9.

A Unemployment Insurance
Table 9.A2—Summary data on state programs, by state or other area, 2004
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
employof first
(millions
ment a payments
of dollars)

127,623 4,952,735

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

Contributions
Benefits
Percent
paid c
of first collected b
(millions
(millions
payNumber ments h of dollars) of dollars)

Average
employer
contribution
rate d
(percent)

2.3 8,368,623

262.50

35.2 2,949,670

16.1 3,531,535

39.0

31,220

34,442

2.7

1,801
279
2,302
1,109
14,712

58,945
10,582
83,484
33,071
653,160

1.8
118,550
4.8
46,224
1.6
96,132
2.7
84,827
2.9 1,111,416

176.64
193.71
176.95
228.16
260.27

28.1
26.6
25.4
39.8
30.5

31,644
13,471
37,801
29,690
427,769

12.0
14.9
16.3
13.9
17.9

36,144
20,192
43,435
34,365
565,799

29.2
42.2
41.5
37.9
46.2

250
123
178
249
4,409

241
126
295
243
5,132

1.9
2.7
1.1
2.5
4.5

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

2,090
1,612
406
465
7,341

83,236
82,092
17,207
27,418
255,371

1.5
2.7
2.3
1.2
1.5

87,518
127,875
27,595
16,815
299,915

298.04
284.04
246.63
257.35
223.15

38.9
29.0
30.2
22.7
33.4

31,324
43,720
9,150
5,606
109,595

14.9
17.6
16.0
20.5
15.3

46,300
47,731
9,307
10,302
149,910

46.3
33.7
32.6
54.5
49.4

365
597
66
104
965

389
590
107
91
1,016

1.9
3.1
2.1
2.4
1.8

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

3,749
554
578
5,611
2,812

140,275
18,890
16,987
235,925
96,877

1.5
1.5
2.7
2.8
2.0

208,293
23,921
50,019
392,265
186,543

242.02
323.32
229.00
279.12
266.88

33.6
49.3
40.5
34.5
40.3

57,634
8,226
15,442
155,516
56,033

12.0
15.5
13.4
18.9
13.5

92,853
7,103
17,661
174,155
78,182

40.9
26.4
32.5
41.0
39.7

689
127
111
1,942
431

585
112
145
2,059
686

2.4
1.2
1.3
4.1
2.4

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,404
1,271
1,692
1,832
583

44,754
41,109
55,490
57,601
18,289

1.9
1.9
2.0
1.9
2.0

88,976
68,335
120,721
89,576
32,712

261.08
271.76
257.38
194.78
235.33

42.6
43.7
40.8
32.2
39.0

26,545
23,562
33,444
34,052
11,378

14.1
16.1
14.0
16.3
15.5

26,896
31,135
32,093
37,901
11,475

27.1
39.5
26.0
38.4
35.7

245
298
318
156
82

309
279
421
285
116

1.6
2.3
2.6
1.8
1.5

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

2,332
3,081
4,247
2,566
1,080

95,785
150,399
170,745
103,210
30,249

1.7
3.0
3.4
1.9
2.1

109,204
238,902
461,928
147,127
60,410

253.70
351.35
289.15
317.67
171.87

32.1
37.4
37.4
41.1
31.9

40,419
92,448
144,443
49,793
22,265

15.8
18.5
14.5
15.8
15.2

40,753
96,787
165,081
52,722
22,104

34.4
38.4
34.5
33.2
34.1

486
1,431
1,309
700
153

443
1,460
1,882
678
158

2.7
3.8
4.0
1.6
2.3

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

2,574
390
866
1,129
605

88,832
10,544
26,989
41,586
23,562

2.3
2.1
1.5
2.0
1.2

166,435
22,291
42,705
66,419
20,891

205.05
197.32
219.51
244.83
250.69

30.9
37.9
36.6
34.6
33.5

59,284
8,343
12,922
22,499
7,462

15.5
16.0
13.7
15.0
15.4

68,495
8,837
18,638
26,154
5,329

39.4
35.1
42.0
35.7
25.9

377
72
99
268
79

534
69
129
258
84

2.0
1.2
1.8
1.4
1.9

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

3,815
731
8,142
3,716
311

182,595
22,260
405,630
128,284
8,870

3.2
1.9
2.5
2.2
1.2

331,928
32,446
513,350
273,015
13,184

330.90
220.41
270.53
255.66
226.39

36.0
37.6
28.2
38.5
41.3

123,950
13,527
204,568
83,209
3,715

18.6
17.9
18.5
13.5
12.2

168,412
15,284
257,891
115,456
4,622

47.7
43.2
47.4
37.6
32.5

1,332
72
2,545
1,034
57

1,943
127
2,584
855
40

1.8
0.8
4.3
1.7
1.6

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005 ♦ 9.1

9.A Unemployment Insurance
Table 9.A2—Summary data on state programs, by state or other area, 2004—Continued
Covered employment
(excludes federal
government)

Insured
unemploy
-ment as
Total percent of
e
covered
Number
payroll
employof first
(millions
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

Contributions
Benefits
Percent
paid c
of first collected b
(millions
(millions
payNumber ments h of dollars) of dollars)

Average
employer
contribution
rate d
(percent)

State or area

Average
number of
workers
(thousands)

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

5,214
1,381
1,565
5,390
466

188,348
41,424
55,188
206,054
17,290

2.1
1.6
3.4
3.4
2.9

305,935
59,770
147,548
486,975
40,610

251.97
218.55
251.61
293.61
324.34

36.3
37.9
37.1
39.9
45.5

109,870
22,056
52,613
182,989
13,404

15.9
16.2
16.1
17.3
15.7

102,796
30,506
61,814
165,590
16,151

31.4
45.8
37.8
31.7
39.0

871
275
704
2,300
159

1,234
204
653
2,266
203

2.2
1.8
2.8
4.3
3.2

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

1,761
358
2,595
9,141
1,037

55,529
9,930
89,593
349,139
32,744

2.3
0.8
1.8
1.7
1.3

122,814
10,261
167,849
422,421
44,858

210.66
205.31
209.26
259.34
265.71

34.7
38.5
31.5
35.3
43.8

40,850
3,009
46,819
155,455
13,512

13.9
12.5
13.7
16.2
13.3

50,680
1,666
63,368
215,479
17,077

37.5
15.4
35.7
45.4
33.8

257
16
492
1,536
150

352
30
472
1,656
155

2.2
0.8
2.7
2.4
1.1

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

292
3,344
2,626
665
2,685
240

9,611
131,718
102,200
19,687
92,835
7,371

2.2
1.1
2.9
2.3
2.9
1.4

22,650
125,529
208,210
44,493
269,306
13,954

256.36
240.28
309.76
219.07
250.67
238.36

40.5
31.7
41.4
38.5
37.7
40.4

6,564
36,303
76,810
15,363
78,307
3,440

14.5
13.0
17.4
15.2
14.0
12.4

4,764
47,806
68,768
12,304
76,573
4,507

17.6
34.4
29.0
25.3
25.9
31.3

40
439
1,336
131
595
26

79
385
1,049
147
843
43

2.1
1.8
2.8
2.9
2.6
1.1

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

1,029
42

22,457
1,316

4.0
1.1

95,608
1,369

106.50
242.25

25.4
40.2

41,407
451

19.1
15.9

51,552
630

51.7
41.9

175
2

198
4

3.3
0.2

Amount f
(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-servicemembers; 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. Contribution rate as a percentage of taxable payroll; excludes state and local jurisdictions covering state and local government employees on a reimbursable basis. Standard contribution rate for most states, 2.7 percent.
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, 2005