Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants

October 2008

Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants: Total Claimants
October 2008
Oct 2008 Sep 2008 Monthly Change Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
United States 3,214,661 3,006,706 207,955 2,183,425 1,031,236 47.2
Alaska 8,680 6,891 1,789 7,370 1,310 17.8
Alabama 38,795 35,052 3,743 25,656 13,139 51.2
Arkansas 36,732 30,873 5,859 26,147 10,585 40.5
Arizona 54,484 52,356 2,128 28,528 25,956 91.0
California 521,644 494,776 26,868 330,822 190,822 57.7
Colorado 30,514 25,972 4,542 19,052 11,462 60.2
Connecticut 45,521 43,421 2,100 31,773 13,748 43.3
District of Columbia 7,788 9,177 -1,389 8,957 -1,169 -13.1
Delaware 10,132 8,821 1,311 6,370 3,762 59.1
Florida 203,796 196,696 7,100 126,230 77,566 61.4
Georgia 91,270 81,096 10,174 56,758 34,512 60.8
Hawaii 14,192 13,183 1,009 6,857 7,335 107.0
Iowa 22,899 21,420 1,479 16,165 6,734 41.7
Idaho 15,476 12,696 2,780 7,960 7,516 94.4
Illinois 141,426 136,149 5,277 113,977 27,449 24.1
Indiana 69,046 63,640 5,406 43,382 25,664 59.2
Kansas 22,997 20,445 2,552 14,888 8,109 54.5
Kentucky 39,574 35,716 3,858 24,091 15,483 64.3
Louisiana 31,720 40,093 -8,373 17,736 13,984 78.8
Massachusetts 83,163 80,457 2,706 65,080 18,083 27.8
Maryland 48,528 45,712 2,816 32,788 15,740 48.0
Maine 8,501 7,801 700 5,737 2,764 48.2
Michigan 143,648 135,121 8,527 109,751 33,897 30.9
Minnesota 43,615 38,942 4,673 37,208 6,407 17.2
Missouri 53,738 51,863 1,875 39,232 14,506 37.0
Mississippi 25,164 24,719 445 17,274 7,890 45.7
Montana 4,978 3,787 1,191 2,740 2,238 81.7
North Carolina 112,041 101,153 10,888 69,274 42,767 61.7
North Dakota 1,709 1,733 -24 1,147 562 49.0
Nebraska 11,935 12,889 -954 6,847 5,088 74.3
New Hampshire 8,227 7,743 484 4,926 3,301 67.0
New Jersey 125,811 125,757 54 95,146 30,665 32.2
New Mexico 12,734 11,909 825 9,366 3,368 36.0
Nevada 44,507 39,864 4,643 24,476 20,031 81.8
New York 193,240 180,632 12,608 143,133 50,107 35.0
Ohio 99,760 93,785 5,975 74,612 25,148 33.7
Oklahoma 21,605 23,328 -1,723 12,433 9,172 73.8
Oregon 60,538 53,539 6,999 36,649 23,889 65.2
Pennsylvania 176,431 165,216 11,215 125,992 50,439 40.0
Puerto Rico 40,997 42,200 -1,203 37,052 3,945 10.6
Rhode Island 13,302 13,261 41 10,605 2,697 25.4
South Carolina 62,599 58,796 3,803 38,683 23,916 61.8
South Dakota 1,542 1,230 312 970 572 59.0
Tennessee 52,843 49,287 3,556 37,847 14,996 39.6
Texas 132,102 112,490 19,612 87,772 44,330 50.5
Utah 15,621 13,186 2,435 7,386 8,235 111.5
Virginia 48,940 43,753 5,187 32,620 16,320 50.0
Virgin Islands 492 576 -84 411 81 19.7
Vermont 5,999 5,477 522 3,670 2,329 63.5
Washington 67,398 54,111 13,287 37,788 29,610 78.4
Wisconsin 72,779 64,705 8,074 51,546 21,233 41.2
West Virginia 11,578 11,398 180 9,133 2,445 26.8
Wyoming 1,910 1,813 97 1,412 498 35.3
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
US Totals
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 3,214,661   3,006,706   2,183,425 1,031,236 47.2
Male 1,803,950 56.1% 1,641,587   1,164,897 639,053 54.9%
Female 1,406,828 43.8% 1,362,365   1,016,519 390,309 38.4%
Information Not Available 3,883 0.1% 2,754   2,009 1,874 93.3%
 
Ethnicity 3,214,661   3,006,706   2,183,425    
Hispanic or Latino 502,784 15.6% 473,649   339,035 163,749 48.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 2,300,917 84.8% 2,191,866   1,598,821 702,096 43.9%
Information Not Available 410,960 11.3% 341,191   245,569 165,391 67.4%
 
Race 3,214,661   3,006,706   2,183,425
American Indian or Alaskan Native 33,974 1.1% 30,979   73,205 -39,231 -53.6%
Asian 86,850 2.7% 85,613   56,625 30,225 53.4%
Black or African American 593,477 18.5% 582,917   428,680 164,797 38.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 11,635 0.4% 12,030   10,180 1,455 14.3%
White 1,774,555 55.2% 1,634,312   1,156,095 618,460 53.5%
Information Not Available 714,170 22.2% 660,855   458,640 255,530 55.7%
 
Years of Age 3,214,661   3,006,706   2,183,425
Younger than 22 130,631 4.1% 110,001   91,954 38,677 42.1%
22-24 185,676 5.8% 174,144   125,053 60,623 48.5%
25-34 761,743 23.7% 712,603   517,042 244,701 47.3%
35-44 781,671 24.3% 740,358   551,353 230,318 41.8%
45-54 788,011 24.5% 735,883   528,048 259,963 49.2%
55-59 274,452 8.5% 259,018   181,342 93,110 51.3%
60-64 170,657 5.3% 161,143   107,332 63,325 59.0%
65 and older 104,058 3.2% 99,894   64,715 39,343 60.8%
Information Not Available 17,762 0.6% 13,662   16,586 1,176 7.1%
 
Industry 3,214,661   3,006,706   2,183,425
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 58,335 1.8% 53,804   39,683 18,652 47.0%
Mining 8,749 0.3% 8,003   7,213 1,536 21.3%
Utilities 6,092 0.2% 5,424   4,440 1,652 37.2%
Construction 374,787 11.7% 347,750   238,249 136,538 57.3%
Manufacturing 500,020 15.6% 433,684   330,698 169,322 51.2%
Wholesale Trade 133,193 4.1% 122,653   91,730 41,463 45.2%
Retail Trade 281,179 8.7% 261,580   192,320 88,859 46.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 101,795 3.2% 98,460   63,357 38,438 60.7%
Information 89,354 2.8% 84,982   60,867 28,487 46.8%
Finance and Insurance 123,745 3.8% 122,343   103,930 19,815 19.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 52,447 1.6% 48,816   43,967 8,480 19.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 155,951 4.9% 151,400   105,006 50,945 48.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,372 0.4% 10,702   9,834 2,538 25.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 361,278 11.2% 334,530   241,503 119,775 49.6%
Educational Services 75,969 2.4% 83,730   55,661 20,308 36.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 211,949 6.6% 204,418   160,584 51,365 32.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 44,845 1.4% 41,041   31,168 13,677 43.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 168,676 5.2% 154,300   106,967 61,709 57.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 86,391 2.7% 86,021   63,931 22,460 35.1%
Public Administration 52,346 1.6% 50,398   37,695 14,651 38.9%
Information Not Available 315,188 9.8% 302,667   194,622 120,566 61.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alaska
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 8,680 6,891 7,370 1,310 17.8
Male 4,804 55.3% 3,562   3,872 932 24.1%
Female 3,876 44.7% 3,329   3,498 378 10.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 8,680   6,891   7,370    
Hispanic or Latino 340 3.9% 254   288 52 18.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 8,250 95.0% 6,581   7,024 1,226 17.5%
Information Not Available 90 1.0% 56   58 32 55.2%
 
Race 8,680 6,891 7,370
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2,569 29.6% 2,177   2,348 221 9.4%
Asian 594 6.8% 418   482 112 23.2%
Black or African American 365 4.2% 368   343 22 6.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 110 1.3% 76   57 53 93.0%
White 4,729 54.5% 3,632   3,898 831 21.3%
Information Not Available 313 3.6% 220   242 71 29.3%
 
Years of Age 8,680 6,891 7,370
Younger than 22 270 2.1% 226   242 28 11.6%
22-24 557 4.3% 539   514 43 8.4%
25-34 2,285 17.5% 1,735   1,923 362 18.8%
35-44 1,892 14.5% 1,601   1,762 130 7.4%
45-54 2,229 17.1% 1,679   1,808 421 23.3%
55-59 828 6.4% 634   582 246 42.3%
60-64 387 3.0% 288   362 25 6.9%
65 and older 232 1.8% 189   177 55 31.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 8,680 6,891 7,370
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 34 0.4% 21   31 3 9.7%
Mining 275 3.2% 171   215 60 27.9%
Utilities 44 0.5% 31   50 -6 -12.0%
Construction 1,190 13.7% 792   842 348 41.3%
Manufacturing 863 9.9% 553   657 206 31.4%
Wholesale Trade 134 1.5% 108   124 10 8.1%
Retail Trade 830 9.5% 789   654 176 26.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 589 6.8% 331   498 91 18.3%
Information 104 1.2% 93   69 35 50.7%
Finance and Insurance 147 1.7% 158   188 -41 -21.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 172 2.0% 144   160 12 7.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 259 3.0% 250   193 66 34.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4 0.0% 2   20 -16 -80.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 513 5.9% 451   400 113 28.3%
Educational Services 233 2.7% 267   276 -43 -15.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 700 8.0% 753   761 -61 -8.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 177 2.0% 91   109 68 62.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 917 10.5% 636   777 140 18.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 239 2.7% 278   252 -13 -5.2%
Public Administration 995 11.4% 739   875 120 13.7%
Information Not Available 261 3.0% 233   219 42 19.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Alabama
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 38,795 35,052 25,656
Male 20,071 51.7% 17,731   12,254 7,817 63.8%
Female 18,637 48.0% 17,251   13,317 5,320 39.9%
Information Not Available 87 0.2% 70   85 2 2.4%
 
Ethnicity 38,795 35,052 25,656
Hispanic or Latino 857 2.2% 833   602 255 42.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 31,303 80.7% 27,886   20,512 10,791 52.6%
Information Not Available 6,635 17.1% 6,333   4,542 2,093 46.1%
 
Race 38,795 35,052 25,656
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,257 3.2% 1,367   644 613 95.2%
Asian 491 1.3% 619   387 104 26.9%
Black or African American 16,151 41.6% 14,532   11,542 4,609 39.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 71 0.2% 54   43 28 65.1%
White 18,714 48.2% 16,224   11,583 7,131 61.6%
Information Not Available 2,111 5.4% 2,256   1,457 654 44.9%
 
Years of Age 38,795 35,052 25,656
Younger than 22 1,733 3.1% 1,433   1,039 694 66.8%
22-24 2,769 5.0% 2,489   1,798 971 54.0%
25-34 10,173 18.3% 9,196   6,534 3,639 55.7%
35-44 9,282 16.7% 8,332   6,305 2,977 47.2%
45-54 8,902 16.0% 8,057   6,029 2,873 47.7%
55-59 2,894 5.2% 2,716   1,923 971 50.5%
60-64 1,791 3.2% 1,660   1,176 615 52.3%
65 and older 1,222 2.2% 1,134   808 414 51.2%
Information Not Available 29 0.1% 35   44 -15 -34.1%
 
Industry 38,795 35,052 25,656
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 385 1.0% 354   278 107 38.5%
Mining 113 0.3% 83   88 25 28.4%
Utilities 54 0.1% 51   35 19 54.3%
Construction 3,913 10.0% 3,467   2,135 1,778 83.3%
Manufacturing 9,649 24.6% 8,345   6,754 2,895 42.9%
Wholesale Trade 1,474 3.8% 1,198   854 620 72.6%
Retail Trade 4,177 10.7% 3,632   2,564 1,613 62.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,175 3.0% 994   737 438 59.4%
Information 583 1.5% 563   370 213 57.6%
Finance and Insurance 1,121 2.9% 1,007   704 417 59.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 485 1.2% 439   349 136 39.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,608 4.1% 1,636   1,249 359 28.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 46 0.1% 45   54 -8 -14.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 4,352 11.1% 3,779   2,771 1,581 57.1%
Educational Services 1,194 3.0% 1,091   707 487 68.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,689 6.9% 2,468   2,024 665 32.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 225 0.6% 209   167 58 34.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,414 6.2% 2,087   1,642 772 47.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 939 2.4% 861   611 328 53.7%
Public Administration 411 1.0% 381   341 70 20.5%
Information Not Available 1,788 4.6% 2,362   1,222 566 46.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arkansas
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 36,732 30,873 26,147
Male 19,126 52.1% 16,057   13,308 5,818 43.7%
Female 17,605 47.9% 14,816   12,832 4,773 37.2%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 0   7 -6 -85.7%
 
Ethnicity 36,732 30,873 26,147
Hispanic or Latino 986 2.7% 737   535 451 84.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 35,745 97.3% 30,136   25,606 10,139 39.6%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 0   6 -5 -83.3%
 
Race 36,732 30,873 26,147
American Indian or Alaskan Native 385 1.0% 314   351 34 9.7%
Asian 407 1.1% 265   248 159 64.1%
Black or African American 11,349 30.9% 9,938   7,722 3,627 47.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 611 1.7% 233   243 368 151.4%
White 22,990 62.6% 19,384   17,040 5,950 34.9%
Information Not Available 990 2.7% 739   543 447 82.3%
 
Years of Age 36,732 30,873 26,147
Younger than 22 1,449 2.5% 1,143   827 622 75.2%
22-24 2,629 4.5% 2,270   1,979 650 32.8%
25-34 9,684 16.6% 8,752   7,105 2,579 36.3%
35-44 9,353 16.0% 7,576   6,619 2,734 41.3%
45-54 8,659 14.9% 6,990   6,024 2,635 43.7%
55-59 2,717 4.7% 2,162   1,968 749 38.1%
60-64 1,433 2.5% 1,186   978 455 46.5%
65 and older 804 1.4% 791   638 166 26.0%
Information Not Available 4 0.0% 3   9 -5 -55.6%
 
Industry 36,732 30,873 26,147
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 385 1.0% 493   340 45 13.2%
Mining 110 0.3% 75   91 19 20.9%
Utilities 93 0.3% 92   59 34 57.6%
Construction 3,373 9.1% 3,007   2,222 1,151 51.8%
Manufacturing 9,601 25.9% 6,486   7,035 2,566 36.5%
Wholesale Trade 1,659 4.5% 1,544   1,086 573 52.8%
Retail Trade 4,189 11.3% 4,031   3,104 1,085 35.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,240 3.3% 1,127   816 424 52.0%
Information 369 1.0% 314   205 164 80.0%
Finance and Insurance 606 1.6% 552   389 217 55.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 358 1.0% 308   302 56 18.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 815 2.2% 774   665 150 22.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 82 0.2% 92   27 55 203.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,753 10.1% 3,067   2,595 1,158 44.6%
Educational Services 1,427 3.8% 1,273   1,027 400 38.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,720 10.0% 3,435   2,628 1,092 41.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 325 0.9% 325   237 88 37.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,948 7.9% 2,606   1,973 975 49.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 892 2.4% 569   730 162 22.2%
Public Administration 771 2.1% 693   594 177 29.8%
Information Not Available 16 0.0% 10   22 -6 -27.3%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Arizona
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 54,484 52,356 28,528
Male 32,282 59.3% 30,571   15,458 16,824 108.8%
Female 22,190 40.7% 21,776   13,070 9,120 69.8%
Information Not Available 12 0.0% 9   0 12 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 54,484 52,356 28,528
Hispanic or Latino 17,233 31.6% 18,328   10,353 6,880 66.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 34,301 63.0% 31,541   18,175 16,126 88.7%
Information Not Available 2,950 5.4% 2,487   0 2,950 0.0%
 
Race 54,484 52,356 28,528
American Indian or Alaskan Native 3,372 6.2% 3,239   1,662 1,710 102.9%
Asian 701 1.3% 800   11 690 6272.7%
Black or African American 3,461 6.4% 3,281   1,806 1,655 91.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 82 0.2% 67   0 82 0.0%
White 26,997 49.6% 24,194   12,913 14,084 109.1%
Information Not Available 19,871 36.5% 20,775   12,136 7,735 63.7%
 
Years of Age 54,484 52,356 28,528
Younger than 22 1,936 2.5% 1,800   883 1,053 119.3%
22-24 3,131 4.0% 2,924   1,517 1,614 106.4%
25-34 12,284 15.7% 11,552   6,214 6,070 97.7%
35-44 13,322 17.0% 12,686   7,229 6,093 84.3%
45-54 13,831 17.7% 13,602   7,503 6,328 84.3%
55-59 4,989 6.4% 4,801   2,574 2,415 93.8%
60-64 3,183 4.1% 3,180   1,630 1,553 95.3%
65 and older 1,808 2.3% 1,811   978 830 84.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 54,484 52,356 28,528
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 2,510 4.4% 4,742   2,364 146 6.2%
Mining 135 0.2% 97   64 71 110.9%
Utilities 93 0.2% 85   43 50 116.3%
Construction 8,572 15.0% 7,111   3,623 4,949 136.6%
Manufacturing 3,611 6.3% 3,282   1,991 1,620 81.4%
Wholesale Trade 2,591 4.5% 2,499   1,329 1,262 95.0%
Retail Trade 5,142 9.0% 4,503   2,461 2,681 108.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,255 2.2% 1,225   556 699 125.7%
Information 684 1.2% 679   413 271 65.6%
Finance and Insurance 2,070 3.6% 1,949   2,020 50 2.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,178 2.1% 1,086   676 502 74.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,801 4.9% 2,500   1,306 1,495 114.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.3% 144   77 93 120.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,855 10.3% 5,191   3,032 2,823 93.1%
Educational Services 1,095 1.9% 1,082   689 406 58.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,903 5.1% 2,738   1,743 1,160 66.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 598 1.0% 530   263 335 127.4%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,197 3.9% 2,046   1,096 1,101 100.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,318 2.3% 1,131   609 709 116.4%
Public Administration 1,501 2.6% 1,330   629 872 138.6%
Information Not Available 8,205 14.4% 8,406   3,544 4,661 131.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
California
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 521,644 494,776 330,822
Male 294,867 56.5% 272,225   178,714 116,153 65.0%
Female 226,488 43.4% 222,258   151,741 74,747 49.3%
Information Not Available 289 0.1% 293   367 -78 -21.3%
 
Ethnicity 521,644 494,776 330,822
Hispanic or Latino 180,806 34.7% 169,945   116,329 64,477 55.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 282,365 54.1% 271,344   179,448 102,917 57.4%
Information Not Available 58,473 11.2% 53,487   35,045 23,428 66.9%
 
Race 521,644 494,776 330,822
American Indian or Alaskan Native 5,001 1.0% 3,422   1,835 3,166 172.5%
Asian 42,989 8.2% 43,415   24,679 18,310 74.2%
Black or African American 42,701 8.2% 44,882   31,376 11,325 36.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 191,673 36.7% 179,625   121,558 70,115 57.7%
Information Not Available 239,280 45.9% 223,432   151,374 87,906 58.1%
 
Years of Age 521,644 494,776 330,822
Younger than 22 23,178 3.4% 14,961   12,293 10,885 88.5%
22-24 32,795 4.8% 30,019   18,257 14,538 79.6%
25-34 128,102 18.7% 118,414   78,439 49,663 63.3%
35-44 124,160 18.1% 119,978   80,825 43,335 53.6%
45-54 126,949 18.5% 122,324   80,734 46,215 57.2%
55-59 41,162 6.0% 43,220   30,183 10,979 36.4%
60-64 27,698 4.0% 26,890   18,165 9,533 52.5%
65 and older 17,119 2.5% 18,872   11,743 5,376 45.8%
Information Not Available 481 0.1% 98   183 298 162.8%
 
Industry 521,644 494,776 330,822
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 39,239 7.0% 31,584   25,321 13,918 55.0%
Mining 1,346 0.2% 1,173   642 704 109.7%
Utilities 1,923 0.3% 1,369   826 1,097 132.8%
Construction 70,399 12.6% 69,523   45,321 25,078 55.3%
Manufacturing 70,977 12.7% 61,994   43,027 27,950 65.0%
Wholesale Trade 11,829 2.1% 8,703   2,844 8,985 315.9%
Retail Trade 49,722 8.9% 43,317   29,357 20,365 69.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 15,099 2.7% 14,569   7,615 7,484 98.3%
Information 35,392 6.3% 33,930   24,036 11,356 47.2%
Finance and Insurance 19,331 3.4% 18,383   15,413 3,918 25.4%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 9,136 1.6% 8,898   12,202 -3,066 -25.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 12,022 2.1% 12,125   5,138 6,884 134.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 73,188 13.0% 72,360   50,090 23,098 46.1%
Educational Services 16,638 3.0% 21,316   10,550 6,088 57.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 29,044 5.2% 28,943   18,899 10,145 53.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 7,502 1.3% 8,996   5,321 2,181 41.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 25,678 4.6% 23,761   12,569 13,109 104.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 14,618 2.6% 16,623   8,899 5,719 64.3%
Public Administration 6,732 1.2% 5,769   2,477 4,255 171.8%
Information Not Available 11,829 2.1% 11,440   10,275 1,554 15.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Colorado
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 30,514 25,972 19,052
Male 16,417 53.8% 13,465   9,443 6,974 73.9%
Female 14,097 46.2% 12,507   9,609 4,488 46.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 30,514 25,972 19,052
Hispanic or Latino 5,351 17.5% 4,351   3,205 2,146 67.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 20,409 66.9% 17,529   13,020 7,389 56.8%
Information Not Available 4,754 15.6% 4,092   2,827 1,927 68.2%
 
Race 30,514 25,972 19,052
American Indian or Alaskan Native 479 1.6% 413   321 158 49.2%
Asian 565 1.9% 499   490 75 15.3%
Black or African American 2,293 7.5% 2,005   1,312 981 74.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 108 0.4% 87   82 26 31.7%
White 20,896 68.5% 17,747   13,179 7,717 58.6%
Information Not Available 6,173 20.2% 5,221   3,668 2,505 68.3%
 
Years of Age 30,514 25,972 19,052
Younger than 22 487 1.0% 349   276 211 76.4%
22-24 1,083 2.2% 890   614 469 76.4%
25-34 6,403 12.9% 5,319   3,835 2,568 67.0%
35-44 7,813 15.8% 6,547   4,812 3,001 62.4%
45-54 8,759 17.7% 7,667   5,599 3,160 56.4%
55-59 3,227 6.5% 2,802   2,107 1,120 53.2%
60-64 1,869 3.8% 1,634   1,264 605 47.9%
65 and older 872 1.8% 764   525 347 66.1%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 0   20 -19 -95.0%
 
Industry 30,514 25,972 19,052
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 196 0.6% 179   115 81 70.4%
Mining 202 0.7% 166   114 88 77.2%
Utilities 31 0.1% 22   27 4 14.8%
Construction 4,262 13.9% 3,458   2,234 2,028 90.8%
Manufacturing 2,696 8.8% 2,431   1,760 936 53.2%
Wholesale Trade 1,509 4.9% 1,308   911 598 65.6%
Retail Trade 2,787 9.1% 2,443   1,728 1,059 61.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 973 3.2% 806   433 540 124.7%
Information 1,169 3.8% 1,030   755 414 54.8%
Finance and Insurance 1,967 6.4% 1,822   1,400 567 40.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 739 2.4% 623   567 172 30.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,644 8.6% 2,403   1,626 1,018 62.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 346 1.1% 328   257 89 34.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,972 12.9% 3,297   2,437 1,535 63.0%
Educational Services 768 2.5% 677   597 171 28.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,883 6.1% 1,703   1,309 574 43.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 583 1.9% 397   369 214 58.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,631 5.3% 1,168   990 641 64.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 825 2.7% 694   559 266 47.6%
Public Administration 567 1.8% 422   402 165 41.0%
Information Not Available 764 2.5% 595   462 302 65.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Connecticut
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 45,521 43,421 31,773
Male 25,208 55.4% 23,461   16,789 8,419 50.1%
Female 20,313 44.6% 19,960   14,984 5,329 35.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 45,521 43,421 31,773
Hispanic or Latino 6,588 14.5% 6,069   4,607 1,981 43.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 38,933 85.5% 37,352   27,166 11,767 43.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 45,521 43,421 31,773
American Indian or Alaskan Native 195 0.4% 196   119 76 63.9%
Asian 763 1.7% 696   471 292 62.0%
Black or African American 6,791 14.9% 6,716   5,075 1,716 33.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 26,209 57.6% 25,278   18,394 7,815 42.5%
Information Not Available 11,563 25.4% 10,535   7,714 3,849 49.9%
 
Years of Age 45,521 43,421 31,773
Younger than 22 1,726 2.5% 1,619   1,119 607 54.2%
22-24 2,820 4.1% 2,571   1,955 865 44.2%
25-34 9,965 14.5% 9,522   7,094 2,871 40.5%
35-44 10,472 15.2% 9,990   7,785 2,687 34.5%
45-54 11,147 16.2% 10,789   7,641 3,506 45.9%
55-59 4,105 6.0% 3,859   2,714 1,391 51.3%
60-64 2,986 4.3% 2,904   2,022 964 47.7%
65 and older 2,300 3.3% 2,167   1,443 857 59.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 45,521 43,421 31,773
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 376 0.8% 204   232 144 62.1%
Mining 18 0.0% 17   11 7 63.6%
Utilities 29 0.1% 45   45 -16 -35.6%
Construction 5,091 11.1% 4,838   2,865 2,226 77.7%
Manufacturing 6,238 13.6% 5,442   4,298 1,940 45.1%
Wholesale Trade 2,342 5.1% 2,227   1,565 777 49.6%
Retail Trade 5,594 12.2% 5,589   3,936 1,658 42.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,533 3.3% 1,436   1,053 480 45.6%
Information 1,366 3.0% 1,413   682 684 100.3%
Finance and Insurance 2,601 5.7% 2,441   1,995 606 30.4%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 774 1.7% 738   569 205 36.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,518 5.5% 2,371   1,709 809 47.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 273 0.6% 304   158 115 72.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 4,940 10.8% 4,693   3,551 1,389 39.1%
Educational Services 1,441 3.1% 1,512   1,016 425 41.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4,017 8.8% 4,000   3,266 751 23.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,036 2.3% 924   682 354 51.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,578 5.6% 2,550   1,880 698 37.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,345 2.9% 1,332   1,044 301 28.8%
Public Administration 654 1.4% 616   657 -3 -0.5%
Information Not Available 757 1.6% 729   559 198 35.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
District of Columbia
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 7,788 9,177 8,957
Male 3,468 44.5% 4,064   4,252 -784 -18.4%
Female 4,320 55.5% 5,113   4,705 -385 -8.2%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 7,788 9,177 8,957
Hispanic or Latino 646 8.3% 776   812 -166 -20.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 6,921 88.9% 8,141   7,837 -916 -11.7%
Information Not Available 221 2.8% 260   308 -87 -28.2%
 
Race 7,788 9,177 8,957
American Indian or Alaskan Native 49 0.6% 55   51 -2 -3.9%
Asian 135 1.7% 156   173 -38 -22.0%
Black or African American 6,416 82.4% 7,611   7,147 -731 -10.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 23 0.3% 44   99 -76 -76.8%
White 1,164 14.9% 1,310   1,406 -242 -17.2%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 1   81 -80 -98.8%
 
Years of Age 7,788 9,177 8,957
Younger than 22 227 2.6% 243   215 12 5.6%
22-24 447 5.2% 467   434 13 3.0%
25-34 1,922 22.4% 2,140   2,180 -258 -11.8%
35-44 1,992 23.2% 2,348   2,386 -394 -16.5%
45-54 1,994 23.2% 2,473   2,435 -441 -18.1%
55-59 653 7.6% 808   721 -68 -9.4%
60-64 373 4.3% 470   377 -4 -1.1%
65 and older 180 2.1% 228   209 -29 -13.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 7,788 9,177 8,957
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 2 0.0% 7   30 -28 -93.3%
Manufacturing 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
Wholesale Trade 0 0.0% 0   5 -5 -100.0%
Retail Trade 1 0.0% 1   16 -15 -93.8%
Transporation and Warehousing 0 0.0% 0   1 -1 -100.0%
Information 1 0.0% 2   4 -3 -75.0%
Finance and Insurance 1 0.0% 1   0 1 0.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1 0.0% 0   12 -11 -91.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 7 0.1% 7   25 -18 -72.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 17 0.2% 27   8 9 112.5%
Educational Services 2 0.0% 5   30 -28 -93.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3 0.0% 6   21 -18 -85.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0 0.0% 0   2 -2 -100.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 4 0.1% 3   2 2 100.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 5 0.1% 3   26 -21 -80.8%
Public Administration 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Information Not Available 7,743 99.4% 9,114   8,773 -1,030 -11.7%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Delaware
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 10,132 8,821 6,370
Male 5,284 52.2% 4,450   3,003 2,281 76.0%
Female 4,848 47.8% 4,371   3,367 1,481 44.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 10,132 8,821 6,370
Hispanic or Latino 351 3.5% 318   235 116 49.4%
Not Hispanic or Latino 9,781 96.5% 8,503   6,135 3,646 59.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 10,132 8,821 6,370
American Indian or Alaskan Native 23 0.2% 21   10 13 130.0%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 3,743 36.9% 3,366   2,449 1,294 52.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 28 0.3% 39   30 -2 -6.7%
White 5,757 56.8% 4,874   3,382 2,375 70.2%
Information Not Available 581 5.7% 521   499 82 16.4%
 
Years of Age 10,132 8,821 6,370
Younger than 22 355 2.3% 271   1,446 -1,091 -75.4%
22-24 656 4.3% 536   420 236 56.2%
25-34 2,446 16.0% 2,139   1,431 1,015 70.9%
35-44 2,409 15.7% 2,132   1,619 790 48.8%
45-54 2,386 15.6% 2,088   1,078 1,308 121.3%
55-59 829 5.4% 725   222 607 273.4%
60-64 591 3.9% 522   91 500 549.5%
65 and older 380 2.5% 344   55 325 590.9%
Information Not Available 80 0.5% 64   8 72 900.0%
 
Industry 10,132 8,821 6,370
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 16 0.2% 15   7 9 128.6%
Mining 2 0.0% 0   0 2 0.0%
Utilities 15 0.1% 11   6 9 150.0%
Construction 1,297 12.8% 1,036   677 620 91.6%
Manufacturing 636 6.3% 575   525 111 21.1%
Wholesale Trade 409 4.0% 357   255 154 60.4%
Retail Trade 1,761 17.4% 1,567   1,033 728 70.5%
Transporation and Warehousing 302 3.0% 244   222 80 36.0%
Information 192 1.9% 154   100 92 92.0%
Finance and Insurance 716 7.1% 666   563 153 27.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 209 2.1% 157   183 26 14.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 627 6.2% 550   291 336 115.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 36 0.4% 23   19 17 89.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,549 15.3% 1,414   930 619 66.6%
Educational Services 242 2.4% 238   157 85 54.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 752 7.4% 698   557 195 35.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 135 1.3% 132   82 53 64.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 810 8.0% 610   474 336 70.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 273 2.7% 253   197 76 38.6%
Public Administration 76 0.7% 58   57 19 33.3%
Information Not Available 77 0.8% 63   35 42 120.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Florida
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 203,796 196,696 126,230
Male 114,217 56.0% 107,995   66,854 47,363 70.8%
Female 89,504 43.9% 88,664   59,265 30,239 51.0%
Information Not Available 75 0.0% 37   111 -36 -32.4%
 
Ethnicity 203,796 196,696 126,230
Hispanic or Latino 62,623 30.7% 60,819   41,534 21,089 50.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 128,686 63.1% 124,724   75,146 53,540 71.2%
Information Not Available 12,487 6.1% 11,153   9,550 2,937 30.8%
 
Race 203,796 196,696 126,230
American Indian or Alaskan Native 523 0.3% 781   518 5 1.0%
Asian 1,533 0.8% 929   777 756 97.3%
Black or African American 38,995 19.1% 39,778   24,024 14,971 62.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2,243 1.1% 2,231   1,592 651 40.9%
White 124,835 61.3% 117,884   74,035 50,800 68.6%
Information Not Available 35,667 17.5% 35,093   25,284 10,383 41.1%
 
Years of Age 203,796 196,696 126,230
Younger than 22 6,281 2.0% 5,614   2,813 3,468 123.3%
22-24 10,468 3.3% 11,264   5,849 4,619 79.0%
25-34 43,518 13.8% 41,637   27,319 16,199 59.3%
35-44 48,715 15.5% 46,655   30,614 18,101 59.1%
45-54 51,257 16.3% 51,228   33,390 17,867 53.5%
55-59 19,292 6.1% 18,588   12,549 6,743 53.7%
60-64 13,609 4.3% 11,896   7,996 5,613 70.2%
65 and older 10,655 3.4% 9,777   5,700 4,955 86.9%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 37   0 1 0.0%
 
Industry 203,796 196,696 126,230
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 3,402 1.6% 6,060   2,850 552 19.4%
Mining 262 0.1% 260   0 262 0.0%
Utilities 374 0.2% 186   222 152 68.5%
Construction 25,348 12.2% 25,168   14,992 10,356 69.1%
Manufacturing 13,983 6.7% 12,379   8,699 5,284 60.7%
Wholesale Trade 9,459 4.6% 9,963   6,071 3,388 55.8%
Retail Trade 21,423 10.3% 19,963   12,771 8,652 67.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 4,673 2.3% 5,279   2,776 1,897 68.3%
Information 4,000 1.9% 4,498   2,850 1,150 40.4%
Finance and Insurance 8,935 4.3% 9,517   7,515 1,420 18.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 4,486 2.2% 3,532   2,998 1,488 49.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 12,375 6.0% 12,454   7,107 5,268 74.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,421 0.7% 1,227   851 570 67.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 41,911 20.2% 37,324   25,061 16,850 67.2%
Educational Services 5,047 2.4% 4,758   1,777 3,270 184.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 12,637 6.1% 12,045   7,663 4,974 64.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3,813 1.8% 3,755   2,665 1,148 43.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 13,833 6.7% 13,197   7,255 6,578 90.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 5,683 2.7% 4,907   3,072 2,611 85.0%
Public Administration 2,318 1.1% 2,416   1,555 763 49.1%
Information Not Available 8,413 4.1% 7,808   7,480 933 12.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Georgia
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 91,270 81,096 56,758
Male 48,170 52.8% 41,441   27,445 20,725 75.5%
Female 41,885 45.9% 38,520   28,579 13,306 46.6%
Information Not Available 1,215 1.3% 1,135   734 481 65.5%
 
Ethnicity 91,270 81,096 56,758
Hispanic or Latino 413 0.5% 451   172 241 140.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 89,642 98.2% 79,510   55,852 33,790 60.5%
Information Not Available 1,215 1.3% 1,135   734 481 65.5%
 
Race 91,270 81,096 56,758
American Indian or Alaskan Native 454 0.5% 410   244 210 86.1%
Asian 1,119 1.2% 1,035   640 479 74.8%
Black or African American 43,232 47.4% 39,676   30,505 12,727 41.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 45,250 49.6% 38,840   24,635 20,615 83.7%
Information Not Available 1,215 1.3% 1,135   734 481 65.5%
 
Years of Age 91,270 81,096 56,758
Younger than 22 2,973 2.2% 2,430   1,813 1,160 64.0%
22-24 4,999 3.8% 4,322   3,084 1,915 62.1%
25-34 21,821 16.5% 19,358   13,561 8,260 60.9%
35-44 23,103 17.5% 20,728   15,013 8,090 53.9%
45-54 21,336 16.1% 19,312   13,281 8,055 60.7%
55-59 6,929 5.2% 6,304   4,409 2,520 57.2%
60-64 4,311 3.3% 3,945   2,486 1,825 73.4%
65 and older 2,297 1.7% 2,156   1,337 960 71.8%
Information Not Available 3,501 2.6% 2,541   1,774 1,727 97.4%
 
Industry 91,270 81,096 56,758
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 1,901 2.0% 1,598   1,072 829 77.3%
Mining 126 0.1% 161   80 46 57.5%
Utilities 146 0.2% 138   135 11 8.1%
Construction 7,081 7.6% 6,287   3,672 3,409 92.8%
Manufacturing 10,995 11.8% 8,309   7,022 3,973 56.6%
Wholesale Trade 4,824 5.2% 4,351   3,201 1,623 50.7%
Retail Trade 7,438 8.0% 6,317   4,314 3,124 72.4%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,393 2.6% 1,972   1,395 998 71.5%
Information 1,777 1.9% 1,619   1,104 673 61.0%
Finance and Insurance 2,548 2.7% 2,515   2,170 378 17.4%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,769 1.9% 1,566   1,088 681 62.6%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 14,096 15.1% 12,929   8,955 5,141 57.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 225 0.2% 234   131 94 71.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 277 0.3% 264   227 50 22.0%
Educational Services 1,861 2.0% 1,776   1,390 471 33.9%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,846 4.1% 3,716   3,304 542 16.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3,803 4.1% 3,565   2,641 1,162 44.0%
Accomodation and Food Services 675 0.7% 788   516 159 30.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,156 1.2% 1,173   745 411 55.2%
Public Administration 1,065 1.1% 1,041   730 335 45.9%
Information Not Available 23,268 25.0% 20,777   12,866 10,402 80.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Hawaii
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 14,192 13,183 6,857
Male 8,956 63.1% 8,145   4,214 4,742 112.5%
Female 5,236 36.9% 5,038   2,643 2,593 98.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 14,192 13,183 6,857
Hispanic or Latino 851 6.0% 773   368 483 131.3%
Not Hispanic or Latino 10,938 77.1% 10,169   5,223 5,715 109.4%
Information Not Available 2,403 16.9% 2,241   1,266 1,137 89.8%
 
Race 14,192 13,183 6,857
American Indian or Alaskan Native 120 0.8% 96   59 61 103.4%
Asian 4,625 32.6% 4,450   2,186 2,439 111.6%
Black or African American 246 1.7% 206   180 66 36.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3,666 25.8% 3,512   1,702 1,964 115.4%
White 3,768 26.6% 3,221   1,860 1,908 102.6%
Information Not Available 1,767 12.5% 1,698   870 897 103.1%
 
Years of Age 14,192 13,183 6,857
Younger than 22 377 2.2% 353   154 223 144.8%
22-24 811 4.7% 743   320 491 153.4%
25-34 3,246 18.9% 3,032   1,530 1,716 112.2%
35-44 3,420 20.0% 3,191   1,682 1,738 103.3%
45-54 3,570 20.8% 3,269   1,819 1,751 96.3%
55-59 1,445 8.4% 1,321   672 773 115.0%
60-64 820 4.8% 822   414 406 98.1%
65 and older 503 2.9% 452   266 237 89.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 14,192 13,183 6,857
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 255 1.8% 210   187 68 36.4%
Mining 2 0.0% 3   0 2 0.0%
Utilities 9 0.1% 7   3 6 200.0%
Construction 3,804 26.3% 3,559   1,651 2,153 130.4%
Manufacturing 389 2.7% 314   206 183 88.8%
Wholesale Trade 234 1.6% 202   121 113 93.4%
Retail Trade 829 5.7% 680   391 438 112.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 752 5.2% 1,105   229 523 228.4%
Information 230 1.6% 204   138 92 66.7%
Finance and Insurance 247 1.7% 231   202 45 22.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 289 2.0% 282   114 175 153.5%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 414 2.9% 377   279 135 48.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 53 0.4% 51   17 36 211.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,601 11.1% 1,363   713 888 124.5%
Educational Services 109 0.8% 96   62 47 75.8%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 516 3.6% 484   297 219 73.7%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 182 1.3% 172   59 123 208.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,118 14.7% 1,751   1,055 1,063 100.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 314 2.2% 297   188 126 67.0%
Public Administration 200 1.4% 213   143 57 39.9%
Information Not Available 1,645 11.4% 1,582   802 843 105.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Iowa
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 22,899 21,420 16,165
Male 12,548 54.8% 11,529   8,583 3,965 46.2%
Female 10,351 45.2% 9,891   7,582 2,769 36.5%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 22,899 21,420 16,165
Hispanic or Latino 707 3.1% 669   634 73 11.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 15,667 68.4% 15,170   15,330 337 2.2%
Information Not Available 6,525 28.5% 5,581   201 6,324 3146.3%
 
Race 22,899 21,420 16,165
American Indian or Alaskan Native 73 0.3% 84   74 -1 -1.4%
Asian 182 0.8% 163   170 12 7.1%
Black or African American 1,252 5.5% 1,351   828 424 51.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 14,160 61.8% 13,572   14,258 -98 -0.7%
Information Not Available 7,232 31.6% 6,250   835 6,397 766.1%
 
Years of Age 22,899 21,420 16,165
Younger than 22 753 2.1% 725   499 254 50.9%
22-24 1,353 3.8% 1,279   997 356 35.7%
25-34 5,231 14.7% 4,955   3,584 1,647 46.0%
35-44 5,156 14.4% 4,839   3,888 1,268 32.6%
45-54 6,044 16.9% 5,576   4,248 1,796 42.3%
55-59 2,188 6.1% 2,014   1,404 784 55.8%
60-64 1,377 3.9% 1,246   968 409 42.3%
65 and older 797 2.2% 786   570 227 39.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   7 -7 -100.0%
 
Industry 22,899 21,420 16,165
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 201 0.9% 202   119 82 68.9%
Mining 23 0.1% 12   42 -19 -45.2%
Utilities 22 0.1% 27   34 -12 -35.3%
Construction 2,550 11.0% 2,177   1,858 692 37.2%
Manufacturing 7,183 31.1% 6,066   4,199 2,984 71.1%
Wholesale Trade 865 3.7% 894   713 152 21.3%
Retail Trade 1,938 8.4% 1,909   1,784 154 8.6%
Transporation and Warehousing 633 2.7% 623   458 175 38.2%
Information 711 3.1% 776   629 82 13.0%
Finance and Insurance 874 3.8% 848   576 298 51.7%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 245 1.1% 245   209 36 17.2%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 787 3.4% 799   575 212 36.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 25 0.1% 29   42 -17 -40.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,141 9.3% 2,176   1,343 798 59.4%
Educational Services 419 1.8% 453   279 140 50.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,434 6.2% 1,413   1,309 125 9.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 259 1.1% 214   169 90 53.3%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,470 6.4% 1,441   942 528 56.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 466 2.0% 456   405 61 15.1%
Public Administration 329 1.4% 280   246 83 33.7%
Information Not Available 324 1.4% 380   234 90 38.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Idaho
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 15,476 12,696 7,960
Male 9,606 62.1% 7,339   4,645 4,961 106.8%
Female 5,870 37.9% 5,356   3,315 2,555 77.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 15,476 12,696 7,960
Hispanic or Latino 1,655 10.7% 1,501   844 811 96.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 13,193 85.2% 10,552   6,910 6,283 90.9%
Information Not Available 628 4.1% 643   206 422 204.9%
 
Race 15,476 12,696 7,960
American Indian or Alaskan Native 275 1.8% 245   184 91 49.5%
Asian 167 1.1% 157   112 55 49.1%
Black or African American 102 0.7% 111   62 40 64.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 49 0.3% 45   23 26 113.0%
White 12,565 81.2% 10,076   6,427 6,138 95.5%
Information Not Available 2,318 15.0% 2,062   1,152 1,166 101.2%
 
Years of Age 15,476 12,696 7,960
Younger than 22 649 2.4% 457   252 397 157.5%
22-24 942 3.5% 697   449 493 109.8%
25-34 3,827 14.1% 3,029   1,840 1,987 108.0%
35-44 3,539 13.0% 3,000   1,919 1,620 84.4%
45-54 3,776 13.9% 3,179   2,079 1,697 81.6%
55-59 1,405 5.2% 1,184   753 652 86.6%
60-64 846 3.1% 724   410 436 106.3%
65 and older 492 1.8% 426   258 234 90.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 15,476 12,696 7,960
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 273 1.7% 209   235 38 16.2%
Mining 110 0.7% 41   29 81 279.3%
Utilities 24 0.2% 14   12 12 100.0%
Construction 2,850 18.1% 2,089   1,360 1,490 109.6%
Manufacturing 2,698 17.1% 2,127   1,497 1,201 80.2%
Wholesale Trade 560 3.6% 593   257 303 117.9%
Retail Trade 1,655 10.5% 1,325   762 893 117.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 382 2.4% 362   217 165 76.0%
Information 271 1.7% 258   109 162 148.6%
Finance and Insurance 477 3.0% 437   347 130 37.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 242 1.5% 179   122 120 98.4%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 671 4.3% 586   369 302 81.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 21 0.1% 19   17 4 23.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 1,301 8.3% 1,028   611 690 112.9%
Educational Services 217 1.4% 223   117 100 85.5%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 885 5.6% 774   501 384 76.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 220 1.4% 149   95 125 131.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 754 4.8% 541   347 407 117.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 343 2.2% 281   149 194 130.2%
Public Administration 279 1.8% 212   200 79 39.5%
Information Not Available 1,243 7.9% 1,249   607 636 104.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Illinois
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 141,426 136,149 113,977
Male 78,385 55.4% 73,310   61,126 17,259 28.2%
Female 63,041 44.6% 62,839   52,851 10,190 19.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 141,426 136,149 113,977
Hispanic or Latino 18,569 13.1% 16,826   13,054 5,515 42.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 122,857 86.9% 119,323   100,923 21,934 21.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Race 141,426 136,149 113,977
American Indian or Alaskan Native 502 0.4% 483   418 84 20.1%
Asian 3,794 2.7% 3,706   2,688 1,106 41.1%
Black or African American 38,164 27.0% 38,233   33,348 4,816 14.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 97,543 69.0% 92,335   76,560 20,983 27.4%
Information Not Available 1,423 1.0% 1,392   963 460 47.8%
 
Years of Age 141,426 136,149 113,977
Younger than 22 4,380 1.9% 3,832   3,222 1,158 35.9%
22-24 7,671 3.3% 7,244   6,137 1,534 25.0%
25-34 34,576 14.9% 33,091   28,276 6,300 22.3%
35-44 35,322 15.3% 34,265   29,227 6,095 20.9%
45-54 35,758 15.4% 34,568   28,768 6,990 24.3%
55-59 12,302 5.3% 12,016   9,671 2,631 27.2%
60-64 7,373 3.2% 7,170   5,603 1,770 31.6%
65 and older 4,044 1.7% 3,963   3,073 971 31.6%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 141,426 136,149 113,977
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 289 0.2% 256   269 20 7.4%
Mining 330 0.2% 313   538 -208 -38.7%
Utilities 146 0.1% 153   137 9 6.6%
Construction 18,388 13.0% 17,158   12,829 5,559 43.3%
Manufacturing 22,508 15.9% 20,055   20,438 2,070 10.1%
Wholesale Trade 7,401 5.2% 7,155   5,497 1,904 34.6%
Retail Trade 13,622 9.6% 13,112   10,920 2,702 24.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 6,657 4.7% 7,158   4,611 2,046 44.4%
Information 3,301 2.3% 3,243   2,495 806 32.3%
Finance and Insurance 8,397 5.9% 8,480   7,670 727 9.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 2,237 1.6% 2,196   1,917 320 16.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 8,871 6.3% 8,483   6,680 2,191 32.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 650 0.5% 686   316 334 105.7%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 16,865 11.9% 16,069   12,560 4,305 34.3%
Educational Services 3,733 2.6% 3,912   3,466 267 7.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 9,936 7.0% 9,828   8,509 1,427 16.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,488 1.0% 1,295   1,297 191 14.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 7,410 5.2% 7,311   5,582 1,828 32.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,554 2.5% 3,508   2,891 663 22.9%
Public Administration 2,706 1.9% 2,893   2,497 209 8.4%
Information Not Available 2,937 2.1% 2,885   2,858 79 2.8%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Indiana
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 69,046 63,640 43,382
Male 40,693 58.9% 36,741   23,492 17,201 73.2%
Female 28,290 41.0% 26,842   19,849 8,441 42.5%
Information Not Available 63 0.1% 57   41 22 53.7%
 
Ethnicity 69,046 63,640 43,382
Hispanic or Latino 3,247 4.7% 2,978   1,822 1,425 78.2%
Not Hispanic or Latino 51,520 74.6% 47,194   32,565 18,955 58.2%
Information Not Available 14,279 20.7% 13,468   8,995 5,284 58.7%
 
Race 69,046 63,640 43,382
American Indian or Alaskan Native 292 0.4% 271   202 90 44.6%
Asian 547 0.8% 558   354 193 54.5%
Black or African American 9,170 13.3% 8,896   6,976 2,194 31.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 72 0.1% 57   48 24 50.0%
White 55,302 80.1% 50,474   33,676 21,626 64.2%
Information Not Available 3,663 5.3% 3,384   2,126 1,537 72.3%
 
Years of Age 69,046 63,640 43,382
Younger than 22 2,079 1.7% 1,729   1,144 935 81.7%
22-24 3,712 3.1% 3,348   2,341 1,371 58.6%
25-34 16,306 13.5% 14,989   10,616 5,690 53.6%
35-44 17,399 14.4% 16,017   11,137 6,262 56.2%
45-54 17,741 14.7% 16,552   10,922 6,819 62.4%
55-59 6,282 5.2% 5,769   3,753 2,529 67.4%
60-64 3,632 3.0% 3,351   2,293 1,339 58.4%
65 and older 1,895 1.6% 1,885   1,176 719 61.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 69,046 63,640 43,382
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 125 0.2% 126   77 48 62.3%
Mining 77 0.1% 87   97 -20 -20.6%
Utilities 66 0.1% 65   165 -99 -60.0%
Construction 6,508 9.4% 6,097   4,339 2,169 50.0%
Manufacturing 24,618 35.6% 22,019   12,146 12,472 102.7%
Wholesale Trade 2,666 3.9% 2,361   1,712 954 55.7%
Retail Trade 5,091 7.4% 4,541   3,692 1,399 37.9%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,401 3.5% 2,410   1,327 1,074 80.9%
Information 853 1.2% 737   447 406 90.8%
Finance and Insurance 1,836 2.7% 1,668   1,507 329 21.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 785 1.1% 755   678 107 15.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,213 3.2% 2,159   1,528 685 44.8%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 248 0.4% 232   114 134 117.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,898 8.5% 5,432   3,912 1,986 50.8%
Educational Services 916 1.3% 985   741 175 23.6%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,840 5.6% 3,739   3,253 587 18.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 617 0.9% 506   402 215 53.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,473 3.6% 2,333   1,824 649 35.6%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,481 2.1% 1,424   961 520 54.1%
Public Administration 463 0.7% 468   325 138 42.5%
Information Not Available 5,871 8.5% 5,496   4,135 1,736 42.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kansas
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 22,997 20,445 14,888
Male 12,647 55.0% 10,889   7,818 4,829 61.8%
Female 9,307 40.5% 9,556   7,070 2,237 31.6%
Information Not Available 1,043 4.5% 0   0 1,043 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 22,997 20,445 14,888
Hispanic or Latino 1,386 6.0% 1,304   850 536 63.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 10,711 46.6% 10,111   7,732 2,979 38.5%
Information Not Available 10,900 47.4% 9,030   6,306 4,594 72.9%
 
Race 22,997 20,445 14,888
American Indian or Alaskan Native 345 1.5% 313   250 95 38.0%
Asian 326 1.4% 297   177 149 84.2%
Black or African American 3,847 16.7% 3,291   2,532 1,315 51.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 56 0.2% 46   26 30 115.4%
White 15,900 69.1% 14,913   10,888 5,012 46.0%
Information Not Available 2,523 11.0% 1,585   1,015 1,508 148.6%
 
Years of Age 22,997 20,445 14,888
Younger than 22 622 1.6% 485   444 178 40.1%
22-24 1,192 3.2% 1,080   835 357 42.8%
25-34 5,279 14.0% 4,940   3,663 1,616 44.1%
35-44 5,272 14.0% 4,810   3,643 1,629 44.7%
45-54 5,851 15.5% 5,456   3,847 2,004 52.1%
55-59 1,925 5.1% 1,893   1,316 609 46.3%
60-64 1,183 3.1% 1,147   720 463 64.3%
65 and older 630 1.7% 634   420 210 50.0%
Information Not Available 1,043 2.8% 0   0 1,043 0.0%
 
Industry 22,997 20,445 14,888
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 217 0.9% 162   104 113 108.7%
Mining 175 0.8% 127   111 64 57.7%
Utilities 22 0.1% 27   22 0 0.0%
Construction 2,697 11.6% 2,467   1,645 1,052 64.0%
Manufacturing 4,432 19.1% 3,314   2,297 2,135 92.9%
Wholesale Trade 920 4.0% 899   712 208 29.2%
Retail Trade 1,692 7.3% 1,742   1,241 451 36.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 700 3.0% 588   402 298 74.1%
Information 886 3.8% 1,014   899 -13 -1.4%
Finance and Insurance 713 3.1% 719   636 77 12.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 340 1.5% 302   278 62 22.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,006 4.3% 1,051   684 322 47.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 106 0.5% 65   45 61 135.6%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,450 10.6% 2,126   1,408 1,042 74.0%
Educational Services 443 1.9% 486   346 97 28.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 1,655 7.1% 1,754   1,325 330 24.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 198 0.9% 145   137 61 44.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 800 3.4% 840   613 187 30.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 629 2.7% 642   442 187 42.3%
Public Administration 450 1.9% 485   446 4 0.9%
Information Not Available 2,466 10.6% 1,490   1,095 1,371 125.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Kentucky
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 39,574 35,716 24,091
Male 24,237 61.2% 21,696   13,572 10,665 78.6%
Female 15,337 38.8% 14,020   10,519 4,818 45.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 39,574 35,716 24,091
Hispanic or Latino 58 0.1% 114   35 23 65.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,758 4.4% 35,602   24,056 -22,298 -92.7%
Information Not Available 37,758 95.4% 0   0 37,758 0.0%
 
Race 39,574 35,716 24,091
American Indian or Alaskan Native 225 0.6% 199   184 41 22.3%
Asian 207 0.5% 95   79 128 162.0%
Black or African American 4,958 12.5% 4,681   3,223 1,735 53.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 10   0 0 0.0%
White 33,721 85.2% 30,169   20,399 13,322 65.3%
Information Not Available 463 1.2% 562   206 257 124.8%
 
Years of Age 39,574 35,716 24,091
Younger than 22 1,025 1.4% 784   652 373 57.2%
22-24 1,924 2.7% 1,799   1,321 603 45.6%
25-34 9,201 12.9% 8,691   6,119 3,082 50.4%
35-44 10,815 15.2% 9,371   6,478 4,337 66.9%
45-54 10,253 14.4% 9,366   5,843 4,410 75.5%
55-59 3,057 4.3% 2,909   1,916 1,141 59.6%
60-64 1,973 2.8% 1,695   1,128 845 74.9%
65 and older 1,322 1.9% 1,101   630 692 109.8%
Information Not Available 4 0.0% 0   4 0 0.0%
 
Industry 39,574 35,716 24,091
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 76 0.2% 95   114 -38 -33.3%
Mining 342 0.9% 353   451 -109 -24.2%
Utilities 18 0.0% 27   26 -8 -30.8%
Construction 4,014 10.1% 3,575   2,712 1,302 48.0%
Manufacturing 13,067 33.0% 10,757   6,482 6,585 101.6%
Wholesale Trade 1,668 4.2% 1,559   1,045 623 59.6%
Retail Trade 3,178 8.0% 2,683   1,846 1,332 72.2%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,780 4.5% 1,754   866 914 105.5%
Information 782 2.0% 825   573 209 36.5%
Finance and Insurance 1,047 2.6% 1,078   953 94 9.9%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 400 1.0% 372   367 33 9.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,151 2.9% 1,169   800 351 43.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 63 0.2% 118   61 2 3.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,421 8.6% 3,122   1,942 1,479 76.2%
Educational Services 948 2.4% 893   577 371 64.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,544 6.4% 2,306   1,811 733 40.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 418 1.1% 403   227 191 84.1%
Accomodation and Food Services 1,479 3.7% 1,323   1,181 298 25.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 674 1.7% 802   564 110 19.5%
Public Administration 346 0.9% 345   197 149 75.6%
Information Not Available 2,158 5.4% 2,157   1,296 862 66.5%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Louisiana
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 31,720 40,093 17,736
Male 14,559 45.9% 17,656   8,428 6,131 72.7%
Female 17,161 54.1% 22,436   9,308 7,853 84.4%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 1   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 31,720 40,093 17,736
Hispanic or Latino 703 2.2% 911   384 319 83.1%
Not Hispanic or Latino 30,949 97.6% 39,102   17,212 13,737 79.8%
Information Not Available 68 0.2% 80   140 -72 -51.4%
 
Race 31,720 40,093 17,736
American Indian or Alaskan Native 213 0.7% 256   77 136 176.6%
Asian 282 0.9% 346   129 153 118.6%
Black or African American 18,442 58.1% 23,502   9,636 8,806 91.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 60 0.2% 52   19 41 215.8%
White 12,692 40.0% 15,905   7,746 4,946 63.9%
Information Not Available 31 0.1% 32   129 -98 -76.0%
 
Years of Age 31,720 40,093 17,736
Younger than 22 1,183 2.8% 1,186   574 609 106.1%
22-24 2,216 5.2% 2,570   1,288 928 72.0%
25-34 8,759 20.4% 11,164   4,789 3,970 82.9%
35-44 7,564 17.6% 9,710   4,286 3,278 76.5%
45-54 7,486 17.4% 9,417   4,288 3,198 74.6%
55-59 2,278 5.3% 2,961   1,282 996 77.7%
60-64 1,407 3.3% 1,843   771 636 82.5%
65 and older 826 1.9% 1,239   458 368 80.3%
Information Not Available 1 0.0% 3   0 1 0.0%
 
Industry 31,720 40,093 17,736
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 187 0.6% 185   126 61 48.4%
Mining 314 1.0% 320   216 98 45.4%
Utilities 76 0.2% 67   69 7 10.1%
Construction 3,720 11.7% 4,589   2,386 1,334 55.9%
Manufacturing 2,687 8.4% 2,938   1,514 1,173 77.5%
Wholesale Trade 727 2.3% 738   376 351 93.4%
Retail Trade 2,553 8.0% 2,703   1,450 1,103 76.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 949 3.0% 1,013   520 429 82.5%
Information 376 1.2% 510   298 78 26.2%
Finance and Insurance 628 2.0% 763   489 139 28.4%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 468 1.5% 471   234 234 100.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 1,440 4.5% 1,666   1,036 404 39.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 112 0.4% 115   194 -82 -42.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 2,141 6.7% 2,533   1,136 1,005 88.5%
Educational Services 721 2.3% 1,026   350 371 106.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,981 9.3% 3,524   1,715 1,266 73.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 520 1.6% 574   318 202 63.5%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,161 6.8% 2,296   1,019 1,142 112.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,291 4.0% 1,586   780 511 65.5%
Public Administration 501 1.6% 545   294 207 70.4%
Information Not Available 7,167 22.5% 11,931   3,216 3,951 122.9%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Massachusetts
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 83,163 80,457 65,080
Male 49,567 59.6% 46,804   37,306 12,261 32.9%
Female 33,596 40.4% 33,653   27,774 5,822 21.0%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 83,163 80,457 65,080
Hispanic or Latino 8,453 10.2% 8,118   6,356 2,097 33.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 72,866 87.6% 70,501   57,209 15,657 27.4%
Information Not Available 1,844 2.2% 1,838   1,515 329 21.7%
 
Race 83,163 80,457 65,080
American Indian or Alaskan Native 207 0.2% 200   51,362 -51,155 -99.6%
Asian 2,639 3.2% 2,585   5,896 -3,257 -55.2%
Black or African American 7,324 8.8% 7,361   153 7,171 4686.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 69 0.1% 79   1,969 -1,900 -96.5%
White 65,862 79.2% 63,430   30 65,832 219440.0%
Information Not Available 7,062 8.5% 6,802   5,670 1,392 24.6%
 
Years of Age 83,163 80,457 65,080
Younger than 22 2,541 1.8% 2,331   1,867 674 36.1%
22-24 4,526 3.1% 4,188   3,448 1,078 31.3%
25-34 18,159 12.6% 17,362   13,945 4,214 30.2%
35-44 20,366 14.2% 19,797   16,533 3,833 23.2%
45-54 21,165 14.7% 20,672   16,750 4,415 26.4%
55-59 7,802 5.4% 7,700   6,019 1,783 29.6%
60-64 5,292 3.7% 5,203   4,203 1,089 25.9%
65 and older 3,312 2.3% 3,204   2,315 997 43.1%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 83,163 80,457 65,080
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 728 0.9% 541   558 170 30.5%
Mining 69 0.1% 63   85 -16 -18.8%
Utilities 92 0.1% 73   66 26 39.4%
Construction 11,170 13.3% 9,926   8,472 2,698 31.8%
Manufacturing 10,375 12.4% 9,636   7,879 2,496 31.7%
Wholesale Trade 4,509 5.4% 4,375   3,693 816 22.1%
Retail Trade 7,975 9.5% 7,506   6,245 1,730 27.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 2,446 2.9% 2,447   1,599 847 53.0%
Information 2,369 2.8% 2,139   1,632 737 45.2%
Finance and Insurance 3,601 4.3% 3,669   3,390 211 6.2%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,291 1.5% 1,246   1,123 168 15.0%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 5,956 7.1% 6,074   4,916 1,040 21.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 268 0.3% 251   174 94 54.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 8,684 10.4% 8,080   6,237 2,447 39.2%
Educational Services 1,476 1.8% 1,511   1,260 216 17.1%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 6,544 7.8% 6,511   5,503 1,041 18.9%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,186 1.4% 951   686 500 72.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 4,471 5.3% 4,210   3,456 1,015 29.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 3,292 3.9% 3,275   2,684 608 22.7%
Public Administration 2,138 2.5% 2,355   1,832 306 16.7%
Information Not Available 4,523 5.4% 5,618   3,590 933 26.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maryland
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 48,528 45,712 32,788
Male 26,692 55.0% 24,474   16,486 10,206 61.9%
Female 21,836 45.0% 21,238   16,302 5,534 33.9%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 48,528 45,712 32,788
Hispanic or Latino 2,082 4.3% 1,879   1,248 834 66.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 45,496 93.8% 42,855   30,941 14,555 47.0%
Information Not Available 950 2.0% 978   599 351 58.6%
 
Race 48,528 45,712 32,788
American Indian or Alaskan Native 112 0.2% 112   80 32 40.0%
Asian 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
Black or African American 21,120 43.5% 20,307   15,083 6,037 40.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 79 0.2% 72   60 19 31.7%
White 24,185 49.8% 22,363   15,202 8,983 59.1%
Information Not Available 3,032 6.2% 2,858   2,363 669 28.3%
 
Years of Age 48,528 45,712 32,788
Younger than 22 1,704 2.4% 1,471   1,005 699 69.6%
22-24 3,008 4.3% 2,713   1,917 1,091 56.9%
25-34 11,375 16.2% 10,852   7,563 3,812 50.4%
35-44 11,561 16.5% 11,045   8,319 3,242 39.0%
45-54 12,152 17.4% 11,465   8,251 3,901 47.3%
55-59 4,106 5.9% 3,866   2,704 1,402 51.8%
60-64 2,697 3.9% 2,529   1,729 968 56.0%
65 and older 1,925 2.7% 1,771   1,298 627 48.3%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   2 -2 -100.0%
 
Industry 48,528 45,712 32,788
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 100 0.2% 70   57 43 75.4%
Mining 41 0.1% 32   29 12 41.4%
Utilities 45 0.1% 42   32 13 40.6%
Construction 7,184 14.8% 6,516   3,889 3,295 84.7%
Manufacturing 626 1.3% 582   671 -45 -6.7%
Wholesale Trade 2,020 4.2% 1,971   1,371 649 47.3%
Retail Trade 1,969 4.0% 1,822   1,273 696 54.7%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,118 2.3% 1,160   820 298 36.3%
Information 1,060 2.2% 1,044   728 332 45.6%
Finance and Insurance 2,385 4.9% 2,316   2,086 299 14.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,234 2.5% 1,168   819 415 50.7%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 3,723 7.7% 3,621   2,858 865 30.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 157 0.3% 141   19 138 726.3%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 6,054 12.4% 5,932   4,252 1,802 42.4%
Educational Services 1,285 2.6% 1,391   891 394 44.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,354 6.9% 3,325   2,699 655 24.3%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 562 1.2% 438   430 132 30.7%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,063 6.3% 2,647   2,058 1,005 48.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,579 3.2% 1,520   950 629 66.2%
Public Administration 739 1.5% 633   587 152 25.9%
Information Not Available 10,230 21.0% 9,341   6,269 3,961 63.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Maine
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 8,501 7,801 5,737
Male 4,904 57.7% 4,424   2,963 1,941 65.5%
Female 3,597 42.3% 3,377   2,774 823 29.7%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Ethnicity 8,501 7,801 5,737
Hispanic or Latino 65 0.8% 58   72 -7 -9.7%
Not Hispanic or Latino 6,531 76.8% 6,186   4,818 1,713 35.6%
Information Not Available 1,905 22.4% 1,557   847 1,058 124.9%
 
Race 8,501 7,801 5,737
American Indian or Alaskan Native 83 1.0% 70   58 25 43.1%
Asian 41 0.5% 47   29 12 41.4%
Black or African American 72 0.8% 76   59 13 22.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
White 6,879 80.9% 6,465   4,933 1,946 39.4%
Information Not Available 1,426 16.8% 1,143   658 768 116.7%
 
Years of Age 8,501 7,801 5,737
Younger than 22 315 2.1% 289   255 60 23.5%
22-24 529 3.6% 436   351 178 50.7%
25-34 1,765 11.9% 1,522   1,200 565 47.1%
35-44 1,878 12.6% 1,778   1,430 448 31.3%
45-54 2,353 15.8% 2,192   1,492 861 57.7%
55-59 886 6.0% 857   529 357 67.5%
60-64 526 3.5% 509   328 198 60.4%
65 and older 249 1.7% 218   152 97 63.8%
Information Not Available 0 0.0% 0   0 0 0.0%
 
Industry 8,501 7,801 5,737
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 75 0.9% 103   74 1 1.4%
Mining 3 0.0% 4   2 1 50.0%
Utilities 82 1.0% 91   9 73 811.1%
Construction 855 10.0% 697   517 338 65.4%
Manufacturing 1,173 13.7% 1,068   693 480 69.3%
Wholesale Trade 271 3.2% 245   185 86 46.5%
Retail Trade 828 9.7% 758   591 237 40.1%
Transporation and Warehousing 151 1.8% 154   86 65 75.6%
Information 109 1.3% 102   80 29 36.3%
Finance and Insurance 160 1.9% 154   128 32 25.0%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 69 0.8% 59   71 -2 -2.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 283 3.3% 275   181 102 56.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8 0.1% 10   8 0 0.0%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 486 5.7% 463   353 133 37.7%
Educational Services 152 1.8% 191   142 10 7.0%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 614 7.2% 647   566 48 8.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 133 1.6% 95   53 80 150.9%
Accomodation and Food Services 490 5.7% 349   377 113 30.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 175 2.0% 176   166 9 5.4%
Public Administration 116 1.4% 111   84 32 38.1%
Information Not Available 2,268 26.4% 2,049   1,371 897 65.4%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Michigan
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 143,648 135,121 109,751
Male 85,390 59.4% 78,368   62,041 23,349 37.6%
Female 58,225 40.5% 56,706   47,700 10,525 22.1%
Information Not Available 33 0.0% 47   10 23 230.0%
 
Ethnicity 143,648 135,121 109,751
Hispanic or Latino 4,144 2.9% 3,528   3,249 895 27.5%
Not Hispanic or Latino 107,602 74.9% 100,971   80,638 26,964 33.4%
Information Not Available 31,902 22.2% 30,622   25,864 6,038 23.3%
 
Race 143,648 135,121 109,751
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,110 0.8% 1,027   1,074 36 3.4%
Asian 1,409 1.0% 1,245   797 612 76.8%
Black or African American 20,701 14.4% 20,299   17,557 3,144 17.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 104 0.1% 97   77 27 35.1%
White 83,414 58.1% 77,608   61,311 22,103 36.1%
Information Not Available 36,910 25.7% 34,845   28,935 7,975 27.6%
 
Years of Age 143,648 135,121 109,751
Younger than 22 4,344 2.0% 3,837   3,055 1,289 42.2%
22-24 8,315 3.8% 7,525   6,012 2,303 38.3%
25-34 33,951 15.4% 31,810   26,114 7,837 30.0%
35-44 36,856 16.7% 36,246   29,589 7,267 24.6%
45-54 38,094 17.3% 34,998   29,017 9,077 31.3%
55-59 12,243 5.6% 11,400   8,994 3,249 36.1%
60-64 6,758 3.1% 6,362   4,620 2,138 46.3%
65 and older 3,034 1.4% 2,873   2,348 686 29.2%
Information Not Available 53 0.0% 70   2 51 2550.0%
 
Industry 143,648 135,121 109,751
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 636 0.4% 510   444 192 43.2%
Mining 85 0.1% 112   127 -42 -33.1%
Utilities 46 0.0% 52   80 -34 -42.5%
Construction 11,482 8.0% 10,583   9,435 2,047 21.7%
Manufacturing 38,069 26.4% 34,474   26,887 11,182 41.6%
Wholesale Trade 4,957 3.4% 4,110   3,679 1,278 34.7%
Retail Trade 9,478 6.6% 9,291   10,653 -1,175 -11.0%
Transporation and Warehousing 4,430 3.1% 4,324   3,142 1,288 41.0%
Information 1,427 1.0% 1,547   1,085 342 31.5%
Finance and Insurance 4,001 2.8% 4,260   3,676 325 8.8%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,924 1.3% 1,587   1,443 481 33.3%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 7,478 5.2% 7,783   5,335 2,143 40.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 793 0.5% 796   867 -74 -8.5%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 15,622 10.8% 14,593   13,860 1,762 12.7%
Educational Services 2,938 2.0% 3,287   3,171 -233 -7.3%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 8,276 5.7% 8,365   7,326 950 13.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1,812 1.3% 1,513   1,106 706 63.8%
Accomodation and Food Services 5,411 3.8% 4,921   4,416 995 22.5%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2,431 1.7% 2,771   2,340 91 3.9%
Public Administration 1,328 0.9% 978   1,082 246 22.7%
Information Not Available 21,024 14.6% 19,264   9,597 11,427 119.1%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Minnesota
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 43,615 38,942 37,208
Male 26,126 59.9% 22,265   21,478 4,648 21.6%
Female 17,482 40.1% 16,668   15,727 1,755 11.2%
Information Not Available 7 0.0% 9   3 4 133.3%
 
Ethnicity 43,615 38,942 37,208
Hispanic or Latino 1,247 2.9% 1,050   1,144 103 9.0%
Not Hispanic or Latino 37,677 86.4% 33,718   33,165 4,512 13.6%
Information Not Available 4,691 10.8% 4,174   2,899 1,792 61.8%
 
Race 43,615 38,942 37,208
American Indian or Alaskan Native 609 1.4% 539   462 147 31.8%
Asian 1,124 2.6% 1,057   873 251 28.8%
Black or African American 3,383 7.8% 3,215   2,928 455 15.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 79 0.2% 68   160 -81 -50.6%
White 35,332 81.0% 31,336   30,832 4,500 14.6%
Information Not Available 3,088 7.1% 2,727   1,953 1,135 58.1%
 
Years of Age 43,615 38,942 37,208
Younger than 22 1,023 1.3% 812   1,007 16 1.6%
22-24 2,537 3.3% 2,132   2,129 408 19.2%
25-34 10,807 14.1% 9,713   8,875 1,932 21.8%
35-44 9,996 13.1% 9,094   8,919 1,077 12.1%
45-54 11,516 15.0% 10,212   9,635 1,881 19.5%
55-59 4,224 5.5% 3,689   3,529 695 19.7%
60-64 2,356 3.1% 2,177   2,087 269 12.9%
65 and older 1,115 1.5% 1,076   631 484 76.7%
Information Not Available 41 0.1% 37   396 -355 -89.6%
 
Industry 43,615 38,942 37,208
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 242 0.6% 187   270 -28 -10.4%
Mining 69 0.2% 46   69 0 0.0%
Utilities 87 0.2% 69   79 8 10.1%
Construction 7,444 17.0% 5,686   5,557 1,887 34.0%
Manufacturing 6,311 14.4% 5,658   5,655 656 11.6%
Wholesale Trade 2,467 5.6% 2,393   2,185 282 12.9%
Retail Trade 3,949 9.0% 3,660   3,579 370 10.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,325 3.0% 1,295   962 363 37.7%
Information 1,014 2.3% 972   947 67 7.1%
Finance and Insurance 1,868 4.3% 1,710   2,037 -169 -8.3%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 792 1.8% 744   688 104 15.1%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,629 6.0% 2,412   2,109 520 24.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 751 1.7% 731   710 41 5.8%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 3,534 8.1% 3,128   2,960 574 19.4%
Educational Services 1,246 2.8% 1,298   1,231 15 1.2%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 3,045 6.9% 2,912   2,858 187 6.5%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 648 1.5% 544   494 154 31.2%
Accomodation and Food Services 2,011 4.6% 1,725   1,737 274 15.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,209 2.8% 1,205   948 261 27.5%
Public Administration 841 1.9% 693   682 159 23.3%
Information Not Available 2,133 4.9% 1,874   1,451 682 47.0%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Missouri
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 53,738 51,863 39,232
Male 29,214 54.4% 27,737   20,381 8,833 43.3%
Female 24,520 45.6% 24,112   18,846 5,674 30.1%
Information Not Available 4 0.0% 14   5 -1 -20.0%
 
Ethnicity 53,738 51,863 39,232
Hispanic or Latino 696 1.3% 507   392 304 77.6%
Not Hispanic or Latino 21,884 40.7% 17,342   12,612 9,272 73.5%
Information Not Available 31,158 58.0% 34,014   26,228 4,930 18.8%
 
Race 53,738 51,863 39,232
American Indian or Alaskan Native 371 0.7% 313   330 41 12.4%
Asian 400 0.7% 380   267 133 49.8%
Black or African American 9,514 17.7% 8,200   9,710 -196 -2.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 393 0.7% 416   338 55 16.3%
White 32,641 60.7% 29,133   25,848 6,793 26.3%
Information Not Available 10,419 19.4% 13,421   2,739 7,680 280.4%
 
Years of Age 53,738 51,863 39,232
Younger than 22 1,565 1.9% 1,577   1,122 443 39.5%
22-24 2,948 3.5% 2,842   2,157 791 36.7%
25-34 12,812 15.3% 12,282   9,194 3,618 39.4%
35-44 13,278 15.9% 13,099   10,185 3,093 30.4%
45-54 14,241 17.0% 13,562   10,307 3,934 38.2%
55-59 4,597 5.5% 4,373   3,243 1,354 41.8%
60-64 2,672 3.2% 2,552   1,942 730 37.6%
65 and older 1,597 1.9% 1,548   1,060 537 50.7%
Information Not Available 28 0.0% 28   22 6 27.3%
 
Industry 53,738 51,863 39,232
Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting 171 0.3% 163   179 -8 -4.5%
Mining 114 0.2% 140   92 22 23.9%
Utilities 84 0.2% 81   53 31 58.5%
Construction 7,016 13.0% 6,635   4,110 2,906 70.7%
Manufacturing 10,613 19.7% 9,683   8,664 1,949 22.5%
Wholesale Trade 2,290 4.2% 2,358   1,501 789 52.6%
Retail Trade 5,284 9.8% 5,153   3,821 1,463 38.3%
Transporation and Warehousing 1,899 3.5% 1,851   1,590 309 19.4%
Information 1,317 2.4% 1,135   816 501 61.4%
Finance and Insurance 2,449 4.5% 2,469   1,786 663 37.1%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 1,111 2.1% 893   658 453 68.8%
Professional/Scientific/Technical Services 2,183 4.0% 2,328   1,481 702 47.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 244 0.5% 280   103 141 136.9%
Administration and Support/Waste Management and Remedial Services 5,702 10.6% 5,309   3,911 1,791 45.8%
Educational Services 1,227 2.3% 1,265   961 266 27.7%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 4,311 8.0% 4,447   3,477 834 24.0%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 711 1.3% 725   472 239 50.6%
Accomodation and Food Services 3,377 6.3% 3,137   2,593 784 30.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,595 3.0% 1,526   1,247 348 27.9%
Public Administration 537 1.0% 517   435 102 23.4%
Information Not Available 1,503 2.8% 1,768   1,282 221 17.2%
Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Claimants
Mississippi
Oct 2008 Percent Sep 2008     Oct 2007 Annual Change Annual Pct Change
Gender 25,164 24,719 17,274
Male 12,519 49.7% 12,060   7,878 4,641 58.9%
Female 12,641<