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Unemployment Insurance Program
Just the Facts... An at-a-glance

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Calendar Year Calendar Year

and the latest
Initial Claims 2006 2005 2006 2005
overview of New Jersey’s
Regular State Program (UI) 524,500 535,900 Covered Active Employers UI* 241,800 236,000

Federal Employees (UCFE) 1,000 1,200 3,858,900r
economic, labor market,

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Covered Employment* 3,891,600
Ex-Servicemembers (UCX) 2,000 2,100
Total Wages Paid to Covered
and career information are General Economy

Number of First Payments, Workers, Including available on our
Reimbursables (Billions) $200.2 $190.1r Workforce New Jersey
Regular UI 305,200 315,000
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Taxable Wages Paid to
Weeks Claimed
Covered Workers (Billions) $72.5 $69.9 www.nj.gov/labor/lra Workers’ Compensation
Regular State Program (UI) 5,644,000 5,943,300
Employer Contributions (Millions) $1,142.0 $1,326.0
Federal Employees (UCFE) 15,600 19,700
Worker Contributions (Millions) $335.8 $285.4
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Ex-Servicemembers (UCX) 35,100 31,800
Additional Benefits During Interest Income (Millions) $35.6 $42.9 Insurance
Training (ABT) 104,800 116,200
General Economic Information
UI Trust Fund Balance, (609) 292-7376

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Trade Act (Weeks Compensated) 29,500 30,400 Cash Basis, Dec. 31 (Millions) $693.6 $914.6 Vocational
Workforce New Jersey Rehabilitation Services
Benefit Payments (Millions) (609) 984-3552

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Regular State Program (UI) $1,783.3 $1,830.6 Workers’ Compensation
(609) 633-0755 and
Federal Employees (UCFE) $6.9 $7.6

Ex-Servicemembers (UCX) $19.5 $17.3 Unemployment Insurance
Footnote (609) 292-0982 Unemployment Insurance

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Additional Benefits During
Training (ABT) $37.6 $40.7
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Trade Act $11.2 $11.8 1
(609) 292-5987
Does not include employers with a combination of state Programs
and private plans.

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Average UI Duration
Per Claim (Weeks) 17.8 17.9
Temporary Disability Insurance
(609) 292-0982
Average UI Exhaustion Rate 44.4% 45.6%
All data are actual at time of publication,
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development

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Average Weekly Benefit except where noted.
is an equal opportunity employer with equal
Amount Paid (UI) $333 $325 t r
opportunity programs. Auxiliary aids and
*annual average estimated revised
services are available upon request to
individuals with disabilities.

If you need this document in braille or large print,
call (609) 633-6434. TTY users can
contact this department through
New Jersey Relay: 7-1-1.
Jon S. Corzine, Governor
David J. Socolow, Commissioner 2006
RP-15 (5/07)
General Economic Data
Eligibility Criteria and Program Rates Temporary Disability Insurance Program

Calendar Year
Calendar Year
20 weeks or more of work with wages of at least 20 STATE PLAN 2006 2005
2006 2005 ◆
Workers’ Compensation (WC) Program times the SMHW Covered Active Employers*1 223,200t 217,700t
Population (July 1) 8,724,600 8,703,200r or
Wage Replacement Rate 1,000 times the SMHW Covered Employment* 2,861,900t 2,839,200t
Nonagricultural Wage & ◆

Salary Employment* 4,075,000 4,039,100r Eligible Claims 117,900 118,900
• 70% of claimant’s average weekly wage • Claimants who still fail to qualify can have these same
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Labor Force* 4,518,100 4,455,100 • Subject to statewide maximum weekly benefit rate (WBR) earnings tests applied to alternative base years consisting Total Benefits Paid (Millions) $436.3 $430.1
Resident Employment* 4,309,000 4,255,800r of either the most recently completed four calendar
Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate Average Weekly Benefit Amount
quarters or the three most recently completed calendar
Total Unemployment Paid $374 $360
• 3/4 of the statewide average weekly wage (SAWW) quarters plus the filing quarter through the date of claim.
(Volume)* 209,000 199,300r
• Adjusted annually — new rate effective Jan. 1 Taxable Wages (Billions) $63.1t $60.8t
Total Unemployment Rate* 4.6% 4.5%r Weekly Benefit Rate
Employer Contributions (Millions) $213.6 $199.5
Insured Unemployment Rate* 2.8% 3.0%
• 60% of the claimant’s average weekly wage in the base
Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) Program Worker Contributions (Millions) $313.0 $293.4
year
• Subject to statewide maximum WBR TDI Trust Fund Balance,
Workforce New Jersey Services Eligibility for TDI • Dependency benefits of 7% of the claimant’s WBR for the Cash Basis, Dec. 31 (Millions) $64.9 $79.1
first eligible dependent and 4% for each of two additional
• Qualifying wages or employment in preceding 52 weeks
Calendar Year dependents for a maximum of 15% of the WBR; total PRIVATE PLAN
of:
2006 2005 received cannot exceed the maximum WBR.
◆ 20 weeks or more of work with wages of at least 20
One-Stop Career Center Covered Active Employers1 3,600 3,600
times the state minimum hourly wage (SMHW)
Registrants 265,300 289,000 Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate
or Covered Employment* 600,900 595,200
Workforce Investment Act ◆ 1,000 times the SMHW • 56 2/3% of the SAWW Number of Plans in Force,
Training Participants 8,100 7,900 • Adjusted annually — new rate effective Jan. 1 Dec. 31 5,000 5,100
Workforce Development Program Wage Replacement Rate
(WDP) Training Grants Issued 3,000 2,900r Maximum Benefit Amount COMBINATION PLAN
• 2/3 of claimant’s average weekly wage for the 8 weeks of
Work First New Jersey employment prior to disability • 100% of the number of base weeks times the WBR, not to Covered Active Employers 1,100 1,200
Training Participants 13,600 10,600 • Subject to statewide maximum WBR exceed 26 times the WBR
Covered Employment* 145,200 152,200
Trade Act Training Participants 900 800r Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate
Customers Securing Employment WC/UI/TDI Rates, Taxable Wage Base,
• 53% of SAWW Base Week Amounts and Alternative Earnings
Following Services 122,500 135,200
• Adjusted annually — new rate effective Jan. 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Calendar Year
2007 2006 2005 Federal Fiscal Year
Workers’ Compensation Program Maximum Benefit Amount
October through September
• 1/3 of total wages paid during base year or 26 times the Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate 2006 2005
Calendar Year WBR, whichever is less WC $711 $691 $666 Expenditures (Millions) $52.4 $50.5
2006 2005 UI $536 $521 $503
Total Compensation Individuals Rehabilitated 4,300 4,200
Paid (Millions) $722.8 $639.1 Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program TDI $502 $488 $470
Compensation Cases Closed 46,900 48,800 Taxable Wage Base,
Average Weekly Wage
UI/TDI $26,600 $25,800 $24,900
Formal Compensation Eligibility for UI Referred $86 $84
Base week amount Employed $401 $385
Paid (Millions) $719.7 $635.8 • Qualifying wages or employment in first four of last five based on the SMHW,
Formal Cases Closed 46,400 48,300 completed calendar quarters of: UI/TDI $143 $123 $103
Public Assistance
Informal Compensation Alternative earnings At Referral 35% 36%
Paid (Millions) $3.1 $3.3 requirement, UI/TDI $7,200 $6,200 $5,200 After Rehabilitation 11% 13%
Informal Cases Closed 500 500