9.

A Unemployment Insurance
Table 9.A2—Summary data on state programs, by state or other area, 2005
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
Number
payroll
covered
of first
(millions
employof dollars)
ment a payments

129,945 5,213,131

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)

2.1 7,917,294

266.62

34.6 2,661,400

15.3 2,855,810

35.9

34,779

31,234

2.9

1,843
286
2,437
1,127
15,000

62,431
11,144
92,039
34,749
689,422

1.5
4.4
1.2
2.5
2.4

106,762
43,944
75,887
78,718
974,979

182.01
193.91
194.76
229.61
277.46

27.9
25.8
26.8
38.7
31.4

27,911
12,443
29,157
27,743
362,655

11.5
14.3
15.6
13.9
17.4

29,512
17,847
32,743
29,459
456,782

26.8
40.0
37.6
36.5
43.0

299
146
256
262
4,897

215
117
243
227
4,618

2.1
3.0
1.4
2.6
4.6

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida

2,137
1,624
412
474
7,630

87,882
85,986
18,358
28,968
277,868

1.2
2.4
2.0
1.0
1.2

73,893
121,538
24,337
16,619
244,017

301.77
295.42
247.47
266.67
226.35

38.2
29.0
28.9
22.7
32.3

25,197
39,624
8,151
4,529
88,748

13.9
16.7
16.6
19.5
15.2

35,379
41,114
7,088
8,788
120,164

44.7
32.8
27.7
53.6
43.5

510
591
74
105
1,127

310
558
100
87
886

2.5
3.0
2.3
2.4
2.1

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

3,840
572
602
5,661
2,837

148,212
20,165
18,295
246,237
99,824

1.4
1.1
2.2
2.4
1.9

194,114
19,832
43,759
351,963
184,931

244.65
337.42
235.25
285.38
278.07

33.0
49.8
40.3
34.1
41.1

53,727
6,258
13,131
136,324
54,078

11.5
14.1
12.7
18.2
13.0

75,572
4,868
13,777
141,819
73,358

39.5
23.1
29.3
38.7
39.6

696
133
132
2,605
578

524
89
120
1,800
666

2.2
1.3
1.4
5.1
3.1

Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

1,428
1,281
1,720
1,808
581

46,948
42,890
57,818
59,906
18,636

1.7
1.6
1.8
3.6
1.8

91,540
61,002
110,724
299,088
31,936

271.26
278.47
259.56
192.29
240.24

42.9
43.2
40.2
30.2
38.9

24,444
20,002
30,330
65,746
10,683

12.5
15.3
13.5
12.5
14.8

22,399
24,242
24,968
31,189
10,657

25.0
39.0
22.0
37.6
32.9

255
344
349
171
94

293
245
377
706
112

1.6
2.5
2.8
1.5
1.8

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi

2,372
3,109
4,241
2,607
1,086

101,410
155,191
174,122
105,891
31,691

1.5
2.6
3.3
1.8
2.7

99,387
218,287
449,917
144,233
102,598

256.64
356.64
290.13
321.59
186.34

31.2
37.2
36.7
41.2
33.2

35,939
82,111
139,408
46,797
28,814

15.3
17.9
14.3
15.0
11.3

33,232
80,165
150,889
43,189
18,644

31.7
35.3
33.1
29.9
34.0

516
1,638
1,436
853
129

396
1,297
1,820
635
213

2.6
4.1
4.3
1.9
1.8

Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire

2,610
400
876
1,199
612

92,930
11,343
28,106
46,173
24,686

1.9
1.9
1.4
1.5
1.1

137,165
21,366
38,822
59,393
24,183

205.79
220.58
225.65
258.31
252.12

30.1
40.5
36.6
34.9
32.5

50,455
7,436
11,917
18,479
6,550

15.4
14.9
13.7
13.9
11.8

52,318
6,879
17,211
20,179
3,796

34.3
31.8
42.3
32.3
15.7

518
74
138
319
79

444
63
117
223
75

2.1
1.2
2.5
1.4
1.8

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

3,857
748
8,219
3,793
318

190,074
23,670
426,343
135,226
9,377

3.0
1.6
2.3
2.0
1.1

315,037
28,951
488,443
250,486
12,529

336.04
217.70
276.05
257.71
238.41

35.5
35.8
27.7
37.6
42.1

113,897
11,792
190,686
76,893
3,466

18.1
17.5
18.0
12.9
12.1

146,149
12,912
192,197
94,240
4,183

45.6
41.7
38.7
37.5
32.4

1,611
83
2,453
900
57

1,822
114
2,452
694
40

1.9
0.9
4.2
2.1
1.5

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2006 ♦ 9.1

9.A Unemployment Insurance
Table 9.A2—Summary data on state programs, by state or other area, 2005—Continued
Covered employment
(excludes federal
government)

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

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

5,232
1,420
1,623
5,447
468

193,618
43,973
58,792
214,140
17,864

1.9
1.2
2.8
3.1
2.7

285,738
47,385
132,813
461,257
38,442

260.99
221.49
261.26
291.89
336.42

36.7
37.2
37.5
38.6
45.8

100,554
16,877
45,526
167,857
12,400

15.2
15.2
15.2
16.6
15.5

83,704
20,238
45,960
139,872
14,737

28.7
38.5
33.6
29.7
37.3

940
287
719
2,550
183

1,108
154
528
2,038
201

2.3
1.8
2.6
5.3
3.3

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

1,791
365
2,639
9,403
1,080

58,369
10,410
93,508
374,483
35,322

2.1
0.7
1.7
1.4
1.0

115,916
9,380
154,046
356,906
35,897

216.66
211.49
212.11
261.34
263.37

34.6
38.5
31.1
34.1
41.9

38,468
2,597
43,657
127,933
10,606

13.7
12.3
13.7
14.2
12.7

44,549
1,458
55,001
144,693
12,591

38.0
14.4
33.9
38.1
31.4

269
18
437
1,676
217

335
27
436
1,241
117

2.2
0.8
2.4
2.5
1.4

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

295
3,427
2,697
673
2,714
249

9,962
140,973
108,681
20,546
95,822
8,084

2.1
0.9
2.2
2.1
2.7
1.1

22,880
110,188
183,530
40,685
262,724
11,979

267.14
245.74
296.86
225.12
252.82
241.52

41.1
31.1
38.3
38.4
37.2
38.6

6,222
31,305
58,771
13,964
72,716
2,791

13.6
12.5
14.7
15.0
13.3
11.8

3,892
39,083
43,199
10,156
66,174
3,499

17.1
33.3
22.1
24.8
24.8
27.1

48
530
1,440
135
686
36

79
339
756
141
790
35

2.4
2.0
2.8
2.9
3.0
1.4

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

1,033
43

23,146
1,424

4.2
1.2

105,595
1,553

108.28
237.00

25.1
37.6

43,118
517

18.3
16.1

48,439
657

48.6
43.6

182
2

206
6

3.4
0.3

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, 2006