Annual Statistical Supplement, 2008

 

Other Social Insurance Programs and Veterans' Benefits

Unemployment Insurance

Table 9.A2 Summary data on state programs, by state or other area, 2007
State or area Covered employment (excludes federal government) Insured unemployment as percent of covered employment a Number of first payments Average weekly benefit for total unemployment Average weekly insured unemployment Average actual duration (weeks) Claimants exhausting benefits Contributions collected b (millions of dollars) Benefits paid c (millions of dollars) Average employer contribution rate d (percent)
Average number of workers (thousands) Total payroll e (millions of dollars) Amount f (dollars) Percent of average weekly wages g Number Percent of first payments h
Total 133,684 5,866,669 1.9 7,642,400 287.73 34.1 2,571,541 15.2 2,670,579 35.6 31,670 32,247 2.4
Alabama 1,900 69,732 1.5 102,389 187.64 26.6 27,911 12.0 27,844 26.0 216 219 1.4
Alaska 294 12,576 3.6 38,422 200.09 24.3 10,503 14.4 15,015 38.6 142 102 2.5
Arizona 2,595 106,805 1.2 84,119 202.09 25.5 30,130 15.1 32,228 42.7 302 278 1.5
Arkansas 1,153 38,833 2.6 83,409 257.42 39.7 29,815 14.5 29,036 36.0 244 284 2.3
California 15,395 774,856 2.4 1,017,712 298.23 30.8 374,128 16.8 429,715 44.6 4,753 5,157 4.2
Colorado 2,241 100,660 1.0 70,516 326.57 37.8 22,920 13.4 28,353 40.7 421 301 1.8
Connecticut 1,666 96,705 2.3 121,285 309.98 27.8 38,838 16.1 38,354 31.9 516 575 2.6
Delaware 418 19,727 2.1 23,873 255.83 28.2 8,659 17.2 7,952 33.9 78 109 2.2
District of Columbia 487 33,345 0.9 16,952 286.20 21.7 4,383 19.1 9,057 54.5 104 90 2.0
Florida 7,818 307,901 1.4 330,266 237.41 31.3 110,452 14.4 131,714 47.1 880 1,123 1.5
Georgia 3,981 165,861 1.4 211,871 262.74 32.8 56,887 11.2 71,490 35.5 524 583 1.5
Hawaii 594 22,751 1.1 23,217 384.00 52.1 6,801 13.4 4,972 23.6 110 115 0.8
Idaho 648 21,433 1.9 45,360 254.97 40.1 12,368 11.3 10,797 25.9 130 122 1.2
Illinois 5,782 274,339 2.3 352,686 305.47 33.5 131,914 17.3 124,091 36.1 2,228 1,850 3.7
Indiana 2,869 106,863 1.9 186,575 290.24 40.5 55,717 13.3 76,367 40.3 534 725 2.8
Iowa 1,467 52,115 1.7 91,367 292.55 42.8 24,672 12.9 22,305 23.1 335 330 1.6
Kansas 1,332 48,897 1.3 58,451 302.08 42.8 17,612 13.5 17,134 29.1 228 224 1.5
Kentucky 1,764 63,696 1.8 114,861 284.14 40.9 31,073 13.5 24,790 21.3 350 412 2.6
Louisiana 1,837 69,554 1.1 55,079 204.21 28.1 20,464 15.0 22,684 40.7 173 176 1.4
Maine 588 20,272 1.8 32,545 254.10 38.3 10,433 14.1 9,877 30.3 101 115 1.8
Maryland 2,422 112,688 1.5 105,654 282.22 31.5 36,820 14.7 31,546 31.7 377 447 1.8
Massachusetts 3,185 175,410 2.6 218,551 378.60 35.7 81,567 18.0 75,570 35.0 1,501 1,357 3.6
Michigan 4,125 178,000 3.4 435,659 293.07 35.3 140,889 14.8 153,995 33.5 1,541 1,853 4.7
Minnesota 2,655 117,268 1.9 142,182 341.31 40.2 51,323 16.4 47,668 33.0 821 746 1.7
Mississippi 1,109 35,180 1.8 54,172 176.72 29.0 19,604 14.5 17,651 31.5 106 143 1.4
Missouri 2,665 101,955 1.8 139,265 224.81 30.6 47,000 14.0 41,745 29.3 556 438 2.2
Montana 423 13,303 1.7 20,903 227.79 37.7 7,243 14.8 6,612 31.9 87 70 1.2
Nebraska 901 31,420 1.1 32,420 234.29 34.9 9,766 12.3 14,837 44.1 121 93 1.7
Nevada 1,268 53,109 2.0 81,280 284.27 35.3 25,009 14.4 26,170 37.6 365 339 1.4
New Hampshire 622 27,104 1.2 26,058 263.65 31.5 7,514 12.6 4,336 16.6 52 89 1.3
New Jersey 3,900 209,120 2.9 311,568 358.90 34.8 113,735 18.1 139,116 44.7 1,812 1,925 2.0
New Mexico 791 27,984 1.4 30,400 256.10 37.7 11,416 16.3 12,134 42.4 105 130 1.0
New York 8,427 500,392 2.1 458,096 294.54 25.8 174,143 17.1 165,122 36.8 2,166 2,274 3.5
North Carolina 4,000 154,419 1.9 242,923 276.35 37.2 77,406 13.9 100,241 41.3 899 718 1.9
North Dakota 332 10,799 1.1 12,947 267.71 42.8 3,497 11.9 4,318 30.8 52 45 1.2
Ohio 5,230 206,919 1.9 278,006 289.95 38.1 98,705 15.2 78,525 28.4 1,050 1,152 2.5
Oklahoma 1,489 51,750 1.0 41,715 250.59 37.5 14,449 15.1 15,816 36.9 202 156 1.1
Oregon 1,699 66,588 2.6 138,246 285.62 37.9 43,694 14.0 39,580 30.6 607 524 2.0
Pennsylvania 5,549 237,990 3.0 461,807 322.93 39.2 164,136 16.2 131,934 28.9 2,207 2,149 5.0
Rhode Island 470 19,304 2.9 41,215 358.99 45.5 13,453 15.6 15,181 39.1 175 229 3.4
South Carolina 1,862 65,246 2.1 114,095 229.69 34.1 38,646 13.8 43,311 38.2 275 354 2.2
South Dakota 381 11,828 0.6 7,689 227.25 38.1 2,110 11.2 847 10.6 25 22 0.9
Tennessee 2,696 104,237 1.5 143,130 221.69 29.8 40,900 13.9 50,775 35.1 344 441 1.8
Texas 10,047 445,826 0.9 279,698 286.83 33.6 93,987 14.8 107,958 36.5 998 1,110 1.9
Utah 1,184 43,139 0.7 26,303 294.07 42.0 8,041 12.7 7,195 30.7 194 99 0.9
Vermont 297 10,864 2.2 22,967 287.10 40.9 6,580 14.4 4,218 18.6 58 91 2.9
Virginia 3,516 157,082 0.9 111,988 267.25 31.1 32,067 12.4 36,572 33.1 405 380 1.4
Washington 2,857 127,500 1.7 168,734 334.58 39.0 49,172 13.1 34,359 20.6 1,192 711 2.0
West Virginia 684 22,714 2.0 43,269 239.85 37.6 13,414 13.4 10,015 22.9 136 148 2.8
Wisconsin 2,752 104,239 2.8 279,814 267.08 36.7 75,884 13.1 69,167 25.5 650 877 2.7
Wyoming 270 10,499 0.9 9,618 278.28 37.3 2,409 12.7 2,732 28.8 52 36 1.4
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 1,002 24,258 4.1 99,067 111.29 23.9 40,732 18.9 46,820 47.3 169 204 3.2
U.S. Virgin Islands 45 1,614 1.2 2,006 318.54 46.2 549 15.3 738 42.4 2 9 0.2
SOURCES: Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration and Bureau of Labor Statistics; based on data submitted by state agencies.
NOTES: 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.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
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. 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.
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.
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