9.

A Unemployment Insurance
Table 9.A2—Summary data on state programs, by state or other area, 2002

State or area

Covered employment
(excludes federal
government)
Average
number
of
Total
workers
payroll e
(millions
(thousands) of dollars)

Total

126,537 4,590,842

Insured
unemployment as
percent of
covered
employment a

Average weekly
benefit for total
unemployment

Claimants
exhausting benefits

Average
Percent
weekly
of
Number
insured
average
f
of first Amount
weekly unemploypayments (dollars) wages g
ment

Average
actual
duration
(weeks)

ContriPercent
butions
of first collected b
pay(millions
Number ments h of dollars)

Average
employer
Benefits
contripaid c
bution
(millions
rate d
of dollars) (percent)

2.8 10,089,446

256.76

36.8

3,585,842

16.5

4,417,456

42.5

19,728.6

42,055.3

1.8

1,780
271
2,192
1,099
14,595

54,348
9,778
73,885
30,467
601,444

2.3
5.2
2.0
3.3
3.7

145,445
48,722
124,941
104,865
1,401,507

167.44
193.34
176.21
223.04
217.24

28.5
27.9
27.2
41.9
27.4

41,330
14,121
44,678
36,578
534,683

13.1
14.3
17.2
14.3
18.0

47,535
20,353
54,006
42,145
670,842

31.1
43.3
42.2
38.3
47.8

185.4
107.1
135.4
167.3
2,580.6

308.8
108.2
384.6
306.4
6,041.6

1.4
2.5
0.8
1.9
2.5

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

2,101
1,628
397
458
7,050

79,097
76,204
15,696
24,631
226,163

2.0
3.2
2.2
1.6
1.8

113,938
162,293
32,334
18,349
357,608

313.18
286.09
228.08
289.07
225.33

43.3
31.9
30.0
28.0
36.5

41,438
51,417
8,634
7,451
126,770

15.2
16.4
15.1
26.1
15.3

61,090
53,821
9,045
13,563
175,087

53.3
33.7
28.3
52.9
47.3

154.9
462.6
52.0
93.0
553.6

541.0
712.4
118.3
135.3
1,225.3

0.9
2.5
1.6
2.2
1.1

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

3,722
528
558
5,680
2,796

131,549
16,689
15,516
224,335
90,553

2.0
2.3
3.4
3.3
2.2

260,128
29,626
59,570
466,345
198,718

238.73
297.23
231.07
280.06
254.58

35.1
48.9
43.4
36.9
40.9

73,305
12,101
18,838
187,079
62,714

12.9
19.2
13.9
19.0
14.1

119,533
12,201
21,031
207,721
86,800

44.7
29.6
34.9
43.3
41.7

127.5
104.9
93.2
1,047.9
227.0

780.2
160.6
180.5
2,446.5
713.3

0.5
1.2
1.2
2.3
1.2

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,393
1,277
1,680
1,812
577

41,028
38,958
51,476
53,935
16,889

2.3
2.2
2.5
2.0
2.2

111,411
83,381
133,254
98,791
33,156

254.72
276.37
245.83
197.25
224.42

45.0
47.1
41.7
34.5
39.9

31,350
28,404
41,185
36,497
12,870

13.4
15.8
15.3
15.6
17.2

32,038
32,110
39,106
38,377
12,191

27.4
41.9
27.4
40.1
34.6

211.0
182.4
276.4
122.0
104.9

362.6
358.6
503.5
303.2
121.8

1.2
1.4
2.2
1.6
1.8

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

2,299
3,149
4,339
2,551
1,078

87,455
141,150
164,799
95,182
28,248

2.1
3.7
3.5
2.4
2.6

130,496
299,998
471,730
170,607
76,970

240.94
360.09
276.49
317.61
168.49

32.9
41.8
37.9
44.3
33.4

48,321
116,290
150,816
61,646
27,848

16.1
19.0
14.8
16.9
15.3

47,272
134,684
180,235
68,451
29,437

35.8
44.3
34.9
39.0
37.0

245.7
784.9
944.4
333.5
109.6

499.9
1,966.1
1,882.4
860.9
193.0

1.3
2.3
2.7
0.9
1.6

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

2,572
374
858
1,029
595

84,396
9,479
25,032
34,745
21,414

2.6
2.5
1.5
3.1
1.7

185,414
26,361
44,216
85,757
23,965

205.49
187.07
211.51
232.13
259.84

32.6
38.4
37.7
35.8
37.6

65,788
9,354
13,113
31,470
9,980

15.6
15.2
13.7
16.5
17.6

72,833
9,955
18,405
39,522
8,062

40.4
38.6
44.1
39.8
29.6

250.1
61.5
70.1
221.0
30.2

592.3
71.5
124.3
343.0
116.8

1.5
1.1
1.3
1.3
0.8

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

3,792
708
8,136
3,691
302

170,850
20,225
374,836
119,805
7,894

3.5
2.1
3.1
2.9
1.5

348,752
37,385
618,022
372,683
16,251

331.22
207.09
275.47
258.98
219.27

38.2
37.7
31.1
41.5
43.6

134,575
14,867
251,006
108,644
4,584

18.9
17.4
19.0
13.2
12.0

200,236
15,611
382,783
135,370
5,536

58.2
42.0
57.9
34.6
33.4

895.1
71.3
2,057.9
412.7
41.8

2,091.8
135.7
3,340.5
1,096.4
47.3

1.9
0.9
3.6
0.9
1.3

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003 ♦ 9.1

9.A Unemployment Insurance
Table 9.A2—Summary data on state programs, by state or other area, 2002—Continued

State or area

Covered employment
(excludes federal
government)
Average
number
of
Total
workers
payroll e
(thou(millions
sands) of dollars)

Insured
unemployment as
percent of
covered
employment a

Average weekly
benefit for total
unemployment

Claimants
exhausting benefits

Average
Percent
weekly
of
Number
insured
average
of first Amount f weekly unemploypayments (dollars) wages g
ment

Average
actual
duration
(weeks)

Contributions
Percent
of first collected b
pay(millions
Number ments h of dollars)

Average
employer
Benefits
contripaid c
bution
(millions
rate d
of dollars) (percent)

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

5,255
1,393
1,543
5,397
458

178,311
38,980
51,492
191,716
15,715

2.5
1.8
4.4
3.9
3.2

355,347
71,149
174,847
560,805
43,957

251.05
233.87
276.09
291.06
304.31

38.5
43.5
43.1
42.6
46.1

132,425
25,418
68,283
208,527
14,499

16.1
15.7
18.0
17.3
15.8

130,169
29,202
78,869
197,968
18,166

35.1
42.3
42.3
35.0
40.7

645.2
96.0
462.5
1,352.5
126.9

1,486.3
253.1
862.9
2,639.4
204.3

1.6
0.8
1.9
3.7
2.9

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

1,737
352
2,550
9,083
1,006

51,641
9,101
81,990
326,751
30,236

2.9
1.0
2.4
2.2
2.0

145,555
11,595
219,541
544,396
63,729

208.11
198.03
209.57
258.68
275.41

36.4
39.9
33.9
37.4
47.7

49,860
3,474
61,213
201,001
20,518

14.4
12.3
13.9
16.8
14.8

60,595
1,911
86,369
336,999
27,512

37.9
16.7
34.4
62.2
41.0

180.0
13.7
327.2
1,009.0
68.6

424.1
31.0
608.4
2,241.4
252.2

1.6
0.6
1.9
1.3
0.5

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

290
3,259
2,575
661
2,660
232

8,889
118,138
97,595
18,480
86,009
6,619

2.8
1.6
4.4
2.7
3.4
1.5

27,755
173,432
280,946
56,791
329,518
17,775

250.16
311.27
328.63
214.92
247.17
232.01

42.4
44.7
45.1
40.0
39.7
42.3

8,188
52,614
112,913
18,064
91,290
3,444

14.4
14.4
19.5
14.0
13.3
10.0

6,138
67,354
111,233
12,923
82,176
3,579

22.3
39.2
38.0
24.1
24.5
27.3

38.7
151.9
948.6
127.3
428.2
16.4

97.8
753.6
1,561.7
165.3
982.3
40.4

2.0
0.6
2.1
2.8
1.9
0.8

978
42

19,768
1,261

5.5
2.5

116,070
3,249

106.91
288.89

27.5
50.1

53,324
1,044

20.3
18.9

67,696
1,610

54.3
54.1

173.1
3.1

257.3
19.3

3.4
0.3

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

a. Based on average covered employment in 12-month period.
b. 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.
c. Adjusted to exclude voided benefit checks and for transfers under interstate combined-wage plan. Excludes Extended Benefits and Emergency Unemployment
Compensation.
d. Estimated data. As a percentage 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.
e. Total wages earned in covered employment during all pay periods ended within the year.
f. Includes dependents' allowances for states that provide such benefits.
g. Based on average total weekly wage in current year.
h. Percentages based on first payments for 12-month period.
SOURCES: Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration and Bureau of Labor Statistics; based on data submitted by state agencies.
NOTE: 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.
CONTACT: Thomas Stengle (202) 693-2991.

9.2 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003