Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants

May 2008

Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants: Total Claimants
May 2008
May 2008 Apr 2008 Monthly Change May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
United States 2,785,192 3,056,108 -270,916 2,323,774 461,418 19.9
Alaska 11,001 13,026 -2,025 11,065 -64 -0.6
Alabama 31,535 30,032 1,503 25,379 6,156 24.3
Arkansas 29,700 30,477 -777 27,891 1,809 6.5
Arizona 41,135 37,093 4,042 28,386 12,749 44.9
California 462,697 486,416 -23,719 365,058 97,639 26.7
Colorado 23,840 25,674 -1,834 20,901 2,939 14.1
Connecticut 39,324 41,883 -2,559 34,057 5,267 15.5
District of Columbia 5,911 8,067 -2,156 8,795 -2,884 -32.8
Delaware 8,275 10,509 -2,234 9,307 -1,032 -11.1
Florida 147,990 145,680 2,310 97,986 50,004 51.0
Georgia 76,307 67,112 9,195 49,563 26,744 54.0
Hawaii 9,814 10,111 -297 6,661 3,153 47.3
Iowa 21,470 29,349 -7,879 19,055 2,415 12.7
Idaho 13,689 18,384 -4,695 8,864 4,825 54.4
Illinois 138,718 163,541 -24,823 119,791 18,927 15.8
Indiana 57,114 67,561 -10,447 47,690 9,424 19.8
Kansas 17,543 19,016 -1,473 16,584 959 5.8
Kentucky 30,073 38,745 -8,672 28,954 1,119 3.9
Louisiana 19,107 18,835 272 18,344 763 4.2
Massachusetts 80,962 90,958 -9,996 72,563 8,399 11.6
Maryland 41,872 44,104 -2,232 29,654 12,218 41.2
Maine 10,044 14,199 -4,155 9,623 421 4.4
Michigan 146,709 181,345 -34,636 124,534 22,175 17.8
Minnesota 44,900 66,473 -21,573 45,359 -459 -1.0
Missouri 46,990 50,667 -3,677 40,238 6,752 16.8
Mississippi 22,468 18,899 3,569 17,967 4,501 25.1
Montana 4,520 5,828 -1,308 3,504 1,016 29.0
North Carolina 86,797 86,863 -66 73,342 13,455 18.3
North Dakota 1,866 3,356 -1,490 1,950 -84 -4.3
Nebraska 8,208 9,431 -1,223 8,045 163 2.0
New Hampshire 7,976 9,891 -1,915 6,160 1,816 29.5
New Jersey 109,079 121,053 -11,974 100,321 8,758 8.7
New Mexico 11,730 11,964 -234 10,513 1,217 11.6
Nevada 34,194 34,765 -571 22,578 11,616 51.4
New York 169,775 191,264 -21,489 150,756 19,019 12.6
Ohio 104,848 123,914 -19,066 83,298 21,550 25.9
Oklahoma 14,424 14,213 211 14,702 -278 -1.9
Oregon 52,044 55,583 -3,539 40,669 11,375 28.0
Pennsylvania 158,734 183,075 -24,341 148,693 10,041 6.8
Puerto Rico 35,464 35,065 399 33,185 2,279 6.9
Rhode Island 13,441 15,642 -2,201 11,252 2,189 19.5
South Carolina 45,595 45,828 -233 36,446 9,149 25.1
South Dakota 1,323 2,107 -784 1,435 -112 -7.8
Tennessee 43,952 43,390 562 38,916 5,036 12.9
Texas 103,951 102,990 961 91,424 12,527 13.7
Utah 11,796 13,201 -1,405 3,730 8,066 216.2
Virginia 42,069 42,766 -697 34,255 7,814 22.8
Virgin Islands 384 443 -59 262 122 46.6
Vermont 5,546 8,203 -2,657 4,684 862 18.4
Washington 55,409 59,961 -4,552 42,961 12,448 29.0
Wisconsin 67,666 90,004 -22,338 61,769 5,897 9.5
West Virginia 12,894 14,058 -1,164 12,555 339 2.7
Wyoming 2,319 3,094 -775 2,100 219 10.4
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
US Totals
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 2,785,192   3,056,108   2,323,774 461,418 19.9
Male 1,614,535 58.0% 1,868,034   1,307,184 307,351 23.5%
Female 1,167,796 41.9% 1,185,664   1,014,596 153,200 15.1%
Information Not Available 2,861 0.1% 2,410   1,994 867 43.5%
 
Ethnicity 2,785,192   3,056,108   2,323,774    
Hispanic or Latino 451,326 16.2% 489,431   364,612 86,714 23.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 2,008,112 86.0% 2,206,181   1,693,587 314,525 18.6%
Information Not Available 325,754 10.5% 360,890   265,576 60,178 22.7%
 
Race 2,785,192   3,056,108   2,323,774
American Indian or Alaskan Native 29,068 1.0% 30,989   25,340 3,728 14.7%
Asian 73,018 2.6% 73,039   61,215 11,803 19.3%
Black or African American 496,418 17.8% 493,013   426,244 70,174 16.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 10,653 0.4% 12,218   11,289 -636 -5.6%
White 1,544,824 55.5% 1,763,774   1,296,372 248,452 19.2%
Information Not Available 631,211 22.7% 683,074   503,316 127,895 25.4%
 
Years of Age 2,785,192   3,056,108   2,323,774
Younger than 22 111,087 4.0% 120,230   94,660 16,427 17.4%
22-24 157,670 5.7% 171,573   133,233 24,437 18.3%
25-34 652,677 23.4% 714,929   546,469 106,208 19.4%
35-44 684,849 24.6% 758,093   589,797 95,052 16.1%
45-54 690,606 24.8% 759,696   567,749 122,857 21.6%
55-59 231,152 8.3% 255,384   190,041 41,111 21.6%
60-64 145,801 5.2% 157,017   115,660 30,141 26.1%
65 and older 88,766 3.2% 95,179   70,581 18,185 25.8%
Information Not Available 22,584 0.8% 24,007   15,584 7,000 44.9%
 
Industry 2,785,192   3,056,108   2,323,774
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 65,279 2.3% 89,771   62,980 2,299 3.7%
Mining 9,188 0.3% 13,550   9,733 -545 -5.6%
Utilities 6,377 0.2% 5,801   4,462 1,915 42.9%
Construction 398,780 14.3% 539,900   310,499 88,281 28.4%
Manufacturing 423,170 15.2% 453,892   360,624 62,546 17.3%
Wholesale Trade 108,857 3.9% 112,223   94,674 14,183 15.0%
Retail Trade 247,109 8.9% 254,209   204,083 43,026 21.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 92,619 3.3% 106,548   66,527 26,092 39.2%
Information 78,673 2.8% 73,572   68,793 9,880 14.4%
Finance and Insurance 105,068 3.8% 107,120   84,467 20,601 24.4%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 49,207 1.8% 53,711   39,038 10,169 26.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 131,279 4.7% 120,109   105,422 25,857 24.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,390 0.4% 10,928   9,059 2,331 25.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 306,829 11.0% 332,466   248,238 58,591 23.6%
Educational Services 38,982 1.4% 43,365   36,479 2,503 6.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 167,640 6.0% 165,196   157,963 9,677 6.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 37,749 1.4% 45,995   32,540 5,209 16.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 138,376 5.0% 139,893   119,414 18,962 15.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 75,773 2.7% 74,321   64,787 10,986 17.0%
Public Administration 36,182 1.3% 43,039   35,409 773 2.2%
Information Not Available 256,665 9.2% 270,499   208,583 48,082 23.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alaska
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 11,001 13,026 11,065 -64 -.6
Male 6,714 61.0% 8,142   6,706 8 0.1%
Female 4,287 39.0% 4,884   4,359 -72 -1.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 11,001   13,026   11,065    
Hispanic or Latino 447 4.1% 454   470 -23 -4.9%
Not Hispanic or Latino 10,478 95.2% 12,454   10,504 -26 -0.2%
Information Not Available 76 0.7% 118   91 -15 -16.5%
 
Race 11,001 13,026 11,065
American Indian or Alaskan Native 3,846 35.0% 4,018   4,050 -204 -5.0%
Asian 906 8.2% 626   594 312 52.5%
Black or African American 451 4.1% 492   417 34 8.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 108 1.0% 123   80 28 35.0%
White 5,294 48.1% 7,325   5,514 -220 -4.0%
Information Not Available 396 3.6% 442   410 -14 -3.4%
 
Years of Age 11,001 13,026 11,065
Younger than 22 480 3.0% 542   493 -13 -2.6%
22-24 830 5.2% 997   822 8 1.0%
25-34 2,793 17.6% 3,417   2,687 106 3.9%
35-44 2,435 15.4% 2,860   2,711 -276 -10.2%
45-54 2,798 17.7% 3,288   2,787 11 0.4%
55-59 925 5.8% 1,012   862 63 7.3%
60-64 458 2.9% 604   462 -4 -0.9%
65 and older 282 1.8% 306   241 41 17.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 11,001 13,026 11,065
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 52 0.5% 94   63 -11 -17.5%
Mining 393 3.6% 418   341 52 15.2%
Utilities 50 0.5% 77   72 -22 -30.6%
Construction 2,015 18.2% 2,857   2,252 -237 -10.5%
Manufacturing 1,301 11.8% 1,000   775 526 67.9%
Wholesale Trade 159 1.4% 169   177 -18 -10.2%
Retail Trade 978 8.8% 1,181   1,112 -134 -12.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 473 4.3% 596   492 -19 -3.9%
Information 98 0.9% 130   132 -34 -25.8%
Finance and Insurance 171 1.5% 224   228 -57 -25.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 317 2.9% 310   338 -21 -6.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 328 3.0% 415   280 48 17.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 17 0.2% 37   31 -14 -45.2%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 611 5.5% 746   573 38 6.6%
Educational Services 306 2.8% 358   371 -65 -17.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 867 7.8% 935   849 18 2.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 93 0.8% 166   130 -37 -28.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 896 8.1% 1,199   915 -19 -2.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 415 3.8% 370   412 3 0.7%
Public Administration 1,202 10.9% 1,417   1,227 -25 -2.0%
Information Not Available 259 2.3% 327   295 -36 -12.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alabama
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 31,535 30,032 25,379
Male 16,186 51.3% 15,842   12,303 3,883 31.6%
Female 15,287 48.5% 14,136   12,990 2,297 17.7%
Information Not Available 62 0.2% 54   86 -24 -27.9%
 
Ethnicity 31,535 30,032 25,379
Hispanic or Latino 760 2.4% 702   620 140 22.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 25,204 79.9% 24,067   19,374 5,830 30.1%
Information Not Available 5,571 17.7% 5,263   5,385 186 3.5%
 
Race 31,535 30,032 25,379
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,031 3.3% 868   839 192 22.9%
Asian 450 1.4% 473   401 49 12.2%
Black or African American 13,724 43.5% 13,071   10,220 3,504 34.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 54 0.2% 49   44 10 22.7%
White 14,468 45.9% 13,974   11,319 3,149 27.8%
Information Not Available 1,808 5.7% 1,597   2,556 -748 -29.3%
 
Years of Age 31,535 30,032 25,379
Younger than 22 1,193 2.7% 1,232   1,031 162 15.7%
22-24 2,149 4.8% 2,133   1,752 397 22.7%
25-34 7,943 17.9% 7,735   6,433 1,510 23.5%
35-44 7,559 17.0% 7,192   6,274 1,285 20.5%
45-54 7,520 16.9% 7,024   5,836 1,684 28.9%
55-59 2,548 5.7% 2,342   1,991 557 28.0%
60-64 1,556 3.5% 1,466   1,205 351 29.1%
65 and older 1,056 2.4% 892   829 227 27.4%
Information Not Available 11 0.0% 16   28 -17 -60.7%
 
Industry 31,535 30,032 25,379
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 416 1.3% 259   144 272 188.9%
Mining 98 0.3% 88   138 -40 -29.0%
Utilities 51 0.2% 49   51 0 0.0%
Construction 3,270 10.2% 3,233   2,323 947 40.8%
Manufacturing 8,277 25.9% 8,287   6,430 1,847 28.7%
Wholesale Trade 1,113 3.5% 1,073   823 290 35.2%
Retail Trade 3,172 9.9% 3,115   2,568 604 23.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 900 2.8% 928   758 142 18.7%
Information 449 1.4% 442   329 120 36.5%
Finance and Insurance 958 3.0% 964   670 288 43.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 379 1.2% 376   310 69 22.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,516 4.7% 1,126   1,487 29 2.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 45 0.1% 40   103 -58 -56.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,142 9.8% 3,278   2,863 279 9.7%
Educational Services 365 1.1% 383   347 18 5.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,351 7.4% 2,108   1,950 401 20.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 160 0.5% 151   242 -82 -33.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,138 6.7% 1,674   1,576 562 35.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 767 2.4% 654   677 90 13.3%
Public Administration 342 1.1% 348   303 39 12.9%
Information Not Available 1,626 5.1% 1,456   1,287 339 26.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arkansas
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 29,700 30,477 27,891
Male 15,836 53.3% 17,632   14,704 1,132 7.7%
Female 13,863 46.7% 12,844   13,186 677 5.1%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 1   1 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 29,700 30,477 27,891
Hispanic or Latino 983 3.3% 996   734 249 33.9%
Not Hispanic or Latino 28,715 96.7% 29,480   27,156 1,559 5.7%
Information Not Available 2 0.0% 1   1 1 100.0%
 
Race 29,700 30,477 27,891
American Indian or Alaskan Native 274 0.9% 337   339 -65 -19.2%
Asian 263 0.9% 224   216 47 21.8%
Black or African American 8,652 29.1% 8,837   8,503 149 1.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 219 0.7% 176   166 53 31.9%
White 19,305 65.0% 19,903   17,930 1,375 7.7%
Information Not Available 987 3.3% 1,000   737 250 33.9%
 
Years of Age 29,700 30,477 27,891
Younger than 22 874 1.8% 792   895 -21 -2.3%
22-24 2,204 4.6% 2,051   2,096 108 5.2%
25-34 7,811 16.4% 8,125   7,574 237 3.1%
35-44 7,607 15.9% 7,621   7,313 294 4.0%
45-54 7,047 14.8% 7,316   6,139 908 14.8%
55-59 2,061 4.3% 2,292   2,046 15 0.7%
60-64 1,236 2.6% 1,344   1,195 41 3.4%
65 and older 857 1.8% 931   628 229 36.5%
Information Not Available 3 0.0% 5   5 -2 -40.0%
 
Industry 29,700 30,477 27,891
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 511 1.7% 744   383 128 33.4%
Mining 109 0.4% 144   150 -41 -27.3%
Utilities 49 0.2% 48   38 11 28.9%
Construction 3,270 10.8% 3,963   3,108 162 5.2%
Manufacturing 6,711 22.2% 7,343   6,907 -196 -2.8%
Wholesale Trade 1,044 3.5% 1,151   1,151 -107 -9.3%
Retail Trade 3,578 11.8% 3,647   3,264 314 9.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,093 3.6% 1,178   928 165 17.8%
Information 296 1.0% 278   261 35 13.4%
Finance and Insurance 527 1.7% 508   367 160 43.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 340 1.1% 423   272 68 25.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 764 2.5% 578   589 175 29.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 87 0.3% 80   66 21 31.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,133 10.4% 3,010   2,969 164 5.5%
Educational Services 1,033 3.4% 974   862 171 19.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,193 10.6% 2,603   2,886 307 10.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 241 0.8% 251   233 8 3.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,506 8.3% 2,260   2,068 438 21.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 648 2.1% 658   617 31 5.0%
Public Administration 544 1.8% 621   717 -173 -24.1%
Information Not Available 23 0.1% 15   55 -32 -58.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arizona
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 41,135 37,093 28,386
Male 24,402 59.3% 22,039   16,656 7,746 46.5%
Female 16,733 40.7% 15,054   11,730 5,003 42.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 41,135 37,093 28,386
Hispanic or Latino 16,812 40.9% 14,000   13,125 3,687 28.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 24,322 59.1% 23,092   15,261 9,061 59.4%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
 
Race 41,135 37,093 28,386
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2,138 5.2% 2,130   1,521 617 40.6%
Asian 10 0.0% 13   8 2 25.0%
Black or African American 2,348 5.7% 2,172   1,563 785 50.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 17,883 43.5% 16,980   10,538 7,345 69.7%
Information Not Available 18,756 45.6% 15,798   14,756 4,000 27.1%
 
Years of Age 41,135 37,093 28,386
Younger than 22 1,325 2.3% 1,182   806 519 64.4%
22-24 2,099 3.7% 1,889   1,285 814 63.3%
25-34 8,651 15.3% 7,894   5,542 3,109 56.1%
35-44 10,315 18.2% 9,339   7,679 2,636 34.3%
45-54 11,003 19.4% 9,822   7,763 3,240 41.7%
55-59 3,871 6.8% 3,537   2,571 1,300 50.6%
60-64 2,423 4.3% 2,184   1,719 704 41.0%
65 and older 1,448 2.6% 1,246   1,021 427 41.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 41,135 37,093 28,386
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 6,582 13.8% 4,773   6,371 211 3.3%
Mining 70 0.1% 78   64 6 9.4%
Utilities 53 0.1% 54   58 -5 -8.6%
Construction 5,631 11.8% 5,433   3,514 2,117 60.2%
Manufacturing 2,749 5.8% 2,685   1,980 769 38.8%
Wholesale Trade 1,834 3.8% 1,631   1,223 611 50.0%
Retail Trade 3,240 6.8% 2,928   1,882 1,358 72.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 925 1.9% 896   553 372 67.3%
Information 435 0.9% 388   443 -8 -1.8%
Finance and Insurance 1,580 3.3% 1,639   1,098 482 43.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 784 1.6% 768   527 257 48.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,928 4.0% 1,606   1,215 713 58.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 105 0.2% 95   64 41 64.1%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,770 7.9% 3,379   2,720 1,050 38.6%
Educational Services 623 1.3% 595   432 191 44.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,046 4.3% 1,943   1,590 456 28.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 360 0.8% 284   273 87 31.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,294 2.7% 1,130   779 515 66.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 774 1.6% 696   494 280 56.7%
Public Administration 623 1.3% 617   521 102 19.6%
Information Not Available 5,729 12.0% 5,475   2,585 3,144 121.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
California
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 462,697 486,416 365,058
Male 270,666 58.5% 287,010   206,724 63,942 30.9%
Female 191,651 41.4% 199,308   158,152 33,499 21.2%
Information Not Available 380 0.1% 98   182 198 108.8%
 
Ethnicity 462,697 486,416 365,058
Hispanic or Latino 174,271 37.7% 191,113   136,182 38,089 28.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 240,656 52.0% 241,940   190,654 50,002 26.2%
Information Not Available 47,770 10.3% 53,363   38,222 9,548 25.0%
 
Race 462,697 486,416 365,058
American Indian or Alaskan Native 3,609 0.8% 2,927   3,450 159 4.6%
Asian 36,564 7.9% 35,901   29,869 6,695 22.4%
Black or African American 38,938 8.4% 34,535   30,142 8,796 29.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 161,545 34.9% 168,577   127,194 34,351 27.0%
Information Not Available 222,041 48.0% 244,476   174,403 47,638 27.3%
 
Years of Age 462,697 486,416 365,058
Younger than 22 15,100 2.5% 15,121   11,712 3,388 28.9%
22-24 27,162 4.5% 26,633   18,612 8,550 45.9%
25-34 109,976 18.4% 112,190   86,067 23,909 27.8%
35-44 109,216 18.3% 119,214   88,791 20,425 23.0%
45-54 117,669 19.7% 123,018   91,875 25,794 28.1%
55-59 37,893 6.3% 43,608   32,956 4,937 15.0%
60-64 26,972 4.5% 27,804   20,155 6,817 33.8%
65 and older 18,329 3.1% 18,438   14,708 3,621 24.6%
Information Not Available 380 0.1% 390   182 198 108.8%
 
Industry 462,697 486,416 365,058
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 41,882 8.3% 63,607   42,580 -698 -1.6%
Mining 475 0.1% 390   908 -433 -47.7%
Utilities 2,279 0.5% 1,658   817 1,462 178.9%
Construction 71,037 14.1% 84,482   50,387 20,650 41.0%
Manufacturing 61,066 12.1% 62,339   53,743 7,323 13.6%
Wholesale Trade 4,369 0.9% 3,512   3,632 737 20.3%
Retail Trade 46,156 9.1% 41,071   30,596 15,560 50.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 15,005 3.0% 13,170   7,445 7,560 101.5%
Information 35,614 7.1% 31,803   30,686 4,928 16.1%
Finance and Insurance 16,430 3.3% 16,585   10,895 5,535 50.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 10,542 2.1% 13,073   6,174 4,368 70.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 8,832 1.8% 7,805   4,903 3,929 80.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 67,524 13.4% 65,168   49,207 18,317 37.2%
Educational Services 7,503 1.5% 10,341   7,989 -486 -6.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 21,938 4.3% 21,072   20,700 1,238 6.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 6,933 1.4% 7,122   6,083 850 14.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 17,570 3.5% 15,609   12,710 4,860 38.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 13,866 2.7% 12,487   9,170 4,696 51.2%
Public Administration 3,419 0.7% 4,488   3,450 -31 -0.9%
Information Not Available 10,257 2.0% 10,634   12,983 -2,726 -21.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Colorado
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 23,840 25,674 20,901
Male 13,125 55.1% 15,082   11,167 1,958 17.5%
Female 10,715 44.9% 10,592   9,734 981 10.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 23,840 25,674 20,901
Hispanic or Latino 4,044 17.0% 4,883   3,696 348 9.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 15,945 66.9% 16,663   13,906 2,039 14.7%
Information Not Available 3,851 16.2% 4,128   3,299 552 16.7%
 
Race 23,840 25,674 20,901
American Indian or Alaskan Native 388 1.6% 435   343 45 13.1%
Asian 494 2.1% 565   474 20 4.2%
Black or African American 1,639 6.9% 1,645   1,506 133 8.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 88 0.4% 86   67 21 31.3%
White 16,233 68.1% 17,212   14,485 1,748 12.1%
Information Not Available 4,998 21.0% 5,731   4,026 972 24.1%
 
Years of Age 23,840 25,674 20,901
Younger than 22 354 0.9% 438   332 22 6.6%
22-24 830 2.2% 854   687 143 20.8%
25-34 4,973 12.9% 5,166   4,280 693 16.2%
35-44 6,018 15.6% 6,415   5,406 612 11.3%
45-54 6,949 18.0% 7,667   6,080 869 14.3%
55-59 2,582 6.7% 2,831   2,266 316 13.9%
60-64 1,496 3.9% 1,627   1,281 215 16.8%
65 and older 637 1.7% 673   565 72 12.7%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 3   4 -3 -75.0%
 
Industry 23,840 25,674 20,901
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 89 0.4% 119   85 4 4.7%
Mining 171 0.7% 212   133 38 28.6%
Utilities 26 0.1% 35   21 5 23.8%
Construction 3,804 15.9% 5,039   3,242 562 17.3%
Manufacturing 2,309 9.6% 2,678   2,093 216 10.3%
Wholesale Trade 1,067 4.5% 1,078   1,000 67 6.7%
Retail Trade 2,134 8.9% 2,176   1,924 210 10.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 697 2.9% 769   532 165 31.0%
Information 893 3.7% 909   734 159 21.7%
Finance and Insurance 1,452 6.1% 1,586   1,321 131 9.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 586 2.4% 578   564 22 3.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,017 8.4% 1,951   1,621 396 24.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 301 1.3% 316   171 130 76.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,932 12.3% 3,158   2,303 629 27.3%
Educational Services 419 1.8% 464   382 37 9.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,355 5.7% 1,340   1,340 15 1.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 529 2.2% 377   594 -65 -10.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,551 6.5% 1,249   1,404 147 10.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 571 2.4% 577   591 -20 -3.4%
Public Administration 403 1.7% 460   413 -10 -2.4%
Information Not Available 534 2.2% 603   433 101 23.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Connecticut
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 39,324 41,883 34,057
Male 22,893 58.2% 25,810   19,286 3,607 18.7%
Female 16,431 41.8% 16,073   14,771 1,660 11.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 39,324 41,883 34,057
Hispanic or Latino 5,603 14.2% 6,184   4,702 901 19.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 33,721 85.8% 35,699   29,355 4,366 14.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 39,324 41,883 34,057
American Indian or Alaskan Native 139 0.4% 152   138 1 0.7%
Asian 562 1.4% 550   516 46 8.9%
Black or African American 5,939 15.1% 5,962   5,296 643 12.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 23,012 58.5% 24,545   20,003 3,009 15.0%
Information Not Available 9,672 24.6% 10,674   8,104 1,568 19.3%
 
Years of Age 39,324 41,883 34,057
Younger than 22 1,230 2.1% 1,275   1,045 185 17.7%
22-24 2,467 4.1% 2,623   2,008 459 22.9%
25-34 8,661 14.5% 9,406   7,382 1,279 17.3%
35-44 9,079 15.2% 9,836   8,288 791 9.5%
45-54 9,765 16.4% 10,356   8,430 1,335 15.8%
55-59 3,511 5.9% 3,641   2,986 525 17.6%
60-64 2,619 4.4% 2,695   2,295 324 14.1%
65 and older 1,992 3.3% 2,051   1,623 369 22.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 39,324 41,883 34,057
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 149 0.4% 283   126 23 18.3%
Mining 24 0.1% 48   33 -9 -27.3%
Utilities 42 0.1% 47   46 -4 -8.7%
Construction 5,907 15.0% 7,402   4,226 1,681 39.8%
Manufacturing 5,013 12.7% 5,237   4,785 228 4.8%
Wholesale Trade 1,860 4.7% 1,883   1,722 138 8.0%
Retail Trade 4,987 12.6% 5,105   4,334 653 15.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,290 3.3% 1,370   972 318 32.7%
Information 928 2.4% 898   685 243 35.5%
Finance and Insurance 2,047 5.2% 1,982   2,087 -40 -1.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 718 1.8% 814   590 128 21.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,039 5.2% 1,699   1,669 370 22.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 195 0.5% 179   133 62 46.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 4,571 11.6% 5,149   4,036 535 13.3%
Educational Services 728 1.8% 752   729 -1 -0.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,281 8.3% 3,236   3,053 228 7.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 764 1.9% 1,031   747 17 2.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,477 6.3% 2,319   2,068 409 19.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,217 3.1% 1,286   1,042 175 16.8%
Public Administration 447 1.1% 491   397 50 12.6%
Information Not Available 640 1.6% 672   577 63 10.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
District of Columbia
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 5,911 8,067 8,795
Male 2,922 49.4% 4,126   4,460 -1,538 -34.5%
Female 2,989 50.6% 3,941   4,335 -1,346 -31.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 5,911 8,067 8,795
Hispanic or Latino 555 9.4% 882   716 -161 -22.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 5,218 88.3% 6,945   7,006 -1,788 -25.5%
Information Not Available 138 2.3% 240   1,073 -935 -87.1%
 
Race 5,911 8,067 8,795
American Indian or Alaskan Native 45 0.8% 75   73 -28 -38.4%
Asian 132 2.2% 185   251 -119 -47.4%
Black or African American 4,617 78.1% 6,162   6,740 -2,123 -31.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 71 1.2% 88   126 -55 -43.7%
White 1,041 17.6% 1,549   1,445 -404 -28.0%
Information Not Available 5 0.1% 8   160 -155 -96.9%
 
Years of Age 5,911 8,067 8,795
Younger than 22 117 1.7% 180   180 -63 -35.0%
22-24 303 4.5% 420   451 -148 -32.8%
25-34 1,453 21.7% 1,836   2,121 -668 -31.5%
35-44 1,619 24.2% 2,136   2,467 -848 -34.4%
45-54 1,550 23.2% 2,245   2,358 -808 -34.3%
55-59 466 7.0% 648   682 -216 -31.7%
60-64 266 4.0% 406   350 -84 -24.0%
65 and older 137 2.0% 196   186 -49 -26.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 5,911 8,067 8,795
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   2 -2 -100.0%
Construction 5 0.1% 14   81 -76 -93.8%
Manufacturing 0 0.0% 0   4 -4 -100.0%
Wholesale Trade 0 0.0% 0   5 -5 -100.0%
Retail Trade 1 0.0% 5   21 -20 -95.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
Information 1 0.0% 2   21 -20 -95.2%
Finance and Insurance 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 0 0.0% 0   13 -13 -100.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 6 0.1% 7   67 -61 -91.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   2 -2 -100.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 11 0.2% 15   16 -5 -31.3%
Educational Services 4 0.1% 3   35 -31 -88.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2 0.0% 3   64 -62 -96.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0 0.0% 0   4 -4 -100.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 2 0.0% 3   5 -3 -60.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1 0.0% 5   66 -65 -98.5%
Public Administration 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Information Not Available 5,877 99.4% 8,007   8,388 -2,511 -29.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Delaware
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 8,275 10,509 9,307
Male 4,264 51.5% 5,429   4,559 -295 -6.5%
Female 4,011 48.5% 5,080   4,748 -737 -15.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 8,275 10,509 9,307
Hispanic or Latino 291 3.5% 394   327 -36 -11.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 7,984 96.5% 10,509   8,981 -997 -11.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 8,275 10,509 9,307
American Indian or Alaskan Native 14 0.2% 25   17 -3 -17.6%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 3,099 37.5% 4,063   3,759 -660 -17.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 34 0.4% 50   48 -14 -29.2%
White 4,644 56.1% 5,730   4,791 -147 -3.1%
Information Not Available 484 5.8% 641   694 -210 -30.3%
 
Years of Age 8,275 10,509 9,307
Younger than 22 190 1.5% 214   2,016 -1,826 -90.6%
22-24 489 3.9% 658   689 -200 -29.0%
25-34 2,062 16.6% 2,682   2,133 -71 -3.3%
35-44 1,958 15.8% 2,471   2,462 -504 -20.5%
45-54 2,046 16.5% 2,560   1,459 587 40.2%
55-59 676 5.4% 864   322 354 109.9%
60-64 499 4.0% 590   131 368 280.9%
65 and older 304 2.4% 407   83 221 266.3%
Information Not Available 51 0.4% 63   12 39 325.0%
 
Industry 8,275 10,509 9,307
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 17 0.2% 19   29 -12 -41.4%
Mining 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Utilities 6 0.1% 12   10 -4 -40.0%
Construction 1,060 12.8% 1,401   1,020 40 3.9%
Manufacturing 519 6.3% 722   694 -175 -25.2%
Wholesale Trade 312 3.8% 343   381 -69 -18.1%
Retail Trade 1,518 18.3% 1,924   1,497 21 1.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 274 3.3% 363   257 17 6.6%
Information 124 1.5% 152   143 -19 -13.3%
Finance and Insurance 541 6.5% 615   1,011 -470 -46.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 215 2.6% 284   212 3 1.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 510 6.2% 579   422 88 20.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 0.4% 37   36 -6 -16.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,386 16.7% 1,744   1,497 -111 -7.4%
Educational Services 92 1.1% 108   107 -15 -14.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 553 6.7% 698   717 -164 -22.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 130 1.6% 172   114 16 14.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 666 8.0% 940   817 -151 -18.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 245 3.0% 293   236 9 3.8%
Public Administration 42 0.5% 50   52 -10 -19.2%
Information Not Available 35 0.4% 53   55 -20 -36.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Florida
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 147,990 145,680 97,986
Male 85,096 57.5% 82,657   53,734 31,362 58.4%
Female 62,820 42.4% 63,023   44,140 18,680 42.3%
Information Not Available 74 0.1% 0   112 -38 -33.9%
 
Ethnicity 147,990 145,680 97,986
Hispanic or Latino 49,491 33.4% 48,382   29,674 19,817 66.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 87,398 59.1% 85,822   59,869 27,529 46.0%
Information Not Available 11,101 7.5% 11,476   8,443 2,658 31.5%
 
Race 147,990 145,680 97,986
American Indian or Alaskan Native 446 0.3% 610   409 37 9.0%
Asian 1,077 0.7% 1,068   892 185 20.7%
Black or African American 27,474 18.6% 26,307   19,225 8,249 42.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1,522 1.0% 1,220   2,752 -1,230 -44.7%
White 88,920 60.1% 86,775   56,188 32,732 58.3%
Information Not Available 28,551 19.3% 29,700   18,520 10,031 54.2%
 
Years of Age 147,990 145,680 97,986
Younger than 22 4,307 1.9% 3,546   2,157 2,150 99.7%
22-24 7,091 3.1% 5,795   4,946 2,145 43.4%
25-34 32,004 14.1% 32,140   22,051 9,953 45.1%
35-44 34,269 15.1% 33,627   23,427 10,842 46.3%
45-54 37,573 16.6% 39,918   24,952 12,621 50.6%
55-59 14,443 6.4% 14,221   8,478 5,965 70.4%
60-64 10,321 4.6% 9,608   6,954 3,367 48.4%
65 and older 7,982 3.5% 6,825   5,020 2,962 59.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
 
Industry 147,990 145,680 97,986
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,374 0.9% 877   1,153 221 19.2%
Mining 186 0.1% 0   0 186 0.0%
Utilities 371 0.2% 191   37 334 902.7%
Construction 21,979 14.7% 21,884   12,606 9,373 74.4%
Manufacturing 10,581 7.1% 10,790   7,326 3,255 44.4%
Wholesale Trade 7,834 5.2% 6,939   4,462 3,372 75.6%
Retail Trade 15,111 10.1% 15,098   9,631 5,480 56.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 3,750 2.5% 3,851   2,045 1,705 83.4%
Information 3,082 2.1% 3,546   2,566 516 20.1%
Finance and Insurance 8,057 5.4% 8,617   4,909 3,148 64.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 4,233 2.8% 3,774   2,938 1,295 44.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 8,873 5.9% 8,388   5,652 3,221 57.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 705 0.5% 343   521 184 35.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 29,850 20.0% 29,205   17,998 11,852 65.9%
Educational Services 1,856 1.2% 1,983   967 889 91.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 7,723 5.2% 8,693   5,801 1,922 33.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2,599 1.7% 1,868   1,562 1,037 66.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 7,277 4.9% 6,863   4,834 2,443 50.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,973 2.7% 3,050   2,343 1,630 69.6%
Public Administration 1,708 1.1% 2,249   1,078 630 58.4%
Information Not Available 6,868 4.6% 7,471   9,557 -2,689 -28.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Georgia
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 76,307 67,112 49,563
Male 39,508 51.8% 35,306   23,396 16,112 68.9%
Female 35,726 46.8% 30,880   25,397 10,329 40.7%
Information Not Available 1,073 1.4% 926   770 303 39.4%
 
Ethnicity 76,307 67,112 49,563
Hispanic or Latino 349 0.5% 322   510 -161 -31.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 74,885 98.1% 65,864   48,283 26,602 55.1%
Information Not Available 1,073 1.4% 926   770 303 39.4%
 
Race 76,307 67,112 49,563
American Indian or Alaskan Native 395 0.5% 352   227 168 74.0%
Asian 1,025 1.3% 817   681 344 50.5%
Black or African American 37,179 48.7% 32,753   25,984 11,195 43.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 36,635 48.0% 32,264   21,885 14,750 67.4%
Information Not Available 1,073 1.4% 926   786 287 36.5%
 
Years of Age 76,307 67,112 49,563
Younger than 22 1,923 1.8% 1,553   1,148 775 67.5%
22-24 3,853 3.5% 3,273   2,294 1,559 68.0%
25-34 17,815 16.3% 15,556   11,704 6,111 52.2%
35-44 19,303 17.7% 17,054   13,045 6,258 48.0%
45-54 18,359 16.8% 16,210   11,886 6,473 54.5%
55-59 6,154 5.6% 5,382   4,019 2,135 53.1%
60-64 3,826 3.5% 3,439   2,405 1,421 59.1%
65 and older 2,086 1.9% 1,888   1,320 766 58.0%
Information Not Available 2,988 2.7% 2,757   1,742 1,246 71.5%
 
Industry 76,307 67,112 49,563
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,581 2.0% 1,591   816 765 93.8%
Mining 107 0.1% 134   63 44 69.8%
Utilities 116 0.1% 111   106 10 9.4%
Construction 6,110 7.8% 5,538   3,221 2,889 89.7%
Manufacturing 9,071 11.6% 7,860   6,040 3,031 50.2%
Wholesale Trade 3,850 4.9% 3,462   2,566 1,284 50.0%
Retail Trade 6,210 8.0% 5,442   3,864 2,346 60.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,037 2.6% 1,786   1,271 766 60.3%
Information 1,404 1.8% 1,275   1,008 396 39.3%
Finance and Insurance 2,401 3.1% 2,237   1,958 443 22.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,436 1.8% 1,315   921 515 55.9%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 11,964 15.4% 10,423   8,412 3,552 42.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 190 0.2% 172   102 88 86.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 243 0.3% 233   164 79 48.2%
Educational Services 1,293 1.7% 1,127   999 294 29.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,492 4.5% 2,989   3,000 492 16.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3,998 5.1% 3,205   2,511 1,487 59.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 664 0.9% 570   436 228 52.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,097 1.4% 822   771 326 42.3%
Public Administration 795 1.0% 658   616 179 29.1%
Information Not Available 18,248 23.4% 16,162   10,718 7,530 70.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Hawaii
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 9,814 10,111 6,661
Male 6,622 67.5% 6,847   4,087 2,535 62.0%
Female 3,192 32.5% 3,263   2,574 618 24.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 9,814 10,111 6,661
Hispanic or Latino 511 5.2% 559   397 114 28.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 7,553 77.0% 7,796   4,996 2,557 51.2%
Information Not Available 1,750 17.8% 1,756   1,268 482 38.0%
 
Race 9,814 10,111 6,661
American Indian or Alaskan Native 76 0.8% 79   60 16 26.7%
Asian 3,201 32.6% 3,340   2,432 769 31.6%
Black or African American 175 1.8% 170   138 37 26.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2,756 28.1% 2,777   1,559 1,197 76.8%
White 2,348 23.9% 2,421   1,637 711 43.4%
Information Not Available 1,258 12.8% 1,324   835 423 50.7%
 
Years of Age 9,814 10,111 6,661
Younger than 22 196 1.7% 201   112 84 75.0%
22-24 489 4.2% 480   297 192 64.6%
25-34 2,353 20.4% 2,400   1,379 974 70.6%
35-44 2,432 21.1% 2,504   1,614 818 50.7%
45-54 2,445 21.2% 2,518   1,791 654 36.5%
55-59 941 8.1% 1,006   709 232 32.7%
60-64 613 5.3% 621   466 147 31.5%
65 and older 345 3.0% 381   293 52 17.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 9,814 10,111 6,661
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 308 3.0% 360   368 -60 -16.3%
Mining 0 0.0% 2   0 0 0.0%
Utilities 1 0.0% 4   4 -3 -75.0%
Construction 3,298 32.6% 3,209   1,684 1,614 95.8%
Manufacturing 242 2.4% 209   212 30 14.2%
Wholesale Trade 144 1.4% 151   118 26 22.0%
Retail Trade 485 4.8% 517   478 7 1.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,297 12.8% 1,585   246 1,051 427.2%
Information 210 2.1% 188   144 66 45.8%
Finance and Insurance 139 1.4% 159   111 28 25.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 170 1.7% 157   123 47 38.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 267 2.6% 219   243 24 9.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 23 0.2% 29   21 2 9.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 942 9.3% 978   705 237 33.6%
Educational Services 42 0.4% 49   43 -1 -2.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 254 2.5% 291   282 -28 -9.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 78 0.8% 103   79 -1 -1.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 767 7.6% 743   744 23 3.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 189 1.9% 204   154 35 22.7%
Public Administration 77 0.8% 104   82 -5 -6.1%
Information Not Available 881 8.7% 850   820 61 7.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Iowa
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 21,470 29,349 19,055
Male 12,286 57.2% 20,106   10,868 1,418 13.0%
Female 9,184 42.8% 9,243   8,187 997 12.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 21,470 29,349 19,055
Hispanic or Latino 729 3.4% 1,218   718 11 1.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 19,397 90.3% 27,782   18,094 1,303 7.2%
Information Not Available 1,344 6.3% 349   243 1,101 453.1%
 
Race 21,470 29,349 19,055
American Indian or Alaskan Native 112 0.5% 125   83 29 34.9%
Asian 184 0.9% 192   140 44 31.4%
Black or African American 1,625 7.6% 1,617   923 702 76.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 17,476 81.4% 25,848   16,948 528 3.1%
Information Not Available 2,073 9.7% 1,567   961 1,112 115.7%
 
Years of Age 21,470 29,349 19,055
Younger than 22 598 1.6% 806   460 138 30.0%
22-24 1,071 2.8% 1,653   1,035 36 3.5%
25-34 4,764 12.7% 6,619   4,129 635 15.4%
35-44 4,908 13.1% 6,690   4,691 217 4.6%
45-54 5,797 15.4% 7,805   5,107 690 13.5%
55-59 2,063 5.5% 2,702   1,690 373 22.1%
60-64 1,342 3.6% 1,770   1,132 210 18.6%
65 and older 926 2.5% 1,302   804 122 15.2%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 2   7 -6 -85.7%
 
Industry 21,470 29,349 19,055
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 111 0.5% 179   84 27 32.1%
Mining 43 0.2% 171   53 -10 -18.9%
Utilities 21 0.1% 27   37 -16 -43.2%
Construction 3,258 15.1% 8,100   3,337 -79 -2.4%
Manufacturing 6,019 27.9% 7,880   4,824 1,195 24.8%
Wholesale Trade 952 4.4% 1,035   698 254 36.4%
Retail Trade 1,893 8.8% 2,174   1,911 -18 -0.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 643 3.0% 975   564 79 14.0%
Information 703 3.3% 550   752 -49 -6.5%
Finance and Insurance 685 3.2% 662   565 120 21.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 217 1.0% 240   223 -6 -2.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 901 4.2% 659   805 96 11.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 65 0.3% 72   101 -36 -35.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,052 9.5% 2,460   1,535 517 33.7%
Educational Services 286 1.3% 263   222 64 28.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,227 5.7% 1,212   1,241 -14 -1.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 250 1.2% 335   178 72 40.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,211 5.6% 1,170   1,069 142 13.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 425 2.0% 475   405 20 4.9%
Public Administration 228 1.1% 338   217 11 5.1%
Information Not Available 280 1.3% 372   234 46 19.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Idaho
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 13,689 18,384 8,864
Male 9,009 65.8% 13,146   5,051 3,958 78.4%
Female 4,680 34.2% 5,238   3,813 867 22.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 13,689 18,384 8,864
Hispanic or Latino 1,311 9.6% 1,903   1,160 151 13.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 11,806 86.2% 15,737   6,824 4,982 73.0%
Information Not Available 572 4.2% 744   880 -308 -35.0%
 
Race 13,689 18,384 8,864
American Indian or Alaskan Native 276 2.0% 353   187 89 47.6%
Asian 128 0.9% 148   172 -44 -25.6%
Black or African American 76 0.6% 91   79 -3 -3.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 52 0.4% 64   43 9 20.9%
White 11,294 82.5% 15,146   6,801 4,493 66.1%
Information Not Available 1,863 13.6% 2,582   1,582 281 17.8%
 
Years of Age 13,689 18,384 8,864
Younger than 22 399 1.7% 515   199 200 100.5%
22-24 826 3.4% 1,171   494 332 67.2%
25-34 3,196 13.2% 4,405   1,861 1,335 71.7%
35-44 3,151 13.0% 4,220   2,070 1,081 52.2%
45-54 3,510 14.5% 4,643   2,442 1,068 43.7%
55-59 1,284 5.3% 1,746   922 362 39.3%
60-64 813 3.4% 1,006   523 290 55.4%
65 and older 510 2.1% 678   353 157 44.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 13,689 18,384 8,864
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 886 6.1% 1,414   558 328 58.8%
Mining 72 0.5% 151   30 42 140.0%
Utilities 26 0.2% 36   13 13 100.0%
Construction 3,087 21.2% 4,913   1,329 1,758 132.3%
Manufacturing 1,817 12.5% 2,347   1,595 222 13.9%
Wholesale Trade 467 3.2% 529   304 163 53.6%
Retail Trade 1,225 8.4% 1,519   713 512 71.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 572 3.9% 803   354 218 61.6%
Information 168 1.2% 181   134 34 25.4%
Finance and Insurance 342 2.3% 339   193 149 77.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 171 1.2% 203   90 81 90.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 594 4.1% 639   277 317 114.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 21 0.1% 19   10 11 110.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 951 6.5% 1,355   641 310 48.4%
Educational Services 125 0.9% 154   90 35 38.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 668 4.6% 750   544 124 22.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 268 1.8% 276   135 133 98.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 596 4.1% 680   415 181 43.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 255 1.7% 274   141 114 80.9%
Public Administration 197 1.4% 289   221 -24 -10.9%
Information Not Available 1,181 8.1% 1,513   1,077 104 9.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Illinois
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 138,718 163,541 119,791
Male 82,258 59.3% 105,558   69,014 13,244 19.2%
Female 56,460 40.7% 57,983   50,777 5,683 11.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 138,718 163,541 119,791
Hispanic or Latino 19,028 13.7% 27,334   16,164 2,864 17.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 119,690 86.3% 136,207   103,627 16,063 15.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 138,718 163,541 119,791
American Indian or Alaskan Native 504 0.4% 599   441 63 14.3%
Asian 3,399 2.5% 3,580   2,726 673 24.7%
Black or African American 34,875 25.1% 36,826   31,857 3,018 9.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 98,702 71.2% 121,248   83,862 14,840 17.7%
Information Not Available 1,238 0.9% 1,287   905 333 36.8%
 
Years of Age 138,718 163,541 119,791
Younger than 22 3,121 1.4% 3,380   2,633 488 18.5%
22-24 6,848 3.0% 7,983   5,962 886 14.9%
25-34 33,404 14.5% 39,937   28,838 4,566 15.8%
35-44 35,815 15.6% 42,823   31,430 4,385 14.0%
45-54 36,199 15.7% 43,090   31,093 5,106 16.4%
55-59 12,210 5.3% 13,970   10,268 1,942 18.9%
60-64 7,331 3.2% 8,258   6,290 1,041 16.6%
65 and older 3,790 1.6% 4,100   3,277 513 15.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 138,718 163,541 119,791
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 450 0.3% 716   472 -22 -4.7%
Mining 689 0.5% 995   536 153 28.5%
Utilities 198 0.1% 211   141 57 40.4%
Construction 26,279 18.9% 39,300   19,444 6,835 35.2%
Manufacturing 19,650 14.1% 22,108   19,226 424 2.2%
Wholesale Trade 6,794 4.9% 7,245   5,854 940 16.1%
Retail Trade 13,157 9.5% 13,959   12,423 734 5.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 6,263 4.5% 7,499   4,889 1,374 28.1%
Information 2,793 2.0% 2,742   2,463 330 13.4%
Finance and Insurance 7,644 5.5% 7,645   6,288 1,356 21.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2,243 1.6% 2,421   1,927 316 16.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 7,666 5.5% 7,410   6,322 1,344 21.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 739 0.5% 733   334 405 121.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 16,153 11.6% 20,341   14,137 2,016 14.3%
Educational Services 2,167 1.6% 2,455   2,110 57 2.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 8,571 6.2% 8,687   8,096 475 5.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,506 1.1% 2,250   1,442 64 4.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 6,647 4.8% 6,920   5,598 1,049 18.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,235 2.3% 3,422   3,008 227 7.5%
Public Administration 2,730 2.0% 3,035   2,773 -43 -1.6%
Information Not Available 3,144 2.3% 3,447   2,308 836 36.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Indiana
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 57,114 67,561 47,690
Male 33,273 58.3% 43,036   26,460 6,813 25.7%
Female 23,791 41.7% 24,461   21,162 2,629 12.4%
Information Not Available 50 0.1% 64   68 -18 -26.5%
 
Ethnicity 57,114 67,561 47,690
Hispanic or Latino 2,431 4.3% 2,924   1,853 578 31.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 42,745 74.8% 51,301   38,364 4,381 11.4%
Information Not Available 11,938 20.9% 13,336   7,473 4,465 59.7%
 
Race 57,114 67,561 47,690
American Indian or Alaskan Native 285 0.5% 349   224 61 27.2%
Asian 365 0.6% 386   251 114 45.4%
Black or African American 7,902 13.8% 8,969   7,650 252 3.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 58 0.1% 42   41 17 41.5%
White 45,749 80.1% 54,518   37,327 8,422 22.6%
Information Not Available 2,755 4.8% 3,297   2,197 558 25.4%
 
Years of Age 57,114 67,561 47,690
Younger than 22 1,326 1.3% 1,378   1,037 289 27.9%
22-24 2,965 3.0% 3,466   2,599 366 14.1%
25-34 13,898 13.9% 16,130   11,754 2,144 18.2%
35-44 14,358 14.4% 17,372   12,481 1,877 15.0%
45-54 15,090 15.1% 18,192   12,201 2,889 23.7%
55-59 4,927 4.9% 5,854   3,908 1,019 26.1%
60-64 2,878 2.9% 3,327   2,374 504 21.2%
65 and older 1,672 1.7% 1,842   1,335 337 25.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
 
Industry 57,114 67,561 47,690
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 166 0.3% 222   111 55 49.5%
Mining 121 0.2% 209   98 23 23.5%
Utilities 52 0.1% 56   39 13 33.3%
Construction 7,657 13.4% 12,376   5,786 1,871 32.3%
Manufacturing 16,607 29.0% 19,479   12,633 3,974 31.5%
Wholesale Trade 2,016 3.5% 2,128   1,755 261 14.9%
Retail Trade 4,282 7.5% 4,571   4,110 172 4.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,655 4.6% 4,246   1,762 893 50.7%
Information 572 1.0% 545   445 127 28.5%
Finance and Insurance 1,561 2.7% 1,473   1,321 240 18.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 745 1.3% 840   667 78 11.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,696 3.0% 1,546   1,420 276 19.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 186 0.3% 159   131 55 42.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,334 9.3% 5,813   4,358 976 22.4%
Educational Services 640 1.1% 614   609 31 5.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,364 5.9% 3,354   3,501 -137 -3.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 480 0.8% 574   468 12 2.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,750 4.8% 2,469   2,348 402 17.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,220 2.1% 1,180   1,049 171 16.3%
Public Administration 410 0.7% 488   356 54 15.2%
Information Not Available 4,600 8.0% 5,219   4,723 -123 -2.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kansas
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 17,543 19,016 16,584
Male 9,788 55.8% 11,579   9,397 391 4.2%
Female 7,755 44.2% 7,437   7,187 568 7.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 17,543 19,016 16,584
Hispanic or Latino 1,425 8.1% 1,583   896 529 59.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 8,301 47.3% 9,074   9,301 -1,000 -10.8%
Information Not Available 7,817 44.6% 8,359   6,387 1,430 22.4%
 
Race 17,543 19,016 16,584
American Indian or Alaskan Native 255 1.5% 278   235 20 8.5%
Asian 224 1.3% 229   205 19 9.3%
Black or African American 2,803 16.0% 2,860   2,598 205 7.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 34 0.2% 40   24 10 41.7%
White 12,720 72.5% 13,870   12,378 342 2.8%
Information Not Available 1,507 8.6% 1,739   1,144 363 31.7%
 
Years of Age 17,543 19,016 16,584
Younger than 22 438 1.5% 407   349 89 25.5%
22-24 965 3.3% 978   893 72 8.1%
25-34 4,173 14.3% 4,606   4,051 122 3.0%
35-44 4,193 14.4% 4,600   4,068 125 3.1%
45-54 4,671 16.0% 5,130   4,488 183 4.1%
55-59 1,556 5.3% 1,676   1,403 153 10.9%
60-64 1,054 3.6% 1,078   837 217 25.9%
65 and older 493 1.7% 541   495 -2 -0.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 17,543 19,016 16,584
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 153 0.9% 161   194 -41 -21.1%
Mining 155 0.9% 165   136 19 14.0%
Utilities 22 0.1% 28   56 -34 -60.7%
Construction 2,151 12.2% 3,479   2,811 -660 -23.5%
Manufacturing 2,810 15.9% 3,083   2,563 247 9.6%
Wholesale Trade 851 4.8% 756   726 125 17.2%
Retail Trade 1,546 8.7% 1,571   1,284 262 20.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 637 3.6% 703   494 143 28.9%
Information 798 4.5% 763   825 -27 -3.3%
Finance and Insurance 672 3.8% 705   578 94 16.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 339 1.9% 276   254 85 33.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 943 5.3% 761   755 188 24.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 38 0.2% 46   47 -9 -19.1%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,934 10.9% 1,891   1,649 285 17.3%
Educational Services 258 1.5% 249   227 31 13.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,446 8.2% 1,400   1,367 79 5.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 94 0.5% 118   88 6 6.8%
Accomodation and Food Services 710 4.0% 685   592 118 19.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 433 2.4% 464   379 54 14.2%
Public Administration 346 2.0% 323   357 -11 -3.1%
Information Not Available 1,207 6.8% 1,389   1,202 5 0.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kentucky
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 30,073 38,745 28,954
Male 18,501 61.5% 25,682   17,060 1,441 8.4%
Female 11,572 38.5% 13,063   11,894 -322 -2.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 30,073 38,745 28,954
Hispanic or Latino 55 0.2% 66   65 -10 -15.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 30,018 99.8% 38,679   28,889 1,129 3.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 30,073 38,745 28,954
American Indian or Alaskan Native 228 0.8% 238   169 59 34.9%
Asian 114 0.4% 79   65 49 75.4%
Black or African American 3,801 12.6% 5,026   3,406 395 11.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0% 4   0 5 0.0%
White 25,587 85.1% 33,054   25,063 524 2.1%
Information Not Available 338 1.1% 344   251 87 34.7%
 
Years of Age 30,073 38,745 28,954
Younger than 22 617 1.1% 662   546 71 13.0%
22-24 1,562 2.9% 1,790   1,534 28 1.8%
25-34 6,862 12.7% 8,972   6,616 246 3.7%
35-44 7,730 14.3% 10,655   7,756 -26 -0.3%
45-54 7,980 14.8% 10,855   7,648 332 4.3%
55-59 2,750 5.1% 3,192   2,353 397 16.9%
60-64 1,631 3.0% 1,803   1,608 23 1.4%
65 and older 941 1.7% 816   893 48 5.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 30,073 38,745 28,954
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 64 0.2% 35   52 12 23.1%
Mining 598 2.0% 626   862 -264 -30.6%
Utilities 18 0.1% 62   9 9 100.0%
Construction 4,025 13.4% 6,829   3,752 273 7.3%
Manufacturing 7,944 26.4% 12,486   7,531 413 5.5%
Wholesale Trade 1,147 3.8% 1,362   1,161 -14 -1.2%
Retail Trade 2,695 8.9% 2,685   2,518 177 7.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,284 4.3% 1,944   1,109 175 15.8%
Information 612 2.0% 322   438 174 39.7%
Finance and Insurance 827 2.7% 939   797 30 3.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 292 1.0% 339   316 -24 -7.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,160 3.8% 807   919 241 26.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 82 0.3% 57   100 -18 -18.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,759 9.2% 3,161   2,457 302 12.3%
Educational Services 297 1.0% 397   290 7 2.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,978 6.6% 1,962   2,158 -180 -8.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 347 1.2% 617   321 26 8.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,160 3.8% 1,292   854 306 35.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 617 2.0% 578   698 -81 -11.6%
Public Administration 365 1.2% 604   377 -12 -3.2%
Information Not Available 1,802 6.0% 1,641   2,235 -433 -19.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Louisiana
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 19,107 18,835 18,344
Male 9,827 51.4% 9,973   9,272 555 6.0%
Female 9,280 48.6% 8,862   9,071 209 2.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
 
Ethnicity 19,107 18,835 18,344
Hispanic or Latino 380 2.0% 367   338 42 12.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 18,692 97.8% 18,400   17,923 769 4.3%
Information Not Available 35 0.2% 68   83 -48 -57.8%
 
Race 19,107 18,835 18,344
American Indian or Alaskan Native 108 0.6% 120   104 4 3.8%
Asian 128 0.7% 159   112 16 14.3%
Black or African American 10,322 54.0% 10,018   9,984 338 3.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 20 0.1% 23   15 5 33.3%
White 8,511 44.5% 8,459   8,070 441 5.5%
Information Not Available 18 0.1% 56   59 -41 -69.5%
 
Years of Age 19,107 18,835 18,344
Younger than 22 469 1.8% 412   515 -46 -8.9%
22-24 1,183 4.4% 1,141   1,157 26 2.2%
25-34 5,127 19.2% 5,004   4,964 163 3.3%
35-44 4,650 17.4% 4,557   4,576 74 1.6%
45-54 4,697 17.6% 4,684   4,446 251 5.6%
55-59 1,520 5.7% 1,514   1,397 123 8.8%
60-64 923 3.5% 932   818 105 12.8%
65 and older 538 2.0% 591   470 68 14.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
 
Industry 19,107 18,835 18,344
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 205 1.1% 303   251 -46 -18.3%
Mining 250 1.3% 273   268 -18 -6.7%
Utilities 53 0.3% 48   57 -4 -7.0%
Construction 3,148 16.3% 3,093   2,568 580 22.6%
Manufacturing 1,915 9.9% 2,047   2,014 -99 -4.9%
Wholesale Trade 505 2.6% 466   400 105 26.3%
Retail Trade 1,623 8.4% 1,512   1,482 141 9.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 646 3.3% 610   629 17 2.7%
Information 254 1.3% 230   324 -70 -21.6%
Finance and Insurance 458 2.4% 413   478 -20 -4.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 261 1.4% 251   230 31 13.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 938 4.9% 889   860 78 9.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 0.4% 68   148 -78 -52.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,350 7.0% 1,335   1,117 233 20.9%
Educational Services 265 1.4% 265   217 48 22.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,540 8.0% 1,449   1,501 39 2.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 324 1.7% 333   351 -27 -7.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,136 5.9% 992   1,000 136 13.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 750 3.9% 733   772 -22 -2.8%
Public Administration 276 1.4% 269   234 42 17.9%
Information Not Available 3,140 16.3% 3,256   3,443 -303 -8.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Massachusetts
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 80,962 90,958 72,563
Male 50,163 62.0% 59,785   44,754 5,409 12.1%
Female 30,799 38.0% 31,173   27,809 2,990 10.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 80,962 90,958 72,563
Hispanic or Latino 8,016 9.9% 9,000   7,104 912 12.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 71,107 87.8% 79,906   63,905 7,202 11.3%
Information Not Available 1,839 2.3% 2,052   1,554 285 18.3%
 
Race 80,962 90,958 72,563
American Indian or Alaskan Native 213 0.3% 193   222 -9 -4.1%
Asian 2,592 3.2% 2,459   2,056 536 26.1%
Black or African American 6,930 8.6% 7,111   6,264 666 10.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 52 0.1% 55   40 12 30.0%
White 64,398 79.5% 73,539   57,572 6,826 11.9%
Information Not Available 6,777 8.4% 7,601   6,409 368 5.7%
 
Years of Age 80,962 90,958 72,563
Younger than 22 2,472 1.8% 2,913   2,232 240 10.8%
22-24 4,242 3.0% 5,023   3,853 389 10.1%
25-34 17,287 12.3% 19,705   15,348 1,939 12.6%
35-44 20,108 14.4% 22,569   18,922 1,186 6.3%
45-54 21,002 15.0% 23,220   18,730 2,272 12.1%
55-59 7,550 5.4% 8,201   6,542 1,008 15.4%
60-64 5,270 3.8% 5,783   4,469 801 17.9%
65 and older 3,031 2.2% 3,544   2,467 564 22.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 80,962 90,958 72,563
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 670 0.8% 654   528 142 26.9%
Mining 151 0.2% 297   159 -8 -5.0%
Utilities 76 0.1% 86   61 15 24.6%
Construction 13,211 16.2% 19,216   12,682 529 4.2%
Manufacturing 9,431 11.6% 9,898   8,350 1,081 12.9%
Wholesale Trade 4,381 5.4% 4,461   3,686 695 18.9%
Retail Trade 7,519 9.2% 8,449   7,082 437 6.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,308 2.8% 2,723   2,005 303 15.1%
Information 1,921 2.4% 1,892   1,806 115 6.4%
Finance and Insurance 3,700 4.5% 3,380   2,878 822 28.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,276 1.6% 1,531   1,235 41 3.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 5,788 7.1% 5,177   5,225 563 10.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 226 0.3% 215   187 39 20.9%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 8,028 9.8% 10,033   6,969 1,059 15.2%
Educational Services 1,016 1.2% 999   926 90 9.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 5,634 6.9% 5,491   5,199 435 8.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 895 1.1% 1,780   904 -9 -1.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 4,973 6.1% 5,548   4,165 808 19.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,085 3.8% 3,265   2,801 284 10.1%
Public Administration 1,000 1.2% 1,270   957 43 4.5%
Information Not Available 5,673 6.9% 4,593   4,758 915 19.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maryland
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 41,872 44,104 29,654
Male 24,111 57.6% 25,955   15,709 8,402 53.5%
Female 17,761 42.4% 18,149   13,945 3,816 27.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 41,872 44,104 29,654
Hispanic or Latino 1,857 4.4% 2,111   1,107 750 67.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 39,148 93.5% 41,139   27,976 11,172 39.9%
Information Not Available 867 2.1% 854   571 296 51.8%
 
Race 41,872 44,104 29,654
American Indian or Alaskan Native 123 0.3% 129   78 45 57.7%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 18,232 43.5% 18,155   13,809 4,423 32.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 82 0.2% 71   84 -2 -2.4%
White 20,711 49.5% 22,172   14,006 6,705 47.9%
Information Not Available 2,724 6.5% 3,577   1,677 1,047 62.4%
 
Years of Age 41,872 44,104 29,654
Younger than 22 1,097 1.8% 1,085   723 374 51.7%
22-24 2,291 3.8% 2,338   1,600 691 43.2%
25-34 9,446 15.7% 9,826   6,642 2,804 42.2%
35-44 10,014 16.7% 10,550   7,467 2,547 34.1%
45-54 10,933 18.2% 11,551   7,768 3,165 40.7%
55-59 3,680 6.1% 3,815   2,584 1,096 42.4%
60-64 2,586 4.3% 2,752   1,637 949 58.0%
65 and older 1,825 3.0% 2,170   1,225 600 49.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 17   8 -8 -100.0%
 
Industry 41,872 44,104 29,654
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 68 0.2% 93   40 28 70.0%
Mining 49 0.1% 57   35 14 40.0%
Utilities 44 0.1% 52   43 1 2.3%
Construction 7,227 17.2% 8,016   4,032 3,195 79.2%
Manufacturing 686 1.6% 806   812 -126 -15.5%
Wholesale Trade 1,789 4.3% 1,907   1,204 585 48.6%
Retail Trade 1,545 3.7% 1,517   1,129 416 36.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,142 2.7% 1,244   647 495 76.5%
Information 833 2.0% 865   656 177 27.0%
Finance and Insurance 2,013 4.8% 2,203   1,258 755 60.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,101 2.6% 1,150   775 326 42.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,892 6.9% 2,755   2,425 467 19.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 144 0.3% 167   29 115 396.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,219 12.4% 5,386   4,098 1,121 27.4%
Educational Services 766 1.8% 749   582 184 31.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,734 6.5% 2,634   2,236 498 22.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 444 1.1% 554   344 100 29.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,704 6.4% 3,152   1,959 745 38.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,251 3.0% 1,244   911 340 37.3%
Public Administration 595 1.4% 760   442 153 34.6%
Information Not Available 8,626 20.6% 8,793   5,997 2,629 43.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maine
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 10,044 14,199 9,623
Male 6,206 61.8% 9,616   6,013 193 3.2%
Female 3,837 38.2% 4,582   3,610 227 6.3%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 10,044 14,199 9,623
Hispanic or Latino 71 0.7% 122   76 -5 -6.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 8,046 80.1% 11,416   7,961 85 1.1%
Information Not Available 1,927 19.2% 2,661   1,586 341 21.5%
 
Race 10,044 14,199 9,623
American Indian or Alaskan Native 70 0.7% 115   68 2 2.9%
Asian 56 0.6% 55   45 11 24.4%
Black or African American 122 1.2% 131   101 21 20.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 8,323 82.9% 11,872   8,266 57 0.7%
Information Not Available 1,473 14.7% 2,026   1,143 330 28.9%
 
Years of Age 10,044 14,199 9,623
Younger than 22 371 2.1% 599   380 -9 -2.4%
22-24 668 3.8% 910   562 106 18.9%
25-34 2,069 11.7% 3,119   2,028 41 2.0%
35-44 2,337 13.2% 3,231   2,284 53 2.3%
45-54 2,632 14.9% 3,592   2,482 150 6.0%
55-59 978 5.5% 1,332   981 -3 -0.3%
60-64 646 3.6% 884   591 55 9.3%
65 and older 343 1.9% 532   315 28 8.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 10,044 14,199 9,623
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 703 6.5% 610   784 -81 -10.3%
Mining 4 0.0% 19   5 -1 -20.0%
Utilities 10 0.1% 10   10 0 0.0%
Construction 1,285 12.0% 2,919   1,289 -4 -0.3%
Manufacturing 1,115 10.4% 1,441   1,013 102 10.1%
Wholesale Trade 302 2.8% 406   272 30 11.0%
Retail Trade 1,105 10.3% 1,435   1,022 83 8.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 349 3.2% 459   340 9 2.6%
Information 96 0.9% 108   101 -5 -5.0%
Finance and Insurance 168 1.6% 165   132 36 27.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 108 1.0% 125   55 53 96.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 256 2.4% 255   211 45 21.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12 0.1% 11   5 7 140.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 598 5.6% 979   523 75 14.3%
Educational Services 91 0.8% 105   98 -7 -7.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 577 5.4% 599   527 50 9.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 187 1.7% 194   203 -16 -7.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 608 5.7% 1,020   635 -27 -4.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 184 1.7% 245   182 2 1.1%
Public Administration 78 0.7% 121   93 -15 -16.1%
Information Not Available 2,208 20.5% 2,973   2,123 85 4.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Michigan
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 146,709 181,345 124,534
Male 93,444 63.7% 124,164   76,695 16,749 21.8%
Female 53,227 36.3% 57,152   47,830 5,397 11.3%
Information Not Available 38 0.0% 29   9 29 322.2%
 
Ethnicity 146,709 181,345 124,534
Hispanic or Latino 4,204 2.9% 6,539   3,899 305 7.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 108,210 73.8% 131,526   88,511 19,699 22.3%
Information Not Available 34,295 23.4% 43,280   32,124 2,171 6.8%
 
Race 146,709 181,345 124,534
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,356 0.9% 1,833   1,356 0 0.0%
Asian 1,643 1.1% 1,432   825 818 99.2%
Black or African American 21,196 14.4% 21,075   15,288 5,908 38.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 111 0.1% 102   68 43 63.2%
White 83,226 56.7% 106,608   70,545 12,681 18.0%
Information Not Available 39,177 26.7% 50,295   36,452 2,725 7.5%
 
Years of Age 146,709 181,345 124,534
Younger than 22 4,514 2.0% 5,778   4,518 -4 -0.1%
22-24 8,222 3.7% 10,571   7,947 275 3.5%
25-34 34,415 15.4% 42,015   30,449 3,966 13.0%
35-44 38,585 17.3% 46,288   32,678 5,907 18.1%
45-54 39,009 17.5% 49,696   31,332 7,677 24.5%
55-59 12,306 5.5% 15,381   9,736 2,570 26.4%
60-64 6,488 2.9% 7,654   5,268 1,220 23.2%
65 and older 3,094 1.4% 3,914   2,605 489 18.8%
Information Not Available 76 0.0% 48   1 75 7500.0%
 
Industry 146,709 181,345 124,534
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 676 0.5% 1,344   750 -74 -9.9%
Mining 193 0.1% 696   290 -97 -33.4%
Utilities 70 0.0% 112   103 -33 -32.0%
Construction 17,143 11.6% 32,317   20,583 -3,440 -16.7%
Manufacturing 44,194 30.0% 45,461   24,260 19,934 82.2%
Wholesale Trade 4,023 2.7% 4,801   4,721 -698 -14.8%
Retail Trade 9,585 6.5% 11,084   10,829 -1,244 -11.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 5,030 3.4% 6,403   3,221 1,809 56.2%
Information 1,332 0.9% 1,262   1,148 184 16.0%
Finance and Insurance 3,405 2.3% 3,899   3,363 42 1.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2,385 1.6% 2,435   1,654 731 44.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 6,714 4.6% 6,252   6,199 515 8.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 714 0.5% 612   1,147 -433 -37.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 15,420 10.5% 22,353   15,262 158 1.0%
Educational Services 1,282 0.9% 1,490   1,504 -222 -14.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 6,984 4.7% 7,643   7,758 -774 -10.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,653 1.1% 3,075   1,725 -72 -4.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 5,632 3.8% 7,468   6,648 -1,016 -15.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2,465 1.7% 2,882   2,735 -270 -9.9%
Public Administration 1,014 0.7% 1,482   1,131 -117 -10.3%
Information Not Available 16,795 11.4% 18,274   9,503 7,292 76.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Minnesota
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 44,900 66,473 45,359
Male 29,429 65.5% 49,666   30,820 -1,391 -4.5%
Female 15,470 34.5% 16,807   14,536 934 6.4%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 0   3 -2 -66.7%
 
Ethnicity 44,900 66,473 45,359
Hispanic or Latino 1,452 3.2% 2,164   1,420 32 2.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 38,790 86.4% 58,190   40,515 -1,725 -4.3%
Information Not Available 4,658 10.4% 6,119   3,424 1,234 36.0%
 
Race 44,900 66,473 45,359
American Indian or Alaskan Native 554 1.2% 802   575 -21 -3.7%
Asian 1,015 2.3% 1,147   938 77 8.2%
Black or African American 3,237 7.2% 3,407   3,268 -31 -0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 120 0.3% 155   216 -96 -44.4%
White 36,940 82.3% 57,137   38,226 -1,286 -3.4%
Information Not Available 3,034 6.8% 3,825   2,136 898 42.0%
 
Years of Age 44,900 66,473 45,359
Younger than 22 1,284 1.6% 2,127   1,711 -427 -25.0%
22-24 2,744 3.5% 4,543   3,209 -465 -14.5%
25-34 11,160 14.0% 17,288   11,243 -83 -0.7%
35-44 10,335 13.0% 15,223   10,831 -496 -4.6%
45-54 11,679 14.7% 16,618   11,399 280 2.5%
55-59 4,052 5.1% 5,654   3,849 203 5.3%
60-64 2,325 2.9% 3,170   2,070 255 12.3%
65 and older 1,081 1.4% 1,542   652 429 65.8%
Information Not Available 240 0.3% 308   395 -155 -39.2%
 
Industry 44,900 66,473 45,359
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 483 1.1% 897   475 8 1.7%
Mining 156 0.3% 461   156 0 0.0%
Utilities 144 0.3% 202   200 -56 -28.0%
Construction 10,636 23.4% 23,616   13,315 -2,679 -20.1%
Manufacturing 6,450 14.2% 8,976   7,192 -742 -10.3%
Wholesale Trade 2,275 5.0% 2,617   2,175 100 4.6%
Retail Trade 3,740 8.2% 4,322   3,364 376 11.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,441 3.2% 1,923   1,522 -81 -5.3%
Information 823 1.8% 847   664 159 23.9%
Finance and Insurance 1,421 3.1% 1,550   1,637 -216 -13.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 756 1.7% 803   687 69 10.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,432 5.4% 2,606   2,032 400 19.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 745 1.6% 859   639 106 16.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,416 7.5% 5,095   3,582 -166 -4.6%
Educational Services 665 1.5% 713   599 66 11.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,657 5.9% 2,785   2,906 -249 -8.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 567 1.2% 745   538 29 5.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,883 4.1% 2,295   1,787 96 5.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,225 2.7% 1,232   1,065 160 15.0%
Public Administration 554 1.2% 848   548 6 1.1%
Information Not Available 2,431 5.4% 3,081   276 2,155 780.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Missouri
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 46,990 50,667 40,238
Male 25,980 55.3% 30,614   21,207 4,773 22.5%
Female 21,006 44.7% 20,046   19,024 1,982 10.4%
Information Not Available 4 0.0% 7   7 -3 -42.9%
 
Ethnicity 46,990 50,667 40,238
Hispanic or Latino 421 0.9% 453   538 -117 -21.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 13,051 27.8% 13,010   13,919 -868 -6.2%
Information Not Available 33,518 71.3% 37,204   25,781 7,737 30.0%
 
Race 46,990 50,667 40,238
American Indian or Alaskan Native 295 0.6% 315   335 -40 -11.9%
Asian 276 0.6% 269   260 16 6.2%
Black or African American 7,748 16.5% 8,045   10,104 -2,356 -23.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 352 0.7% 360   352 0 0.0%
White 27,416 58.3% 31,276   27,560 -144 -0.5%
Information Not Available 10,903 23.2% 10,402   1,627 9,276 570.1%
 
Years of Age 46,990 50,667 40,238
Younger than 22 1,048 1.5% 1,087   1,134 -86 -7.6%
22-24 2,377 3.3% 2,552   2,265 112 4.9%
25-34 11,011 15.3% 11,744   9,658 1,353 14.0%
35-44 11,771 16.3% 12,587   10,448 1,323 12.7%
45-54 12,785 17.8% 14,005   10,325 2,460 23.8%
55-59 4,094 5.7% 4,396   3,169 925 29.2%
60-64 2,379 3.3% 2,605   2,004 375 18.7%
65 and older 1,492 2.1% 1,659   1,203 289 24.0%
Information Not Available 33 0.0% 32   32 1 3.1%
 
Industry 46,990 50,667 40,238
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 201 0.4% 285   174 27 15.5%
Mining 217 0.5% 284   136 81 59.6%
Utilities 41 0.1% 44   56 -15 -26.8%
Construction 7,433 15.8% 10,209   5,469 1,964 35.9%
Manufacturing 7,881 16.7% 9,196   6,721 1,160 17.3%
Wholesale Trade 2,136 4.5% 2,201   1,715 421 24.5%
Retail Trade 4,732 10.0% 4,690   4,388 344 7.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,762 3.7% 2,112   1,439 323 22.4%
Information 947 2.0% 854   772 175 22.7%
Finance and Insurance 1,796 3.8% 1,751   1,637 159 9.7%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 921 2.0% 917   725 196 27.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,859 3.9% 1,582   1,541 318 20.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 315 0.7% 182   82 233 284.1%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 4,914 10.4% 4,882   4,002 912 22.8%
Educational Services 829 1.8% 705   588 241 41.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,859 8.2% 3,602   3,673 186 5.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 615 1.3% 678   588 27 4.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,234 6.9% 3,277   3,179 55 1.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,430 3.0% 1,360   1,476 -46 -3.1%
Public Administration 440 0.9% 477   415 25 6.0%
Information Not Available 1,428 3.0% 1,379   1,462 -34 -2.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Mississippi
May 2008 Percent Apr 2008     May 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 22,468 18,899 17,967
Male 10,611 47.2% 9,781   8,238 2,373 28.8%
Female 11,854 52.8% 9,117   9,728 2,126 21.9%