9.

A Unemployment Insurance
Table 9.A2—Summary data on state programs, by state or other area, 2003
Covered employment
(excludes federal
government)

State or area
Total
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

Average
number of
workers
(thousands)

Insured
unemploy
-ment as
Total percent of
e
covered
Number
payroll
employ(millions
of first
ment a payments
of dollars)

126,088 4,697,431

Average weekly
benefit for total
unemployment

Amount f
(dollars)

Claimants
exhausting benefits

Percent Average
weekly Average
of
insured
actual
average
weekly unemploy duration
-ment (weeks)
wages g

ContriPercent
Benefits
butions
of first collected b
paid c
(millions
(millions
payNumber ments h of dollars) of dollars)

Average
employer
contribution
rate d
(percent)

2.8 9,935,108

261.67

36.5 3,530,524

16.4 4,416,574

43.4

25,328

41,359

2.2

1,773
275
2,221
1,095
14,558

55,969
10,094
77,084
31,223
616,870

2.2
140,642
5.2
49,493
2.1
115,857
3.2
103,426
3.7 1,379,996

175.84
193.04
173.26
228.90
246.37

29.0
27.3
26.0
41.7
30.2

39,075
14,259
47,631
34,875
531,909

12.6
14.7
17.9
14.0
18.1

46,259
21,728
60,467
42,205
693,780

31.6
44.2
48.9
38.2
49.1

227
106
134
221
3,003

301
136
367
301
6,115

1.7
2.4
0.8
2.4
3.0

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

2,064
1,606
397
459
7,117

79,589
77,511
16,213
25,563
235,874

2.0
3.3
2.5
1.6
1.7

114,887
155,146
32,828
21,037
326,174

307.68
286.19
234.99
258.43
225.02

41.5
30.8
29.9
24.1
35.3

41,315
53,279
9,810
7,316
119,956

15.2
17.9
16.1
20.5
15.9

63,221
61,148
10,929
19,151
169,036

53.6
37.8
31.9
85.7
48.9

201
529
54
90
672

536
736
130
113
1,160

1.0
2.8
1.8
2.1
1.3

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

3,693
538
562
5,604
2,785

133,539
17,559
15,888
226,144
92,335

1.9
1.9
3.4
3.3
2.3

254,544
29,809
60,000
455,182
212,910

243.43
312.21
231.77
280.94
263.44

35.0
49.7
42.7
36.2
41.3

70,024
10,366
19,376
182,846
65,075

12.6
15.6
14.0
19.0
13.6

118,428
8,712
22,360
205,121
91,982

44.2
28.6
36.8
44.7
44.0

134
149
103
1,315
330

758
135
184
2,455
769

0.6
1.7
1.2
3.0
1.9

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,385
1,259
1,677
1,819
577

42,237
39,195
52,922
55,284
17,451

2.3
2.5
2.4
2.0
2.3

113,570
89,324
135,856
100,279
32,592

260.12
275.99
249.62
194.93
231.13

44.4
46.1
41.1
33.4
39.8

31,596
30,863
39,640
36,615
13,072

13.5
16.0
14.5
15.7
18.2

33,690
38,418
39,747
43,730
12,906

30.2
42.7
28.8
45.3
38.9

261
227
288
145
83

377
372
470
297
128

1.5
1.8
2.4
1.7
1.5

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

2,306
3,088
4,273
2,542
1,071

90,487
142,570
167,443
97,737
29,013

2.1
3.5
3.6
2.4
2.5

129,951
280,144
501,998
169,854
71,774

252.14
356.58
290.52
322.15
173.43

33.4
40.2
38.6
43.6
33.3

48,325
107,814
155,010
60,655
26,381

15.9
18.9
14.0
16.7
15.5

46,933
137,827
174,582
68,030
27,985

35.3
45.6
36.8
39.5
36.4

269
825
1,093
491
116

527
1,794
1,988
850
192

1.5
2.5
3.4
1.4
1.7

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

2,560
379
859
1,064
596

85,694
9,935
25,832
37,324
22,103

2.7
2.6
1.7
2.6
1.6

182,972
27,392
46,204
78,438
23,035

205.62
201.91
216.16
236.29
258.60

31.9
40.1
37.4
35.0
36.3

68,545
9,915
14,359
27,774
9,504

16.5
15.5
14.1
15.8
17.8

79,483
10,378
21,252
34,104
7,937

42.8
39.1
45.8
40.8
31.7

319
63
108
240
37

627
81
137
305
117

1.9
1.1
1.7
1.3
1.0

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

3,785
716
8,089
3,658
304

174,764
20,992
381,570
121,792
8,279

3.5
2.1
3.0
2.9
1.5

367,278
37,232
599,055
347,947
15,578

333.67
210.63
271.55
258.33
222.30

37.6
37.4
29.9
40.3
42.5

132,460
14,778
240,065
105,238
4,466

18.0
17.6
18.6
13.8
12.4

195,806
16,517
364,275
141,892
5,575

54.3
44.2
58.4
38.1
33.9

1,172
81
2,443
746
52

2,098
136
3,124
955
47

1.7
1.0
4.2
1.7
1.5

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004 ♦ 9.1

9.A Unemployment Insurance
Table 9.A2—Summary data on state programs, by state or other area, 2003—Continued
Covered employment
(excludes federal
government)

Insured
unemploy
-ment as
Total percent of
e
covered
Number
payroll
employ(millions
of first
ment a payments
of dollars)

Average weekly
benefit for total
unemployment

Claimants
exhausting benefits

Percent Average
weekly Average
of
insured
actual
average
weekly unemploy duration
-ment (weeks)
wages g

Average
employer
contribution
rate d
(percent)

State or area

Average
number of
workers
(thousands)

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

5,202
1,365
1,533
5,364
462

181,327
39,553
52,296
196,821
16,608

2.5
2.1
4.5
4.0
3.1

352,874
76,897
185,868
566,022
43,097

252.04
229.45
258.45
291.84
308.78

37.6
41.2
39.4
41.4
44.7

128,930
28,373
68,536
215,487
14,446

15.6
16.3
17.5
17.8
15.9

125,309
35,298
84,043
212,711
18,255

35.6
45.1
43.4
36.8
41.2

698
155
532
1,547
135

1,452
287
856
2,678
208

1.8
1.2
2.3
4.0
3.1

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

1,740
353
2,549
9,027
1,007

52,996
9,412
84,555
331,053
30,738

2.8
1.0
2.3
2.2
1.8

148,646
11,828
200,848
533,479
57,362

210.05
201.96
210.24
260.8
269.38

35.9
39.4
33.0
37.0
45.9

48,588
3,470
57,966
198,660
18,291

13.7
12.4
14.5
16.8
14.3

58,756
2,043
83,824
288,789
25,944

39.5
17.3
40.2
52.3
42.3

222
15
427
2,994
90

419
33
581
2,204
214

2.0
0.7
2.6
2.3
0.6

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

288
3,265
2,584
656
2,658
234

9,143
122,511
99,827
18,734
88,450
6,893

2.9
1.5
4.0
2.9
3.4
1.7

28,265
165,621
267,960
54,558
315,409
15,612

255.08
276.09
324.4
219.87
251.69
238.07

41.8
38.3
43.7
40.0
39.3
42.1

8,384
50,197
102,461
19,101
91,495
4,074

14.4
14.0
18.4
15.4
13.8
12.8

7,193
68,815
101,174
15,575
87,630
5,192

25.9
39.0
36.8
27.5
27.5
27.4

39
236
1,102
123
495
16

101
606
1,456
184
973
49

2.0
1.0
2.4
2.8
2.2
0.8

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

1,007
41

21,193
1,242

4.7
2.4

106,183
2,175

106.62
277.39

26.3
47.5

46,914
962

19.6
23.5

58,352
2,077

52.4
66.6

175
2

228
17

3.4
0.2

Amount f
(dollars)

ContriPercent
Benefits
butions
of first collected b
paid c
(millions
(millions
payNumber ments h of dollars) of dollars)

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-service members; includes data for state and local government employees where covered by
state law after 1955.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.

Based on average covered employment in 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.
Adjusted to exclude voided benefit checks and for transfers under interstate combined-wage plan. Excludes Extended Benefits and Emergency Unemployment Compensation.
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.
Total wages earned in covered employment during all pay periods ended within the year.
Includes dependents' allowances for states that provide such benefits.
Based on average total weekly wage in current year.
Percentages based on first payments for 12-month period.

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9.2 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004