Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003

 

Other Social Insurance and Veterans' Benefits

Unemployment Insurance

Table 9.A2 Summary data on state programs, by state or other area, 2002
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 126,537 4,590,842 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
Alabama 1,780 54,348 2.3 145,445 167.44 28.5 41,330 13.1 47,535 31.1 185.4 308.8 1.4
Alaska 271 9,778 5.2 48,722 193.34 27.9 14,121 14.3 20,353 43.3 107.1 108.2 2.5
Arizona 2,192 73,885 2.0 124,941 176.21 27.2 44,678 17.2 54,006 42.2 135.4 384.6 0.8
Arkansas 1,099 30,467 3.3 104,865 223.04 41.9 36,578 14.3 42,145 38.3 167.3 306.4 1.9
California 14,595 601,444 3.7 1,401,507 217.24 27.4 534,683 18.0 670,842 47.8 2,580.6 6,041.6 2.5
Colorado 2,101 79,097 2.0 113,938 313.18 43.3 41,438 15.2 61,090 53.3 154.9 541.0 0.9
Connecticut 1,628 76,204 3.2 162,293 286.09 31.9 51,417 16.4 53,821 33.7 462.6 712.4 2.5
Delaware 397 15,696 2.2 32,334 228.08 30.0 8,634 15.1 9,045 28.3 52.0 118.3 1.6
District of Columbia 458 24,631 1.6 18,349 289.07 28.0 7,451 26.1 13,563 52.9 93.0 135.3 2.2
Florida 7,050 226,163 1.8 357,608 225.33 36.5 126,770 15.3 175,087 47.3 553.6 1,225.3 1.1
Georgia 3,722 131,549 2.0 260,128 238.73 35.1 73,305 12.9 119,533 44.7 127.5 780.2 0.5
Hawaii 528 16,689 2.3 29,626 297.23 48.9 12,101 19.2 12,201 29.6 104.9 160.6 1.2
Idaho 558 15,516 3.4 59,570 231.07 43.4 18,838 13.9 21,031 34.9 93.2 180.5 1.2
Illinois 5,680 224,335 3.3 466,345 280.06 36.9 187,079 19.0 207,721 43.3 1,047.9 2,446.5 2.3
Indiana 2,796 90,553 2.2 198,718 254.58 40.9 62,714 14.1 86,800 41.7 227.0 713.3 1.2
Iowa 1,393 41,028 2.3 111,411 254.72 45.0 31,350 13.4 32,038 27.4 211.0 362.6 1.2
Kansas 1,277 38,958 2.2 83,381 276.37 47.1 28,404 15.8 32,110 41.9 182.4 358.6 1.4
Kentucky 1,680 51,476 2.5 133,254 245.83 41.7 41,185 15.3 39,106 27.4 276.4 503.5 2.2
Louisiana 1,812 53,935 2.0 98,791 197.25 34.5 36,497 15.6 38,377 40.1 122.0 303.2 1.6
Maine 577 16,889 2.2 33,156 224.42 39.9 12,870 17.2 12,191 34.6 104.9 121.8 1.8
Maryland 2,299 87,455 2.1 130,496 240.94 32.9 48,321 16.1 47,272 35.8 245.7 499.9 1.3
Massachusetts 3,149 141,150 3.7 299,998 360.09 41.8 116,290 19.0 134,684 44.3 784.9 1,966.1 2.3
Michigan 4,339 164,799 3.5 471,730 276.49 37.9 150,816 14.8 180,235 34.9 944.4 1,882.4 2.7
Minnesota 2,551 95,182 2.4 170,607 317.61 44.3 61,646 16.9 68,451 39.0 333.5 860.9 0.9
Mississippi 1,078 28,248 2.6 76,970 168.49 33.4 27,848 15.3 29,437 37.0 109.6 193.0 1.6
Missouri 2,572 84,396 2.6 185,414 205.49 32.6 65,788 15.6 72,833 40.4 250.1 592.3 1.5
Montana 374 9,479 2.5 26,361 187.07 38.4 9,354 15.2 9,955 38.6 61.5 71.5 1.1
Nebraska 858 25,032 1.5 44,216 211.51 37.7 13,113 13.7 18,405 44.1 70.1 124.3 1.3
Nevada 1,029 34,745 3.1 85,757 232.13 35.8 31,470 16.5 39,522 39.8 221.0 343.0 1.3
New Hampshire 595 21,414 1.7 23,965 259.84 37.6 9,980 17.6 8,062 29.6 30.2 116.8 0.8
New Jersey 3,792 170,850 3.5 348,752 331.22 38.2 134,575 18.9 200,236 58.2 895.1 2,091.8 1.9
New Mexico 708 20,225 2.1 37,385 207.09 37.7 14,867 17.4 15,611 42.0 71.3 135.7 0.9
New York 8,136 374,836 3.1 618,022 275.47 31.1 251,006 19.0 382,783 57.9 2,057.9 3,340.5 3.6
North Carolina 3,691 119,805 2.9 372,683 258.98 41.5 108,644 13.2 135,370 34.6 412.7 1,096.4 0.9
North Dakota 302 7,894 1.5 16,251 219.27 43.6 4,584 12.0 5,536 33.4 41.8 47.3 1.3
Ohio 5,255 178,311 2.5 355,347 251.05 38.5 132,425 16.1 130,169 35.1 645.2 1,486.3 1.6
Oklahoma 1,393 38,980 1.8 71,149 233.87 43.5 25,418 15.7 29,202 42.3 96.0 253.1 0.8
Oregon 1,543 51,492 4.4 174,847 276.09 43.1 68,283 18.0 78,869 42.3 462.5 862.9 1.9
Pennsylvania 5,397 191,716 3.9 560,805 291.06 42.6 208,527 17.3 197,968 35.0 1,352.5 2,639.4 3.7
Rhode Island 458 15,715 3.2 43,957 304.31 46.1 14,499 15.8 18,166 40.7 126.9 204.3 2.9
South Carolina 1,737 51,641 2.9 145,555 208.11 36.4 49,860 14.4 60,595 37.9 180.0 424.1 1.6
South Dakota 352 9,101 1.0 11,595 198.03 39.9 3,474 12.3 1,911 16.7 13.7 31.0 0.6
Tennessee 2,550 81,990 2.4 219,541 209.57 33.9 61,213 13.9 86,369 34.4 327.2 608.4 1.9
Texas 9,083 326,751 2.2 544,396 258.68 37.4 201,001 16.8 336,999 62.2 1,009.0 2,241.4 1.3
Utah 1,006 30,236 2.0 63,729 275.41 47.7 20,518 14.8 27,512 41.0 68.6 252.2 0.5
Vermont 290 8,889 2.8 27,755 250.16 42.4 8,188 14.4 6,138 22.3 38.7 97.8 2.0
Virginia 3,259 118,138 1.6 173,432 311.27 44.7 52,614 14.4 67,354 39.2 151.9 753.6 0.6
Washington 2,575 97,595 4.4 280,946 328.63 45.1 112,913 19.5 111,233 38.0 948.6 1,561.7 2.1
West Virginia 661 18,480 2.7 56,791 214.92 40.0 18,064 14.0 12,923 24.1 127.3 165.3 2.8
Wisconsin 2,660 86,009 3.4 329,518 247.17 39.7 91,290 13.3 82,176 24.5 428.2 982.3 1.9
Wyoming 232 6,619 1.5 17,775 232.01 42.3 3,444 10.0 3,579 27.3 16.4 40.4 0.8
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 978 19,768 5.5 116,070 106.91 27.5 53,324 20.3 67,696 54.3 173.1 257.3 3.4
Virgin Islands 42 1,261 2.5 3,249 288.89 50.1 1,044 18.9 1,610 54.1 3.1 19.3 0.3
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.