9.

A Unemployment Insurance
Table 9.A2.—Summary data on state programs, 1998
[Except where noted excludes data for federal employees and for ex-servicemembers; includes data
for state and local government employees where covered by state law after 1955]
Covered employment
(excludes federal
government)

State

Average
number of
workers
(in thousands)

Total
payroll 6
(in millions)

Average weekly
benefit for total
unemployment

Insured
unemployment
Percent
Average
as percent
of
weekly
of covered
average
Number
insured
employweekly unemployof first
ment
ment 1 payments Amount 7 wages 8

Claimants exhausting
benefits 2
Average
actual
duration
(in weeks)

Number

Percent Contributions
collected
of first
payments 2 (in millions) 3

Benefits paid
(in millions) 4

Average
employer
contribution
rate
(percent) 5

Total..

122,417

$3,866,641

1.8 7,331,890

$200.29

32.9

2,221,669

13.8 2,266,356

31.8

$19,825

$19,433

1.9

AL.......
AK ......
AZ ......
AR ......
CA ......
CO......
CT ......
DE ......
DC......
FL.......

1,801
250
2,030
1,074
13,722
1,977
1,603
385
415
6,515

47,757
8,256
58,950
25,912
482,485
63,165
65,554
13,040
18,694
181,249

1.7
145,482
4.9
43,750
.9
68,329
2.4
85,547
2.7 1,074,824
.8
57,354
1.9
108,712
1.6
24,695
1.6
18,278
1.1
240,236

152.29
176.00
148.75
185.54
154.37
224.88
214.17
197.20
231.42
205.37

29.9
27.7
26.6
40.0
22.8
36.6
27.2
30.2
26.7
38.4

30,255
12,139
19,033
26,200
365,459
16,692
30,814
6,065
6,778
74,325

9.5
14.5
13.2
12.4
15.9
12.1
14.4
12.9
19.6
13.3

27,920
17,706
19,313
24,192
401,353
21,516
27,195
5,021
9,842
93,990

20.0
40.9
29.4
28.8
37.6
36.2
24.9
23.1
50.7
39.1

175
110
203
172
2,865
183
597
61
91
464

201
113
141
178
2,583
152
342
66
65
666

1.3
2.6
1.3
2.0
3.0
.9
3.5
2.0
2.3
1.1

GA......
HI .......
ID .......
IL........
IN .......
IA........
KS ......
KY ......
LA.......
ME......

3,582
504
513
5,686
2,815
1,431
1,257
1,656
1,805
545

109,609
14,235
12,584
196,454
81,493
35,872
33,368
43,826
48,099
13,883

.9
2.5
2.5
1.8
1.1
1.1
1.0
1.6
1.3
2.1

174,750
36,819
46,198
299,676
127,747
72,383
49,164
109,645
67,825
40,498

180.42
269.09
195.35
226.87
201.31
214.16
215.10
185.64
148.40
148.61

30.7
49.5
41.4
34.1
36.2
44.4
42.1
36.5
29.0
30.3

33,009
12,635
12,962
103,618
30,917
16,370
13,070
26,071
22,681
11,264

8.4
16.3
12.0
16.3
10.5
10.8
12.6
11.6
14.3
16.5

47,404
11,833
12,688
95,300
34,719
12,922
12,796
18,928
17,902
21,572

28.1
31.8
27.9
31.4
30.0
18.6
25.7
17.0
28.3
54.0

291
138
68
1,139
223
141
39
256
181
122

249
150
95
1,091
272
152
136
218
144
86

1.0
1.8
1.2
2.4
1.2
1.0
.3
2.1
1.6
3.6

MD .....
MA......
MI .......
MN .....
MS......
MO .....
MT......
NE ......
NV ......
NH......

2,158
3,069
4,335
2,460
1,091
2,547
352
833
909
568

69,393
115,641
149,437
78,576
25,576
72,984
7,767
21,071
27,285
17,472

1.6
2.1
2.1
1.3
1.7
1.6
2.3
.8
2.0
.7

101,399
183,120
408,121
106,529
60,436
140,357
26,956
27,706
63,179
15,574

202.32
261.00
234.63
256.95
146.01
163.68
173.20
164.09
207.51
183.12

32.7
36.0
35.4
41.8
32.4
29.7
40.8
33.8
35.9
30.9

34,505
63,395
90,723
31,194
18,732
41,283
8,150
6,762
17,937
3,774

15.1
16.2
10.3
13.6
12.7
12.5
12.8
10.7
14.0
9.5

31,832
55,438
87,039
28,320
14,197
35,133
7,605
7,447
19,775
653

30.9
32.0
25.1
27.4
24.9
25.7
29.1
30.0
31.2
4.4

284
946
1,008
358
103
329
58
28
188
25

304
733
983
336
104
275
54
45
175
25

1.7
2.9
2.8
1.2
1.5
1.7
1.3
.5
1.4
.7

NJ.......
NM .....
NY ......
NC......
ND......
OH......
OK......
OR......
PA ......

3,576
663
7,949
3,653
293
5,292
1,360
1,521
5,253

146,269
16,578
323,093
102,059
6,625
159,666
33,458
44,531
164,771

2.5
1.7
2.2
1.4
1.2
1.4
.9
2.8
2.7

265,724
32,512
471,413
222,716
12,278
263,215
46,857
147,539
418,539

265.66
169.38
205.78
206.65
190.42
215.45
188.71
215.12
237.77

33.8
35.2
26.3
38.5
43.7
37.1
39.9
38.2
39.4

90,668
11,403
173,092
50,389
3,577
72,061
12,727
42,964
140,625

16.5
15.5
17.0
9.3
13.5
11.9
11.5
14.1
15.6

112,321
9,886
228,307
37,978
4,195
46,265
11,562
39,209
104,690

41.3
31.6
48.9
17.7
37.1
19.8
28.7
27.7
25.1

1,199
97
1,449
300
29
669
56
466
1,381

1,092
84
1,605
390
35
680
93
416
1,403

2.2
1.4
3.1
.8
1.1
1.6
.4
2.1
3.9

RI .......
SC ......
SD ......
TN ......
TX ......
UT ......
VA ......
VT ......
WA .....
WV .....
WI.......
WY .....

438
1,721
335
2,518
8,632
962
3,088
275
2,526
657
2,603
214

13,038
44,649
7,489
71,048
270,143
25,470
94,500
7,240
82,890
16,303
73,971
5,189

3.0
1.4
.7
1.7
1.3
1.0
.8
2.1
3.1
2.4
2.0
1.5

46,742
101,526
8,427
165,387
337,812
37,301
101,245
19,243
177,642
51,885
219,771
11,079

226.84
174.24
161.70
174.42
207.79
194.98
182.86
180.52
259.61
186.97
214.82
189.49

39.6
34.9
37.7
32.1
34.5
38.3
31.1
35.6
41.1
39.2
36.6
40.5

13,259
24,722
2,255
41,951
110,526
9,410
24,100
5,784
77,090
15,889
51,180
3,170

12.7
9.9
10.5
11.4
14.4
11.3
10.0
13.5
18.4
13.7
11.5
12.7

13,611
18,758
848
47,896
154,526
10,078
22,136
2,917
59,380
10,482
36,907
2,690

28.2
20.2
9.8
29.5
48.6
28.6
21.6
14.8
33.2
18.9
17.4
25.2

182
161
12
273
925
77
137
47
793
128
413
24

135
164
16
312
932
85
187
42
772
119
463
25

3.4
1.4
.6
1.6
1.4
.6
.6
2.6
2.2
2.9
1.9
1.5

Other:
PR ..
VI....

963
41

16,936
1,035

6.0
1.4

145,984
1,764

99.35
154.31

29.4
31.7

57,460
555

17.0
16.1

66,331
654

50.0
37.3

160
5

247
4

3.3
1.6

1
2
3

Based on average covered employment in 12-month period.
Percentages based on first payments for 12-month period.
Contributions, penalties, and interest from employers and contributions from employees in states taxing workers. Adjusted to exclude refunds of contributions and dishonored checks.
Excludes state and local government employees covered on reimbursable basis.
4 Adjusted to exclude voided benefit checks and for transfers under interstate combined-wage plan. Excludes Extended Benefits and Emergency Unemployment Compensation.
5 Estimated data. As percent of taxable payroll. Standard contribution rate for most states, 2.7 percent. Excludes state and local jurisdictions covering state and local government
employees on a reimbursable basis.
6

Total wages earned in covered employment during all pay periods ended within the year.

7
8

Includes dependents' allowances for states that provide such benefits.
Based on average total weekly wage in current year.

Source: Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration and Bureau of Labor Statistics; based on data submitted by state agencies.

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