% 0   0 3 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 31,748 23,820 16,745
Hispanic or Latino 4,134 13.0% 3,006   2,359 1,775 75.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 26,569 83.7% 20,033   13,703 12,866 93.9%
Information Not Available 1,045 3.3% 781   683 362 53.0%
 
Race 31,748 23,820 16,745
American Indian or Alaskan Native 464 1.5% 351   349 115 33.0%
Asian 289 0.9% 235   178 111 62.4%
Black or African American 199 0.6% 163   95 104 109.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 92 0.3% 71   45 47 104.4%
White 25,464 80.2% 19,119   13,138 12,326 93.8%
Information Not Available 5,240 16.5% 3,881   2,940 2,300 78.2%
 
Years of Age 31,748 23,820 16,745
Younger than 22 1,676 3.0% 1,112   444 1,232 277.5%
22-24 2,389 4.3% 1,607   1,018 1,371 134.7%
25-34 8,079 14.5% 5,852   4,079 4,000 98.1%
35-44 7,117 12.8% 5,367   3,696 3,421 92.6%
45-54 7,377 13.2% 5,753   4,216 3,161 75.0%
55-59 2,653 4.8% 2,127   1,600 1,053 65.8%
60-64 1,521 2.7% 1,266   1,000 521 52.1%
65 and older 936 1.7% 736   692 244 35.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 31,748 23,820 16,745
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,491 4.5% 1,008   1,274 217 17.0%
Mining 337 1.0% 210   158 179 113.3%
Utilities 53 0.2% 44   50 3 6.0%
Construction 7,197 21.7% 4,716   4,013 3,184 79.3%
Manufacturing 5,340 16.1% 4,532   2,158 3,182 147.5%
Wholesale Trade 1,041 3.1% 813   476 565 118.7%
Retail Trade 3,057 9.2% 2,294   1,321 1,736 131.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 810 2.4% 610   486 324 66.7%
Information 347 1.0% 308   160 187 116.9%
Finance and Insurance 613 1.8% 533   379 234 61.7%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 405 1.2% 303   187 218 116.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,080 3.2% 859   585 495 84.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 35 0.1% 38   28 7 25.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,028 9.1% 2,121   1,556 1,472 94.6%
Educational Services 285 0.9% 252   147 138 93.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,183 3.6% 1,071   660 523 79.2%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 525 1.6% 420   332 193 58.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,377 4.1% 1,073   594 783 131.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 594 1.8% 463   243 351 144.4%
Public Administration 537 1.6% 389   434 103 23.7%
Information Not Available 2,413 7.3% 1,763   1,504 909 60.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Illinois
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 232,198 162,681 156,366
Male 150,597 64.9% 95,780   100,994 49,603 49.1%
Female 81,601 35.1% 66,901   55,372 26,229 47.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 232,198 162,681 156,366
Hispanic or Latino 42,033 18.1% 24,593   29,650 12,383 41.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 190,165 81.9% 138,088   126,716 63,449 50.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 232,198 162,681 156,366
American Indian or Alaskan Native 895 0.4% 593   575 320 55.7%
Asian 5,586 2.4% 4,093   3,216 2,370 73.7%
Black or African American 49,239 21.2% 40,299   34,567 14,672 42.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 174,362 75.1% 116,160   116,949 57,413 49.1%
Information Not Available 2,116 0.9% 1,536   1,059 1,057 99.8%
 
Years of Age 232,198 162,681 156,366
Younger than 22 7,988 2.0% 5,103   4,736 3,252 68.7%
22-24 13,552 3.4% 9,057   8,813 4,739 53.8%
25-34 57,985 14.6% 40,031   39,073 18,912 48.4%
35-44 59,435 15.0% 40,810   41,125 18,310 44.5%
45-54 58,076 14.7% 40,938   39,646 18,430 46.5%
55-59 19,092 4.8% 14,090   12,552 6,540 52.1%
60-64 10,635 2.7% 8,184   6,886 3,749 54.4%
65 and older 5,435 1.4% 4,468   3,535 1,900 53.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 232,198 162,681 156,366
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,269 0.5% 624   1,088 181 16.6%
Mining 825 0.4% 436   813 12 1.5%
Utilities 241 0.1% 159   181 60 33.1%
Construction 46,028 19.7% 25,053   34,893 11,135 31.9%
Manufacturing 36,604 15.7% 25,705   19,549 17,055 87.2%
Wholesale Trade 11,427 4.9% 8,336   6,780 4,647 68.5%
Retail Trade 18,669 8.0% 14,670   12,442 6,227 50.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 10,289 4.4% 7,544   6,084 4,205 69.1%
Information 4,216 1.8% 3,570   2,604 1,612 61.9%
Finance and Insurance 10,144 4.3% 8,739   7,728 2,416 31.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 3,244 1.4% 2,519   2,209 1,035 46.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 12,221 5.2% 9,394   7,657 4,564 59.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,038 0.4% 688   434 604 139.2%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 32,771 14.0% 20,777   22,857 9,914 43.4%
Educational Services 4,228 1.8% 3,707   3,455 773 22.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 11,734 5.0% 10,090   8,847 2,887 32.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3,917 1.7% 2,595   3,039 878 28.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 10,474 4.5% 8,091   6,801 3,673 54.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 4,948 2.1% 3,918   3,355 1,593 47.5%
Public Administration 3,550 1.5% 2,787   2,665 885 33.2%
Information Not Available 4,361 1.9% 3,279   2,885 1,476 51.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Indiana
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 114,918 84,289 60,705
Male 76,768 66.8% 52,393   38,605 38,163 98.9%
Female 38,019 33.1% 31,817   22,035 15,984 72.5%
Information Not Available 131 0.1% 79   65 66 101.5%
 
Ethnicity 114,918 84,289 60,705
Hispanic or Latino 6,680 5.8% 4,420   2,771 3,909 141.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 85,412 74.3% 62,825   46,877 38,535 82.2%
Information Not Available 22,826 19.9% 17,044   11,057 11,769 106.4%
 
Race 114,918 84,289 60,705
American Indian or Alaskan Native 522 0.5% 365   287 235 81.9%
Asian 739 0.6% 560   401 338 84.3%
Black or African American 12,746 11.1% 10,802   8,122 4,624 56.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 105 0.1% 81   50 55 110.0%
White 93,671 81.5% 67,622   48,777 44,894 92.0%
Information Not Available 7,135 6.2% 4,859   3,068 4,067 132.6%
 
Years of Age 114,918 84,289 60,705
Younger than 22 4,476 2.2% 2,994   2,072 2,404 116.0%
22-24 6,951 3.4% 4,806   3,632 3,319 91.4%
25-34 28,472 14.0% 20,282   15,099 13,373 88.6%
35-44 28,783 14.2% 20,948   15,749 13,034 82.8%
45-54 28,486 14.0% 21,493   15,072 13,414 89.0%
55-59 9,551 4.7% 7,384   4,648 4,903 105.5%
60-64 5,341 2.6% 4,163   2,757 2,584 93.7%
65 and older 2,858 1.4% 2,217   1,676 1,182 70.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 2   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 114,918 84,289 60,705
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 349 0.3% 189   231 118 51.1%
Mining 410 0.4% 191   212 198 93.4%
Utilities 83 0.1% 62   168 -85 -50.6%
Construction 18,238 15.8% 9,867   11,494 6,744 58.7%
Manufacturing 39,704 34.4% 29,971   14,525 25,179 173.3%
Wholesale Trade 4,164 3.6% 3,289   1,972 2,192 111.2%
Retail Trade 7,245 6.3% 5,815   4,227 3,018 71.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 4,457 3.9% 2,862   2,812 1,645 58.5%
Information 906 0.8% 846   546 360 65.9%
Finance and Insurance 2,148 1.9% 2,016   1,585 563 35.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,096 1.0% 930   814 282 34.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,867 2.5% 2,378   1,467 1,400 95.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 458 0.4% 372   131 327 249.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 11,057 9.6% 7,638   6,233 4,824 77.4%
Educational Services 942 0.8% 973   665 277 41.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4,183 3.6% 3,977   3,106 1,077 34.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,480 1.3% 921   1,077 403 37.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,503 3.0% 2,849   2,402 1,101 45.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2,072 1.8% 1,656   1,157 915 79.1%
Public Administration 735 0.6% 594   470 265 56.4%
Information Not Available 8,821 7.7% 6,893   5,411 3,410 63.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kansas
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 29,617 23,439 20,140
Male 18,840 63.6% 13,856   13,132 5,708 43.5%
Female 10,777 36.4% 9,583   7,008 3,769 53.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 29,617 23,439 20,140
Hispanic or Latino 2,077 7.0% 1,484   1,471 606 41.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 13,067 44.1% 10,926   10,303 2,764 26.8%
Information Not Available 14,473 48.9% 11,029   8,366 6,107 73.0%
 
Race 29,617 23,439 20,140
American Indian or Alaskan Native 461 1.6% 398   321 140 43.6%
Asian 496 1.7% 372   202 294 145.5%
Black or African American 4,482 15.1% 3,986   2,625 1,857 70.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 74 0.2% 53   33 41 124.2%
White 21,943 74.1% 17,039   15,328 6,615 43.2%
Information Not Available 2,161 7.3% 1,591   1,631 530 32.5%
 
Years of Age 29,617 23,439 20,140
Younger than 22 1,010 2.0% 791   616 394 64.0%
22-24 1,849 3.7% 1,379   1,216 633 52.1%
25-34 7,269 14.5% 5,762   4,909 2,360 48.1%
35-44 7,014 14.0% 5,468   5,052 1,962 38.8%
45-54 7,677 15.3% 6,106   5,302 2,375 44.8%
55-59 2,479 4.9% 1,969   1,657 822 49.6%
60-64 1,470 2.9% 1,258   910 560 61.5%
65 and older 849 1.7% 706   478 371 77.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 29,617 23,439 20,140
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 355 1.2% 295   180 175 97.2%
Mining 313 1.0% 196   178 135 75.8%
Utilities 28 0.1% 22   26 2 7.7%
Construction 4,935 16.5% 3,107   5,506 -571 -10.4%
Manufacturing 6,146 20.5% 4,461   2,849 3,297 115.7%
Wholesale Trade 1,282 4.3% 1,048   763 519 68.0%
Retail Trade 2,121 7.1% 1,814   1,283 838 65.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 911 3.0% 691   648 263 40.6%
Information 901 3.0% 868   604 297 49.2%
Finance and Insurance 909 3.0% 752   579 330 57.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 448 1.5% 360   313 135 43.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,270 4.2% 1,140   668 602 90.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 211 0.7% 180   46 165 358.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,227 10.8% 2,670   2,052 1,175 57.3%
Educational Services 443 1.5% 402   299 144 48.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,803 6.0% 1,716   1,302 501 38.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 253 0.8% 212   177 76 42.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 914 3.0% 816   613 301 49.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 781 2.6% 637   535 246 46.0%
Public Administration 555 1.9% 488   429 126 29.4%
Information Not Available 1,811 6.0% 1,564   1,090 721 66.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kentucky
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 56,368 43,443 30,575
Male 37,108 65.8% 27,191   18,936 18,172 96.0%
Female 19,260 34.2% 16,252   11,639 7,621 65.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 56,368 43,443 30,575
Hispanic or Latino 92 0.2% 119   58 34 58.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,743 3.1% 1,538   30,517 -28,774 -94.3%
Information Not Available 54,533 96.7% 41,786   0 54,533 0.0%
 
Race 56,368 43,443 30,575
American Indian or Alaskan Native 410 0.7% 146   179 231 129.1%
Asian 244 0.4% 165   89 155 174.2%
Black or African American 6,123 10.9% 5,213   3,354 2,769 82.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   22 -22 -100.0%
White 49,051 87.0% 37,498   26,529 22,522 84.9%
Information Not Available 540 1.0% 421   402 138 34.3%
 
Years of Age 56,368 43,443 30,575
Younger than 22 1,854 1.8% 1,208   831 1,023 123.1%
22-24 2,997 2.9% 2,147   1,541 1,456 94.5%
25-34 13,611 13.3% 10,357   7,570 6,041 79.8%
35-44 14,372 14.0% 11,003   8,191 6,181 75.5%
45-54 13,985 13.6% 11,332   7,780 6,205 79.8%
55-59 4,782 4.7% 3,602   2,327 2,455 105.5%
60-64 2,868 2.8% 2,288   1,572 1,296 82.4%
65 and older 1,890 1.8% 1,501   759 1,131 149.0%
Information Not Available 9 0.0% 5   4 5 125.0%
 
Industry 56,368 43,443 30,575
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 221 0.4% 114   40 181 452.5%
Mining 604 1.1% 458   505 99 19.6%
Utilities 51 0.1% 41   27 24 88.9%
Construction 8,701 15.4% 4,806   4,846 3,855 79.6%
Manufacturing 16,585 29.3% 13,657   7,726 8,859 114.7%
Wholesale Trade 2,508 4.4% 1,867   1,644 864 52.6%
Retail Trade 3,735 6.6% 2,979   2,166 1,569 72.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,633 4.7% 1,945   1,313 1,320 100.5%
Information 761 1.3% 728   442 319 72.2%
Finance and Insurance 1,208 2.1% 1,094   960 248 25.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 576 1.0% 421   219 357 163.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,720 3.0% 1,552   987 733 74.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.2% 69   80 40 50.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,358 9.5% 4,073   2,447 2,911 119.0%
Educational Services 871 1.5% 989   576 295 51.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,859 5.1% 2,389   1,773 1,086 61.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,213 2.1% 645   929 284 30.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,338 4.1% 1,721   1,085 1,253 115.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 885 1.6% 842   496 389 78.4%
Public Administration 558 1.0% 439   393 165 42.0%
Information Not Available 2,863 5.1% 2,614   1,921 942 49.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Louisiana
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 38,836 31,202 19,445
Male 19,432 50.0% 14,937   10,266 9,166 89.3%
Female 19,403 50.0% 16,265   9,179 10,224 111.4%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 0   0 1 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 38,836 31,202 19,445
Hispanic or Latino 880 2.3% 721   420 460 109.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 37,870 97.5% 30,385   18,913 18,957 100.2%
Information Not Available 86 0.2% 96   112 -26 -23.2%
 
Race 38,836 31,202 19,445
American Indian or Alaskan Native 226 0.6% 197   107 119 111.2%
Asian 274 0.7% 244   175 99 56.6%
Black or African American 21,502 55.4% 17,694   10,069 11,433 113.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 62 0.2% 51   21 41 195.2%
White 16,729 43.1% 12,980   8,982 7,747 86.3%
Information Not Available 43 0.1% 36   91 -48 -52.7%
 
Years of Age 38,836 31,202 19,445
Younger than 22 1,288 2.4% 1,100   642 646 100.6%
22-24 2,517 4.7% 2,167   1,360 1,157 85.1%
25-34 10,194 19.0% 8,359   5,019 5,175 103.1%
35-44 9,151 17.1% 7,414   4,741 4,410 93.0%
45-54 9,397 17.5% 7,385   4,718 4,679 99.2%
55-59 3,094 5.8% 2,404   1,450 1,644 113.4%
60-64 1,943 3.6% 1,459   913 1,030 112.8%
65 and older 1,250 2.3% 912   602 648 107.6%
Information Not Available 2 0.0% 2   0 2 0.0%
 
Industry 38,836 31,202 19,445
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 539 1.4% 273   393 146 37.2%
Mining 408 1.0% 301   281 127 45.2%
Utilities 86 0.2% 83   57 29 50.9%
Construction 4,850 12.3% 3,651   3,269 1,581 48.4%
Manufacturing 4,061 10.3% 3,225   1,640 2,421 147.6%
Wholesale Trade 848 2.2% 701   410 438 106.8%
Retail Trade 2,850 7.2% 2,577   1,400 1,450 103.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,122 2.8% 914   620 502 81.0%
Information 498 1.3% 376   268 230 85.8%
Finance and Insurance 698 1.8% 639   431 267 61.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 517 1.3% 432   245 272 111.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,628 4.1% 1,501   1,183 445 37.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 146 0.4% 123   140 6 4.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,454 6.2% 2,004   1,299 1,155 88.9%
Educational Services 700 1.8% 683   393 307 78.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,985 7.6% 2,807   1,547 1,438 93.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 586 1.5% 527   362 224 61.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,068 5.3% 1,944   1,091 977 89.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,322 3.4% 1,242   731 591 80.8%
Public Administration 638 1.6% 562   274 364 132.8%
Information Not Available 9,832 25.0% 6,637   3,411 6,421 188.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Massachusetts
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 126,437 97,939 83,850
Male 83,829 66.3% 60,839   54,016 29,813 55.2%
Female 42,608 33.7% 37,100   29,834 12,774 42.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 126,437 97,939 83,850
Hispanic or Latino 12,272 9.7% 9,456   8,301 3,971 47.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 111,726 88.4% 86,431   73,695 38,031 51.6%
Information Not Available 2,439 1.9% 2,052   1,854 585 31.6%
 
Race 126,437 97,939 83,850
American Indian or Alaskan Native 316 0.2% 245   201 115 57.2%
Asian 3,440 2.7% 2,894   1,961 1,479 75.4%
Black or African American 9,341 7.4% 7,894   6,535 2,806 42.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 95 0.1% 84   48 47 97.9%
White 103,377 81.8% 79,025   67,848 35,529 52.4%
Information Not Available 9,868 7.8% 7,797   7,257 2,611 36.0%
 
Years of Age 126,437 97,939 83,850
Younger than 22 4,073 1.8% 3,054   2,579 1,494 57.9%
22-24 7,249 3.3% 5,445   4,468 2,781 62.2%
25-34 28,039 12.6% 21,357   18,170 9,869 54.3%
35-44 30,675 13.8% 23,780   21,236 9,439 44.4%
45-54 32,138 14.5% 24,817   21,162 10,976 51.9%
55-59 11,375 5.1% 9,031   7,625 3,750 49.2%
60-64 7,754 3.5% 6,291   5,305 2,449 46.2%
65 and older 5,134 2.3% 4,164   3,305 1,829 55.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 126,437 97,939 83,850
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 845 0.7% 722   819 26 3.2%
Mining 216 0.2% 99   134 82 61.2%
Utilities 125 0.1% 88   105 20 19.0%
Construction 22,138 17.4% 14,413   14,611 7,527 51.5%
Manufacturing 14,464 11.4% 11,811   8,372 6,092 72.8%
Wholesale Trade 5,666 4.5% 4,908   4,051 1,615 39.9%
Retail Trade 10,719 8.4% 9,262   6,767 3,952 58.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 3,558 2.8% 3,017   2,083 1,475 70.8%
Information 2,999 2.4% 2,519   1,686 1,313 77.9%
Finance and Insurance 4,247 3.3% 3,678   3,349 898 26.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,932 1.5% 1,536   1,371 561 40.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 8,129 6.4% 6,717   4,817 3,312 68.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 337 0.3% 292   192 145 75.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 16,058 12.6% 10,443   9,956 6,102 61.3%
Educational Services 1,636 1.3% 1,540   1,219 417 34.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 7,089 5.6% 6,757   5,265 1,824 34.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3,609 2.8% 2,318   2,540 1,069 42.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 8,133 6.4% 6,333   5,622 2,511 44.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,926 3.1% 3,492   2,901 1,025 35.3%
Public Administration 2,511 2.0% 2,302   1,969 542 27.5%
Information Not Available 8,100 6.4% 5,692   6,021 2,079 34.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maryland
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 65,852 57,414 39,727
Male 39,232 59.6% 33,025   22,040 17,192 78.0%
Female 26,620 40.4% 24,389   17,687 8,933 50.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 65,852 57,414 39,727
Hispanic or Latino 3,423 5.2% 2,721   1,841 1,582 85.9%
Not Hispanic or Latino 61,359 93.3% 53,682   37,195 24,164 65.0%
Information Not Available 1,010 1.5% 1,011   691 319 46.2%
 
Race 65,852 57,414 39,727
American Indian or Alaskan Native 168 0.3% 140   95 73 76.8%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 25,628 38.9% 23,681   16,327 9,301 57.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 119 0.2% 95   72 47 65.3%
White 35,445 53.8% 29,766   20,233 15,212 75.2%
Information Not Available 4,492 6.8% 3,732   3,000 1,492 49.7%
 
Years of Age 65,852 57,414 39,727
Younger than 22 2,590 2.7% 2,122   1,407 1,183 84.1%
22-24 4,144 4.2% 3,546   2,357 1,787 75.8%
25-34 15,211 15.6% 13,377   8,996 6,215 69.1%
35-44 15,558 15.9% 13,509   9,709 5,849 60.2%
45-54 16,373 16.8% 14,306   9,849 6,524 66.2%
55-59 5,467 5.6% 4,833   3,233 2,234 69.1%
60-64 3,630 3.7% 3,226   2,162 1,468 67.9%
65 and older 2,879 2.9% 2,495   2,010 869 43.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   4 -4 -100.0%
 
Industry 65,852 57,414 39,727
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 180 0.3% 127   113 67 59.3%
Mining 76 0.1% 41   57 19 33.3%
Utilities 67 0.1% 48   43 24 55.8%
Construction 11,721 17.8% 9,175   6,686 5,035 75.3%
Manufacturing 791 1.2% 772   814 -23 -2.8%
Wholesale Trade 2,871 4.3% 2,442   1,581 1,290 81.6%
Retail Trade 2,218 3.4% 2,051   1,241 977 78.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,429 2.2% 1,315   969 460 47.5%
Information 1,367 2.1% 1,065   782 585 74.8%
Finance and Insurance 2,865 4.3% 2,533   2,366 499 21.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,634 2.5% 1,487   991 643 64.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 4,477 6.8% 3,984   2,792 1,685 60.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 297 0.4% 210   19 278 1463.2%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 8,164 12.4% 7,079   4,977 3,187 64.0%
Educational Services 1,490 2.3% 1,354   838 652 77.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,654 5.5% 3,537   2,652 1,002 37.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,230 1.9% 961   900 330 36.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 4,725 7.2% 4,079   3,264 1,461 44.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,945 2.9% 1,759   1,084 861 79.4%
Public Administration 1,071 1.6% 988   820 251 30.6%
Information Not Available 13,580 20.6% 12,407   6,738 6,842 101.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maine
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 17,364 11,955 10,487
Male 11,511 66.3% 7,272   6,516 4,995 76.7%
Female 5,852 33.7% 4,683   3,970 1,882 47.4%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 0   1 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 17,364 11,955 10,487
Hispanic or Latino 141 0.8% 100   104 37 35.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 11,869 68.4% 8,830   8,677 3,192 36.8%
Information Not Available 5,354 30.8% 3,025   1,706 3,648 213.8%
 
Race 17,364 11,955 10,487
American Indian or Alaskan Native 142 0.8% 114   93 49 52.7%
Asian 69 0.4% 49   33 36 109.1%
Black or African American 166 1.0% 118   95 71 74.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 12,848 74.0% 9,343   8,992 3,856 42.9%
Information Not Available 4,139 23.8% 2,331   1,274 2,865 224.9%
 
Years of Age 17,364 11,955 10,487
Younger than 22 965 3.3% 542   525 440 83.8%
22-24 1,258 4.3% 836   746 512 68.6%
25-34 3,958 13.5% 2,663   2,285 1,673 73.2%
35-44 3,841 13.1% 2,682   2,468 1,373 55.6%
45-54 4,294 14.7% 3,031   2,672 1,622 60.7%
55-59 1,522 5.2% 1,095   910 612 67.3%
60-64 992 3.4% 730   537 455 84.7%
65 and older 534 1.8% 376   344 190 55.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 17,364 11,955 10,487
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 232 1.3% 154   179 53 29.6%
Mining 10 0.1% 4   10 0 0.0%
Utilities 57 0.3% 28   10 47 470.0%
Construction 3,048 17.3% 1,571   1,851 1,197 64.7%
Manufacturing 2,018 11.5% 1,450   976 1,042 106.8%
Wholesale Trade 490 2.8% 366   254 236 92.9%
Retail Trade 1,226 7.0% 1,027   844 382 45.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 306 1.7% 196   217 89 41.0%
Information 141 0.8% 125   74 67 90.5%
Finance and Insurance 173 1.0% 145   144 29 20.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 135 0.8% 93   97 38 39.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 323 1.8% 303   185 138 74.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5 0.0% 4   13 -8 -61.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,292 7.3% 789   888 404 45.5%
Educational Services 208 1.2% 171   128 80 62.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 660 3.8% 626   545 115 21.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 353 2.0% 279   213 140 65.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,664 9.5% 1,169   1,253 411 32.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 271 1.5% 202   194 77 39.7%
Public Administration 227 1.3% 157   140 87 62.1%
Information Not Available 4,525 25.7% 3,096   2,272 2,253 99.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Michigan
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 226,209 166,214 148,470
Male 150,245 66.4% 101,602   96,822 53,423 55.2%
Female 75,938 33.6% 64,565   51,640 24,298 47.1%
Information Not Available 26 0.0% 47   8 18 225.0%
 
Ethnicity 226,209 166,214 148,470
Hispanic or Latino 8,731 3.9% 5,305   6,603 2,128 32.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 171,203 75.7% 123,611   104,551 66,652 63.8%
Information Not Available 46,275 20.5% 37,298   37,316 8,959 24.0%
 
Race 226,209 166,214 148,470
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2,201 1.0% 1,495   1,974 227 11.5%
Asian 1,989 0.9% 1,640   892 1,097 123.0%
Black or African American 24,373 10.8% 20,375   15,478 8,895 57.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 160 0.1% 115   77 83 107.8%
White 141,013 62.3% 98,754   86,127 54,886 63.7%
Information Not Available 56,473 25.0% 43,835   43,922 12,551 28.6%
 
Years of Age 226,209 166,214 148,470
Younger than 22 7,723 2.2% 5,573   5,235 2,488 47.5%
22-24 13,943 3.9% 10,136   9,213 4,730 51.3%
25-34 54,299 15.2% 39,879   36,039 18,260 50.7%
35-44 57,874 16.2% 41,797   37,862 20,012 52.9%
45-54 58,231 16.3% 42,709   37,610 20,621 54.8%
55-59 18,422 5.2% 13,995   11,961 6,461 54.0%
60-64 10,200 2.9% 7,943   6,472 3,728 57.6%
65 and older 5,445 1.5% 4,094   4,075 1,370 33.6%
Information Not Available 72 0.0% 88   3 69 2300.0%
 
Industry 226,209 166,214 148,470
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 2,071 0.9% 1,144   1,773 298 16.8%
Mining 1,040 0.5% 276   876 164 18.7%
Utilities 100 0.0% 59   104 -4 -3.8%
Construction 31,238 13.7% 16,411   26,460 4,778 18.1%
Manufacturing 48,804 21.4% 36,372   25,176 23,628 93.9%
Wholesale Trade 7,864 3.4% 5,867   4,522 3,342 73.9%
Retail Trade 13,735 6.0% 11,052   11,521 2,214 19.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 7,128 3.1% 5,206   4,453 2,675 60.1%
Information 2,032 0.9% 1,608   1,085 947 87.3%
Finance and Insurance 4,819 2.1% 4,318   3,470 1,349 38.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2,286 1.0% 1,949   1,705 581 34.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 10,274 4.5% 7,982   5,686 4,588 80.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,154 0.5% 854   693 461 66.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 29,260 12.8% 19,625   19,829 9,431 47.6%
Educational Services 3,228 1.4% 3,079   2,789 439 15.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 9,731 4.3% 9,027   7,845 1,886 24.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 5,675 2.5% 4,281   4,643 1,032 22.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 8,852 3.9% 7,437   7,039 1,813 25.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,680 1.6% 2,914   2,875 805 28.0%
Public Administration 2,790 1.2% 1,990   2,328 462 19.8%
Information Not Available 30,448 13.3% 24,763   13,598 16,850 123.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Minnesota
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 87,264 61,318 60,615
Male 63,221 72.4% 41,066   44,733 18,488 41.3%
Female 24,025 27.5% 20,244   15,882 8,143 51.3%
Information Not Available 18 0.0% 8   0 18 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 87,264 61,318 60,615
Hispanic or Latino 2,744 3.1% 1,799   2,048 696 34.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 75,632 86.7% 53,149   53,581 22,051 41.2%
Information Not Available 8,888 10.2% 6,370   4,986 3,902 78.3%
 
Race 87,264 61,318 60,615
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,017 1.2% 804   749 268 35.8%
Asian 1,693 1.9% 1,344   855 838 98.0%
Black or African American 4,623 5.3% 3,776   3,179 1,444 45.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 166 0.2% 110   229 -63 -27.5%
White 74,369 85.2% 51,265   52,449 21,920 41.8%
Information Not Available 5,396 6.2% 4,019   3,154 2,242 71.1%
 
Years of Age 87,264 61,318 60,615
Younger than 22 3,075 2.0% 1,750   2,128 947 44.5%
22-24 6,071 3.9% 3,851   4,448 1,623 36.5%
25-34 22,799 14.5% 15,345   15,371 7,428 48.3%
35-44 19,560 12.4% 13,918   13,793 5,767 41.8%
45-54 21,818 13.9% 16,000   14,893 6,925 46.5%
55-59 7,542 4.8% 5,678   5,344 2,198 41.1%
60-64 4,221 2.7% 3,167   2,915 1,306 44.8%
65 and older 2,087 1.3% 1,554   1,477 610 41.3%
Information Not Available 91 0.1% 55   246 -155 -63.0%
 
Industry 87,264 61,318 60,615
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 832 0.9% 512   778 54 6.9%
Mining 677 0.8% 218   604 73 12.1%
Utilities 265 0.3% 183   228 37 16.2%
Construction 24,295 27.6% 13,805   20,814 3,481 16.7%
Manufacturing 14,041 15.9% 9,481   7,417 6,624 89.3%
Wholesale Trade 4,056 4.6% 3,097   2,357 1,699 72.1%
Retail Trade 6,407 7.3% 4,988   3,827 2,580 67.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,236 2.5% 1,612   1,587 649 40.9%
Information 1,346 1.5% 1,088   833 513 61.6%
Finance and Insurance 2,050 2.3% 1,937   1,603 447 27.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,086 1.2% 931   716 370 51.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 4,089 4.6% 3,260   2,503 1,586 63.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,081 1.2% 843   734 347 47.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 7,503 8.5% 5,115   5,328 2,175 40.8%
Educational Services 1,323 1.5% 1,351   948 375 39.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,707 4.2% 3,320   2,668 1,039 38.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,447 1.6% 1,176   1,118 329 29.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,321 3.8% 2,785   2,240 1,081 48.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,900 2.2% 1,475   1,185 715 60.3%
Public Administration 1,568 1.8% 1,215   1,209 359 29.7%
Information Not Available 4,034 4.6% 2,926   1,918 2,116 110.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Missouri
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 80,550 65,759 49,452
Male 50,673 62.9% 38,635   29,496 21,177 71.8%
Female 29,864 37.1% 27,120   19,952 9,912 49.7%
Information Not Available 13 0.0% 4   4 9 225.0%
 
Ethnicity 80,550 65,759 49,452
Hispanic or Latino 1,222 1.5% 960   532 690 129.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 36,177 44.9% 28,397   16,992 19,185 112.9%
Information Not Available 43,151 53.6% 36,402   31,928 11,223 35.2%
 
Race 80,550 65,759 49,452
American Indian or Alaskan Native 609 0.8% 417   416 193 46.4%
Asian 601 0.7% 513   305 296 97.0%
Black or African American 12,564 15.6% 11,107   10,000 2,564 25.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 672 0.8% 499   471 201 42.7%
White 54,651 67.8% 42,484   36,185 18,466 51.0%
Information Not Available 11,453 14.2% 10,739   2,075 9,378 452.0%
 
Years of Age 80,550 65,759 49,452
Younger than 22 2,779 2.1% 2,119   1,613 1,166 72.3%
22-24 4,712 3.6% 3,640   3,052 1,660 54.4%
25-34 19,300 14.7% 15,465   11,606 7,694 66.3%
35-44 19,958 15.2% 16,095   12,284 7,674 62.5%
45-54 21,000 16.0% 17,589   12,921 8,079 62.5%
55-59 6,603 5.0% 5,597   3,942 2,661 67.5%
60-64 3,862 2.9% 3,294   2,333 1,529 65.5%
65 and older 2,289 1.7% 1,923   1,671 618 37.0%
Information Not Available 47 0.0% 37   30 17 56.7%
 
Industry 80,550 65,759 49,452
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 520 0.6% 288   489 31 6.3%
Mining 327 0.4% 175   297 30 10.1%
Utilities 103 0.1% 86   59 44 74.6%
Construction 15,052 18.6% 9,550   10,033 5,019 50.0%
Manufacturing 16,162 19.9% 13,811   7,860 8,302 105.6%
Wholesale Trade 3,396 4.2% 2,830   1,633 1,763 108.0%
Retail Trade 6,986 8.6% 6,147   4,166 2,820 67.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 3,163 3.9% 2,463   1,925 1,238 64.3%
Information 1,665 2.1% 1,570   817 848 103.8%
Finance and Insurance 2,809 3.5% 2,511   1,826 983 53.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,331 1.6% 1,132   891 440 49.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,734 3.4% 2,411   1,472 1,262 85.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 273 0.3% 257   114 159 139.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 8,515 10.5% 7,237   5,016 3,499 69.8%
Educational Services 1,309 1.6% 1,239   951 358 37.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4,644 5.7% 4,483   3,458 1,186 34.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,561 1.9% 1,090   1,140 421 36.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 4,868 6.0% 4,052   3,799 1,069 28.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,975 2.4% 1,809   1,361 614 45.1%
Public Administration 690 0.9% 636   586 104 17.7%
Information Not Available 2,467 3.0% 1,982   1,559 908 58.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Mississippi
Dec 2008 Percent Nov 2008     Dec 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 34,805