Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants

February 2008

Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants: Total Claimants
February 2008
Feb 2008 Jan 2008 Monthly Change Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
United States 3,302,038 3,266,068 35,970 3,068,021 234,017 7.6
Alaska 15,477 14,357 1,120 16,097 -620 -3.9
Alabama 31,220 32,930 -1,710 26,580 4,640 17.5
Arkansas 32,068 34,060 -1,992 33,008 -940 -2.8
Arizona 30,958 30,172 786 21,249 9,709 45.7
California 474,637 474,569 68 394,118 80,519 20.4
Colorado 28,781 27,752 1,029 26,232 2,549 9.7
Connecticut 49,733 49,619 114 49,540 193 0.4
District of Columbia 6,194 10,026 -3,832 3,947 2,247 56.9
Delaware 10,509 10,725 -216 11,238 -729 -6.5
Florida 140,207 132,895 7,312 84,537 55,670 65.9
Georgia 68,067 71,981 -3,914 50,785 17,282 34.0
Hawaii 7,809 8,081 -272 6,601 1,208 18.3
Iowa 38,450 37,258 1,192 39,519 -1,069 -2.7
Idaho 24,787 23,685 1,102 18,484 6,303 34.1
Illinois 189,451 184,408 5,043 182,737 6,714 3.7
Indiana 79,907 79,655 252 76,471 3,436 4.5
Kansas 21,575 21,452 123 23,359 -1,784 -7.6
Kentucky 41,594 39,357 2,237 40,986 608 1.5
Louisiana 19,791 20,279 -488 18,678 1,113 6.0
Massachusetts 110,085 108,891 1,194 106,608 3,477 3.3
Maryland 47,924 46,711 1,213 41,162 6,762 16.4
Maine 15,811 14,915 896 14,619 1,192 8.2
Michigan 184,051 179,668 4,383 198,664 -14,613 -7.4
Minnesota 75,429 72,808 2,621 82,089 -6,660 -8.1
Missouri 63,119 64,283 -1,164 63,291 -172 -0.3
Mississippi 20,048 22,303 -2,255 18,603 1,445 7.8
Montana 8,461 7,202 1,259 7,452 1,009 13.5
North Carolina 89,888 89,292 596 79,254 10,634 13.4
North Dakota 6,482 6,088 394 7,110 -628 -8.8
Nebraska 12,180 11,857 323 13,147 -967 -7.4
New Hampshire 10,551 9,622 929 9,700 851 8.8
New Jersey 135,709 136,433 -724 135,229 480 0.4
New Mexico 12,207 11,978 229 10,835 1,372 12.7
Nevada 34,367 32,745 1,622 24,120 10,247 42.5
New York 214,463 212,571 1,892 210,422 4,041 1.9
Ohio 134,301 134,794 -493 131,521 2,780 2.1
Oklahoma 14,376 14,644 -268 16,424 -2,048 -12.5
Oregon 58,937 60,260 -1,323 48,732 10,205 20.9
Pennsylvania 222,263 209,797 12,466 234,365 -12,102 -5.2
Puerto Rico 33,798 32,397 1,401 33,096 702 2.1
Rhode Island 19,355 18,744 611 17,410 1,945 11.2
South Carolina 47,966 48,772 -806 40,708 7,258 17.8
South Dakota 3,617 3,554 63 4,014 -397 -9.9
Tennessee 49,307 50,132 -825 45,326 3,981 8.8
Texas 100,325 104,132 -3,807 99,883 442 0.4
Utah 16,826 15,761 1,065 11,241 5,585 49.7
Virginia 47,215 44,579 2,636 41,871 5,344 12.8
Virgin Islands 344 414 -70 256 88 34.4
Vermont 8,491 8,097 394 7,969 522 6.6
Washington 65,507 67,096 -1,589 56,157 9,350 16.6
Wisconsin 104,607 100,697 3,910 106,795 -2,188 -2.0
West Virginia 18,621 18,403 218 22,224 -3,603 -16.2
Wyoming 4,192 3,167 1,025 3,558 634 17.8
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
US Totals
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 3,302,038   3,266,068   3,068,021 234,017 7.6
Male 2,118,335 64.2% 2,053,746   1,981,455 136,880 6.9%
Female 1,180,993 35.8% 1,209,448   1,084,184 96,809 8.9%
Information Not Available 2,710 0.1% 2,874   2,382 328 13.8%
 
Ethnicity 3,302,038   3,266,068   3,068,021    
Hispanic or Latino 515,033 15.6% 505,963   459,782 55,251 12.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 2,406,587 86.4% 2,379,070   2,278,181 128,406 5.6%
Information Not Available 380,418 10.3% 381,035   330,058 50,360 15.3%
 
Race 3,302,038   3,266,068   3,068,021
American Indian or Alaskan Native 34,671 1.0% 34,261   32,506 2,165 6.7%
Asian 65,988 2.0% 68,755   61,659 4,329 7.0%
Black or African American 479,267 14.5% 497,863   441,199 38,068 8.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 10,960 0.3% 10,840   13,276 -2,316 -17.4%
White 2,008,127 60.8% 1,959,250   1,914,181 93,946 4.9%
Information Not Available 703,024 21.3% 695,097   605,199 97,825 16.2%
 
Years of Age 3,302,038   3,266,068   3,068,021
Younger than 22 128,703 3.9% 122,166   126,270 2,433 1.9%
22-24 191,237 5.8% 186,830   178,736 12,501 7.0%
25-34 772,038 23.4% 767,018   715,235 56,803 7.9%
35-44 822,435 24.9% 812,575   781,334 41,101 5.3%
45-54 811,854 24.6% 802,783   751,273 60,581 8.1%
55-59 272,833 8.3% 270,892   244,288 28,545 11.7%
60-64 165,597 5.0% 167,953   147,469 18,128 12.3%
65 and older 107,011 3.2% 106,264   94,899 12,112 12.8%
Information Not Available 30,330 0.9% 29,587   28,517 1,813 6.4%
 
Industry 3,302,038   3,266,068   3,068,021
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 103,181 3.1% 99,155   102,133 1,048 1.0%
Mining 20,455 0.6% 19,956   20,581 -126 -0.6%
Utilities 6,737 0.2% 6,334   5,343 1,394 26.1%
Construction 682,339 20.7% 619,183   654,413 27,926 4.3%
Manufacturing 425,577 12.9% 431,080   424,167 1,410 0.3%
Wholesale Trade 112,644 3.4% 108,281   105,311 7,333 7.0%
Retail Trade 257,068 7.8% 240,422   229,474 27,594 12.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 104,670 3.2% 103,058   98,908 5,762 5.8%
Information 75,511 2.3% 80,749   68,162 7,349 10.8%
Finance and Insurance 107,959 3.3% 112,790   78,360 29,599 37.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 54,913 1.7% 55,819   42,064 12,849 30.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 120,890 3.7% 118,918   102,318 18,572 18.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,399 0.3% 10,458   12,113 -714 -5.9%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 373,314 11.3% 363,520   338,916 34,398 10.1%
Educational Services 47,453 1.4% 54,853   45,654 1,799 3.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 160,031 4.8% 165,072   149,681 10,350 6.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 73,484 2.2% 76,440   69,711 3,773 5.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 158,338 4.8% 176,800   148,193 10,145 6.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 76,436 2.3% 76,861   72,884 3,552 4.9%
Public Administration 51,257 1.6% 52,407   49,773 1,484 3.0%
Information Not Available 278,382 8.4% 293,912   249,862 28,520 11.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alaska
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 15,477 14,357 16,097 -620 -3.9
Male 10,218 66.0% 9,235   10,356 -138 -1.3%
Female 5,259 34.0% 5,122   5,741 -482 -8.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 15,477   14,357   16,097    
Hispanic or Latino 446 2.9% 609   509 -63 -12.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 14,910 96.3% 13,638   15,452 -542 -3.5%
Information Not Available 121 0.8% 110   136 -15 -11.0%
 
Race 15,477 14,357 16,097
American Indian or Alaskan Native 4,628 29.9% 3,932   4,810 -182 -3.8%
Asian 522 3.4% 962   558 -36 -6.5%
Black or African American 514 3.3% 472   503 11 2.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 109 0.7% 139   99 10 10.1%
White 9,266 59.9% 8,319   9,645 -379 -3.9%
Information Not Available 438 2.8% 533   482 -44 -9.1%
 
Years of Age 15,477 14,357 16,097
Younger than 22 623 2.6% 546   692 -69 -10.0%
22-24 1,168 4.9% 1,036   1,158 10 0.9%
25-34 4,087 17.0% 3,566   4,018 69 1.7%
35-44 3,358 14.0% 3,307   3,855 -497 -12.9%
45-54 3,959 16.4% 3,765   4,063 -104 -2.6%
55-59 1,221 5.1% 1,169   1,291 -70 -5.4%
60-64 674 2.8% 624   649 25 3.9%
65 and older 387 1.6% 344   371 16 4.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 15,477 14,357 16,097
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 179 1.1% 182   200 -21 -10.5%
Mining 529 3.4% 428   442 87 19.7%
Utilities 115 0.7% 87   105 10 9.5%
Construction 3,612 23.1% 3,235   4,122 -510 -12.4%
Manufacturing 1,013 6.5% 1,508   926 87 9.4%
Wholesale Trade 165 1.1% 167   234 -69 -29.5%
Retail Trade 1,262 8.1% 1,066   1,375 -113 -8.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 857 5.5% 798   938 -81 -8.6%
Information 156 1.0% 127   154 2 1.3%
Finance and Insurance 250 1.6% 223   241 9 3.7%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 380 2.4% 307   375 5 1.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 464 3.0% 409   366 98 26.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 48 0.3% 60   63 -15 -23.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 873 5.6% 849   821 52 6.3%
Educational Services 376 2.4% 329   381 -5 -1.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 923 5.9% 825   935 -12 -1.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 208 1.3% 191   251 -43 -17.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,406 9.0% 1,247   1,398 8 0.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 404 2.6% 396   474 -70 -14.8%
Public Administration 1,876 12.0% 1,545   1,914 -38 -2.0%
Information Not Available 381 2.4% 378   382 -1 -0.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alabama
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 31,220 32,930 26,580
Male 17,036 54.6% 18,163   14,008 3,028 21.6%
Female 14,125 45.2% 14,715   12,514 1,611 12.9%
Information Not Available 59 0.2% 52   58 1 1.7%
 
Ethnicity 31,220 32,930 26,580
Hispanic or Latino 738 2.4% 770   663 75 11.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 25,238 80.8% 26,614   19,424 5,814 29.9%
Information Not Available 5,244 16.8% 5,546   6,493 -1,249 -19.2%
 
Race 31,220 32,930 26,580
American Indian or Alaskan Native 956 3.1% 1,006   823 133 16.2%
Asian 471 1.5% 443   384 87 22.7%
Black or African American 12,955 41.5% 14,172   9,912 3,043 30.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 55 0.2% 66   49 6 12.2%
White 15,129 48.5% 15,371   11,671 3,458 29.6%
Information Not Available 1,654 5.3% 1,872   3,741 -2,087 -55.8%
 
Years of Age 31,220 32,930 26,580
Younger than 22 1,285 2.9% 1,414   1,099 186 16.9%
22-24 2,157 4.8% 2,361   1,856 301 16.2%
25-34 7,860 17.5% 8,467   6,804 1,056 15.5%
35-44 7,632 17.0% 8,066   6,649 983 14.8%
45-54 7,533 16.8% 7,791   6,130 1,403 22.9%
55-59 2,424 5.4% 2,477   2,083 341 16.4%
60-64 1,387 3.1% 1,440   1,176 211 17.9%
65 and older 921 2.0% 901   777 144 18.5%
Information Not Available 21 0.0% 13   6 15 250.0%
 
Industry 31,220 32,930 26,580
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 258 0.8% 341   221 37 16.7%
Mining 90 0.3% 102   371 -281 -75.7%
Utilities 45 0.1% 38   47 -2 -4.3%
Construction 3,587 11.4% 3,768   2,979 608 20.4%
Manufacturing 8,888 28.2% 9,372   6,901 1,987 28.8%
Wholesale Trade 1,026 3.3% 1,048   843 183 21.7%
Retail Trade 3,106 9.9% 3,033   2,669 437 16.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 959 3.0% 947   805 154 19.1%
Information 436 1.4% 382   359 77 21.4%
Finance and Insurance 865 2.7% 805   720 145 20.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 380 1.2% 389   353 27 7.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,138 3.6% 1,248   1,037 101 9.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 38 0.1% 30   22 16 72.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,342 10.6% 3,434   3,088 254 8.2%
Educational Services 547 1.7% 657   429 118 27.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,870 5.9% 1,946   1,716 154 9.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 200 0.6% 249   301 -101 -33.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,747 5.5% 2,112   1,477 270 18.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 649 2.1% 702   550 99 18.0%
Public Administration 421 1.3% 418   374 47 12.6%
Information Not Available 1,628 5.2% 1,909   1,318 310 23.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arkansas
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 32,068 34,060 33,008
Male 19,226 60.0% 20,038   20,318 -1,092 -5.4%
Female 12,842 40.0% 14,021   12,689 153 1.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1   1 -1 -100.0%
 
Ethnicity 32,068 34,060 33,008
Hispanic or Latino 794 2.5% 760   1,039 -245 -23.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 31,274 97.5% 33,299   31,968 -694 -2.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1   1 -1 -100.0%
 
Race 32,068 34,060 33,008
American Indian or Alaskan Native 302 0.9% 382   377 -75 -19.9%
Asian 207 0.6% 257   312 -105 -33.7%
Black or African American 8,964 28.0% 9,464   8,939 25 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 201 0.6% 273   230 -29 -12.6%
White 21,599 67.4% 22,921   22,107 -508 -2.3%
Information Not Available 795 2.5% 763   1,043 -248 -23.8%
 
Years of Age 32,068 34,060 33,008
Younger than 22 738 1.4% 716   820 -82 -10.0%
22-24 2,199 4.2% 2,106   2,178 21 1.0%
25-34 8,483 16.2% 9,256   8,650 -167 -1.9%
35-44 7,945 15.2% 8,446   8,809 -864 -9.8%
45-54 7,705 14.7% 8,096   7,617 88 1.2%
55-59 2,501 4.8% 2,822   2,480 21 0.8%
60-64 1,398 2.7% 1,449   1,440 -42 -2.9%
65 and older 1,096 2.1% 1,165   1,009 87 8.6%
Information Not Available 3 0.0% 4   5 -2 -40.0%
 
Industry 32,068 34,060 33,008
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 984 3.0% 1,094   1,021 -37 -3.6%
Mining 207 0.6% 136   165 42 25.5%
Utilities 78 0.2% 71   88 -10 -11.4%
Construction 4,090 12.4% 4,474   5,095 -1,005 -19.7%
Manufacturing 7,487 22.7% 7,686   7,404 83 1.1%
Wholesale Trade 1,421 4.3% 1,515   1,641 -220 -13.4%
Retail Trade 3,586 10.8% 3,840   3,542 44 1.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,370 4.1% 1,263   1,263 107 8.5%
Information 341 1.0% 273   348 -7 -2.0%
Finance and Insurance 537 1.6% 508   395 142 35.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 425 1.3% 388   324 101 31.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 570 1.7% 590   519 51 9.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 55 0.2% 54   41 14 34.1%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,290 10.0% 3,348   3,371 -81 -2.4%
Educational Services 900 2.7% 1,055   1,098 -198 -18.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,629 8.0% 2,986   2,527 102 4.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 268 0.8% 388   312 -44 -14.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,450 7.4% 2,839   2,320 130 5.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 693 2.1% 809   696 -3 -0.4%
Public Administration 665 2.0% 705   803 -138 -17.2%
Information Not Available 22 0.1% 38   35 -13 -37.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arizona
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 30,958 30,172 21,249
Male 18,262 59.0% 17,236   12,137 6,125 50.5%
Female 12,696 41.0% 12,936   9,112 3,584 39.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 30,958 30,172 21,249
Hispanic or Latino 8,788 28.4% 8,452   6,091 2,697 44.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 22,170 71.6% 21,719   14,058 8,112 57.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1   1,100 -1,100 -100.0%
 
Race 30,958 30,172 21,249
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2,221 7.2% 2,417   1,815 406 22.4%
Asian 6 0.0% 7   414 -408 -98.6%
Black or African American 2,033 6.6% 2,011   1,437 596 41.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 16,210 52.4% 15,524   16,483 -273 -1.7%
Information Not Available 10,488 33.9% 10,213   1,100 9,388 853.5%
 
Years of Age 30,958 30,172 21,249
Younger than 22 982 2.2% 963   544 438 80.5%
22-24 1,565 3.5% 1,628   1,090 475 43.6%
25-34 6,847 15.1% 6,836   4,490 2,357 52.5%
35-44 7,767 17.1% 7,533   5,562 2,205 39.6%
45-54 8,031 17.7% 7,742   5,616 2,415 43.0%
55-59 2,958 6.5% 2,786   1,982 976 49.2%
60-64 1,823 4.0% 1,744   1,260 563 44.7%
65 and older 985 2.2% 940   705 280 39.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 30,958 30,172 21,249
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 748 2.4% 365   863 -115 -13.3%
Mining 74 0.2% 88   60 14 23.3%
Utilities 46 0.1% 48   37 9 24.3%
Construction 5,531 17.4% 5,188   3,674 1,857 50.5%
Manufacturing 2,305 7.3% 2,356   1,855 450 24.3%
Wholesale Trade 1,212 3.8% 1,089   893 319 35.7%
Retail Trade 2,734 8.6% 2,587   1,792 942 52.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 619 2.0% 569   456 163 35.7%
Information 348 1.1% 360   438 -90 -20.5%
Finance and Insurance 1,887 6.0% 2,007   1,023 864 84.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 749 2.4% 733   486 263 54.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,432 4.5% 1,459   1,042 390 37.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 81 0.3% 80   74 7 9.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,100 9.8% 3,102   2,315 785 33.9%
Educational Services 545 1.7% 619   426 119 27.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,722 5.4% 1,737   1,463 259 17.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 326 1.0% 352   271 55 20.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,156 3.6% 1,217   907 249 27.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 637 2.0% 629   522 115 22.0%
Public Administration 514 1.6% 540   521 -7 -1.3%
Information Not Available 5,192 16.4% 5,047   2,131 3,061 143.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
California
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 474,637 474,569 394,118
Male 281,739 59.4% 283,678   235,645 46,094 19.6%
Female 192,800 40.6% 190,891   158,379 34,421 21.7%
Information Not Available 98 0.0% 0   94 4 4.3%
 
Ethnicity 474,637 474,569 394,118
Hispanic or Latino 192,309 40.5% 189,151   166,359 25,950 15.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 234,030 49.3% 237,574   196,215 37,815 19.3%
Information Not Available 48,298 10.2% 47,844   31,544 16,754 53.1%
 
Race 474,637 474,569 394,118
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2,552 0.5% 2,803   3,943 -1,391 -35.3%
Asian 32,101 6.8% 32,379   27,320 4,781 17.5%
Black or African American 29,843 6.3% 28,899   27,226 2,617 9.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 169,534 35.7% 173,493   137,725 31,809 23.1%
Information Not Available 240,607 50.7% 236,995   197,904 42,703 21.6%
 
Years of Age 474,637 474,569 394,118
Younger than 22 12,664 2.0% 8,892   11,641 1,023 8.8%
22-24 25,622 4.1% 24,067   19,809 5,813 29.3%
25-34 105,529 17.1% 109,798   88,062 17,467 19.8%
35-44 119,665 19.4% 117,724   95,197 24,468 25.7%
45-54 123,199 19.9% 124,973   104,115 19,084 18.3%
55-59 43,193 7.0% 42,818   35,206 7,987 22.7%
60-64 26,211 4.2% 28,223   23,095 3,116 13.5%
65 and older 18,161 2.9% 17,784   16,805 1,356 8.1%
Information Not Available 393 0.1% 290   188 205 109.0%
 
Industry 474,637 474,569 394,118
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 71,760 13.1% 68,141   71,163 597 0.8%
Mining 295 0.1% 773   563 -268 -47.6%
Utilities 2,062 0.4% 1,643   751 1,311 174.6%
Construction 84,225 15.4% 76,937   59,240 24,985 42.2%
Manufacturing 53,795 9.8% 55,382   51,072 2,723 5.3%
Wholesale Trade 2,847 0.5% 2,900   3,098 -251 -8.1%
Retail Trade 37,402 6.8% 31,316   26,944 10,458 38.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 12,762 2.3% 12,855   9,576 3,186 33.3%
Information 34,653 6.3% 40,111   29,573 5,080 17.2%
Finance and Insurance 15,314 2.8% 18,268   9,200 6,114 66.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 13,056 2.4% 14,981   4,694 8,362 178.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 6,283 1.1% 6,282   4,788 1,495 31.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 61,649 11.3% 57,509   52,950 8,699 16.4%
Educational Services 10,897 2.0% 14,015   8,543 2,354 27.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 19,437 3.6% 20,394   16,336 3,101 19.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 9,031 1.7% 9,762   6,947 2,084 30.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 15,510 2.8% 14,981   12,111 3,399 28.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 10,602 1.9% 11,598   9,764 838 8.6%
Public Administration 3,927 0.7% 4,156   3,661 266 7.3%
Information Not Available 9,130 1.7% 12,565   13,144 -4,014 -30.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Colorado
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 28,781 27,752 26,232
Male 18,183 63.2% 17,322   16,865 1,318 7.8%
Female 10,598 36.8% 10,430   9,367 1,231 13.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 28,781 27,752 26,232
Hispanic or Latino 6,256 21.7% 6,142   6,622 -366 -5.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 17,725 61.6% 17,121   15,735 1,990 12.6%
Information Not Available 4,800 16.7% 4,489   3,875 925 23.9%
 
Race 28,781 27,752 26,232
American Indian or Alaskan Native 495 1.7% 479   478 17 3.6%
Asian 565 2.0% 581   404 161 39.9%
Black or African American 1,556 5.4% 1,490   1,564 -8 -0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 76 0.3% 75   77 -1 -1.3%
White 19,043 66.2% 18,359   17,340 1,703 9.8%
Information Not Available 7,046 24.5% 6,768   6,369 677 10.6%
 
Years of Age 28,781 27,752 26,232
Younger than 22 588 1.3% 534   544 44 8.1%
22-24 1,092 2.4% 1,040   993 99 10.0%
25-34 5,741 12.5% 5,601   5,217 524 10.0%
35-44 7,192 15.6% 6,917   6,811 381 5.6%
45-54 8,561 18.6% 8,292   7,823 738 9.4%
55-59 3,151 6.8% 2,953   2,826 325 11.5%
60-64 1,750 3.8% 1,712   1,388 362 26.1%
65 and older 687 1.5% 681   620 67 10.8%
Information Not Available 19 0.0% 22   10 9 90.0%
 
Industry 28,781 27,752 26,232
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 227 0.8% 247   218 9 4.1%
Mining 296 1.0% 322   330 -34 -10.3%
Utilities 38 0.1% 38   28 10 35.7%
Construction 7,228 24.9% 6,977   7,048 180 2.6%
Manufacturing 2,833 9.8% 2,531   2,608 225 8.6%
Wholesale Trade 1,048 3.6% 1,023   1,008 40 4.0%
Retail Trade 2,241 7.7% 1,987   2,095 146 7.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 841 2.9% 771   756 85 11.2%
Information 856 3.0% 809   722 134 18.6%
Finance and Insurance 1,505 5.2% 1,512   1,239 266 21.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 603 2.1% 590   522 81 15.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,854 6.4% 1,774   1,599 255 15.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 295 1.0% 289   145 150 103.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,743 12.9% 3,634   3,064 679 22.2%
Educational Services 489 1.7% 538   417 72 17.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,289 4.4% 1,277   1,270 19 1.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 373 1.3% 375   385 -12 -3.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,163 4.0% 1,186   1,001 162 16.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 560 1.9% 569   552 8 1.4%
Public Administration 701 2.4% 708   668 33 4.9%
Information Not Available 598 2.1% 595   557 41 7.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Connecticut
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 49,733 49,619 49,540
Male 33,254 66.9% 32,278   33,076 178 0.5%
Female 16,479 33.1% 17,341   16,464 15 0.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 49,733 49,619 49,540
Hispanic or Latino 8,361 16.8% 8,046   7,815 546 7.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 41,372 83.2% 41,573   41,725 -353 -0.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 49,733 49,619 49,540
American Indian or Alaskan Native 164 0.3% 164   169 -5 -3.0%
Asian 548 1.1% 539   591 -43 -7.3%
Black or African American 5,971 12.0% 6,046   5,880 91 1.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 29,168 58.6% 28,800   29,716 -548 -1.8%
Information Not Available 13,882 27.9% 14,070   13,184 698 5.3%
 
Years of Age 49,733 49,619 49,540
Younger than 22 1,379 1.8% 1,313   1,371 8 0.6%
22-24 3,056 4.0% 3,041   2,892 164 5.7%
25-34 11,325 14.9% 11,292   10,882 443 4.1%
35-44 11,796 15.6% 11,755   12,306 -510 -4.1%
45-54 12,310 16.2% 12,310   12,325 -15 -0.1%
55-59 4,312 5.7% 4,328   4,313 -1 0.0%
60-64 3,120 4.1% 3,083   3,169 -49 -1.5%
65 and older 2,435 3.2% 2,497   2,282 153 6.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 49,733 49,619 49,540
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 890 1.8% 902   756 134 17.7%
Mining 79 0.2% 62   89 -10 -11.2%
Utilities 53 0.1% 54   58 -5 -8.6%
Construction 10,729 21.2% 10,095   10,877 -148 -1.4%
Manufacturing 5,284 10.4% 5,249   5,719 -435 -7.6%
Wholesale Trade 2,076 4.1% 1,945   1,995 81 4.1%
Retail Trade 5,305 10.5% 4,902   5,264 41 0.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,539 3.0% 1,587   1,415 124 8.8%
Information 775 1.5% 743   694 81 11.7%
Finance and Insurance 1,904 3.8% 1,991   2,216 -312 -14.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 835 1.6% 841   672 163 24.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,741 3.4% 1,924   1,602 139 8.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 163 0.3% 160   157 6 3.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 7,243 14.3% 7,077   7,019 224 3.2%
Educational Services 951 1.9% 1,044   1,024 -73 -7.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,119 6.2% 3,248   3,071 48 1.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,817 3.6% 1,762   1,803 14 0.8%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,447 4.8% 3,256   2,572 -125 -4.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,354 2.7% 1,299   1,276 78 6.1%
Public Administration 579 1.1% 658   454 125 27.5%
Information Not Available 850 1.7% 820   807 43 5.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
District of Columbia
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 6,194 10,026 3,947
Male 3,157 51.0% 4,859   2,051 1,106 53.9%
Female 3,037 49.0% 5,167   1,896 1,141 60.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 6,194 10,026 3,947
Hispanic or Latino 736 11.9% 1,372   311 425 136.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 5,249 84.7% 8,270   2,896 2,353 81.3%
Information Not Available 209 3.4% 384   740 -531 -71.8%
 
Race 6,194 10,026 3,947
American Indian or Alaskan Native 58 0.9% 87   33 25 75.8%
Asian 146 2.4% 297   120 26 21.7%
Black or African American 4,675 75.5% 7,397   2,942 1,733 58.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 74 1.2% 205   64 10 15.6%
White 1,232 19.9% 1,985   672 560 83.3%
Information Not Available 9 0.1% 55   116 -107 -92.2%
 
Years of Age 6,194 10,026 3,947
Younger than 22 128 1.8% 203   95 33 34.7%
22-24 325 4.6% 452   203 122 60.1%
25-34 1,453 20.4% 2,177   959 494 51.5%
35-44 1,618 22.7% 2,609   1,069 549 51.4%
45-54 1,688 23.7% 2,913   1,071 617 57.6%
55-59 512 7.2% 873   327 185 56.6%
60-64 307 4.3% 528   157 150 95.5%
65 and older 163 2.3% 271   66 97 147.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 6,194 10,026 3,947
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Mining 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Utilities 0 0.0% 2   6 -6 -100.0%
Construction 15 0.2% 32   26 -11 -42.3%
Manufacturing 0 0.0% 0   3 -3 -100.0%
Wholesale Trade 1 0.0% 4   4 -3 -75.0%
Retail Trade 4 0.1% 4   11 -7 -63.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 0 0.0% 2   0 0 0.0%
Information 0 0.0% 1   15 -15 -100.0%
Finance and Insurance 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2 0.0% 7   4 -2 -50.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 9 0.1% 15   59 -50 -84.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 4   1 -1 -100.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 10 0.2% 12   6 4 66.7%
Educational Services 4 0.1% 9   26 -22 -84.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4 0.1% 9   30 -26 -86.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0 0.0% 2   5 -5 -100.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 1 0.0% 3   4 -3 -75.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 9 0.1% 14   36 -27 -75.0%
Public Administration 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Information Not Available 6,134 99.0% 9,905   3,711 2,423 65.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Delaware
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 10,509 10,725 11,238
Male 5,689 54.1% 5,549   5,922 -233 -3.9%
Female 4,820 45.9% 5,176   5,316 -496 -9.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 10,509 10,725 11,238
Hispanic or Latino 431 4.1% 438   442 -11 -2.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 10,078 95.9% 10,287   10,796 -718 -6.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 10,509 10,725 11,238
American Indian or Alaskan Native 26 0.2% 24   29 -3 -10.3%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 4,007 38.1% 4,156   4,523 -516 -11.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 39 0.4% 36   56 -17 -30.4%
White 5,748 54.7% 5,783   5,821 -73 -1.3%
Information Not Available 689 6.6% 724   809 -120 -14.8%
 
Years of Age 10,509 10,725 11,238
Younger than 22 200 1.3% 187   2,460 -2,260 -91.9%
22-24 645 4.1% 658   854 -209 -24.5%
25-34 2,683 17.2% 2,728   2,581 102 4.0%
35-44 2,503 16.0% 2,542   2,934 -431 -14.7%
45-54 2,472 15.8% 2,578   1,732 740 42.7%
55-59 911 5.8% 903   380 531 139.7%
60-64 624 4.0% 632   184 440 239.1%
65 and older 406 2.6% 417   88 318 361.4%
Information Not Available 65 0.4% 80   25 40 160.0%
 
Industry 10,509 10,725 11,238
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 20 0.2% 18   42 -22 -52.4%
Mining 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Utilities 9 0.1% 6   15 -6 -40.0%
Construction 1,535 14.6% 1,376   1,442 93 6.4%
Manufacturing 750 7.1% 738   1,069 -319 -29.8%
Wholesale Trade 408 3.9% 385   432 -24 -5.6%
Retail Trade 1,750 16.6% 1,703   1,776 -26 -1.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 388 3.7% 473   277 111 40.1%
Information 146 1.4% 150   130 16 12.3%
Finance and Insurance 562 5.3% 636   1,033 -471 -45.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 316 3.0% 333   226 90 39.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 517 4.9% 475   466 51 10.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 0.3% 30   29 1 3.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,672 15.9% 1,763   1,847 -175 -9.5%
Educational Services 139 1.3% 162   172 -33 -19.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 674 6.4% 748   714 -40 -5.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 211 2.0% 231   206 5 2.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,003 9.5% 1,117   974 29 3.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 268 2.5% 259   238 30 12.6%
Public Administration 55 0.5% 64   96 -41 -42.7%
Information Not Available 56 0.5% 58   54 2 3.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Florida
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 140,207 132,895 84,537
Male 80,065 57.1% 76,086   47,747 32,318 67.7%
Female 60,067 42.8% 56,736   36,758 23,309 63.4%
Information Not Available 75 0.1% 73   32 43 134.4%
 
Ethnicity 140,207 132,895 84,537
Hispanic or Latino 45,826 32.7% 42,561   26,937 18,889 70.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 83,691 59.7% 79,693   49,660 34,031 68.5%
Information Not Available 10,690 7.6% 10,641   7,940 2,750 34.6%
 
Race 140,207 132,895 84,537
American Indian or Alaskan Native 673 0.5% 619   519 154 29.7%
Asian 972 0.7% 1,130   972 0 0.0%
Black or African American 23,362 16.7% 23,321   15,041 8,321 55.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1,420 1.0% 1,494   2,269 -849 -37.4%
White 85,298 60.8% 80,568   49,303 35,995 73.0%
Information Not Available 28,482 20.3% 25,763   16,433 12,049 73.3%
 
Years of Age 140,207 132,895 84,537
Younger than 22 2,803 1.3% 2,405   1,912 891 46.6%
22-24 6,167 2.9% 4,956   3,728 2,439 65.4%
25-34 29,903 13.9% 28,824   17,083 12,820 75.0%
35-44 33,005 15.3% 30,646   21,232 11,773 55.4%
45-54 37,379 17.3% 35,346   22,399 14,980 66.9%
55-59 14,279 6.6% 12,645   7,585 6,694 88.3%
60-64 9,606 4.4% 11,078   6,321 3,285 52.0%
65 and older 7,065 3.3% 6,995   4,277 2,788 65.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 140,207 132,895 84,537
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,047 0.7% 911   421 626 148.7%
Mining 112 0.1% 36   0 112 0.0%
Utilities 224 0.2% 219   97 127 130.9%
Construction 21,007 14.9% 20,297   9,595 11,412 118.9%
Manufacturing 8,933 6.3% 10,312   6,483 2,450 37.8%
Wholesale Trade 6,653 4.7% 6,158   3,955 2,698 68.2%
Retail Trade 13,980 9.9% 12,280   7,229 6,751 93.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 3,252 2.3% 3,316   2,237 1,015 45.4%
Information 3,102 2.2% 3,024   2,107 995 47.2%
Finance and Insurance 8,896 6.3% 8,891   3,404 5,492 161.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 3,364 2.4% 3,899   2,431 933 38.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 8,522 6.0% 6,413   4,117 4,405 107.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 561 0.4% 401   746 -185 -24.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 27,735 19.6% 23,977   16,013 11,722 73.2%
Educational Services 2,093 1.5% 1,749   1,135 958 84.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 7,812 5.5% 6,960   5,251 2,561 48.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2,355 1.7% 2,223   1,686 669 39.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 7,289 5.2% 7,652   4,506 2,783 61.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,476 2.5% 3,134   1,750 1,726 98.6%
Public Administration 1,682 1.2% 2,150   1,102 580 52.6%
Information Not Available 8,112 5.7% 8,893   10,272 -2,160 -21.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Georgia
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 68,067 71,981 50,785
Male 36,610 53.8% 37,857   25,402 11,208 44.1%
Female 30,523 44.8% 33,010   24,208 6,315 26.1%
Information Not Available 934 1.4% 1,114   1,175 -241 -20.5%
 
Ethnicity 68,067 71,981 50,785
Hispanic or Latino 270 0.4% 647   199 71 35.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 66,863 98.2% 70,220   49,409 17,454 35.3%
Information Not Available 934 1.4% 1,114   1,177 -243 -20.6%
 
Race 68,067 71,981 50,785
American Indian or Alaskan Native 372 0.5% 377   184 188 102.2%
Asian 809 1.2% 845   702 107 15.2%
Black or African American 32,350 47.5% 36,101   26,471 5,879 22.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 33,601 49.4% 33,544   22,247 11,354 51.0%
Information Not Available 935 1.4% 1,114   1,181 -246 -20.8%
 
Years of Age 68,067 71,981 50,785
Younger than 22 1,596 1.6% 1,722   971 625 64.4%
22-24 3,314 3.4% 3,562   2,105 1,209 57.4%
25-34 15,971 16.3% 16,612   9,807 6,164 62.9%
35-44 17,477 17.8% 18,457   11,333 6,144 54.2%
45-54 16,268 16.6% 17,293   10,728 5,540 51.6%
55-59 5,493 5.6% 5,721   3,508 1,985 56.6%
60-64 3,426 3.5% 3,613   2,230 1,196 53.6%
65 and older 1,926 2.0% 2,035   1,172 754 64.3%
Information Not Available 2,596 2.6% 2,966   8,931 -6,335 -70.9%
 
Industry 68,067 71,981 50,785
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,791 2.6% 1,646   1,232 559 45.4%
Mining 129 0.2% 95   49 80 163.3%
Utilities 136 0.2% 137   98 38 38.8%
Construction 5,836 8.4% 5,965   3,444 2,392 69.5%
Manufacturing 8,742 12.5% 8,430   6,951 1,791 25.8%
Wholesale Trade 3,349 4.8% 3,743   2,724 625 22.9%
Retail Trade 5,483 7.8% 5,546   3,634 1,849 50.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,857 2.7% 1,949   1,438 419 29.1%
Information 1,200 1.7% 1,270   1,077 123 11.4%
Finance and Insurance 2,324 3.3% 2,493   1,648 676 41.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,350 1.9% 1,440   961 389 40.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 10,617 15.2% 11,152   8,447 2,170 25.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 143 0.2% 154   81 62 76.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 231 0.3% 234   200 31 15.5%
Educational Services 1,362 1.9% 1,652   1,168 194 16.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,972 4.3% 3,291   2,708 264 9.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2,967 4.2% 3,624   2,326 641 27.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 560 0.8% 791   504 56 11.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 686 1.0% 771   750 -64 -8.5%
Public Administration 676 1.0% 711   589 87 14.8%
Information Not Available 15,656 22.4% 16,887   10,756 4,900 45.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Hawaii
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 7,809 8,081 6,601
Male 5,449 69.8% 5,259   4,335 1,114 25.7%
Female 2,359 30.2% 2,821   2,266 93 4.1%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 7,809 8,081 6,601
Hispanic or Latino 462 5.9% 443   424 38 9.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 5,914 75.7% 6,057   4,867 1,047 21.5%
Information Not Available 1,433 18.4% 1,581   1,310 123 9.4%
 
Race 7,809 8,081 6,601
American Indian or Alaskan Native 88 1.1% 77   53 35 66.0%
Asian 2,380 30.5% 2,427   2,310 70 3.0%
Black or African American 153 2.0% 165   128 25 19.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2,187 28.0% 2,220   1,561 626 40.1%
White 2,030 26.0% 2,133   1,718 312 18.2%
Information Not Available 971 12.4% 1,059   831 140 16.8%
 
Years of Age 7,809 8,081 6,601
Younger than 22 141 1.5% 119   113 28 24.8%
22-24 365 3.9% 312   298 67 22.5%
25-34 1,915 20.5% 1,838   1,448 467 32.3%
35-44 1,883 20.2% 2,002   1,613 270 16.7%
45-54 1,927 20.7% 2,064   1,721 206 12.0%
55-59 774 8.3% 852   711 63 8.9%
60-64 512 5.5% 557   473 39 8.2%
65 and older 292 3.1% 337   224 68 30.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 7,809 8,081 6,601
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 184 2.3% 155   339 -155 -45.7%
Mining 3 0.0% 2   2 1 50.0%
Utilities 4 0.1% 4   3 1 33.3%
Construction 2,678 33.5% 2,339   1,899 779 41.0%
Manufacturing 191 2.4% 174   195 -4 -2.1%
Wholesale Trade 137 1.7% 130   118 19 16.1%
Retail Trade 476 6.0% 471   420 56 13.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 290 3.6% 484   259 31 12.0%
Information 328 4.1% 347   126 202 160.3%
Finance and Insurance 182 2.3% 201   89 93 104.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 144 1.8% 150   120 24 20.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 197 2.5% 216   183 14 7.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 0.4% 32   20 10 50.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 859 10.7% 872   739 120 16.2%
Educational Services 46 0.6% 49   43 3 7.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 279 3.5% 299   318 -39 -12.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 108 1.4% 118   96 12 12.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 640 8.0% 796   626 14 2.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 180 2.3% 197   157 23 14.6%
Public Administration 109 1.4% 140   109 0 0.0%
Information Not Available 744 9.3% 905   740 4 0.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Iowa
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 38,450 37,258 39,519
Male 29,084 75.6% 27,493   29,918 -834 -2.8%
Female 9,366 24.4% 9,765   9,601 -235 -2.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 38,450 37,258 39,519
Hispanic or Latino 1,747 4.5% 1,778   1,749 -2 -0.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 36,266 94.3% 35,039   37,298 -1,032 -2.8%
Information Not Available 437 1.1% 441   472 -35 -7.4%
 
Race 38,450 37,258 39,519
American Indian or Alaskan Native 185 0.5% 166   169 16 9.5%
Asian 179 0.5% 201   203 -24 -11.8%
Black or African American 1,143 3.0% 1,168   1,196 -53 -4.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 34,759 90.4% 33,504   35,730 -971 -2.7%
Information Not Available 2,184 5.7% 2,219   2,221 -37 -1.7%
 
Years of Age 38,450 37,258 39,519
Younger than 22 1,109 1.6% 992   1,094 15 1.4%
22-24 2,424 3.4% 2,297   2,599 -175 -6.7%
25-34 9,359 13.2% 8,937   9,388 -29 -0.3%
35-44 8,385 11.8% 8,138   9,313 -928 -10.0%
45-54 9,682 13.6% 9,444   9,824 -142 -1.4%
55-59 3,362 4.7% 3,374   3,279 83 2.5%
60-64 2,251 3.2% 2,239   2,264 -13 -0.6%
65 and older 1,873 2.6% 1,828   1,748 125 7.2%
Information Not Available 5 0.0% 9   10 -5 -50.0%
 
Industry 38,450 37,258 39,519
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 236 0.6% 217   207 29 14.0%
Mining 526 1.4% 613   573 -47 -8.2%
Utilities 72 0.2% 41   70 2 2.9%
Construction 13,865 35.8% 12,447   14,238 -373 -2.6%
Manufacturing 7,863 20.3% 8,015   8,687 -824 -9.5%
Wholesale Trade 1,273 3.3% 1,217   1,055 218 20.7%
Retail Trade 2,436 6.3% 2,278   2,581 -145 -5.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,289 3.3% 1,159   1,210 79 6.5%
Information 474 1.2% 498   559 -85 -15.2%
Finance and Insurance 659 1.7% 641   497 162 32.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 307 0.8% 312   282 25 8.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 754 1.9% 766   1,097 -343 -31.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 46 0.1% 59   45 1 2.2%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,390 8.8% 3,464   3,206 184 5.7%
Educational Services 272 0.7% 285   265 7 2.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,300 3.4% 1,294   1,299 1 0.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 717 1.9% 778   649 68 10.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,324 3.4% 1,463   1,167 157 13.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 575 1.5% 606   607 -32 -5.3%
Public Administration 681 1.8% 714   687 -6 -0.9%
Information Not Available 391 1.0% 391   538 -147 -27.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Idaho
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 24,787 23,685 18,484
Male 18,687 75.4% 17,712   13,249 5,438 41.0%
Female 6,100 24.6% 5,973   5,235 865 16.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 24,787 23,685 18,484
Hispanic or Latino 3,317 13.4% 3,351   2,850 467 16.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 20,602 83.1% 19,375   14,198 6,404 45.1%
Information Not Available 868 3.5% 959   1,436 -568 -39.6%
 
Race 24,787 23,685 18,484
American Indian or Alaskan Native 484 2.0% 451   400 84 21.0%
Asian 165 0.7% 215   161 4 2.5%
Black or African American 129 0.5% 136   84 45 53.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 77 0.3% 66   50 27 54.0%
White 19,841 80.0% 18,743   14,266 5,575 39.1%
Information Not Available 4,091 16.5% 4,074   3,523 568 16.1%
 
Years of Age 24,787 23,685 18,484
Younger than 22 846 2.0% 748   621 225 36.2%
22-24 1,666 3.9% 1,566   1,206 460 38.1%
25-34 6,176 14.3% 5,961   4,218 1,958 46.4%
35-44 5,603 12.9% 5,321   4,283 1,320 30.8%
45-54 6,011 13.9% 5,785   4,738 1,273 26.9%
55-59 2,211 5.1% 2,070   1,630 581 35.6%
60-64 1,359 3.1% 1,306   1,036 323 31.2%
65 and older 915 2.1% 928   752 163 21.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 24,787 23,685 18,484
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,804 6.8% 1,386   1,604 200 12.5%
Mining 227 0.9% 242   146 81 55.5%
Utilities 104 0.4% 98   93 11 11.8%
Construction 7,522 28.3% 7,127   4,655 2,867 61.6%
Manufacturing 3,000 11.3% 3,024   2,412 588 24.4%
Wholesale Trade 748 2.8% 669   581 167 28.7%
Retail Trade 1,962 7.4% 1,787   1,404 558 39.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 675 2.5% 606   535 140 26.2%
Information 200 0.8% 187   166 34 20.5%
Finance and Insurance 381 1.4% 396   209 172 82.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 216 0.8% 221   148 68 45.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 753 2.8% 731   440 313 71.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 33 0.1% 27   15 18 120.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,271 8.5% 2,216   1,813 458 25.3%
Educational Services 171 0.6% 170   149 22 14.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 811 3.0% 759   717 94 13.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 378 1.4% 384   320 58 18.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 804 3.0% 793   614 190 30.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 362 1.4% 308   250 112 44.8%
Public Administration 509 1.9% 510   481 28 5.8%
Information Not Available 1,856 7.0% 2,044   1,732 124 7.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Illinois
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 189,451 184,408 182,737
Male 130,501 68.9% 123,458   127,797 2,704 2.1%
Female 58,950 31.1% 60,950   54,940 4,010 7.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 189,451 184,408 182,737
Hispanic or Latino 37,885 20.0% 35,875   36,302 1,583 4.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 151,566 80.0% 148,533   146,435 5,131 3.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 189,451 184,408 182,737
American Indian or Alaskan Native 720 0.4% 683   647 73 11.3%
Asian 3,774 2.0% 3,708   3,356 418 12.5%
Black or African American 37,135 19.6% 38,056   34,417 2,718 7.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 146,510 77.3% 140,747   143,351 3,159 2.2%
Information Not Available 1,311 0.7% 1,214   965 346 35.9%
 
Years of Age 189,451 184,408 182,737
Younger than 22 3,774 1.2% 3,607   3,504 270 7.7%
22-24 9,086 2.8% 8,915   8,879 207 2.3%
25-34 46,489 14.2% 45,176   44,027 2,462 5.6%
35-44 49,896 15.3% 48,068   49,380 516 1.0%
45-54 50,038 15.3% 48,646   48,654 1,384 2.8%
55-59 16,224 5.0% 15,997   15,173 1,051 6.9%
60-64 9,386 2.9% 9,244   8,857 529 6.0%
65 and older 4,558 1.4% 4,755   4,263 295 6.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 189,451 184,408 182,737
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,338 0.7% 1,338   1,379 -41 -3.0%
Mining 1,438 0.8% 1,413   971 467 48.1%
Utilities 216 0.1% 213   203 13 6.4%
Construction 52,469 27.5% 46,583   52,541 -72 -0.1%
Manufacturing 23,317 12.2% 22,282   24,569 -1,252 -5.1%
Wholesale Trade 7,681 4.0% 7,586   7,475 206 2.8%
Retail Trade 14,330 7.5% 13,791   13,951 379 2.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 7,245 3.8% 7,624   6,987 258 3.7%
Information 2,686 1.4% 2,718   2,558 128 5.0%
Finance and Insurance 7,759 4.1% 8,092   5,923 1,836 31.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2,563 1.3% 2,484   2,197 366 16.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 7,840 4.1% 8,007   7,229 611 8.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 585 0.3% 505   574 11 1.9%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 26,539 13.9% 26,939   25,414 1,125 4.4%
Educational Services 2,976 1.6% 3,464   3,119 -143 -4.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 8,571 4.5% 9,000   8,046 525 6.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3,749 2.0% 3,839   3,585 164 4.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 7,688 4.0% 8,381   6,865 823 12.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,645 1.9% 3,757   3,565 80 2.2%
Public Administration 2,990 1.6% 3,083   2,805 185 6.6%
Information Not Available 3,826 2.0% 3,309   2,781 1,045 37.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Indiana
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 79,907 79,655 76,471
Male 55,241 69.1% 54,061   52,954 2,287 4.3%
Female 24,611 30.8% 25,516   23,475 1,136 4.8%
Information Not Available 55 0.1% 78   42 13 31.0%
 
Ethnicity 79,907 79,655 76,471
Hispanic or Latino 3,913 4.9% 4,015   3,558 355 10.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 62,024 77.6% 61,918   68,638 -6,614 -9.6%
Information Not Available 13,970 17.5% 13,722   4,275 9,695 226.8%
 
Race 79,907 79,655 76,471
American Indian or Alaskan Native 348 0.4% 374   310 38 12.3%
Asian 382 0.5% 460   342 40 11.7%
Black or African American 8,706 10.9% 9,326   8,294 412 5.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 54 0.1% 53   61 -7 -11.5%
White 66,199 82.8% 65,121   63,567 2,632 4.1%
Information Not Available 4,218 5.3% 4,321   3,897 321 8.2%
 
Years of Age 79,907 79,655 76,471
Younger than 22 1,806 1.3% 1,663   1,710 96 5.6%
22-24 4,352 3.1% 4,353   4,324 28 0.6%
25-34 19,574 13.8% 19,550   18,980 594 3.1%
35-44 20,271 14.3% 20,365   20,223 48 0.2%
45-54 20,891 14.7% 20,797   19,466 1,425 7.3%
55-59 6,691 4.7% 6,548   6,127 564 9.2%
60-64 3,899 2.7% 3,930   3,541 358 10.1%
65 and older 2,423 1.7% 2,449   2,100 323 15.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 79,907 79,655 76,471
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 333 0.4% 342   339 -6 -1.8%
Mining 513 0.6% 506   406 107 26.4%
Utilities 71 0.1% 150   75 -4 -5.3%
Construction 19,873 24.8% 17,855   20,971 -1,098 -5.2%
Manufacturing 18,822 23.5% 17,721   16,855 1,967 11.7%
Wholesale Trade 2,143 2.7% 2,110   1,926 217 11.3%
Retail Trade 5,334 6.6% 5,196   5,249 85 1.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 3,866 4.8% 3,918   3,644 222 6.1%
Information 521 0.6% 555   455 66 14.5%
Finance and Insurance 1,624 2.0% 1,649   1,278 346 27.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 954 1.2% 958   857 97 11.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,677 2.1% 1,653   1,457 220 15.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 156 0.2% 135   118 38 32.2%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 7,926 9.9% 7,792   7,918 8 0.1%
Educational Services 673 0.8% 801   613 60 9.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,131 3.9% 3,321   3,162 -31 -1.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,318 1.6% 1,422   1,168 150 12.8%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,616 3.3% 3,019   2,336 280 12.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,290 1.6% 1,334   1,212 78 6.4%
Public Administration 699 0.9% 658   615 84 13.7%
Information Not Available 6,367 7.9% 8,560   5,817 550 9.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kansas
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 21,575 21,452 23,359
Male 14,510 67.3% 14,123   16,450 -1,940 -11.8%
Female 7,065 32.7% 7,329   6,909 156 2.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 21,575 21,452 23,359
Hispanic or Latino 1,653 7.7% 1,606   1,641 12 0.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 10,458 48.5% 10,449   13,294 -2,836 -21.3%
Information Not Available 9,464 43.9% 9,397   8,424 1,040 12.3%
 
Race 21,575 21,452 23,359
American Indian or Alaskan Native 344 1.6% 345   347 -3 -0.9%
Asian 196 0.9% 211   226 -30 -13.3%
Black or African American 2,749 12.7% 2,773   2,728 21 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 34 0.2% 41   37 -3 -8.1%
White 16,366 75.9% 16,255   18,060 -1,694 -9.4%
Information Not Available 1,886 8.7% 1,827   1,961 -75 -3.8%
 
Years of Age 21,575 21,452 23,359
Younger than 22 436 1.2% 385   488 -52 -10.7%
22-24 1,180 3.2% 1,207   1,361 -181 -13.3%
25-34 5,183 14.1% 5,164   5,788 -605 -10.5%
35-44 5,236 14.2% 5,188   5,801 -565 -9.7%
45-54 5,819 15.8% 5,746   6,161 -342 -5.6%
55-59 1,906 5.2% 1,925   2,019 -113 -5.6%
60-64 1,182 3.2% 1,213   1,128 54 4.8%
65 and older 633 1.7% 624   613 20 3.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 21,575 21,452 23,359
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 240 1.1% 213   331 -91 -27.5%
Mining 204 0.9% 215   199 5 2.5%
Utilities 30 0.1% 28   70 -40 -57.1%
Construction 5,915 27.1% 5,602   7,807 -1,892 -24.2%
Manufacturing 2,948 13.5% 2,917   3,149 -201 -6.4%
Wholesale Trade 856 3.9% 867   800 56 7.0%
Retail Trade 1,532 7.0% 1,496   1,490 42 2.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 763 3.5% 793   739 24 3.2%
Information 550 2.5% 583   437 113 25.9%
Finance and Insurance 559 2.6% 575   533 26 4.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 336 1.5% 344   278 58 20.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 707 3.2% 717   676 31 4.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 49 0.2% 46   49 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,123 9.7% 2,251   1,994 129 6.5%
Educational Services 230 1.1% 255   264 -34 -12.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,357 6.2% 1,283   1,279 78 6.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 176 0.8% 225   188 -12 -6.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 665 3.0% 752   587 78 13.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 479 2.2% 543   454 25 5.5%
Public Administration 403 1.8% 448   406 -3 -0.7%
Information Not Available 1,453 6.7% 1,299   1,629 -176 -10.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kentucky
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 41,594 39,357 40,986
Male 28,885 69.4% 26,658   29,278 -393 -1.3%
Female 12,709 30.6% 12,699   11,708 1,001 8.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 41,594 39,357 40,986
Hispanic or Latino 76 0.2% 73   40 36 90.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 41,518 99.8% 39,284   40,946 572 1.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 41,594 39,357 40,986
American Indian or Alaskan Native 245 0.6% 249   142 103 72.5%
Asian 120 0.3% 146   165 -45 -27.3%
Black or African American 4,076 9.8% 3,938   3,717 359 9.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0% 0   4 0 0.0%
White 36,757 88.4% 34,645   36,641 116 0.3%
Information Not Available 392 0.9% 379   317 75 23.7%
 
Years of Age 41,594 39,357 40,986
Younger than 22 713 0.9% 580   770 -57 -7.4%
22-24 2,036 2.7% 2,169   1,972 64 3.2%
25-34 9,555 12.6% 9,775   9,713 -158 -1.6%
35-44 10,741 14.2% 10,612   10,738 3 0.0%
45-54 11,199 14.8% 10,080   10,853 346 3.2%
55-59 3,746 4.9% 3,195   3,236 510 15.8%
60-64 2,450 3.2% 1,799   2,275 175 7.7%
65 and older 1,154 1.5% 1,147   1,429 -275 -19.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 41,594 39,357 40,986
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 125 0.3% 90   147 -22 -15.0%
Mining 802 1.9% 739   855 -53 -6.2%
Utilities 71 0.2% 43   36 35 97.2%
Construction 9,315 22.3% 7,954   10,626 -1,311 -12.3%
Manufacturing 9,279 22.2% 9,272   7,207 2,072 28.7%
Wholesale Trade 1,421 3.4% 1,585   1,287 134 10.4%
Retail Trade 2,700 6.5% 2,504   2,524 176 7.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,254 5.4% 1,890   1,678 576 34.3%
Information 445 1.1% 502   374 71 19.0%
Finance and Insurance 1,118 2.7% 971   730 388 53.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 321 0.8% 262   303 18 5.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 829 2.0% 962   752 77 10.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 53 0.1% 125   27 26 96.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,537 8.5% 3,268   3,397 140 4.1%
Educational Services 330 0.8% 438   410 -80 -19.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,818 4.4% 1,546   1,887 -69 -3.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,180 2.8% 1,121   1,180 0 0.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,613 3.9% 1,705   1,224 389 31.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 682 1.6% 739   797 -115 -14.4%
Public Administration 588 1.4% 442   543 45 8.3%
Information Not Available 3,113 7.5% 3,199   5,002 -1,889 -37.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Louisiana
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 19,791 20,279 18,678
Male 10,887 55.0% 11,032   9,921 966 9.7%
Female 8,904 45.0% 9,247   8,757 147 1.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 19,791 20,279 18,678
Hispanic or Latino 403 2.0% 427   396 7 1.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 19,258 97.3% 19,749   18,230 1,028 5.6%
Information Not Available 130 0.7% 103   52 78 150.0%
 
Race 19,791 20,279 18,678
American Indian or Alaskan Native 118 0.6% 119   111 7 6.3%
Asian 151 0.8% 185   154 -3 -1.9%
Black or African American 10,258 51.8% 10,473   10,067 191 1.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 17 0.1% 18   19 -2 -10.5%
White 9,167 46.3% 9,390   8,316 851 10.2%
Information Not Available 80 0.4% 94   11 69 627.3%
 
Years of Age 19,791 20,279 18,678
Younger than 22 375 1.3% 352   387 -12 -3.1%
22-24 1,110 4.0% 1,191   1,031 79 7.7%
25-34 5,128 18.4% 5,309   4,567 561 12.3%
35-44 4,762 17.1% 4,910   4,566 196 4.3%
45-54 5,035 18.0% 5,085   4,818 217 4.5%
55-59 1,656 5.9% 1,631   1,607 49 3.0%
60-64 1,062 3.8% 1,124   1,032 30 2.9%
65 and older 663 2.4% 676   669 -6 -0.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1   1 -1 -100.0%
 
Industry 19,791 20,279 18,678
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 539 2.7% 527   578 -39 -6.7%
Mining 286 1.4% 278   198 88 44.4%
Utilities 56 0.3% 53   40 16 40.0%
Construction 3,389 16.7% 3,634   2,587 802 31.0%
Manufacturing 2,043 10.0% 1,782   1,917 126 6.6%
Wholesale Trade 451 2.2% 441   448 3 0.7%
Retail Trade 1,538 7.6% 1,454   1,367 171 12.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 613 3.0% 674   658 -45 -6.8%
Information 213 1.0% 283   346 -133 -38.4%
Finance and Insurance 413 2.0% 448   362 51 14.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 266 1.3% 248   254 12 4.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 981 4.8% 1,057   811 170 21.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 103 0.5% 113   109 -6 -5.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,381 6.8% 1,343   1,116 265 23.7%
Educational Services 327 1.6% 345   350 -23 -6.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,411 6.9% 1,451   1,343 68 5.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 328 1.6% 369   363 -35 -9.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 990 4.9% 1,177   862 128 14.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 706 3.5% 710   712 -6 -0.8%
Public Administration 296 1.5% 282   339 -43 -12.7%
Information Not Available 3,461 17.0% 3,610   3,918 -457 -11.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Massachusetts
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 110,085 108,891 106,608
Male 76,572 69.6% 74,107   74,033 2,539 3.4%
Female 33,513 30.4% 34,784   32,575 938 2.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 110,085 108,891 106,608
Hispanic or Latino 10,928 9.9% 10,841   10,709 219 2.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 96,884 88.0% 95,820   93,833 3,051 3.3%
Information Not Available 2,273 2.1% 2,230   2,066 207 10.0%
 
Race 110,085 108,891 106,608
American Indian or Alaskan Native 250 0.2% 239   274 -24 -8.8%
Asian 2,417 2.2% 2,500   2,338 79 3.4%
Black or African American 7,864 7.1% 7,946   7,605 259 3.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 63 0.1% 64   59 4 6.8%
White 90,011 81.8% 88,778   87,318 2,693 3.1%
Information Not Available 9,480 8.6% 9,364   9,014 466 5.2%
 
Years of Age 110,085 108,891 106,608
Younger than 22 3,892 2.0% 3,679   3,736 156 4.2%
22-24 6,414 3.3% 6,133   6,216 198 3.2%
25-34 24,166 12.5% 23,707   23,387 779 3.3%
35-44 27,810 14.4% 27,484   28,242 -432 -1.5%
45-54 27,715 14.3% 27,427   26,482 1,233 4.7%
55-59 9,551 4.9% 9,713   9,081 470 5.2%
60-64 6,480 3.3% 6,658   6,020 460 7.6%
65 and older 4,057 2.1% 4,090   3,444 613 17.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 110,085 108,891 106,608
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,215 1.1% 1,218   1,386 -171 -12.3%
Mining 462 0.4% 401   477 -15 -3.1%
Utilities 102 0.1% 117   60 42 70.0%
Construction 26,058 23.4% 23,830   26,808 -750 -2.8%
Manufacturing 9,665 8.7% 9,876   9,609 56 0.6%
Wholesale Trade 4,778 4.3% 4,555   4,244 534 12.6%
Retail Trade 9,229 8.3% 8,520   8,869 360 4.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 3,019 2.7% 2,800   2,982 37 1.2%
Information 1,780 1.6% 1,724   1,891 -111 -5.9%
Finance and Insurance 3,433 3.1% 3,398   2,718 715 26.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,693 1.5% 1,654   1,585 108 6.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 5,233 4.7% 5,219   5,108 125 2.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.2% 211   173 37 21.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 14,761 13.3% 14,096   13,565 1,196 8.8%
Educational Services 1,118 1.0% 1,228   1,121 -3 -0.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 5,260 4.7% 5,329   5,226 34 0.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3,376 3.0% 3,543   3,217 159 4.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 7,204 6.5% 8,574   6,559 645 9.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,319 3.0% 3,194   3,278 41 1.3%
Public Administration 1,718 1.5% 2,036   1,696 22 1.3%
Information Not Available 6,452 5.8% 7,368   6,036 416 6.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maryland
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 47,924 46,711 41,162
Male 29,647 61.9% 27,471   25,757 3,890 15.1%
Female 18,277 38.1% 19,240   15,405 2,872 18.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 47,924 46,711 41,162
Hispanic or Latino 2,885 6.0% 2,632   2,502 383 15.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 44,263 92.4% 43,329   38,058 6,205 16.3%
Information Not Available 776 1.6% 750   602 174 28.9%
 
Race 47,924 46,711 41,162
American Indian or Alaskan Native 114 0.2% 105   99 15 15.2%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 18,321 38.2% 18,567   16,054 2,267 14.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 74 0.2% 82   66 8 12.1%
White 25,753 53.7% 24,576   21,839 3,914 17.9%
Information Not Available 3,662 7.6% 3,381   3,104 558 18.0%
 
Years of Age 47,924 46,711 41,162
Younger than 22 1,178 1.7% 1,147   1,052 126 12.0%
22-24 2,543 3.6% 2,556   2,140 403 18.8%
25-34 10,633 15.0% 10,410   8,675 1,958 22.6%
35-44 11,227 15.9% 10,896   10,154 1,073 10.6%
45-54 12,481 17.6% 12,014   10,708 1,773 16.6%
55-59 4,187 5.9% 4,080   3,673 514 14.0%
60-64 2,944 4.2% 2,890   2,440 504 20.7%
65 and older 2,729 3.9% 2,717   2,310 419 18.1%
Information Not Available 2 0.0% 1   10 -8 -80.0%
 
Industry 47,924 46,711 41,162
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 192 0.4% 186   188 4 2.1%
Mining 99 0.2% 79   79 20 25.3%
Utilities 41 0.1% 44   39 2 5.1%
Construction 10,374 21.6% 8,542   9,531 843 8.8%
Manufacturing 782 1.6% 828   741 41 5.5%
Wholesale Trade 1,862 3.9% 1,723   1,408 454 32.2%
Retail Trade 1,389 2.9% 1,397   1,254 135 10.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,176 2.4% 1,164   1,050 126 12.0%
Information 832 1.7% 859   675 157 23.3%
Finance and Insurance 2,319 4.8% 2,452   1,117 1,202 107.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,110 2.3% 1,041   877 233 26.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,721 5.7% 2,786   2,441 280 11.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 290 0.6% 315   35 255 728.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 6,155 12.8% 6,029   5,639 516 9.2%
Educational Services 764 1.6% 918   684 80 11.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,544 5.3% 2,619   2,195 349 15.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,114 2.3% 1,128   958 156 16.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,848 8.0% 4,594   3,199 649 20.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,202 2.5% 1,098   1,054 148 14.0%
Public Administration 886 1.8% 878   763 123 16.1%
Information Not Available 8,224 17.1% 8,031   7,235 989 13.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maine
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 15,811 14,915 14,619
Male 10,615 67.1% 9,749   9,864 751 7.6%
Female 5,195 32.9% 5,165   4,755 440 9.3%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 15,811 14,915 14,619
Hispanic or Latino 142 0.9% 142   128 14 10.9%
Not Hispanic or Latino 12,741 80.6% 11,959   11,973 768 6.4%
Information Not Available 2,928 18.5% 2,814   2,518 410 16.3%
 
Race 15,811 14,915 14,619
American Indian or Alaskan Native 121 0.8% 134   127 -6 -4.7%
Asian 59 0.4% 53   42 17 40.5%
Black or African American 141 0.9% 120   119 22 18.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 13,305 84.2% 12,489   12,475 830 6.7%
Information Not Available 2,185 13.8% 2,119   1,856 329 17.7%
 
Years of Age 15,811 14,915 14,619
Younger than 22 612 2.2% 574   595 17 2.9%
22-24 1,060 3.8% 1,021   1,005 55 5.5%
25-34 3,601 12.8% 3,382   3,295 306 9.3%
35-44 3,607 12.8% 3,412   3,390 217 6.4%
45-54 3,897 13.8% 3,675   3,630 267 7.4%
55-59 1,459 5.2% 1,377   1,357 102 7.5%
60-64 973 3.5% 896   866 107 12.4%
65 and older 602 2.1% 578   481 121 25.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 15,811 14,915 14,619
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 257 1.6% 256   212 45 21.2%
Mining 24 0.1% 21   32 -8 -25.0%
Utilities 18 0.1% 19   18 0 0.0%
Construction 3,675 22.9% 3,240   3,637 38 1.0%
Manufacturing 1,618 10.1% 1,433   1,587 31 2.0%
Wholesale Trade 452 2.8% 395   397 55 13.9%
Retail Trade 1,453 9.0% 1,301   1,331 122 9.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 390 2.4% 326   283 107 37.8%
Information 72 0.4% 72   84 -12 -14.3%
Finance and Insurance 170 1.1% 161   139 31 22.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 126 0.8% 124   86 40 46.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 224 1.4% 208   201 23 11.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10 0.1% 13   8 2 25.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,243 7.7% 1,217   1,089 154 14.1%
Educational Services 154 1.0% 160   121 33 27.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 597 3.7% 561   499 98 19.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 264 1.6% 300   229 35 15.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,638 10.2% 1,826   1,451 187 12.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 260 1.6% 240   232 28 12.1%
Public Administration 161 1.0% 166   208 -47 -22.6%
Information Not Available 3,005 18.7% 2,876   2,775 230 8.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Michigan
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 184,051 179,668 198,664
Male 126,863 68.9% 120,898   138,798 -11,935 -8.6%
Female 57,180 31.1% 58,760   59,856 -2,676 -4.5%
Information Not Available 8 0.0% 10   10 -2 -20.0%
 
Ethnicity 184,051 179,668 198,664
Hispanic or Latino 7,586 4.1% 7,759   8,350 -764 -9.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 129,944 70.6% 126,664   139,990 -10,046 -7.2%
Information Not Available 46,521 25.3% 45,245   50,324 -3,803 -7.6%
 
Race 184,051 179,668 198,664
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2,207 1.2% 2,219   2,365 -158 -6.7%
Asian 1,015 0.6% 1,194   1,053 -38 -3.6%
Black or African American 17,958 9.8% 17,242   19,479 -1,521 -7.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 98 0.1% 94   129 -31 -24.0%
White 108,507 59.0% 105,503   116,765 -8,258 -7.1%
Information Not Available 54,266 29.5% 53,416   58,873 -4,607 -7.8%
 
Years of Age 184,051 179,668 198,664
Younger than 22 6,857 2.4% 6,238   7,991 -1,134 -14.2%
22-24 11,690 4.1% 11,384   12,912 -1,222 -9.5%
25-34 44,663 15.7% 44,079   49,260 -4,597 -9.3%
35-44 47,665 16.7% 46,245   52,497 -4,832 -9.2%
45-54 46,549 16.3% 45,491   48,809 -2,260 -4.6%
55-59 14,385 5.0% 14,049   14,876 -491 -3.3%
60-64 7,669 2.7% 7,631   7,627 42 0.6%
65 and older 4,572 1.6% 4,549   4,689 -117 -2.5%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 2   3 -2 -66.7%
 
Industry 184,051 179,668 198,664
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 2,140 1.1% 2,277   2,135 5 0.2%
Mining 1,165 0.6% 1,148   1,221 -56 -4.6%
Utilities 135 0.1% 113   183 -48 -26.2%
Construction 39,039 21.0% 35,141   46,387 -7,348 -15.8%
Manufacturing 31,480 16.9% 30,614   33,929 -2,449 -7.2%
Wholesale Trade 5,086 2.7% 5,074   6,100 -1,014 -16.6%
Retail Trade 13,130 7.1% 12,911   14,197 -1,067 -7.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 5,595 3.0% 5,801   6,019 -424 -7.0%
Information 1,181 0.6% 1,173   1,294 -113 -8.7%
Finance and Insurance 3,937 2.1% 3,620   3,660 277 7.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2,108 1.1% 1,994   2,347 -239 -10.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 6,704 3.6% 6,431   6,724 -20 -0.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 596 0.3% 743   1,869 -1,273 -68.1%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 24,293 13.0% 24,166   26,210 -1,917 -7.3%
Educational Services 2,174 1.2% 2,460   2,348 -174 -7.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 7,937 4.3% 8,117   7,903 34 0.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 5,627 3.0% 6,078   6,345 -718 -11.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 7,902 4.2% 8,350   8,887 -985 -11.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,197 1.7% 3,016   3,609 -412 -11.4%
Public Administration 2,285 1.2% 2,570   2,531 -246 -9.7%
Information Not Available 18,340 9.9% 17,871   14,766 3,574 24.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Minnesota
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 75,429 72,808 82,089
Male 57,752 76.6% 54,743   65,228 -7,476 -11.5%
Female 17,675 23.4% 18,055   16,841 834 5.0%
Information Not Available 2 0.0% 10   20 -18 -90.0%
 
Ethnicity 75,429 72,808 82,089
Hispanic or Latino 2,515 3.3% 2,465   2,596 -81 -3.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 66,362 88.0% 64,163   73,971 -7,609 -10.3%
Information Not Available 6,552 8.7% 6,180   5,522 1,030 18.7%
 
Race 75,429 72,808 82,089
American Indian or Alaskan Native 837 1.1% 872   903 -66 -7.3%
Asian 1,031 1.4% 1,014   937 94 10.0%
Black or African American 3,450 4.6% 3,503   3,608 -158 -4.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 198 0.3% 219   300 -102 -34.0%
White 65,792 87.2% 63,320   72,987 -7,195 -9.9%
Information Not Available 4,121 5.5% 3,880   3,354 767 22.9%
 
Years of Age 75,429 72,808 82,089
Younger than 22 2,794 2.0% 2,704   3,811 -1,017 -26.7%
22-24 5,556 4.0% 5,372   6,592 -1,036 -15.7%
25-34 19,550 14.2% 18,762   20,882 -1,332 -6.4%
35-44 17,047 12.4% 16,444   19,479 -2,432 -12.5%
45-54 18,540 13.5% 17,818   19,693 -1,153 -5.9%
55-59 6,380 4.6% 6,308   6,427 -47 -0.7%
60-64 3,480 2.5% 3,421   3,362 118 3.5%
65 and older 1,713 1.2% 1,645   1,153 560 48.6%
Information Not Available 369 0.3% 334   690 -321 -46.5%
 
Industry 75,429 72,808 82,089
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 941 1.2% 949   1,237 -296 -23.9%
Mining 733 1.0% 695   887 -154 -17.4%
Utilities 217 0.3% 295   290 -73 -25.2%
Construction 28,134 36.8% 25,488   34,939 -6,805 -19.5%
Manufacturing 9,343 12.2% 9,603   11,756 -2,413 -20.5%
Wholesale Trade 2,934 3.8% 2,800   2,969 -35 -1.2%
Retail Trade 4,601 6.0% 4,452   4,555 46 1.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,990 2.6% 1,966   2,398 -408 -17.0%
Information 846 1.1% 899   839 7 0.8%
Finance and Insurance 1,613 2.1% 1,706   1,481 132 8.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 847 1.1% 775   849 -2 -0.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,723 3.6% 2,681   2,366 357 15.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 867 1.1% 835   752 115 15.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 6,112 8.0% 6,111   6,430 -318 -4.9%
Educational Services 846 1.1% 914   822 24 2.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,692 3.5% 2,684   2,730 -38 -1.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,199 1.6% 1,235   1,448 -249 -17.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,522 3.3% 2,757   2,334 188 8.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,405 1.8% 1,381   1,224 181 14.8%
Public Administration 1,307 1.7% 1,382   1,408 -101 -7.2%
Information Not Available 3,557 4.7% 3,200   375 3,182 848.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Missouri
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 63,119 64,283 63,291
Male 40,237 63.7% 38,931   41,184 -947 -2.3%
Female 22,878 36.2% 25,347   22,097 781 3.5%
Information Not Available 4 0.0% 5   10 -6 -60.0%
 
Ethnicity 63,119 64,283 63,291
Hispanic or Latino 777 1.2% 826   957 -180 -18.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 20,440 32.4% 22,893   24,445 -4,005 -16.4%
Information Not Available 41,902 66.4% 40,564   37,889 4,013 10.6%
 
Race 63,119 64,283 63,291
American Indian or Alaskan Native 495 0.8% 538   496 -1 -0.2%
Asian 350 0.6% 402   323 27 8.4%
Black or African American 9,421 14.9% 11,690   10,575 -1,154 -10.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 504 0.8% 523   425 79 18.6%
White 43,703 69.2% 46,651   49,322 -5,619 -11.4%
Information Not Available 8,646 13.7% 4,479   2,150 6,496 302.1%
 
Years of Age 63,119 64,283 63,291
Younger than 22 1,419 1.4% 1,321   1,555 -136 -8.7%
22-24 3,375 3.3% 3,391   3,718 -343 -9.2%
25-34 14,578 14.1% 14,599   15,027 -449 -3.0%
35-44 15,469 15.0% 15,867   16,095 -626 -3.9%
45-54 16,938 16.4% 17,510   16,062 876 5.5%
55-59 5,154 5.0% 5,385   5,025 129 2.6%
60-64 3,396 3.3% 3,471   3,196 200 6.3%
65 and older 2,749 2.7% 2,710   2,613 136 5.2%
Information Not Available 41 0.0% 29   0 41 0.0%
 
Industry 63,119 64,283 63,291
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 604 0.9% 600   625 -21 -3.4%
Mining 481 0.8% 449   845 -364 -43.1%
Utilities 46 0.1% 67   84 -38 -45.2%
Construction 15,841 24.9% 12,782   17,337 -1,496 -8.6%
Manufacturing 9,061 14.2% 12,379   9,017 44 0.5%
Wholesale Trade 1,993 3.1% 1,851   1,846 147 8.0%
Retail Trade 5,230 8.2% 5,142   5,507 -277 -5.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 3,062 4.8% 3,228   3,063 -1 0.0%
Information 867 1.4% 854   998 -131 -13.1%
Finance and Insurance 1,850 2.9% 1,949   1,507 343 22.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,141 1.8% 1,025   1,108 33 3.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,526 2.4% 1,444   1,321 205 15.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 137 0.2% 133   103 34 33.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 6,467 10.1% 6,359   5,115 1,352 26.4%
Educational Services 862 1.4% 890   720 142 19.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,501 5.5% 3,779   3,769 -268 -7.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,693 2.7% 1,693   1,787 -94 -5.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 5,103 8.0% 5,894   5,066 37 0.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,551 2.4% 1,567   1,575 -24 -1.5%
Public Administration 696 1.1% 638   640 56 8.8%
Information Not Available 1,407 2.2% 1,560   1,258 149 11.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Mississippi
Feb 2008 Percent Jan 2008     Feb 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 20,048 22,303 18,603
Male 11,160 55.7% 12,283   10,307 853 8.3%
Female 8,887 44.3% 10,018   8,293 594