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BAM Annual Report Overpayments by Cause -- CY 2006

Readers are strongly cautioned that it may be misleading to compare one state's payment accuracy rates with another state's rates. No two states'
written laws, regulations, and policies specifying eligibility conditions are identical, and differences in these conditions influence the potential for error.
States have developed many different ways to determine monetary entitlement to UI. Additionally, nonmonetary requirements are, in large part, based on
how a state interprets its law. Two states may have identical laws, but may interpret them quite differently. States with stringent or complex provisions
tend to have higher improper payment rates than those with simpler, more straightforward provisions. (To compare state laws visit
http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/uilawcompar/2007/comparison2007.asp or contact the state directly)
Percent of Dollars Paid
Annual
Base Benefit Other. Sev./ Work estimated
Able + Period Year E.S. Eligibility Other Separation Vac./ SSI/ Search amount
State Total Benefit Paid Available Wage Iss. Earnings Registration Issues Issues Issues Pension Issues Annual Rate Overpaid
AK $116,208,983 0.91% 0.25% 3.19% 8.77% 1.16% 0.56% 0.84% 0.39% 0.00% 16.06% $18,666,768
AL $217,674,248 0.07% 0.04% 5.84% 2.96% 0.00% 0.36% 2.57% 1.00% 0.00% 12.85% $27,963,775
AR $255,736,100 0.88% 0.38% 5.24% 0.00% 0.06% 0.02% 4.50% 0.66% 0.05% 11.79% $30,154,320
AZ $208,030,313 1.51% 0.21% 5.02% 3.18% 0.54% 0.26% 6.38% 0.19% 4.00% 21.28% $44,276,348
CA $4,516,442,601 0.48% 1.02% 1.96% 0.06% 0.12% 0.21% 2.36% 0.00% 0.18% 6.38% $288,267,741
CO $291,262,017 0.12% 0.27% 3.06% 0.84% 0.62% 1.80% 4.57% 1.42% 2.36% 15.06% $43,868,598
CT $540,341,335 0.75% 0.35% 1.87% 0.00% 0.00% 0.14% 1.00% 0.04% 0.08% 4.23% $22,847,528
DC $90,754,323 0.00% 0.21% 6.97% 0.00% 0.00% 0.83% 1.43% 0.00% 0.00% 9.43% $8,562,048
DE $95,928,018 0.59% 0.29% 2.94% 0.00% 0.00% 4.52% 1.80% 0.53% 0.69% 11.36% $10,900,477
FL $814,773,131 0.66% 0.18% 2.11% 0.00% 0.42% 0.75% 3.34% 1.50% 0.00% 8.98% $73,160,435
GA $512,113,790 0.14% 0.44% 2.14% 0.00% 0.00% 0.87% 2.82% 0.41% 0.24% 7.04% $36,077,998
HI $107,285,262 0.40% 0.50% 1.26% 4.12% 0.00% 0.00% 0.38% 0.00% 1.61% 8.27% $8,871,604
IA $317,430,676 1.60% 0.09% 2.29% 0.00% 0.38% 0.43% 4.45% 0.68% 0.22% 10.13% $32,151,136
ID $109,957,188 0.26% 0.15% 2.47% 0.00% 0.42% 0.00% 2.16% 0.08% 6.79% 12.33% $13,559,301
IL $1,746,213,352 1.12% 0.08% 2.98% 0.37% 0.20% 1.05% 1.00% 0.24% 4.10% 11.12% $194,105,540
IN $701,954,329 0.71% 0.54% 2.68% 0.38% 0.76% 0.32% 2.89% 1.09% 1.48% 10.85% $76,176,372
KS* $217,631,198 0.70% 0.01% 4.66% 33.20% 0.22% 0.00% 1.59% 0.31% 0.43% 41.11% $89,477,986
KY $368,688,566 0.00% 0.30% 1.94% 0.71% 0.77% 0.11% 1.56% 0.00% 0.22% 5.61% $20,679,581
LA $207,156,218 3.01% 0.52% 7.59% 5.55% 0.54% 0.30% 8.05% 1.73% 9.44% 36.73% $76,089,369
MA $1,326,506,887 0.73% 1.76% 1.13% 0.00% 0.18% 0.49% 0.51% 0.26% 0.17% 5.23% $69,394,125
MD $397,352,881 0.00% 0.00% 2.69% 0.00% 0.00% 0.66% 1.92% 0.00% 5.64% 10.91% $43,342,731
ME $105,587,907 0.46% 0.24% 1.72% 3.10% 0.46% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 1.30% 7.28% $7,684,700
MI $1,858,631,696 0.84% 0.96% 5.68% 0.32% 0.81% 0.50% 2.06% 0.12% 0.41% 11.70% $217,419,287
MN $698,202,173 3.76% 0.13% 5.14% 0.00% 0.11% 0.00% 2.21% 0.39% 0.00% 11.73% $81,923,632
MO $403,301,506 1.09% 0.12% 5.40% 0.00% 0.29% 0.08% 2.43% 0.38% 0.27% 10.07% $40,611,639
MS $141,008,992 1.78% 0.60% 2.17% 1.90% 0.90% 0.25% 3.42% 0.23% 0.00% 11.25% $15,862,276
MT $64,323,228 0.75% 0.08% 2.87% 1.00% 0.62% 0.09% 1.92% 0.00% 3.60% 10.93% $7,028,835
NC $861,919,473 0.00% 0.02% 1.84% 0.00% 0.35% 0.00% 4.39% 0.45% 0.51% 7.57% $65,231,879
ND $38,152,251 0.07% 0.29% 1.68% 0.24% 0.43% 0.00% 0.13% 0.00% 0.60% 3.45% $1,314,960
NE $96,818,246 0.45% 0.14% 2.67% 2.08% 0.38% 0.60% 3.25% 1.01% 0.99% 11.57% $11,197,404
NH $72,898,235 0.80% 0.09% 2.52% 0.00% 0.30% 0.00% 1.99% 0.33% 0.33% 6.36% $4,636,812
NJ $1,799,539,221 0.63% 2.92% 4.02% 0.00% 0.15% 0.17% 1.42% 0.00% 0.16% 9.46% $170,254,297
NM $99,179,692 0.47% 0.37% 2.37% 2.99% 0.41% 0.00% 5.44% 0.09% 0.57% 12.71% $12,610,017
NV $244,549,224 3.37% 0.00% 3.25% 0.00% 0.45% 0.30% 0.62% 0.06% 0.22% 8.27% $20,218,786
NY $2,273,561,784 1.06% 0.57% 2.43% 0.00% 0.61% 0.00% 5.44% 0.40% 0.00% 10.50% $238,835,613
OH $1,132,786,848 0.52% 1.65% 3.67% 6.31% 0.38% 0.15% 1.62% 0.61% 1.40% 16.31% $184,723,354
OK $146,436,896 0.25% 0.10% 1.55% 0.00% 0.00% 0.27% 1.24% 0.27% 1.14% 4.81% $7,040,000
OR $487,015,509 1.94% 0.20% 2.65% 0.00% 1.29% 0.10% 2.75% 0.00% 3.33% 12.25% $59,665,654
PA $2,143,568,626 0.00% 0.16% 2.71% 0.00% 0.00% 0.45% 3.08% 0.14% 0.00% 6.55% $140,324,823
PR $199,436,407 0.16% 1.34% 3.05% 0.00% 0.80% 0.28% 1.21% 0.07% 0.00% 6.92% $13,804,398
RI $193,474,027 0.54% 0.27% 1.37% 1.01% 0.00% 0.05% 0.29% 0.00% 0.00% 3.53% $6,820,788
SC $324,930,752 0.54% 0.15% 6.13% 0.80% 0.78% 0.00% 3.07% 0.03% 0.20% 11.68% $37,960,386
SD $21,885,894 0.00% 0.70% 1.73% 0.60% 0.17% 0.00% 1.54% 0.00% 5.07% 9.81% $2,146,899
TN $380,199,113 0.00% 0.05% 2.18% 1.09% 0.63% 0.00% 1.46% 0.22% 0.00% 5.63% $21,404,384
TX $1,075,354,748 0.75% 0.47% 4.37% 0.56% 0.69% 1.38% 6.25% 0.00% 6.63% 21.10% $226,892,413
UT $91,462,916 0.70% 0.82% 2.56% 0.00% 0.06% 0.00% 1.95% 0.83% 3.82% 10.73% $9,809,751
VA $353,504,586 1.29% 0.22% 1.53% 1.30% 1.05% 0.74% 1.83% 0.00% 14.39% 22.35% $78,991,992
VT $83,503,477 0.61% 0.19% 2.02% 0.00% 0.47% 0.00% 1.53% 0.58% 1.47% 6.87% $5,738,720
WA $720,585,410 0.52% 0.11% 0.72% 2.46% 0.25% 0.00% 1.66% 0.00% 1.01% 6.72% $48,456,511
WI $810,433,906 0.02% 0.11% 2.87% 0.00% 0.18% 0.02% 1.18% 0.01% 1.11% 5.48% $44,401,300
WV $130,407,714 0.00% 0.36% 1.54% 0.16% 0.00% 0.00% 1.53% 0.18% 0.00% 3.77% $4,911,210
WY $26,150,817 1.59% 0.58% 4.51% 2.09% 0.00% 0.00% 0.58% 0.57% 6.19% 16.11% $4,212,693
US $30,238,252,690 0.72% 0.69% 2.97% 0.84% 0.34% 0.37% 2.58% 0.26% 1.21% 9.99% $3,020,729,192
Prepared On: 29 Jun 07
* Over 80 percent of the overpayments included in Kansas’s Annual Report rate and over 98 percent of the overpayments for which the agency was responsible
were due to violations of the state’s law requiring registration for work with the public workforce centers. In response, the state implemented new Workforce
Development Center / Job Service registration regulations, effective November 2006, aimed at reducing these payment errors.
BAM Annual Report Overpayments by Cause -- CY 2006
Readers are strongly cautioned that it may be misleading to compare one state's payment accuracy
rates with another state's rates. No two states' written laws, regulations, and policies specifying
eligibility conditions are identical, and differences in these conditions influence the potential for error.
States have developed many different ways to determine monetary entitlement to UI. Additionally,
nonmonetary requirements are, in large part, based on how a state interprets its law. Two states may
have identical laws, but may interpret them quite differently. States with stringent or complex provisions
tend to have higher improper payment rates than those with simpler, more straightforward provisions.
(To compare state laws visit http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/uilawcompar/2007/comparison2007.asp or
contact the state directly)
Percent of Percent of
State Cause Dollars Pd. Dollars OP Estimated Amount
AK E.S. Registration. 8.77% 54.60% $10,191,676
Benefit Year Earnings 3.19% 19.84% $3,704,123
Other Eligibility Issues 1.16% 7.21% $1,346,220
Able+Available 0.91% 5.67% $1,058,052
Separation Issues 0.84% 5.21% $972,559
Other Issues 0.56% 3.47% $647,745
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.39% 2.43% $454,027
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.25% 1.57% $292,366
Work Search Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 16.06% 100.00% $18,666,768
Amt. Paid $116,208,983
Sample 471

AL Benefit Year Earnings 5.84% 45.50% $12,722,907
E.S. Registration. 2.96% 23.01% $6,435,775
Separation Issues 2.57% 20.00% $5,592,792
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 1.00% 7.77% $2,172,817
Other Issues 0.36% 2.83% $791,231
Able+Available 0.07% 0.57% $159,514
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.04% 0.32% $88,739
Work Search Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Eligibility Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 12.85% 100.00% $27,963,775
Amt. Paid $217,674,248
Sample 499

AR Benefit Year Earnings 5.24% 44.47% $13,410,443
Separation Issues 4.50% 38.17% $11,510,390
Able+Available 0.88% 7.45% $2,246,755
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.66% 5.56% $1,675,761
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.38% 3.25% $978,818
Other Eligibility Issues 0.06% 0.48% $144,224
Work Search Issues 0.05% 0.46% $138,087
Other Issues 0.02% 0.17% $49,842
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 11.79% 100.00% $30,154,320
Amt. Paid $255,736,100
Sample 480
AZ Separation Issues 6.38% 29.96% $13,265,765
Benefit Year Earnings 5.02% 23.57% $10,433,737
Work Search Issues 4.00% 18.80% $8,323,131
E.S. Registration. 3.18% 14.95% $6,617,966
Able+Available 1.51% 7.08% $3,135,537
Other Eligibility Issues 0.54% 2.55% $1,127,218
Other Issues 0.26% 1.23% $545,441
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.21% 0.97% $427,421
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.19% 0.90% $400,132

Total 21.28% 100.00% $44,276,348
Amt. Paid $208,030,313
Sample 433

CA Separation Issues 2.36% 36.94% $106,472,800
Benefit Year Earnings 1.96% 30.68% $88,429,641
Base Period Wage Iss. 1.02% 15.90% $45,847,124
Able+Available 0.48% 7.50% $21,611,200
Other Issues 0.21% 3.25% $9,376,827
Work Search Issues 0.18% 2.84% $8,194,890
Other Eligibility Issues 0.12% 1.92% $5,547,221
E.S. Registration. 0.06% 0.97% $2,788,038
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 6.38% 100.00% $288,267,741
Amt. Paid $4,516,442,601
Sample 1,039

CO Separation Issues 4.57% 30.34% $13,311,890
Benefit Year Earnings 3.06% 20.33% $8,916,939
Work Search Issues 2.36% 15.69% $6,884,961
Other Issues 1.80% 11.94% $5,236,983
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 1.42% 9.45% $4,147,342
E.S. Registration. 0.84% 5.59% $2,452,160
Other Eligibility Issues 0.62% 4.10% $1,798,417
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.27% 1.76% $772,553
Able+Available 0.12% 0.79% $347,353

Total 15.06% 100.00% $43,868,598
Amt. Paid $291,262,017
Sample 476

CT Benefit Year Earnings 1.87% 44.16% $10,090,273
Separation Issues 1.00% 23.75% $5,425,421
Able+Available 0.75% 17.64% $4,031,291
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.35% 8.30% $1,895,838
Other Issues 0.14% 3.20% $731,279
Work Search Issues 0.08% 1.98% $451,601
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.04% 0.97% $221,825
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Eligibility Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 4.23% 100.00% $22,847,528
Amt. Paid $540,341,335
Sample 480
DC Benefit Year Earnings 6.97% 73.88% $6,325,695
Separation Issues 1.43% 15.12% $1,294,928
Other Issues 0.83% 8.77% $750,620
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.21% 2.23% $190,805
Able+Available 0.00% 0.00% $0
Work Search Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Eligibility Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 9.43% 100.00% $8,562,048
Amt. Paid $90,754,323
Sample 360

DE Other Issues 4.52% 39.78% $4,336,321
Benefit Year Earnings 2.94% 25.86% $2,819,168
Separation Issues 1.80% 15.82% $1,724,286
Work Search Issues 0.69% 6.05% $659,510
Able+Available 0.59% 5.24% $570,660
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.53% 4.66% $508,455
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.29% 2.59% $282,077
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Eligibility Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 11.36% 100.00% $10,900,477
Amt. Paid $95,928,018
Sample 360

FL Separation Issues 3.34% 37.22% $27,229,738
Benefit Year Earnings 2.11% 23.55% $17,231,574
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 1.50% 16.75% $12,255,959
Other Issues 0.75% 8.39% $6,140,434
Able+Available 0.66% 7.40% $5,410,369
Other Eligibility Issues 0.42% 4.63% $3,385,778
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.18% 2.06% $1,506,583
Work Search Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 8.98% 100.00% $73,160,435
Amt. Paid $814,773,131
Sample 487

GA Separation Issues 2.82% 39.98% $14,422,204
Benefit Year Earnings 2.14% 30.31% $10,936,852
Other Issues 0.87% 12.35% $4,454,882
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.44% 6.19% $2,232,278
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.41% 5.75% $2,075,977
Work Search Issues 0.24% 3.45% $1,243,275
Able+Available 0.14% 1.97% $712,530
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Eligibility Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 7.04% 100.00% $36,077,998
Amt. Paid $512,113,790
Sample 480

HI E.S. Registration. 4.12% 49.79% $4,417,296
Work Search Issues 1.61% 19.43% $1,724,087
Benefit Year Earnings 1.26% 15.28% $1,355,594
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.50% 6.00% $532,322
Able+Available 0.40% 4.85% $430,202
Separation Issues 0.38% 4.60% $408,001
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.05% $4,102
Other Eligibility Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 8.27% 100.00% $8,871,604
Amt. Paid $107,285,262
Sample 420

IA Separation Issues 4.45% 43.94% $14,126,171
Benefit Year Earnings 2.29% 22.65% $7,282,556
Able+Available 1.60% 15.80% $5,080,067
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.68% 6.67% $2,145,195
Other Issues 0.43% 4.21% $1,352,239
Other Eligibility Issues 0.38% 3.77% $1,210,504
Work Search Issues 0.22% 2.13% $683,856
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.09% 0.84% $270,548
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 10.13% 100.00% $32,151,136
Amt. Paid $317,430,676
Sample 480

ID Work Search Issues 6.79% 55.08% $7,469,002
Benefit Year Earnings 2.47% 20.05% $2,718,743
Separation Issues 2.16% 17.51% $2,374,313
Other Eligibility Issues 0.42% 3.42% $463,575
Able+Available 0.26% 2.07% $280,530
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.15% 1.19% $160,960
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.08% 0.68% $92,178
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 12.33% 100.00% $13,559,301
Amt. Paid $109,957,188
Sample 480

IL Work Search Issues 4.10% 36.85% $71,522,762
Benefit Year Earnings 2.98% 26.79% $51,992,291
Able+Available 1.12% 10.05% $19,516,192
Other Issues 1.05% 9.45% $18,342,348
Separation Issues 1.00% 9.01% $17,498,267
E.S. Registration. 0.37% 3.28% $6,374,447
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.24% 2.13% $4,138,349
Other Eligibility Issues 0.20% 1.76% $3,409,815
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.08% 0.68% $1,311,069

Total 11.12% 100.00% $194,105,540
Amt. Paid $1,746,213,352
Sample 496

IN Separation Issues 2.89% 26.65% $20,299,406
Benefit Year Earnings 2.68% 24.66% $18,781,838
Work Search Issues 1.48% 13.66% $10,404,198
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 1.09% 10.07% $7,671,091
Other Eligibility Issues 0.76% 7.03% $5,353,568
Able+Available 0.71% 6.50% $4,954,816
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.54% 4.95% $3,774,529
E.S. Registration. 0.38% 3.51% $2,673,655
Other Issues 0.32% 2.97% $2,263,271

Total 10.85% 100.00% $76,176,372
Amt. Paid $701,954,329
Sample 483

KS* E.S. Registration. 33.20% 80.75% $72,253,471
Benefit Year Earnings 4.66% 11.34% $10,142,774
Separation Issues 1.59% 3.86% $3,453,343
Able+Available 0.70% 1.69% $1,515,232
Work Search Issues 0.43% 1.04% $926,788
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.31% 0.76% $678,021
Other Eligibility Issues 0.22% 0.53% $477,247
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.01% 0.03% $31,110
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
Total 41.11% 100.00% $89,477,986
Amt. Paid $217,631,198
Sample 476

KY Benefit Year Earnings 1.94% 34.58% $7,151,284
Separation Issues 1.56% 27.81% $5,751,429
Other Eligibility Issues 0.77% 13.71% $2,834,286
E.S. Registration. 0.71% 12.71% $2,628,000
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.30% 5.27% $1,089,400
Work Search Issues 0.22% 3.92% $810,475
Other Issues 0.11% 2.01% $414,707
Able+Available 0.00% 0.00% $0
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 5.61% 100.00% $20,679,581
Amt. Paid $368,688,566
Sample 485

LA Work Search Issues 9.44% 25.69% $19,549,885
Separation Issues 8.05% 21.91% $16,672,121
Benefit Year Earnings 7.59% 20.67% $15,728,812
E.S. Registration. 5.55% 15.11% $11,500,049
Able+Available 3.01% 8.21% $6,245,087
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 1.73% 4.71% $3,581,141
Other Eligibility Issues 0.54% 1.47% $1,117,130
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.52% 1.40% $1,067,759
Other Issues 0.30% 0.82% $627,385

Total 36.73% 100.00% $76,089,369
Amt. Paid $207,156,218
Sample 364

MA Base Period Wage Iss. 1.76% 33.59% $23,309,200
Benefit Year Earnings 1.13% 21.63% $15,013,028
Able+Available 0.73% 13.91% $9,650,206
Separation Issues 0.51% 9.81% $6,810,728
Other Issues 0.49% 9.35% $6,486,172
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.26% 5.02% $3,481,079
Other Eligibility Issues 0.18% 3.42% $2,372,888
Work Search Issues 0.17% 3.27% $2,270,824
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 5.23% 100.00% $69,394,125
Amt. Paid $1,326,506,887
Sample 630

MD Work Search Issues 5.64% 51.74% $22,424,125
Benefit Year Earnings 2.69% 24.66% $10,689,481
Separation Issues 1.92% 17.57% $7,615,756
Other Issues 0.66% 6.03% $2,613,369
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Able+Available 0.00% 0.00% $0
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Eligibility Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 10.91% 100.00% $43,342,731
Amt. Paid $397,352,881
Sample 480

ME E.S. Registration. 3.10% 42.55% $3,269,886
Benefit Year Earnings 1.72% 23.68% $1,819,839
Work Search Issues 1.30% 17.83% $1,370,242
Able+Available 0.46% 6.26% $481,141
Other Eligibility Issues 0.46% 6.25% $480,469
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.24% 3.33% $255,885
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.01% 0.09% $7,238
Separation Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 7.28% 100.00% $7,684,700
Amt. Paid $105,587,907
Sample 360

MI Benefit Year Earnings 5.68% 48.59% $105,640,487
Separation Issues 2.06% 17.62% $38,309,611
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.96% 8.18% $17,778,044
Able+Available 0.84% 7.21% $15,676,509
Other Eligibility Issues 0.81% 6.93% $15,063,541
Other Issues 0.50% 4.26% $9,261,283
Work Search Issues 0.41% 3.50% $7,605,917
E.S. Registration. 0.32% 2.71% $5,894,891
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.12% 1.01% $2,189,004

Total 11.70% 100.00% $217,419,287
Amt. Paid $1,858,631,696
Sample 480

MN Benefit Year Earnings 5.14% 43.83% $35,906,410
Able+Available 3.76% 32.04% $26,247,870
Separation Issues 2.21% 18.79% $15,397,399
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.39% 3.33% $2,730,563
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.13% 1.10% $903,974
Other Eligibility Issues 0.11% 0.90% $737,416
Work Search Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 11.73% 100.00% $81,923,632
Amt. Paid $698,202,173
Sample 327

MO Benefit Year Earnings 5.40% 53.62% $21,774,432
Separation Issues 2.43% 24.16% $9,809,755
Able+Available 1.09% 10.85% $4,407,526
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.38% 3.81% $1,545,494
Other Eligibility Issues 0.29% 2.87% $1,163,840
Work Search Issues 0.27% 2.72% $1,102,797
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.12% 1.21% $493,069
Other Issues 0.08% 0.77% $314,726
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 10.07% 100.00% $40,611,639
Amt. Paid $403,301,506
Sample 480

MS Separation Issues 3.42% 30.43% $4,826,229
Benefit Year Earnings 2.17% 19.33% $3,066,830
E.S. Registration. 1.90% 16.93% $2,685,095
Able+Available 1.78% 15.78% $2,503,469
Other Eligibility Issues 0.90% 7.97% $1,264,322
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.60% 5.32% $843,096
Other Issues 0.25% 2.20% $349,543
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.23% 2.04% $323,692
Work Search Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 11.25% 100.00% $15,862,276
Amt. Paid $141,008,992
Sample 432

MT Work Search Issues 3.60% 32.94% $2,315,232
Benefit Year Earnings 2.87% 26.27% $1,846,282
Separation Issues 1.92% 17.57% $1,234,816
E.S. Registration. 1.00% 9.15% $643,395
Able+Available 0.75% 6.85% $481,370
Other Eligibility Issues 0.62% 5.65% $397,254
Other Issues 0.09% 0.82% $57,480
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.08% 0.75% $53,006
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 10.93% 100.00% $7,028,835
Amt. Paid $64,323,228
Sample 360

NC Separation Issues 4.39% 58.04% $37,861,568
Benefit Year Earnings 1.84% 24.34% $15,878,949
Work Search Issues 0.51% 6.75% $4,405,535
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.45% 6.01% $3,921,452
Other Eligibility Issues 0.35% 4.61% $3,006,652
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.02% 0.24% $157,723
Able+Available 0.00% 0.00% $0
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 7.57% 100.00% $65,231,879
Amt. Paid $861,919,473
Sample 520

ND Benefit Year Earnings 1.68% 48.75% $641,052
Work Search Issues 0.60% 17.53% $230,485
Other Eligibility Issues 0.43% 12.57% $165,236
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.29% 8.29% $108,948
E.S. Registration. 0.24% 6.94% $91,282
Separation Issues 0.13% 3.90% $51,220
Able+Available 0.07% 2.03% $26,737
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 3.45% 100.00% $1,314,960
Amt. Paid $38,152,251
Sample 360

NE Separation Issues 3.25% 28.10% $3,146,395
Benefit Year Earnings 2.67% 23.06% $2,582,008
E.S. Registration. 2.08% 18.01% $2,016,133
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 1.01% 8.75% $979,663
Work Search Issues 0.99% 8.54% $956,298
Other Issues 0.60% 5.16% $578,198
Able+Available 0.45% 3.88% $434,800
Other Eligibility Issues 0.38% 3.32% $371,605
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.14% 1.18% $132,304

Total 11.57% 100.00% $11,197,404
Amt. Paid $96,818,246
Sample 411

NH Benefit Year Earnings 2.52% 39.64% $1,838,161
Separation Issues 1.99% 31.31% $1,451,706
Able+Available 0.80% 12.50% $579,655
Work Search Issues 0.33% 5.25% $243,552
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.33% 5.20% $241,149
Other Eligibility Issues 0.30% 4.72% $218,932
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.09% 1.37% $63,657
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 6.36% 100.00% $4,636,812
Amt. Paid $72,898,235
Sample 363

NJ Benefit Year Earnings 4.02% 42.45% $72,274,293
Base Period Wage Iss. 2.92% 30.85% $52,531,244
Separation Issues 1.42% 15.00% $25,536,074
Able+Available 0.63% 6.68% $11,376,844
Other Issues 0.17% 1.79% $3,052,879
Work Search Issues 0.16% 1.68% $2,854,191
Other Eligibility Issues 0.15% 1.54% $2,628,772
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 9.46% 100.00% $170,254,297
Amt. Paid $1,799,539,221
Sample 484

NM Separation Issues 5.44% 42.79% $5,395,444
E.S. Registration. 2.99% 23.55% $2,969,882
Benefit Year Earnings 2.37% 18.68% $2,355,182
Work Search Issues 0.57% 4.51% $568,798
Able+Available 0.47% 3.66% $461,190
Other Eligibility Issues 0.41% 3.21% $405,158
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.37% 2.90% $366,280
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.09% 0.70% $88,083
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 12.71% 100.00% $12,610,017
Amt. Paid $99,179,692
Sample 483

NV Able+Available 3.37% 40.76% $8,241,922
Benefit Year Earnings 3.25% 39.35% $7,956,245
Separation Issues 0.62% 7.46% $1,508,320
Other Eligibility Issues 0.45% 5.49% $1,110,923
Other Issues 0.30% 3.61% $729,576
Work Search Issues 0.22% 2.65% $535,860
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.06% 0.67% $135,940
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.00% 0.00% $0
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 8.27% 100.00% $20,218,786
Amt. Paid $244,549,224
Sample 488

NY Separation Issues 5.44% 51.75% $123,603,529
Benefit Year Earnings 2.43% 23.10% $55,173,046
Able+Available 1.06% 10.11% $24,148,052
Other Eligibility Issues 0.61% 5.81% $13,867,356
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.57% 5.38% $12,846,690
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.40% 3.85% $9,196,940
Work Search Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 10.50% 100.00% $238,835,613
Amt. Paid $2,273,561,784
Sample 484

OH E.S. Registration. 6.31% 38.70% $71,480,073
Benefit Year Earnings 3.67% 22.51% $41,577,067
Base Period Wage Iss. 1.65% 10.09% $18,635,502
Separation Issues 1.62% 9.92% $18,324,795
Work Search Issues 1.40% 8.57% $15,834,524
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.61% 3.73% $6,894,065
Able+Available 0.52% 3.21% $5,928,261
Other Eligibility Issues 0.38% 2.33% $4,310,294
Other Issues 0.15% 0.94% $1,738,773

Total 16.31% 100.00% $184,723,354
Amt. Paid $1,132,786,848
Sample 486

OK Benefit Year Earnings 1.55% 32.16% $2,264,043
Separation Issues 1.24% 25.77% $1,814,084
Work Search Issues 1.14% 23.71% $1,669,075
Other Issues 0.27% 5.59% $393,704
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.27% 5.53% $388,971
Able+Available 0.25% 5.15% $362,615
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.10% 2.10% $147,508
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Eligibility Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 4.81% 100.00% $7,040,000
Amt. Paid $146,436,896
Sample 480

OR Work Search Issues 3.33% 27.17% $16,212,578
Separation Issues 2.75% 22.41% $13,369,140
Benefit Year Earnings 2.65% 21.66% $12,921,138
Able+Available 1.94% 15.82% $9,436,546
Other Eligibility Issues 1.29% 10.56% $6,300,993
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.20% 1.60% $951,896
Other Issues 0.10% 0.79% $473,363
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 12.25% 100.00% $59,665,654
Amt. Paid $487,015,509
Sample 474

PA Separation Issues 3.08% 46.98% $65,923,262
Benefit Year Earnings 2.71% 41.47% $58,196,989
Other Issues 0.45% 6.85% $9,618,542
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.16% 2.50% $3,504,264
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.14% 2.20% $3,081,766
Able+Available 0.00% 0.00% $0
Work Search Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Eligibility Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 6.55% 100.00% $140,324,823
Amt. Paid $2,143,568,626
Sample 480

PR Benefit Year Earnings 3.05% 44.12% $6,090,509
Base Period Wage Iss. 1.34% 19.41% $2,678,810
Separation Issues 1.21% 17.51% $2,416,576
Other Eligibility Issues 0.80% 11.50% $1,587,363
Other Issues 0.28% 4.06% $559,849
Able+Available 0.16% 2.35% $324,656
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.07% 1.06% $146,635
Work Search Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 6.92% 100.00% $13,804,398
Amt. Paid $199,436,407
Sample 494

RI Benefit Year Earnings 1.37% 38.77% $2,644,569
E.S. Registration. 1.01% 28.70% $1,957,881
Able+Available 0.54% 15.22% $1,038,182
Separation Issues 0.29% 8.19% $558,889
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.27% 7.63% $520,762
Other Issues 0.05% 1.35% $91,980
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.12% $8,525
Work Search Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Eligibility Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 3.53% 100.00% $6,820,788
Amt. Paid $193,474,027
Sample 480
SC Benefit Year Earnings 6.13% 52.48% $19,920,593
Separation Issues 3.07% 26.26% $9,967,182
E.S. Registration. 0.80% 6.84% $2,597,881
Other Eligibility Issues 0.78% 6.64% $2,521,936
Able+Available 0.54% 4.60% $1,747,030
Work Search Issues 0.20% 1.68% $638,732
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.15% 1.26% $479,060
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.03% 0.23% $87,972
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 11.68% 100.00% $37,960,386
Amt. Paid $324,930,752
Sample 520

SD Work Search Issues 5.07% 51.69% $1,109,733
Benefit Year Earnings 1.73% 17.64% $378,757
Separation Issues 1.54% 15.74% $337,819
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.70% 7.09% $152,196
E.S. Registration. 0.60% 6.14% $131,863
Other Eligibility Issues 0.17% 1.70% $36,531
Able+Available 0.00% 0.00% $0
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 9.81% 100.00% $2,146,899
Amt. Paid $21,885,894
Sample 360

TN Benefit Year Earnings 2.18% 38.79% $8,302,204
Separation Issues 1.46% 25.92% $5,547,930
E.S. Registration. 1.09% 19.34% $4,139,689
Other Eligibility Issues 0.63% 11.24% $2,406,811
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.22% 3.83% $819,806
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.05% 0.88% $187,944
Able+Available 0.00% 0.00% $0
Work Search Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 5.63% 100.00% $21,404,384
Amt. Paid $380,199,113
Sample 480

TX Work Search Issues 6.63% 31.41% $71,271,671
Separation Issues 6.25% 29.63% $67,238,078
Benefit Year Earnings 4.37% 20.71% $46,995,159
Other Issues 1.38% 6.54% $14,834,266
Able+Available 0.75% 3.58% $8,118,927
Other Eligibility Issues 0.69% 3.25% $7,367,690
E.S. Registration. 0.56% 2.67% $6,056,200
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.47% 2.21% $5,010,422
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 21.10% 100.00% $226,892,413
Amt. Paid $1,075,354,748
Sample 488

UT Work Search Issues 3.82% 35.62% $3,493,783
Benefit Year Earnings 2.56% 23.84% $2,338,855
Separation Issues 1.95% 18.16% $1,781,075
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.83% 7.70% $755,205
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.82% 7.63% $748,664
Able+Available 0.70% 6.52% $639,610
Other Eligibility Issues 0.06% 0.54% $52,559
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 10.73% 100.00% $9,809,751
Amt. Paid $91,462,916
Sample 481

VA Work Search Issues 14.39% 64.38% $50,858,383
Separation Issues 1.83% 8.20% $6,474,107
Benefit Year Earnings 1.53% 6.84% $5,405,796
E.S. Registration. 1.30% 5.83% $4,606,641
Able+Available 1.29% 5.75% $4,545,941
Other Eligibility Issues 1.05% 4.70% $3,714,184
Other Issues 0.74% 3.31% $2,616,004
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.22% 0.98% $770,936
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 22.35% 100.00% $78,991,992
Amt. Paid $353,504,586
Sample 480

VT Benefit Year Earnings 2.02% 29.41% $1,687,957
Separation Issues 1.53% 22.30% $1,279,936
Work Search Issues 1.47% 21.44% $1,230,543
Able+Available 0.61% 8.85% $507,812
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.58% 8.40% $481,810
Other Eligibility Issues 0.47% 6.88% $395,036
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.19% 2.71% $155,626
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 6.87% 100.00% $5,738,720
Amt. Paid $83,503,477
Sample 360

WA E.S. Registration. 2.46% 36.55% $17,712,679
Separation Issues 1.66% 24.65% $11,944,715
Work Search Issues 1.01% 14.96% $7,248,979
Benefit Year Earnings 0.72% 10.72% $5,196,396
Able+Available 0.52% 7.76% $3,758,951
Other Eligibility Issues 0.25% 3.78% $1,832,179
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.11% 1.57% $762,612
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 6.72% 100.00% $48,456,511
Amt. Paid $720,585,410
Sample 622

WI Benefit Year Earnings 2.87% 52.35% $23,246,172
Separation Issues 1.18% 21.46% $9,527,710
Work Search Issues 1.11% 20.21% $8,974,527
Other Eligibility Issues 0.18% 3.26% $1,447,533
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.11% 1.98% $880,842
Able+Available 0.02% 0.33% $144,717
Other Issues 0.02% 0.28% $122,645
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.01% 0.13% $57,154
E.S. Registration. 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 5.48% 100.00% $44,401,300
Amt. Paid $810,433,906
Sample 480

WV Benefit Year Earnings 1.54% 40.81% $2,004,431
Separation Issues 1.53% 40.68% $1,997,651
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.36% 9.51% $467,207
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.18% 4.85% $238,230
E.S. Registration. 0.16% 4.15% $203,691
Able+Available 0.00% 0.00% $0
Work Search Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Eligibility Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
Total 3.77% 100.00% $4,911,210
Amt. Paid $130,407,714
Sample 480

WY Work Search Issues 6.19% 38.43% $1,619,129
Benefit Year Earnings 4.51% 27.99% $1,179,036
E.S. Registration. 2.09% 12.98% $546,650
Able+Available 1.59% 9.88% $416,213
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.58% 3.60% $151,476
Separation Issues 0.58% 3.58% $150,924
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.57% 3.54% $149,265
Other Eligibility Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0
Other Issues 0.00% 0.00% $0

Total 16.11% 100.00% $4,212,693
Amt. Paid $26,150,817
Sample 360

US Benefit Year Earnings 2.97% 29.71% $897,486,899
Separation Issues 2.58% 25.86% $781,030,843
Work Search Issues 1.21% 12.10% $365,407,425
E.S. Registration. 0.84% 8.43% $254,528,575
Able+Available 0.72% 7.24% $218,845,974
Base Period Wage Iss. 0.69% 6.93% $209,478,111
Other Issues 0.37% 3.66% $110,415,632
Other Eligibility Issues 0.34% 3.44% $103,791,923
Sev./Vac./SSI/Pension 0.26% 2.64% $79,743,810

Total 9.99% 100.00% $3,020,729,192
Amt. Paid $30,238,252,690
Sample 24,396

* Over 80 percent of the overpayments included in Kansas’s Annual Report rate and over 98 percent of the
overpayments for which the agency was responsible were due to violations of the state’s law requiring
registration for work with the public workforce centers. In response, the state implemented new Workforce
Development Center / Job Service registration regulations, effective November 2006, aimed at reducing these
payment errors.
Prepared On: 29 Jun 07