Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants

November 2008

Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants: Total Claimants
November 2008
Nov 2008 Oct 2008 Monthly Change Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
United States 3,734,451 3,214,661 519,790 2,241,131 1,493,320 66.6
Alaska 11,611 8,680 2,931 11,225 386 3.4
Alabama 46,517 38,795 7,722 24,625 21,892 88.9
Arkansas 40,617 36,732 3,885 28,090 12,527 44.6
Arizona 59,737 54,484 5,253 26,798 32,939 122.9
California 587,320 521,644 65,676 298,314 289,006 96.9
Colorado 36,289 30,514 5,775 20,004 16,285 81.4
Connecticut 51,785 45,521 6,264 32,716 19,069 58.3
District of Columbia 7,865 7,788 77 6,199 1,666 26.9
Delaware 10,797 10,132 665 7,037 3,760 53.4
Florida 220,235 203,796 16,439 116,480 103,755 89.1
Georgia 106,155 91,270 14,885 56,210 49,945 88.9
Hawaii 15,339 14,192 1,147 6,889 8,450 122.7
Iowa 29,408 22,899 6,509 17,453 11,955 68.5
Idaho 23,820 15,476 8,344 10,686 13,134 122.9
Illinois 162,681 141,426 21,255 118,804 43,877 36.9
Indiana 84,289 69,046 15,243 42,744 41,545 97.2
Kansas 23,439 22,997 442 14,445 8,994 62.3
Kentucky 43,443 39,574 3,869 26,153 17,290 66.1
Louisiana 31,202 31,720 -518 17,862 13,340 74.7
Massachusetts 97,939 83,163 14,776 70,252 27,687 39.4
Maryland 57,414 48,528 8,886 33,316 24,098 72.3
Maine 11,955 8,501 3,454 7,420 4,535 61.1
Michigan 166,214 143,648 22,566 120,795 45,419 37.6
Minnesota 61,318 43,615 17,703 38,446 22,872 59.5
Missouri 65,759 53,738 12,021 39,163 26,596 67.9
Mississippi 28,382 25,164 3,218 17,270 11,112 64.3
Montana 7,242 4,978 2,264 3,942 3,300 83.7
North Carolina 126,759 112,041 14,718 70,698 56,061 79.3
North Dakota 3,003 1,709 1,294 2,061 942 45.7
Nebraska 13,603 11,935 1,668 7,119 6,484 91.1
New Hampshire 10,511 8,227 2,284 5,412 5,099 94.2
New Jersey 146,229 125,811 20,418 98,990 47,239 47.7
New Mexico 14,810 12,734 2,076 10,122 4,688 46.3
Nevada 51,028 44,507 6,521 25,182 25,846 102.6
New York 227,992 193,240 34,752 154,343 73,649 47.7
Ohio 124,039 99,760 24,279 79,706 44,333 55.6
Oklahoma 22,864 21,605 1,259 12,665 10,199 80.5
Oregon 76,440 60,538 15,902 41,642 34,798 83.6
Pennsylvania 209,192 176,431 32,761 144,001 65,191 45.3
Puerto Rico 41,709 40,997 712 35,384 6,325 17.9
Rhode Island 14,952 13,302 1,650 10,984 3,968 36.1
South Carolina 68,572 62,599 5,973 39,949 28,623 71.6
South Dakota 2,392 1,542 850 1,378 1,014 73.6
Tennessee 64,228 52,843 11,385 34,691 29,537 85.1
Texas 147,291 132,102 15,189 84,404 62,887 74.5
Utah 20,490 15,621 4,869 8,843 11,647 131.7
Virginia 57,266 48,940 8,326 34,562 22,704 65.7
Virgin Islands 513 492 21 399 114 28.6
Vermont 7,979 5,999 1,980 5,638 2,341 41.5
Washington 86,033 67,398 18,635 47,759 38,274 80.1
Wisconsin 90,507 72,779 17,728 58,762 31,745 54.0
West Virginia 13,943 11,578 2,365 11,118 2,825 25.4
Wyoming 3,334 1,910 1,424 1,981 1,353 68.3
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
US Totals
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 3,734,451   3,214,661   2,241,131 1,493,320 66.6
Male 2,201,649 59.0% 1,803,950   1,267,213 934,436 73.7%
Female 1,529,385 41.0% 1,406,828   972,084 557,301 57.3%
Information Not Available 3,417 0.1% 3,883   1,834 1,583 86.3%
 
Ethnicity 3,734,451   3,214,661   2,241,131    
Hispanic or Latino 579,919 15.5% 502,784   343,794 236,125 68.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 2,667,164 84.6% 2,300,917   1,638,540 1,028,624 62.8%
Information Not Available 487,368 11.5% 410,960   258,797 228,571 88.3%
 
Race 3,734,451   3,214,661   2,241,131
American Indian or Alaskan Native 40,700 1.1% 33,974   23,928 16,772 70.1%
Asian 99,605 2.7% 86,850   50,957 48,648 95.5%
Black or African American 635,382 17.0% 593,477   412,401 222,981 54.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 14,002 0.4% 11,635   6,611 7,391 111.8%
White 2,111,041 56.5% 1,774,555   1,271,724 839,317 66.0%
Information Not Available 833,720 22.3% 714,170   475,610 358,110 75.3%
 
Years of Age 3,734,451   3,214,661   2,241,131
Younger than 22 153,796 4.1% 130,631   97,644 56,152 57.5%
22-24 219,465 5.9% 185,676   131,351 88,114 67.1%
25-34 889,089 23.8% 761,743   528,251 360,838 68.3%
35-44 905,039 24.2% 781,671   564,158 340,881 60.4%
45-54 912,648 24.4% 788,011   541,477 371,171 68.5%
55-59 318,401 8.5% 274,452   183,354 135,047 73.7%
60-64 197,467 5.3% 170,657   109,139 88,328 80.9%
65 and older 120,101 3.2% 104,058   68,259 51,842 75.9%
Information Not Available 18,445 0.5% 17,762   17,498 947 5.4%
 
Industry 3,734,451   3,214,661   2,241,131
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 79,284 2.1% 58,335   60,102 19,182 31.9%
Mining 12,832 0.3% 8,749   8,655 4,177 48.3%
Utilities 6,508 0.2% 6,092   4,525 1,983 43.8%
Construction 487,246 13.0% 374,787   292,745 194,501 66.4%
Manufacturing 586,031 15.7% 500,020   318,874 267,157 83.8%
Wholesale Trade 151,007 4.0% 133,193   88,842 62,165 70.0%
Retail Trade 319,312 8.6% 281,179   181,960 137,352 75.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 119,245 3.2% 101,795   64,273 54,972 85.5%
Information 93,025 2.5% 89,354   53,882 39,143 72.6%
Finance and Insurance 132,689 3.6% 123,745   99,310 33,379 33.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 60,072 1.6% 52,447   44,931 15,141 33.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 176,568 4.7% 155,951   99,852 76,716 76.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,358 0.4% 12,372   7,942 5,416 68.2%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 415,200 11.1% 361,278   241,457 173,743 72.0%
Educational Services 74,658 2.0% 75,969   49,403 25,255 51.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 219,069 5.9% 211,949   151,240 67,829 44.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 63,742 1.7% 44,845   44,685 19,057 42.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 197,720 5.3% 168,676   117,096 80,624 68.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 95,253 2.6% 86,391   63,098 32,155 51.0%
Public Administration 57,470 1.5% 52,346   42,116 15,354 36.5%
Information Not Available 374,162 10.0% 315,188   206,143 168,019 81.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alaska
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 11,611 8,680 11,225 386 3.4
Male 7,055 60.8% 4,804   6,583 472 7.2%
Female 4,556 39.2% 3,876   4,642 -86 -1.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 11,611   8,680   11,225    
Hispanic or Latino 479 4.1% 340   455 24 5.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 11,035 95.0% 8,250   10,664 371 3.5%
Information Not Available 97 0.8% 90   106 -9 -8.5%
 
Race 11,611 8,680 11,225
American Indian or Alaskan Native 3,156 27.2% 2,569   3,391 -235 -6.9%
Asian 747 6.4% 594   733 14 1.9%
Black or African American 453 3.9% 365   394 59 15.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 129 1.1% 110   86 43 50.0%
White 6,710 57.8% 4,729   6,194 516 8.3%
Information Not Available 416 3.6% 313   427 -11 -2.6%
 
Years of Age 11,611 8,680 11,225
Younger than 22 399 2.2% 270   383 16 4.2%
22-24 738 4.1% 557   843 -105 -12.5%
25-34 3,026 17.0% 2,285   2,857 169 5.9%
35-44 2,556 14.4% 1,892   2,543 13 0.5%
45-54 2,996 16.8% 2,229   2,938 58 2.0%
55-59 1,072 6.0% 828   948 124 13.1%
60-64 530 3.0% 387   453 77 17.0%
65 and older 294 1.7% 232   260 34 13.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 11,611 8,680 11,225
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 72 0.6% 34   86 -14 -16.3%
Mining 345 3.0% 275   365 -20 -5.5%
Utilities 74 0.6% 44   59 15 25.4%
Construction 2,474 21.2% 1,190   2,081 393 18.9%
Manufacturing 1,083 9.3% 863   1,089 -6 -0.6%
Wholesale Trade 157 1.3% 134   148 9 6.1%
Retail Trade 993 8.5% 830   927 66 7.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 706 6.0% 589   627 79 12.6%
Information 116 1.0% 104   96 20 20.8%
Finance and Insurance 181 1.5% 147   226 -45 -19.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 175 1.5% 172   202 -27 -13.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 345 3.0% 259   282 63 22.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9 0.1% 4   44 -35 -79.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 638 5.5% 513   686 -48 -7.0%
Educational Services 246 2.1% 233   337 -91 -27.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 758 6.5% 700   847 -89 -10.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 252 2.2% 177   162 90 55.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,154 9.9% 917   1,091 63 5.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 277 2.4% 239   320 -43 -13.4%
Public Administration 1,257 10.8% 995   1,300 -43 -3.3%
Information Not Available 299 2.6% 261   250 49 19.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alabama
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 46,517 38,795 24,625
Male 25,243 54.3% 20,071   12,265 12,978 105.8%
Female 21,203 45.6% 18,637   12,299 8,904 72.4%
Information Not Available 71 0.2% 87   61 10 16.4%
 
Ethnicity 46,517 38,795 24,625
Hispanic or Latino 1,151 2.5% 857   612 539 88.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 37,394 80.4% 31,303   19,525 17,869 91.5%
Information Not Available 7,972 17.1% 6,635   4,488 3,484 77.6%
 
Race 46,517 38,795 24,625
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,448 3.1% 1,257   688 760 110.5%
Asian 592 1.3% 491   360 232 64.4%
Black or African American 18,396 39.5% 16,151   11,034 7,362 66.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 83 0.2% 71   41 42 102.4%
White 23,276 50.0% 18,714   11,066 12,210 110.3%
Information Not Available 2,722 5.9% 2,111   1,436 1,286 89.6%
 
Years of Age 46,517 38,795 24,625
Younger than 22 2,150 3.2% 1,733   998 1,152 115.4%
22-24 3,328 4.9% 2,769   1,780 1,548 87.0%
25-34 12,134 17.9% 10,173   6,256 5,878 94.0%
35-44 11,181 16.5% 9,282   6,045 5,136 85.0%
45-54 10,683 15.8% 8,902   5,825 4,858 83.4%
55-59 3,544 5.2% 2,894   1,856 1,688 90.9%
60-64 2,062 3.0% 1,791   1,074 988 92.0%
65 and older 1,397 2.1% 1,222   767 630 82.1%
Information Not Available 38 0.1% 29   24 14 58.3%
 
Industry 46,517 38,795 24,625
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 434 0.9% 385   281 153 54.4%
Mining 130 0.3% 113   83 47 56.6%
Utilities 48 0.1% 54   30 18 60.0%
Construction 4,682 10.0% 3,913   2,407 2,275 94.5%
Manufacturing 12,591 26.8% 9,649   6,254 6,337 101.3%
Wholesale Trade 2,118 4.5% 1,474   855 1,263 147.7%
Retail Trade 4,783 10.2% 4,177   2,382 2,401 100.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,411 3.0% 1,175   622 789 126.8%
Information 638 1.4% 583   356 282 79.2%
Finance and Insurance 1,309 2.8% 1,121   647 662 102.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 610 1.3% 485   340 270 79.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,689 3.6% 1,608   1,116 573 51.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 56 0.1% 46   34 22 64.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 4,922 10.5% 4,352   2,697 2,225 82.5%
Educational Services 1,169 2.5% 1,194   648 521 80.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,171 6.8% 2,689   1,859 1,312 70.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 268 0.6% 225   159 109 68.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,868 6.1% 2,414   1,557 1,311 84.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,047 2.2% 939   600 447 74.5%
Public Administration 523 1.1% 411   330 193 58.5%
Information Not Available 2,050 4.4% 1,788   1,368 682 49.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arkansas
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 40,617 36,732 28,090
Male 22,844 56.2% 19,126   15,457 7,387 47.8%
Female 17,758 43.7% 17,605   12,632 5,126 40.6%
Information Not Available 15 0.0% 1   1 14 1400.0%
 
Ethnicity 40,617 36,732 28,090
Hispanic or Latino 1,361 3.4% 986   688 673 97.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 39,240 96.6% 35,745   27,401 11,839 43.2%
Information Not Available 16 0.0% 1   1 15 1500.0%
 
Race 40,617 36,732 28,090
American Indian or Alaskan Native 404 1.0% 385   388 16 4.1%
Asian 287 0.7% 407   225 62 27.6%
Black or African American 11,916 29.3% 11,349   8,083 3,833 47.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 420 1.0% 611   204 216 105.9%
White 26,211 64.5% 22,990   18,498 7,713 41.7%
Information Not Available 1,379 3.4% 990   692 687 99.3%
 
Years of Age 40,617 36,732 28,090
Younger than 22 1,596 2.4% 1,449   1,124 472 42.0%
22-24 3,176 4.9% 2,629   2,011 1,165 57.9%
25-34 11,310 17.3% 9,684   7,563 3,747 49.5%
35-44 10,012 15.4% 9,353   7,095 2,917 41.1%
45-54 8,985 13.8% 8,659   6,465 2,520 39.0%
55-59 2,910 4.5% 2,717   2,074 836 40.3%
60-64 1,617 2.5% 1,433   1,039 578 55.6%
65 and older 994 1.5% 804   714 280 39.2%
Information Not Available 17 0.0% 4   5 12 240.0%
 
Industry 40,617 36,732 28,090
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 611 1.5% 385   556 55 9.9%
Mining 143 0.3% 110   105 38 36.2%
Utilities 74 0.2% 93   57 17 29.8%
Construction 4,160 10.1% 3,373   2,930 1,230 42.0%
Manufacturing 11,225 27.2% 9,601   7,080 4,145 58.5%
Wholesale Trade 1,803 4.4% 1,659   1,181 622 52.7%
Retail Trade 4,506 10.9% 4,189   3,182 1,324 41.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,468 3.6% 1,240   961 507 52.8%
Information 340 0.8% 369   204 136 66.7%
Finance and Insurance 617 1.5% 606   378 239 63.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 452 1.1% 358   325 127 39.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 680 1.6% 815   588 92 15.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 53 0.1% 82   42 11 26.2%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 4,186 10.2% 3,753   2,888 1,298 44.9%
Educational Services 1,308 3.2% 1,427   866 442 51.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,803 9.2% 3,720   2,731 1,072 39.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 430 1.0% 325   346 84 24.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,117 7.6% 2,948   2,305 812 35.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 861 2.1% 892   672 189 28.1%
Public Administration 750 1.8% 771   672 78 11.6%
Information Not Available 30 0.1% 16   21 9 42.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arizona
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 59,737 54,484 26,798
Male 36,325 60.8% 32,282   14,626 21,699 148.4%
Female 23,395 39.2% 22,190   12,172 11,223 92.2%
Information Not Available 17 0.0% 12   0 17 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 59,737 54,484 26,798
Hispanic or Latino 17,691 29.6% 17,233   8,368 9,323 111.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 36,466 61.0% 34,301   18,430 18,036 97.9%
Information Not Available 5,580 9.3% 2,950   0 5,580 0.0%
 
Race 59,737 54,484 26,798
American Indian or Alaskan Native 3,774 6.3% 3,372   1,793 1,981 110.5%
Asian 929 1.6% 701   11 918 8345.5%
Black or African American 3,777 6.3% 3,461   1,780 1,997 112.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 134 0.2% 82   0 134 0.0%
White 31,118 52.1% 26,997   13,221 17,897 135.4%
Information Not Available 20,005 33.5% 19,871   9,993 10,012 100.2%
 
Years of Age 59,737 54,484 26,798
Younger than 22 2,093 2.4% 1,936   816 1,277 156.5%
22-24 3,414 3.9% 3,131   1,424 1,990 139.7%
25-34 13,577 15.5% 12,284   5,981 7,596 127.0%
35-44 14,724 16.8% 13,322   6,740 7,984 118.5%
45-54 15,130 17.3% 13,831   6,999 8,131 116.2%
55-59 5,413 6.2% 4,989   2,468 2,945 119.3%
60-64 3,440 3.9% 3,183   1,510 1,930 127.8%
65 and older 1,946 2.2% 1,808   860 1,086 126.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 59,737 54,484 26,798
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,585 2.6% 2,510   1,032 553 53.6%
Mining 205 0.3% 135   80 125 156.3%
Utilities 107 0.2% 93   43 64 148.8%
Construction 10,669 17.4% 8,572   3,977 6,692 168.3%
Manufacturing 4,247 6.9% 3,611   1,778 2,469 138.9%
Wholesale Trade 2,811 4.6% 2,591   1,059 1,752 165.4%
Retail Trade 5,676 9.3% 5,142   2,355 3,321 141.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,347 2.2% 1,255   501 846 168.9%
Information 773 1.3% 684   354 419 118.4%
Finance and Insurance 2,266 3.7% 2,070   1,983 283 14.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,361 2.2% 1,178   675 686 101.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 3,230 5.3% 2,801   1,325 1,905 143.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 195 0.3% 170   69 126 182.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 6,765 11.0% 5,855   2,933 3,832 130.7%
Educational Services 1,123 1.8% 1,095   668 455 68.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,006 4.9% 2,903   1,650 1,356 82.2%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 667 1.1% 598   301 366 121.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,392 3.9% 2,197   1,042 1,350 129.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,448 2.4% 1,318   611 837 137.0%
Public Administration 1,552 2.5% 1,501   573 979 170.9%
Information Not Available 8,312 13.6% 8,205   3,789 4,523 119.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
California
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 587,320 521,644 298,314
Male 347,609 59.2% 294,867   170,922 176,687 103.4%
Female 239,424 40.8% 226,488   127,295 112,129 88.1%
Information Not Available 287 0.0% 289   97 190 195.9%
 
Ethnicity 587,320 521,644 298,314
Hispanic or Latino 212,067 36.1% 180,806   118,666 93,401 78.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 306,573 52.2% 282,365   151,048 155,525 103.0%
Information Not Available 68,680 11.7% 58,473   28,600 40,080 140.1%
 
Race 587,320 521,644 298,314
American Indian or Alaskan Native 6,026 1.0% 5,001   2,036 3,990 196.0%
Asian 48,593 8.3% 42,989   22,880 25,713 112.4%
Black or African American 42,758 7.3% 42,701   23,171 19,587 84.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 209,197 35.6% 191,673   102,961 106,236 103.2%
Information Not Available 280,746 47.8% 239,280   147,266 133,480 90.6%
 
Years of Age 587,320 521,644 298,314
Younger than 22 23,340 3.0% 23,178   10,471 12,869 122.9%
22-24 37,210 4.8% 32,795   16,384 20,826 127.1%
25-34 141,760 18.5% 128,102   66,314 75,446 113.8%
35-44 144,439 18.8% 124,160   78,238 66,201 84.6%
45-54 145,108 18.9% 126,949   76,009 69,099 90.9%
55-59 48,401 6.3% 41,162   26,176 22,225 84.9%
60-64 28,888 3.8% 27,698   15,027 13,861 92.2%
65 and older 17,887 2.3% 17,119   9,404 8,483 90.2%
Information Not Available 287 0.0% 481   291 -4 -1.4%
 
Industry 587,320 521,644 298,314
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 55,575 8.6% 39,239   43,821 11,754 26.8%
Mining 1,339 0.2% 1,346   388 951 245.1%
Utilities 2,104 0.3% 1,923   1,066 1,038 97.4%
Construction 82,837 12.9% 70,399   41,688 41,149 98.7%
Manufacturing 83,318 13.0% 70,977   37,810 45,508 120.4%
Wholesale Trade 14,253 2.2% 11,829   2,036 12,217 600.0%
Retail Trade 54,523 8.5% 49,722   19,390 35,133 181.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 17,600 2.7% 15,099   6,399 11,201 175.0%
Information 36,731 5.7% 35,392   20,650 16,081 77.9%
Finance and Insurance 22,192 3.5% 19,331   12,119 10,073 83.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 10,044 1.6% 9,136   11,731 -1,687 -14.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 16,166 2.5% 12,022   4,363 11,803 270.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 74,993 11.7% 73,188   38,295 36,698 95.8%
Educational Services 15,400 2.4% 16,638   7,659 7,741 101.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 28,792 4.5% 29,044   15,609 13,183 84.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 7,365 1.1% 7,502   5,429 1,936 35.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 25,922 4.0% 25,678   10,568 15,354 145.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 16,835 2.6% 14,618   8,241 8,594 104.3%
Public Administration 6,313 1.0% 6,732   2,908 3,405 117.1%
Information Not Available 15,018 2.3% 11,829   8,144 6,874 84.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Colorado
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 36,289 30,514 20,004
Male 20,507 56.5% 16,417   10,486 10,021 95.6%
Female 15,782 43.5% 14,097   9,518 6,264 65.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 36,289 30,514 20,004
Hispanic or Latino 6,649 18.3% 5,351   3,520 3,129 88.9%
Not Hispanic or Latino 24,001 66.1% 20,409   13,591 10,410 76.6%
Information Not Available 5,639 15.5% 4,754   2,893 2,746 94.9%
 
Race 36,289 30,514 20,004
American Indian or Alaskan Native 547 1.5% 479   339 208 61.4%
Asian 641 1.8% 565   466 175 37.6%
Black or African American 2,430 6.7% 2,293   1,308 1,122 85.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 131 0.4% 108   83 48 57.8%
White 25,107 69.2% 20,896   13,895 11,212 80.7%
Information Not Available 7,433 20.5% 6,173   3,913 3,520 90.0%
 
Years of Age 36,289 30,514 20,004
Younger than 22 628 1.1% 487   300 328 109.3%
22-24 1,367 2.3% 1,083   617 750 121.6%
25-34 7,775 13.1% 6,403   4,087 3,688 90.2%
35-44 9,115 15.4% 7,813   4,986 4,129 82.8%
45-54 10,401 17.6% 8,759   5,889 4,512 76.6%
55-59 3,804 6.4% 3,227   2,222 1,582 71.2%
60-64 2,225 3.8% 1,869   1,320 905 68.6%
65 and older 974 1.6% 872   559 415 74.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1   24 -24 -100.0%
 
Industry 36,289 30,514 20,004
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 247 0.7% 196   148 99 66.9%
Mining 264 0.7% 202   121 143 118.2%
Utilities 33 0.1% 31   33 0 0.0%
Construction 5,688 15.6% 4,262   2,695 2,993 111.1%
Manufacturing 3,414 9.3% 2,696   1,699 1,715 100.9%
Wholesale Trade 1,741 4.8% 1,509   889 852 95.8%
Retail Trade 3,200 8.8% 2,787   1,737 1,463 84.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,174 3.2% 973   464 710 153.0%
Information 1,216 3.3% 1,169   751 465 61.9%
Finance and Insurance 2,116 5.8% 1,967   1,481 635 42.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 943 2.6% 739   582 361 62.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 3,125 8.6% 2,644   1,608 1,517 94.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 356 1.0% 346   245 111 45.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 4,710 12.9% 3,972   2,599 2,111 81.2%
Educational Services 801 2.2% 768   572 229 40.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,915 5.2% 1,883   1,219 696 57.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 753 2.1% 583   417 336 80.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,966 5.4% 1,631   1,126 840 74.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 930 2.5% 825   565 365 64.6%
Public Administration 746 2.0% 567   543 203 37.4%
Information Not Available 951 2.6% 764   510 441 86.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Connecticut
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 51,785 45,521 32,716
Male 30,194 58.3% 25,208   18,222 11,972 65.7%
Female 21,591 41.7% 20,313   14,494 7,097 49.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 51,785 45,521 32,716
Hispanic or Latino 7,552 14.6% 6,588   4,819 2,733 56.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 44,233 85.4% 38,933   27,897 16,336 58.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 51,785 45,521 32,716
American Indian or Alaskan Native 225 0.4% 195   118 107 90.7%
Asian 873 1.7% 763   459 414 90.2%
Black or African American 7,168 13.8% 6,791   5,020 2,148 42.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 30,017 58.0% 26,209   19,151 10,866 56.7%
Information Not Available 13,502 26.1% 11,563   7,968 5,534 69.5%
 
Years of Age 51,785 45,521 32,716
Younger than 22 1,991 2.5% 1,726   1,246 745 59.8%
22-24 3,214 4.1% 2,820   2,129 1,085 51.0%
25-34 11,306 14.4% 9,965   7,284 4,022 55.2%
35-44 11,946 15.2% 10,472   7,865 4,081 51.9%
45-54 12,718 16.2% 11,147   7,870 4,848 61.6%
55-59 4,703 6.0% 4,105   2,798 1,905 68.1%
60-64 3,350 4.3% 2,986   2,015 1,335 66.3%
65 and older 2,557 3.3% 2,300   1,509 1,048 69.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 51,785 45,521 32,716
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 475 0.9% 376   363 112 30.9%
Mining 30 0.1% 18   11 19 172.7%
Utilities 50 0.1% 29   43 7 16.3%
Construction 6,812 13.0% 5,091   3,703 3,109 84.0%
Manufacturing 7,464 14.3% 6,238   4,049 3,415 84.3%
Wholesale Trade 2,666 5.1% 2,342   1,545 1,121 72.6%
Retail Trade 5,979 11.4% 5,594   3,897 2,082 53.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,641 3.1% 1,533   1,023 618 60.4%
Information 1,436 2.7% 1,366   660 776 117.6%
Finance and Insurance 2,655 5.1% 2,601   1,921 734 38.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 868 1.7% 774   615 253 41.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,636 5.0% 2,518   1,550 1,086 70.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 281 0.5% 273   145 136 93.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,796 11.1% 4,940   3,744 2,052 54.8%
Educational Services 1,428 2.7% 1,441   971 457 47.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4,102 7.8% 4,017   3,235 867 26.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,655 3.2% 1,036   936 719 76.8%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,775 5.3% 2,578   1,882 893 47.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,476 2.8% 1,345   1,094 382 34.9%
Public Administration 741 1.4% 654   722 19 2.6%
Information Not Available 819 1.6% 757   607 212 34.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
District of Columbia
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 7,865 7,788 6,199
Male 3,552 45.2% 3,468   2,891 661 22.9%
Female 4,313 54.8% 4,320   3,308 1,005 30.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 7,865 7,788 6,199
Hispanic or Latino 680 8.6% 646   614 66 10.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 6,961 88.5% 6,921   5,366 1,595 29.7%
Information Not Available 224 2.8% 221   219 5 2.3%
 
Race 7,865 7,788 6,199
American Indian or Alaskan Native 58 0.7% 49   48 10 20.8%
Asian 162 2.1% 135   142 20 14.1%
Black or African American 6,325 80.4% 6,416   4,793 1,532 32.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 28 0.4% 23   80 -52 -65.0%
White 1,290 16.4% 1,164   1,085 205 18.9%
Information Not Available 2 0.0% 1   51 -49 -96.1%
 
Years of Age 7,865 7,788 6,199
Younger than 22 195 2.2% 227   156 39 25.0%
22-24 464 5.3% 447   311 153 49.2%
25-34 2,026 23.0% 1,922   1,565 461 29.5%
35-44 1,986 22.6% 1,992   1,657 329 19.9%
45-54 1,985 22.6% 1,994   1,649 336 20.4%
55-59 655 7.5% 653   474 181 38.2%
60-64 364 4.1% 373   256 108 42.2%
65 and older 190 2.2% 180   131 59 45.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 7,865 7,788 6,199
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Mining 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Utilities 0 0.0% 0   2 -2 -100.0%
Construction 7 0.1% 2   14 -7 -50.0%
Manufacturing 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
Wholesale Trade 0 0.0% 0   2 -2 -100.0%
Retail Trade 5 0.1% 1   9 -4 -44.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 0 0.0% 0   2 -2 -100.0%
Information 3 0.0% 1   2 1 50.0%
Finance and Insurance 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1 0.0% 1   8 -7 -87.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 13 0.2% 7   12 1 8.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   4 -4 -100.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 24 0.3% 17   7 17 242.9%
Educational Services 5 0.1% 2   8 -3 -37.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4 0.1% 3   9 -5 -55.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0 0.0% 0   2 -2 -100.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 2 0.0% 4   0 2 0.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 4 0.1% 5   14 -10 -71.4%
Public Administration 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Information Not Available 7,795 99.1% 7,743   6,104 1,691 27.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Delaware
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 10,797 10,132 7,037
Male 5,804 53.8% 5,284   3,318 2,486 74.9%
Female 4,993 46.2% 4,848   3,719 1,274 34.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 10,797 10,132 7,037
Hispanic or Latino 405 3.8% 351   260 145 55.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 10,392 96.2% 9,781   6,777 3,615 53.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 10,797 10,132 7,037
American Indian or Alaskan Native 22 0.2% 23   12 10 83.3%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 3,823 35.4% 3,743   2,705 1,118 41.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 31 0.3% 28   33 -2 -6.1%
White 6,281 58.2% 5,757   3,736 2,545 68.1%
Information Not Available 641 5.9% 581   552 89 16.1%
 
Years of Age 10,797 10,132 7,037
Younger than 22 418 2.5% 355   1,597 -1,179 -73.8%
22-24 728 4.4% 656   464 264 56.9%
25-34 2,667 16.2% 2,446   1,581 1,086 68.7%
35-44 2,464 15.0% 2,409   1,788 676 37.8%
45-54 2,556 15.5% 2,386   1,190 1,366 114.8%
55-59 846 5.1% 829   245 601 245.3%
60-64 617 3.7% 591   100 517 517.0%
65 and older 422 2.6% 380   61 361 591.8%
Information Not Available 79 0.5% 80   11 68 618.2%
 
Industry 10,797 10,132 7,037
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 25 0.2% 16   8 17 212.5%
Mining 2 0.0% 2   0 2 0.0%
Utilities 12 0.1% 15   7 5 71.4%
Construction 1,523 14.1% 1,297   748 775 103.6%
Manufacturing 661 6.1% 636   580 81 14.0%
Wholesale Trade 435 4.0% 409   282 153 54.3%
Retail Trade 1,864 17.2% 1,761   1,141 723 63.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 321 3.0% 302   245 76 31.0%
Information 198 1.8% 192   110 88 80.0%
Finance and Insurance 728 6.7% 716   622 106 17.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 237 2.2% 209   203 34 16.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 602 5.6% 627   321 281 87.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 37 0.3% 36   21 16 76.2%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,616 14.9% 1,549   1,027 589 57.4%
Educational Services 224 2.1% 242   173 51 29.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 761 7.0% 752   616 145 23.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 165 1.5% 135   91 74 81.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 926 8.6% 810   524 402 76.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 312 2.9% 273   217 95 43.8%
Public Administration 69 0.6% 76   63 6 9.5%
Information Not Available 79 0.7% 77   38 41 107.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Florida
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 220,235 203,796 116,480
Male 127,562 57.9% 114,217   65,485 62,077 94.8%
Female 92,635 42.1% 89,504   50,995 41,640 81.7%
Information Not Available 38 0.0% 75   0 38 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 220,235 203,796 116,480
Hispanic or Latino 65,541 29.8% 62,623   38,293 27,248 71.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 141,450 64.2% 128,686   69,694 71,756 103.0%
Information Not Available 13,244 6.0% 12,487   8,493 4,751 55.9%
 
Race 220,235 203,796 116,480
American Indian or Alaskan Native 908 0.4% 523   596 312 52.3%
Asian 1,854 0.8% 1,533   745 1,109 148.9%
Black or African American 40,944 18.6% 38,995   21,083 19,861 94.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2,384 1.1% 2,243   1,229 1,155 94.0%
White 137,590 62.5% 124,835   71,184 66,406 93.3%
Information Not Available 36,555 16.6% 35,667   21,643 14,912 68.9%
 
Years of Age 220,235 203,796 116,480
Younger than 22 7,152 2.1% 6,281   2,570 4,582 178.3%
22-24 11,390 3.3% 10,468   5,103 6,287 123.2%
25-34 47,415 13.8% 43,518   25,330 22,085 87.2%
35-44 53,167 15.5% 48,715   28,645 24,522 85.6%
45-54 54,188 15.8% 51,257   29,427 24,761 84.1%
55-59 21,948 6.4% 19,292   12,106 9,842 81.3%
60-64 14,455 4.2% 13,609   7,934 6,521 82.2%
65 and older 10,482 3.1% 10,655   5,364 5,118 95.4%
Information Not Available 38 0.0% 1   1 37 3700.0%
 
Industry 220,235 203,796 116,480
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 2,043 0.9% 3,402   1,490 553 37.1%
Mining 303 0.1% 262   74 229 309.5%
Utilities 378 0.2% 374   74 304 410.8%
Construction 29,327 13.2% 25,348   17,954 11,373 63.3%
Manufacturing 15,439 6.9% 13,983   9,722 5,717 58.8%
Wholesale Trade 9,612 4.3% 9,459   5,513 4,099 74.4%
Retail Trade 24,370 11.0% 21,423   10,914 13,456 123.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 5,752 2.6% 4,673   2,272 3,480 153.2%
Information 4,200 1.9% 4,000   2,458 1,742 70.9%
Finance and Insurance 9,536 4.3% 8,935   7,711 1,825 23.7%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 5,222 2.3% 4,486   3,315 1,907 57.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 13,358 6.0% 12,375   6,034 7,324 121.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,551 0.7% 1,421   335 1,216 363.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 45,901 20.7% 41,911   20,562 25,339 123.2%
Educational Services 4,881 2.2% 5,047   1,825 3,056 167.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 12,412 5.6% 12,637   6,295 6,117 97.2%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,049 1.8% 3,813   1,676 2,373 141.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 14,342 6.5% 13,833   6,519 7,823 120.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 6,319 2.8% 5,683   3,129 3,190 101.9%
Public Administration 2,006 0.9% 2,318   1,639 367 22.4%
Information Not Available 9,234 4.2% 8,413   6,969 2,265 32.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Georgia
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 106,155 91,270 56,210
Male 58,935 55.5% 48,170   28,096 30,839 109.8%
Female 45,749 43.1% 41,885   27,339 18,410 67.3%
Information Not Available 1,471 1.4% 1,215   775 696 89.8%
 
Ethnicity 106,155 91,270 56,210
Hispanic or Latino 644 0.6% 413   164 480 292.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 104,040 98.0% 89,642   55,271 48,769 88.2%
Information Not Available 1,471 1.4% 1,215   775 696 89.8%
 
Race 106,155 91,270 56,210
American Indian or Alaskan Native 554 0.5% 454   236 318 134.7%
Asian 1,361 1.3% 1,119   675 686 101.6%
Black or African American 49,156 46.3% 43,232   29,385 19,771 67.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 53,613 50.5% 45,250   25,139 28,474 113.3%
Information Not Available 1,471 1.4% 1,215   775 696 89.8%
 
Years of Age 106,155 91,270 56,210
Younger than 22 3,782 2.4% 2,973   1,892 1,890 99.9%
22-24 5,991 3.9% 4,999   3,036 2,955 97.3%
25-34 25,107 16.2% 21,821   13,456 11,651 86.6%
35-44 26,785 17.3% 23,103   14,943 11,842 79.2%
45-54 24,451 15.8% 21,336   13,219 11,232 85.0%
55-59 7,841 5.1% 6,929   4,318 3,523 81.6%
60-64 4,756 3.1% 4,311   2,558 2,198 85.9%
65 and older 2,566 1.7% 2,297   1,389 1,177 84.7%
Information Not Available 4,876 3.1% 3,501   1,399 3,477 248.5%
 
Industry 106,155 91,270 56,210
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 2,838 2.6% 1,901   1,008 1,830 181.5%
Mining 191 0.2% 126   74 117 158.1%
Utilities 159 0.1% 146   144 15 10.4%
Construction 8,547 7.8% 7,081   4,086 4,461 109.2%
Manufacturing 13,289 12.2% 10,995   6,890 6,399 92.9%
Wholesale Trade 6,348 5.8% 4,824   3,228 3,120 96.7%
Retail Trade 8,290 7.6% 7,438   4,203 4,087 97.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,869 2.6% 2,393   1,431 1,438 100.5%
Information 1,880 1.7% 1,777   1,122 758 67.6%
Finance and Insurance 2,717 2.5% 2,548   2,104 613 29.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2,072 1.9% 1,769   1,149 923 80.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 16,114 14.8% 14,096   8,955 7,159 79.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 244 0.2% 225   141 103 73.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 328 0.3% 277   211 117 55.5%
Educational Services 1,987 1.8% 1,861   1,401 586 41.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4,013 3.7% 3,846   3,003 1,010 33.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,409 4.0% 3,803   2,460 1,949 79.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 776 0.7% 675   481 295 61.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,136 1.0% 1,156   697 439 63.0%
Public Administration 1,116 1.0% 1,065   694 422 60.8%
Information Not Available 26,832 24.6% 23,268   12,728 14,104 110.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Hawaii
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 15,339 14,192 6,889
Male 9,686 63.1% 8,956   4,366 5,320 121.9%
Female 5,653 36.9% 5,236   2,522 3,131 124.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
 
Ethnicity 15,339 14,192 6,889
Hispanic or Latino 968 6.3% 851   383 585 152.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 11,805 77.0% 10,938   5,191 6,614 127.4%
Information Not Available 2,566 16.7% 2,403   1,315 1,251 95.1%
 
Race 15,339 14,192 6,889
American Indian or Alaskan Native 127 0.8% 120   64 63 98.4%
Asian 5,121 33.4% 4,625   2,140 2,981 139.3%
Black or African American 262 1.7% 246   160 102 63.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3,837 25.0% 3,666   1,776 2,061 116.0%
White 4,098 26.7% 3,768   1,853 2,245 121.2%
Information Not Available 1,894 12.3% 1,767   896 998 111.4%
 
Years of Age 15,339 14,192 6,889
Younger than 22 441 2.4% 377   158 283 179.1%
22-24 892 4.8% 811   298 594 199.3%
25-34 3,630 19.5% 3,246   1,581 2,049 129.6%
35-44 3,657 19.7% 3,420   1,690 1,967 116.4%
45-54 3,785 20.4% 3,570   1,812 1,973 108.9%
55-59 1,515 8.2% 1,445   679 836 123.1%
60-64 865 4.7% 820   426 439 103.1%
65 and older 554 3.0% 503   245 309 126.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 15,339 14,192 6,889
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 333 2.1% 255   202 131 64.9%
Mining 1 0.0% 2   1 0 0.0%
Utilities 9 0.1% 9   4 5 125.0%
Construction 4,169 26.6% 3,804   1,769 2,400 135.7%
Manufacturing 364 2.3% 389   168 196 116.7%
Wholesale Trade 260 1.7% 234   121 139 114.9%
Retail Trade 979 6.2% 829   367 612 166.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 724 4.6% 752   239 485 202.9%
Information 180 1.1% 230   182 -2 -1.1%
Finance and Insurance 261 1.7% 247   203 58 28.6%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 342 2.2% 289   113 229 202.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 419 2.7% 414   234 185 79.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 0.4% 53   19 41 215.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,762 11.2% 1,601   760 1,002 131.8%
Educational Services 108 0.7% 109   55 53 96.4%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 526 3.4% 516   267 259 97.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 200 1.3% 182   83 117 141.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,459 15.7% 2,118   1,021 1,438 140.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 359 2.3% 314   181 178 98.3%
Public Administration 204 1.3% 200   140 64 45.7%
Information Not Available 1,620 10.3% 1,645   760 860 113.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Iowa
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 29,408 22,899 17,453
Male 17,815 60.6% 12,548   10,072 7,743 76.9%
Female 11,593 39.4% 10,351   7,381 4,212 57.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 29,408 22,899 17,453
Hispanic or Latino 1,008 3.4% 707   715 293 41.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 19,887 67.6% 15,667   16,519 3,368 20.4%
Information Not Available 8,513 28.9% 6,525   219 8,294 3787.2%
 
Race 29,408 22,899 17,453
American Indian or Alaskan Native 104 0.4% 73   94 10 10.6%
Asian 207 0.7% 182   124 83 66.9%
Black or African American 1,318 4.5% 1,252   781 537 68.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 18,258 62.1% 14,160   15,520 2,738 17.6%
Information Not Available 9,521 32.4% 7,232   934 8,587 919.4%
 
Years of Age 29,408 22,899 17,453
Younger than 22 1,159 2.5% 753   629 530 84.3%
22-24 1,912 4.2% 1,353   1,065 847 79.5%
25-34 6,754 14.7% 5,231   3,774 2,980 79.0%
35-44 6,538 14.2% 5,156   4,096 2,442 59.6%
45-54 7,517 16.4% 6,044   4,550 2,967 65.2%
55-59 2,678 5.8% 2,188   1,540 1,138 73.9%
60-64 1,723 3.8% 1,377   1,071 652 60.9%
65 and older 1,127 2.5% 797   723 404 55.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   5 -5 -100.0%
 
Industry 29,408 22,899 17,453
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 211 0.7% 201   114 97 85.1%
Mining 47 0.2% 23   57 -10 -17.5%
Utilities 57 0.2% 22   35 22 62.9%
Construction 4,218 14.2% 2,550   2,596 1,622 62.5%
Manufacturing 9,669 32.6% 7,183   4,052 5,617 138.6%
Wholesale Trade 1,105 3.7% 865   764 341 44.6%
Retail Trade 2,156 7.3% 1,938   1,756 400 22.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 774 2.6% 633   489 285 58.3%
Information 729 2.5% 711   500 229 45.8%
Finance and Insurance 890 3.0% 874   566 324 57.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 292 1.0% 245   216 76 35.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,034 3.5% 787   609 425 69.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 35 0.1% 25   47 -12 -25.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,777 9.4% 2,141   1,656 1,121 67.7%
Educational Services 439 1.5% 419   274 165 60.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,470 5.0% 1,434   1,244 226 18.2%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 548 1.9% 259   420 128 30.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,533 5.2% 1,470   977 556 56.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 502 1.7% 466   409 93 22.7%
Public Administration 516 1.7% 329   453 63 13.9%
Information Not Available 406 1.4% 324   219 187 85.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Idaho
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 23,820 15,476 10,686
Male 16,010 67.2% 9,606   6,581 9,429 143.3%
Female 7,810 32.8% 5,870   4,105 3,705 90.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 23,820 15,476 10,686
Hispanic or Latino 3,006 12.6% 1,655   1,338 1,668 124.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 20,033 84.1% 13,193   8,813 11,220 127.3%
Information Not Available 781 3.3% 628   535 246 46.0%
 
Race 23,820 15,476 10,686
American Indian or Alaskan Native 351 1.5% 275   264 87 33.0%
Asian 235 1.0% 167   136 99 72.8%
Black or African American 163 0.7% 102   73 90 123.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 71 0.3% 49   42 29 69.0%
White 19,119 80.3% 12,565   8,397 10,722 127.7%
Information Not Available 3,881 16.3% 2,318   1,774 2,107 118.8%
 
Years of Age 23,820 15,476 10,686
Younger than 22 1,112 2.7% 649   250 862 344.8%
22-24 1,607 3.9% 942   543 1,064 195.9%
25-34 5,852 14.0% 3,827   2,564 3,288 128.2%
35-44 5,367 12.9% 3,539   2,424 2,943 121.4%
45-54 5,753 13.8% 3,776   2,713 3,040 112.1%
55-59 2,127 5.1% 1,405   1,070 1,057 98.8%
60-64 1,266 3.0% 846   669 597 89.2%
65 and older 736 1.8% 492   453 283 62.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 23,820 15,476 10,686
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,008 4.1% 273   413 595 144.1%
Mining 210 0.8% 110   46 164 356.5%
Utilities 44 0.2% 24   30 14 46.7%
Construction 4,716 19.0% 2,850   1,932 2,784 144.1%
Manufacturing 4,532 18.3% 2,698   1,676 2,856 170.4%
Wholesale Trade 813 3.3% 560   330 483 146.4%
Retail Trade 2,294 9.2% 1,655   986 1,308 132.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 610 2.5% 382   253 357 141.1%
Information 308 1.2% 271   109 199 182.6%
Finance and Insurance 533 2.1% 477   380 153 40.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 303 1.2% 242   149 154 103.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 859 3.5% 671   428 431 100.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 38 0.2% 21   25 13 52.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,121 8.5% 1,301   864 1,257 145.5%
Educational Services 252 1.0% 217   148 104 70.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,071 4.3% 885   611 460 75.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 420 1.7% 220   205 215 104.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,073 4.3% 754   484 589 121.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 463 1.9% 343   180 283 157.2%
Public Administration 389 1.6% 279   292 97 33.2%
Information Not Available 1,763 7.1% 1,243   1,145 618 54.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Illinois
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 162,681 141,426 118,804
Male 95,780 58.9% 78,385   67,318 28,462 42.3%
Female 66,901 41.1% 63,041   51,486 15,415 29.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 162,681 141,426 118,804
Hispanic or Latino 24,593 15.1% 18,569   16,458 8,135 49.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 138,088 84.9% 122,857   102,346 35,742 34.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 162,681 141,426 118,804
American Indian or Alaskan Native 593 0.4% 502   444 149 33.6%
Asian 4,093 2.5% 3,794   2,664 1,429 53.6%
Black or African American 40,299 24.8% 38,164   32,631 7,668 23.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 116,160 71.4% 97,543   82,138 34,022 41.4%
Information Not Available 1,536 0.9% 1,423   926 610 65.9%
 
Years of Age 162,681 141,426 118,804
Younger than 22 5,103 1.9% 4,380   3,494 1,609 46.1%
22-24 9,057 3.3% 7,671   6,683 2,374 35.5%
25-34 40,031 14.8% 34,576   29,742 10,289 34.6%
35-44 40,810 15.1% 35,322   30,624 10,186 33.3%
45-54 40,938 15.1% 35,758   29,750 11,188 37.6%
55-59 14,090 5.2% 12,302   9,710 4,380 45.1%
60-64 8,184 3.0% 7,373   5,661 2,523 44.6%
65 and older 4,468 1.7% 4,044   3,140 1,328 42.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 162,681 141,426 118,804
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 624 0.4% 289   504 120 23.8%
Mining 436 0.3% 330   549 -113 -20.6%
Utilities 159 0.1% 146   149 10 6.7%
Construction 25,053 15.3% 18,388   17,723 7,330 41.4%
Manufacturing 25,705 15.7% 22,508   17,895 7,810 43.6%
Wholesale Trade 8,336 5.1% 7,401   5,749 2,587 45.0%
Retail Trade 14,670 9.0% 13,622   10,932 3,738 34.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 7,544 4.6% 6,657   4,786 2,758 57.6%
Information 3,570 2.2% 3,301   2,394 1,176 49.1%
Finance and Insurance 8,739 5.4% 8,397   7,425 1,314 17.7%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2,519 1.5% 2,237   1,972 547 27.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 9,394 5.8% 8,871   6,548 2,846 43.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 688 0.4% 650   317 371 117.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 20,777 12.7% 16,865   14,408 6,369 44.2%
Educational Services 3,707 2.3% 3,733   3,335 372 11.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 10,090 6.2% 9,936   8,371 1,719 20.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2,595 1.6% 1,488   2,072 523 25.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 8,091 5.0% 7,410   5,808 2,283 39.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,918 2.4% 3,554   2,952 966 32.7%
Public Administration 2,787 1.7% 2,706   2,395 392 16.4%
Information Not Available 3,279 2.0% 2,937   2,520 759 30.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Indiana
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 84,289 69,046 42,744
Male 52,393 62.2% 40,693   24,116 28,277 117.3%
Female 31,817 37.7% 28,290   18,579 13,238 71.3%
Information Not Available 79 0.1% 63   49 30 61.2%
 
Ethnicity 84,289 69,046 42,744
Hispanic or Latino 4,420 5.2% 3,247   1,838 2,582 140.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 62,825 74.5% 51,520   32,326 30,499 94.3%
Information Not Available 17,044 20.2% 14,279   8,580 8,464 98.6%
 
Race 84,289 69,046 42,744
American Indian or Alaskan Native 365 0.4% 292   183 182 99.5%
Asian 560 0.7% 547   330 230 69.7%
Black or African American 10,802 12.8% 9,170   6,440 4,362 67.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 81 0.1% 72   40 41 102.5%
White 67,622 80.2% 55,302   33,662 33,960 100.9%
Information Not Available 4,859 5.8% 3,663   2,089 2,770 132.6%
 
Years of Age 84,289 69,046 42,744
Younger than 22 2,994 2.0% 2,079   1,359 1,635 120.3%
22-24 4,806 3.3% 3,712   2,565 2,241 87.4%
25-34 20,282 13.7% 16,306   10,488 9,794 93.4%
35-44 20,948 14.2% 17,399   11,215 9,733 86.8%
45-54 21,493 14.5% 17,741   10,543 10,950 103.9%
55-59 7,384 5.0% 6,282   3,424 3,960 115.7%
60-64 4,163 2.8% 3,632   2,042 2,121 103.9%
65 and older 2,217 1.5% 1,895   1,108 1,109 100.1%
Information Not Available 2 0.0% 0   0 2 0.0%
 
Industry 84,289 69,046 42,744
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 189 0.2% 125   133 56 42.1%
Mining 191 0.2% 77   96 95 99.0%
Utilities 62 0.1% 66   148 -86 -58.1%
Construction 9,867 11.7% 6,508   5,136 4,731 92.1%
Manufacturing 29,971 35.5% 24,618   11,108 18,863 169.8%
Wholesale Trade 3,289 3.9% 2,666   1,645 1,644 99.9%
Retail Trade 5,815 6.9% 5,091   3,424 2,391 69.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,862 3.4% 2,401   1,510 1,352 89.5%
Information 846 1.0% 853   466 380 81.5%
Finance and Insurance 2,016 2.4% 1,836   1,449 567 39.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 930 1.1% 785   669 261 39.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,378 2.8% 2,213   1,315 1,063 80.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 372 0.4% 248   128 244 190.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 7,638 9.0% 5,898   4,168 3,470 83.3%
Educational Services 973 1.2% 916   642 331 51.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,977 4.7% 3,840   2,772 1,205 43.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 921 1.1% 617   586 335 57.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,849 3.4% 2,473   1,933 916 47.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,656 2.0% 1,481   930 726 78.1%
Public Administration 594 0.7% 463   346 248 71.7%
Information Not Available 6,893 8.2% 5,871   4,140 2,753 66.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kansas
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 23,439 22,997 14,445
Male 13,856 59.1% 12,647   7,931 5,925 74.7%
Female 9,583 40.9% 9,307   6,514 3,069 47.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1,043   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 23,439 22,997 14,445
Hispanic or Latino 1,484 6.3% 1,386   880 604 68.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 10,926 46.6% 10,711   7,415 3,511 47.3%
Information Not Available 11,029 47.1% 10,900   6,150 4,879 79.3%
 
Race 23,439 22,997 14,445
American Indian or Alaskan Native 398 1.7% 345   252 146 57.9%
Asian 372 1.6% 326   174 198 113.8%
Black or African American 3,986 17.0% 3,847   2,341 1,645 70.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 53 0.2% 56   21 32 152.4%
White 17,039 72.7% 15,900   10,623 6,416 60.4%
Information Not Available 1,591 6.8% 2,523   1,034 557 53.9%
 
Years of Age 23,439 22,997 14,445
Younger than 22 791 2.0% 622   420 371 88.3%
22-24 1,379 3.5% 1,192   850 529 62.2%
25-34 5,762 14.7% 5,279   3,462 2,300 66.4%
35-44 5,468 13.9% 5,272   3,639 1,829 50.3%
45-54 6,106 15.6% 5,851   3,757 2,349 62.5%
55-59 1,969 5.0% 1,925   1,217 752 61.8%
60-64 1,258 3.2% 1,183   708 550 77.7%
65 and older 706 1.8% 630   392 314 80.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1,043   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 23,439 22,997 14,445
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 295 1.2% 217   118 177 150.0%
Mining 196 0.8% 175   109 87 79.8%
Utilities 22 0.1% 22   21 1 4.8%
Construction 3,107 13.1% 2,697   1,872 1,235 66.0%
Manufacturing 4,461 18.8% 4,432   2,179 2,282 104.7%
Wholesale Trade 1,048 4.4% 920   711 337 47.4%
Retail Trade 1,814 7.6% 1,692   1,157 657 56.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 691 2.9% 700   413 278 67.3%
Information 868 3.7% 886   652 216 33.1%
Finance and Insurance 752 3.2% 713   552 200 36.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 360 1.5% 340   283 77 27.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,140 4.8% 1,006   633 507 80.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 180 0.8% 106   44 136 309.1%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,670 11.2% 2,450   1,590 1,080 67.9%
Educational Services 402 1.7% 443   317 85 26.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,716 7.2% 1,655   1,219 497 40.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 212 0.9% 198   161 51 31.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 816 3.4% 800   536 280 52.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 637 2.7% 629   509 128 25.1%
Public Administration 488 2.1% 450   371 117 31.5%
Information Not Available 1,564 6.6% 2,466   998 566 56.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kentucky
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 43,443 39,574 26,153
Male 27,191 62.6% 24,237   15,685 11,506 73.4%
Female 16,252 37.4% 15,337   10,468 5,784 55.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 43,443 39,574 26,153
Hispanic or Latino 119 0.3% 58   24 95 395.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,538 3.5% 1,758   26,129 -24,591 -94.1%
Information Not Available 41,786 96.2% 37,758   0 41,786 0.0%
 
Race 43,443 39,574 26,153
American Indian or Alaskan Native 146 0.3% 225   198 -52 -26.3%
Asian 165 0.4% 207   105 60 57.1%
Black or African American 5,213 12.0% 4,958   3,010 2,203 73.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   36 -36 -100.0%
White 37,498 86.3% 33,721   22,548 14,950 66.3%
Information Not Available 421 1.0% 463   256 165 64.5%
 
Years of Age 43,443 39,574 26,153
Younger than 22 1,208 1.5% 1,025   761 447 58.7%
22-24 2,147 2.7% 1,924   1,519 628 41.3%
25-34 10,357 13.2% 9,201   6,364 3,993 62.7%
35-44 11,003 14.0% 10,815   7,409 3,594 48.5%
45-54 11,332 14.4% 10,253   6,247 5,085 81.4%
55-59 3,602 4.6% 3,057   2,026 1,576 77.8%
60-64 2,288 2.9% 1,973   1,227 1,061 86.5%
65 and older 1,501 1.9% 1,322   600 901 150.2%
Information Not Available 5 0.0% 4   0 5 0.0%
 
Industry 43,443 39,574 26,153
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 114 0.3% 76   113 1 0.9%
Mining 458 1.1% 342   490 -32 -6.5%
Utilities 41 0.1% 18   24 17 70.8%
Construction 4,806 11.0% 4,014   3,553 1,253 35.3%
Manufacturing 13,657 31.4% 13,067   6,883 6,774 98.4%
Wholesale Trade 1,867 4.3% 1,668   1,236 631 51.1%
Retail Trade 2,979 6.8% 3,178   1,884 1,095 58.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,945 4.5% 1,780   972 973 100.1%
Information 728 1.7% 782   409 319 78.0%
Finance and Insurance 1,094 2.5% 1,047   863 231 26.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 421 1.0% 400   300 121 40.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,552 3.6% 1,151   713 839 117.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 69 0.2% 63   73 -4 -5.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 4,073 9.4% 3,421   2,021 2,052 101.5%
Educational Services 989 2.3% 948   547 442 80.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,389 5.5% 2,544   1,839 550 29.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 645 1.5% 418   421 224 53.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,721 4.0% 1,479   1,256 465 37.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 842 1.9% 674   442 400 90.5%
Public Administration 439 1.0% 346   332 107 32.2%
Information Not Available 2,614 6.0% 2,158   1,782 832 46.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Louisiana
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 31,202 31,720 17,862
Male 14,937 47.9% 14,559   8,930 6,007 67.3%
Female 16,265 52.1% 17,161   8,932 7,333 82.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 31,202 31,720 17,862
Hispanic or Latino 721 2.3% 703   376 345 91.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 30,385 97.4% 30,949   17,383 13,002 74.8%
Information Not Available 96 0.3% 68   103 -7 -6.8%
 
Race 31,202 31,720 17,862
American Indian or Alaskan Native 197 0.6% 213   86 111 129.1%
Asian 244 0.8% 282   155 89 57.4%
Black or African American 17,694 56.7% 18,442   9,452 8,242 87.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 51 0.2% 60   16 35 218.8%
White 12,980 41.6% 12,692   8,058 4,922 61.1%
Information Not Available 36 0.1% 31   95 -59 -62.1%
 
Years of Age 31,202 31,720 17,862
Younger than 22 1,100 2.6% 1,183   560 540 96.4%
22-24 2,167 5.1% 2,216   1,223 944 77.2%
25-34 8,359 19.6% 8,759   4,659 3,700 79.4%
35-44 7,414 17.4% 7,564   4,392 3,022 68.8%
45-54 7,385 17.3% 7,486   4,295 3,090 71.9%
55-59 2,404 5.6% 2,278   1,350 1,054 78.1%
60-64 1,459 3.4% 1,407   846 613 72.5%
65 and older 912 2.1% 826   537 375 69.8%
Information Not Available 2 0.0% 1   0 2 0.0%
 
Industry 31,202 31,720 17,862
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 273 0.9% 187   201 72 35.8%
Mining 301 1.0% 314   262 39 14.9%
Utilities 83 0.3% 76   50 33 66.0%
Construction 3,651 11.6% 3,720   2,747 904 32.9%
Manufacturing 3,225 10.2% 2,687   1,548 1,677 108.3%
Wholesale Trade 701 2.2% 727   396 305 77.0%
Retail Trade 2,577 8.2% 2,553   1,393 1,184 85.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 914 2.9% 949   508 406 79.9%
Information 376 1.2% 376   237 139 58.6%
Finance and Insurance 639 2.0% 628   437 202 46.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 432 1.4% 468   252 180 71.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,501 4.8% 1,440   1,180 321 27.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 123 0.4% 112   158 -35 -22.2%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,004 6.4% 2,141   1,224 780 63.7%
Educational Services 683 2.2% 721   398 285 71.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,807 8.9% 2,981   1,548 1,259 81.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 527 1.7% 520   344 183 53.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,944 6.2% 2,161   945 999 105.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,242 3.9% 1,291   719 523 72.7%
Public Administration 562 1.8% 501   250 312 124.8%
Information Not Available 6,637 21.1% 7,167   3,065 3,572 116.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Massachusetts
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 97,939 83,163 70,252
Male 60,839 62.1% 49,567   41,536 19,303 46.5%
Female 37,100 37.9% 33,596   28,716 8,384 29.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 97,939 83,163 70,252
Hispanic or Latino 9,456 9.7% 8,453   6,794 2,662 39.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 86,431 88.2% 72,866   61,820 24,611 39.8%
Information Not Available 2,052 2.1% 1,844   1,638 414 25.3%
 
Race 97,939 83,163 70,252
American Indian or Alaskan Native 245 0.3% 207   169 76 45.0%
Asian 2,894 3.0% 2,639   1,945 949 48.8%
Black or African American 7,894 8.1% 7,324   6,034 1,860 30.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 84 0.1% 69   35 49 140.0%
White 79,025 80.7% 65,862   55,960 23,065 41.2%
Information Not Available 7,797 8.0% 7,062   6,109 1,688 27.6%
 
Years of Age 97,939 83,163 70,252
Younger than 22 3,054 1.8% 2,541   1,988 1,066 53.6%
22-24 5,445 3.2% 4,526   3,668 1,777 48.4%
25-34 21,357 12.5% 18,159   15,043 6,314 42.0%
35-44 23,780 13.9% 20,366   17,839 5,941 33.3%
45-54 24,817 14.5% 21,165   17,924 6,893 38.5%
55-59 9,031 5.3% 7,802   6,507 2,524 38.8%
60-64 6,291 3.7% 5,292   4,547 1,744 38.4%
65 and older 4,164 2.4% 3,312   2,736 1,428 52.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 97,939 83,163 70,252
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 722 0.7% 728   716 6 0.8%
Mining 99 0.1% 69   78 21 26.9%
Utilities 88 0.1% 92   73 15 20.5%
Construction 14,413 14.6% 11,170   9,421 4,992 53.0%
Manufacturing 11,811 12.0% 10,375   8,016 3,795 47.3%
Wholesale Trade 4,908 5.0% 4,509   3,903 1,005 25.7%
Retail Trade 9,262 9.4% 7,975   6,402 2,860 44.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 3,017 3.1% 2,446   1,830 1,187 64.9%
Information 2,519 2.6% 2,369   1,674 845 50.5%
Finance and Insurance 3,678 3.7% 3,601   3,420 258 7.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,536 1.6% 1,291   1,247 289 23.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 6,717 6.8% 5,956   4,741 1,976 41.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 292 0.3% 268   189 103 54.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 10,443 10.6% 8,684   6,906 3,537 51.2%
Educational Services 1,540 1.6% 1,476   1,204 336 27.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 6,757 6.8% 6,544   5,383 1,374 25.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2,318 2.3% 1,186   1,396 922 66.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 6,333 6.4% 4,471   4,660 1,673 35.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,492 3.5% 3,292   2,693 799 29.7%
Public Administration 2,302 2.3% 2,138   1,863 439 23.6%
Information Not Available 5,692 5.8% 4,523   4,437 1,255 28.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maryland
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 57,414 48,528 33,316
Male 33,025 57.5% 26,692   17,576 15,449 87.9%
Female 24,389 42.5% 21,836   15,740 8,649 54.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 57,414 48,528 33,316
Hispanic or Latino 2,721 4.7% 2,082   1,470 1,251 85.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 53,682 93.5% 45,496   31,272 22,410 71.7%
Information Not Available 1,011 1.8% 950   574 437 76.1%
 
Race 57,414 48,528 33,316
American Indian or Alaskan Native 140 0.2% 112   79 61 77.2%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 23,681 41.2% 21,120   14,476 9,205 63.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 95 0.2% 79   64 31 48.4%
White 29,766 51.8% 24,185   16,172 13,594 84.1%
Information Not Available 3,732 6.5% 3,032   2,525 1,207 47.8%
 
Years of Age 57,414 48,528 33,316
Younger than 22 2,122 2.5% 1,704   1,153 969 84.0%
22-24 3,546 4.2% 3,008   1,959 1,587 81.0%
25-34 13,377 15.9% 11,375   7,585 5,792 76.4%
35-44 13,509 16.1% 11,561   8,286 5,223 63.0%
45-54 14,306 17.0% 12,152   8,287 6,019 72.6%
55-59 4,833 5.8% 4,106   2,707 2,126 78.5%
60-64 3,226 3.8% 2,697   1,776 1,450 81.6%
65 and older 2,495 3.0% 1,925   1,560 935 59.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   3 -3 -100.0%
 
Industry 57,414 48,528 33,316
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 127 0.2% 100   74 53 71.6%
Mining 41 0.1% 41   32 9 28.1%
Utilities 48 0.1% 45   35 13 37.1%
Construction 9,175 15.9% 7,184   4,652 4,523 97.2%
Manufacturing 772 1.3% 626   657 115 17.5%
Wholesale Trade 2,442 4.2% 2,020   1,416 1,026 72.5%
Retail Trade 2,051 3.6% 1,969   1,195 856 71.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,315 2.3% 1,118   792 523 66.0%
Information 1,065 1.9% 1,060   644 421 65.4%
Finance and Insurance 2,533 4.4% 2,385   1,997 536 26.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,487 2.6% 1,234   867 620 71.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 3,984 6.9% 3,723   2,541 1,443 56.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.4% 157   19 191 1005.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 7,079 12.3% 6,054   4,266 2,813 65.9%
Educational Services 1,354 2.4% 1,285   791 563 71.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,537 6.1% 3,354   2,477 1,060 42.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 961 1.7% 562   667 294 44.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 4,079 7.1% 3,063   2,580 1,499 58.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,759 3.1% 1,579   921 838 91.0%
Public Administration 988 1.7% 739   682 306 44.9%
Information Not Available 12,407 21.6% 10,230   6,011 6,396 106.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maine
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 11,955 8,501 7,420
Male 7,272 60.8% 4,904   4,028 3,244 80.5%
Female 4,683 39.2% 3,597   3,392 1,291 38.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 11,955 8,501 7,420
Hispanic or Latino 100 0.8% 65   73 27 37.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 8,830 73.9% 6,531   6,238 2,592 41.6%
Information Not Available 3,025 25.3% 1,905   1,109 1,916 172.8%
 
Race 11,955 8,501 7,420
American Indian or Alaskan Native 114 1.0% 83   66 48 72.7%
Asian 49 0.4% 41   32 17 53.1%
Black or African American 118 1.0% 72   76 42 55.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 9,343 78.2% 6,879   6,421 2,922 45.5%
Information Not Available 2,331 19.5% 1,426   825 1,506 182.5%
 
Years of Age 11,955 8,501 7,420
Younger than 22 542 2.6% 315   346 196 56.6%
22-24 836 4.1% 529   497 339 68.2%
25-34 2,663 12.9% 1,765   1,620 1,043 64.4%
35-44 2,682 13.0% 1,878   1,740 942 54.1%
45-54 3,031 14.7% 2,353   1,915 1,116 58.3%
55-59 1,095 5.3% 886   671 424 63.2%
60-64 730 3.5% 526   405 325 80.2%
65 and older 376 1.8% 249   226 150 66.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 11,955 8,501 7,420
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 154 1.3% 75   113 41 36.3%
Mining 4 0.0% 3   4 0 0.0%
Utilities 28 0.2% 82   12 16 133.3%
Construction 1,571 13.0% 855   699 872 124.7%
Manufacturing 1,450 12.0% 1,173   761 689 90.5%
Wholesale Trade 366 3.0% 271   214 152 71.0%
Retail Trade 1,027 8.5% 828   702 325 46.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 196 1.6% 151   122 74 60.7%
Information 125 1.0% 109   77 48 62.3%
Finance and Insurance 145 1.2% 160   129 16 12.4%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 93 0.8% 69   88 5 5.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 303 2.5% 283   156 147 94.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4 0.0% 8   8 -4 -50.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 789 6.5% 486   489 300 61.3%
Educational Services 171 1.4% 152   138 33 23.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 626 5.2% 614   546 80 14.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 279 2.3% 133   145 134 92.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,169 9.7% 490   871 298 34.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 202 1.7% 175   168 34 20.2%
Public Administration 157 1.3% 116   105 52 49.5%
Information Not Available 3,096 25.6% 2,268   1,873 1,223 65.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Michigan
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 166,214 143,648 120,795
Male 101,602 61.1% 85,390   71,861 29,741 41.4%
Female 64,565 38.8% 58,225   48,928 15,637 32.0%
Information Not Available 47 0.0% 33   6 41 683.3%
 
Ethnicity 166,214 143,648 120,795
Hispanic or Latino 5,305 3.2% 4,144   4,041 1,264 31.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 123,611 74.4% 107,602   87,327 36,284 41.5%
Information Not Available 37,298 22.4% 31,902   29,427 7,871 26.7%
 
Race 166,214 143,648 120,795
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,495 0.9% 1,110   1,492 3 0.2%
Asian 1,640 1.0% 1,409   791 849 107.3%
Black or African American 20,375 12.3% 20,701   16,694 3,681 22.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 115 0.1% 104   66 49 74.2%
White 98,754 59.4% 83,414   68,236 30,518 44.7%
Information Not Available 43,835 26.4% 36,910   33,516 10,319 30.8%
 
Years of Age 166,214 143,648 120,795
Younger than 22 5,573 2.2% 4,344   3,818 1,755 46.0%
22-24 10,136 3.9% 8,315   7,020 3,116 44.4%
25-34 39,879 15.5% 33,951   28,578 11,301 39.5%
35-44 41,797 16.3% 36,856   30,776 11,021 35.8%
45-54 42,709 16.6% 38,094   31,157 11,552 37.1%
55-59 13,995 5.4% 12,243   10,393 3,602 34.7%
60-64 7,943 3.1% 6,758   5,663 2,280 40.3%
65 and older 4,094 1.6% 3,034   3,389 705 20.8%
Information Not Available 88 0.0% 53   1 87 8700.0%
 
Industry 166,214 143,648 120,795
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,144 0.7% 636   1,035 109 10.5%
Mining 276 0.2% 85   330 -54 -16.4%
Utilities 59 0.0% 46   73 -14 -19.2%
Construction 16,411 9.8% 11,482   14,097 2,314 16.4%
Manufacturing 36,372 21.7% 38,069   26,273 10,099 38.4%
Wholesale Trade 5,867 3.5% 4,957   3,880 1,987 51.2%
Retail Trade 11,052 6.6% 9,478   10,320 732 7.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 5,206 3.1% 4,430   3,573 1,633 45.7%
Information 1,608 1.0% 1,427   1,033 575 55.7%
Finance and Insurance 4,318 2.6% 4,001   3,486 832 23.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,949 1.2% 1,924   1,583 366 23.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 7,982 4.8% 7,478   5,072 2,910 57.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 854 0.5% 793   721 133 18.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 19,625 11.7% 15,622   13,624 6,001 44.0%
Educational Services 3,079 1.8% 2,938   2,998 81 2.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 9,027 5.4% 8,276   7,705 1,322 17.2%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,281 2.6% 1,812   3,441 840 24.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 7,437 4.4% 5,411   6,190 1,247 20.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2,914 1.7% 2,431   2,500 414 16.6%
Public Administration 1,990 1.2% 1,328   1,853 137 7.4%
Information Not Available 24,763 14.8% 21,024   11,008 13,755 125.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Minnesota
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 61,318 43,615 38,446
Male 41,066 67.0% 26,126   24,851 16,215 65.2%
Female 20,244 33.0% 17,482   13,593 6,651 48.9%
Information Not Available 8 0.0% 7   2 6 300.0%
 
Ethnicity 61,318 43,615 38,446
Hispanic or Latino 1,799 2.9% 1,247   1,236 563 45.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 53,149 86.7% 37,677   34,043 19,106 56.1%
Information Not Available 6,370 10.4% 4,691   3,167 3,203 101.1%
 
Race 61,318 43,615 38,446
American Indian or Alaskan Native 804 1.3% 609   538 266 49.4%
Asian 1,344 2.2% 1,124   721 623 86.4%
Black or African American 3,776 6.2% 3,383   2,712 1,064 39.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 110 0.2% 79   164 -54 -32.9%
White 51,265 83.6% 35,332   32,282 18,983 58.8%
Information Not Available 4,019 6.6% 3,088   2,029 1,990 98.1%
 
Years of Age 61,318 43,615 38,446
Younger than 22 1,750 1.6% 1,023   1,179 571 48.4%
22-24 3,851 3.5% 2,537   2,460 1,391 56.5%
25-34 15,345 14.0% 10,807   9,343 6,002 64.2%
35-44 13,918 12.7% 9,996   8,934 4,984 55.8%
45-54 16,000 14.6% 11,516   9,863 6,137 62.2%
55-59 5,678 5.2% 4,224   3,508 2,170 61.9%
60-64 3,167 2.9% 2,356   1,997 1,170 58.6%
65 and older 1,554 1.4% 1,115   985 569 57.8%
Information Not Available 55 0.1% 41   177 -122 -68.9%
 
Industry 61,318 43,615 38,446
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 512 0.8% 242   442 70 15.8%
Mining 218 0.4% 69   192 26 13.5%
Utilities 183 0.3% 87   153 30 19.6%
Construction 13,805 22.3% 7,444   8,443 5,362 63.5%
Manufacturing 9,481 15.3% 6,311   5,017 4,464 89.0%
Wholesale Trade 3,097 5.0% 2,467   1,781 1,316 73.9%
Retail Trade 4,988 8.1% 3,949   3,180 1,808 56.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,612 2.6% 1,325   910 702 77.1%
Information 1,088 1.8% 1,014   702 386 55.0%
Finance and Insurance 1,937 3.1% 1,868   1,552 385 24.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 931 1.5% 792   636 295 46.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 3,260 5.3% 2,629   1,904 1,356 71.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 843 1.4% 751   581 262 45.1%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,115 8.3% 3,534   3,378 1,737 51.4%
Educational Services 1,351 2.2% 1,246   877 474 54.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,320 5.4% 3,045   2,386 934 39.1%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,176 1.9% 648   786 390 49.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,785 4.5% 2,011   1,896 889 46.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,475 2.4% 1,209   921 554 60.2%
Public Administration 1,215 2.0% 841   852 363 42.6%
Information Not Available 2,926 4.7% 2,133   1,857 1,069 57.6%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Missouri
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 65,759 53,738 39,163
Male 38,635 58.8% 29,214   21,124 17,511 82.9%
Female 27,120 41.2% 24,520   18,028 9,092 50.4%
Information Not Available 4 0.0% 4   11 -7 -63.6%
 
Ethnicity 65,759 53,738 39,163
Hispanic or Latino 960 1.5% 696   452 508 112.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 28,397 43.2% 21,884   13,579 14,818 109.1%
Information Not Available 36,402 55.4% 31,158   25,132 11,270 44.8%
 
Race 65,759 53,738 39,163
American Indian or Alaskan Native 417 0.6% 371   336 81 24.1%
Asian 513 0.8% 400   272 241 88.6%
Black or African American 11,107 16.9% 9,514   9,400 1,707 18.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 499 0.8% 393   354 145 41.0%
White 42,484 64.6% 32,641   27,104 15,380 56.7%
Information Not Available 10,739 16.3% 10,419   1,697 9,042 532.8%
 
Years of Age 65,759 53,738 39,163
Younger than 22 2,119 2.0% 1,565   1,253 866 69.1%
22-24 3,640 3.5% 2,948   2,234 1,406 62.9%
25-34 15,465 14.7% 12,812   9,086 6,379 70.2%
35-44 16,095 15.3% 13,278   9,749 6,346 65.1%
45-54 17,589 16.8% 14,241   10,376 7,213 69.5%
55-59 5,597 5.3% 4,597   3,213 2,384 74.2%
60-64 3,294 3.1% 2,672   1,952 1,342 68.8%
65 and older 1,923 1.8% 1,597   1,295 628 48.5%
Information Not Available 37 0.0% 28   5 32 640.0%
 
Industry 65,759 53,738 39,163
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 288 0.4% 171   311 -23 -7.4%
Mining 175 0.3% 114   87 88 101.1%
Utilities 86 0.1% 84   41 45 109.8%
Construction 9,550 14.5% 7,016   5,489 4,061 74.0%
Manufacturing 13,811 20.9% 10,613   7,174 6,637 92.5%
Wholesale Trade 2,830 4.3% 2,290   1,496 1,334 89.2%
Retail Trade 6,147 9.3% 5,284   3,739 2,408 64.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,463 3.7% 1,899   1,325 1,138 85.9%
Information 1,570 2.4% 1,317   757 813 107.4%
Finance and Insurance 2,511 3.8% 2,449   1,681 830 49.4%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,132 1.7% 1,111   724 408 56.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,411 3.7% 2,183   1,357 1,054 77.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 257 0.4% 244   82 175 213.4%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 7,237 11.0% 5,702   4,249 2,988 70.3%
Educational Services 1,239 1.9% 1,227   890 349 39.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4,483 6.8% 4,311   3,263 1,220 37.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,090 1.7% 711   740 350 47.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 4,052 6.1% 3,377   2,774 1,278 46.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,809 2.7% 1,595   1,171 638 54.5%
Public Administration 636 1.0% 537   522 114 21.8%
Information Not Available 1,982 3.0% 1,503   1,291 691 53.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Mississippi
Nov 2008 Percent Oct 2008     Nov 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 28,382 25,164 17,270
Male 15,144 53.4% 12,519