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TABLE 1.-National summary of data on unemployment insurance operations,

by years, 1938-47-Continued

(Corrected to Dec. 10, 1948]

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Excludes data for railroads and allied groups, subject, as of July 1, 1939, to Federal Unemployment
surance Act.
Includes estimates for 2 States.
Data not available.
1939, includes estimate for District of Columbia and West Virginia; 1911, includes estimate for Pennsyl-
nis.
Benefits first became payable as follows: 1936, 1 State (Wisconsin); 1938, 30 States; 1939, 20 States.
Central office data for 1938; local office data for other years. Figures shown for new claims, 1940-42,
ually new claims disposed of (central office).
Includes some initial claims filed in Michigan not identified as new or additional.
New claims 1943-45 includes all initial claims for Texas and Wisconsin; new claims 1946 include all
Hal claims for Texas. Additional claims for the corresponding years exclude such claims for these States.
Represents number of new claims authorized for 1939

and number of first payments for subsequent years; 8 through 1942 excludes Indiana and Wisconsin; data not comparable. Wisconsin excluded 1943 through je 1945, Indiana excluded January to June 1943.

Represents number of checks issued. Duration based on all beneficiaries; computed by dividing weeks compensated for all types of unemyment by the number of first payments during the year. Based on data for 40 States in 1939; 49 States in 1940; 48 States in 1941; 48 States in 1942; 48 States in 1943; tates in 1944; and 50 States in 1945. Ratio for 1939 computed by dividing exhaustions by first payments the respective calendar year. Ratios for 1940-47 computed by dividing exhaustions for the calendar r by first payments for 12-month period ending September 30 of same year. Based on data for 23 States paying benefits for entire year. Based on data for 49 States paying benefits for entire year. “Taxable wages" used here are wages under $3,000. For some states in same years taxable wages were in fact identical with wages under $3,000. Represents employer contributions including voluntary contributions, as percent of taxable wages. Includes voluntary contributions and effect of war-risk contributions in 1913, 1944, 1945, and 1946. Includes collections subsequently transferred to Railroad Unemployment Insurance Account.

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TABLE 3.-Wage and employment qualifications for benefits under State laws,

Dec. 31, 1948

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Habama Lasks Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Dist. of Col Florida Teorgia. lawaii. daho llinois ndiana.

2 quarters. 48.00 2 quarters. 150.00 2 quarters.

$150 in last 2

quarters.
2 quarters or $200

in 1 quarter.

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20 weeks..

60.00
50.00

2 quarters.

30 x wba 4

120.00 Flat

125.00 25, 30 x w ba?

125.00 18 x wba 8

90.00
14 percent of average State 294.00

wages and 150 percent of high-
quarter wages.
30 x wba

180.00
20, 25 x w ba 7

100.00 Flat

300.00 Flat.

300.00 14 weeks.. (10)

140.00 25 x wba

175.00

50.00

ermont. irginia ashington est Virginia isconsin yoming

70.00

See table 5 for minimum qualifying wages for maximum weekly benefit and table 7 for minimum qualify3 wages for maximum annual benefits.

Based on wages or employment in a specified prior period, a 2-year period in Missouri, and a 1-year 12 lifying periori in all other states. Weekly benefit amount abbreviated as wba.

Claimant must have worked less than 160 hours and earned less than $120 in 3 weeks preceding unemyment.

If claimant failed to receive qualifying wage for weekly benefit amount computed on high-quarter wages it received qualifying wages in next lower bracket, he is considered eligible for lower weekly benefit.

Base-period wages equal to 173 times high-quarter wages or 30 times weekly benefit amount, whichever
less, but not less than $300.
Fourteen weeks of employment at $8.01 or more.
Minimum number of weeks applies to minimum weekly benefit only. Same step-down provision as
scribed in footnote 4.
Converted from 2-week period.
Effective for uniform benefit year beginning July 4, 1948, based on average 1947 wages.
Fourteen weeks of employment at an average wage of $10 or more.

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TABLE 5.-Weekly benefits for total unemployment under State laws, Dec. 31,

1948

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Missouri

Alabama. 126. Nearest dollar. Alaska

120. Higher dollar Arizona

140

do. Arkansas. 194. Nearest dollar California.

4,0-423.. Dollar «chedule Colorado

25... Higher 50 cents. Connecticut

146+d.a. Nearest dollar... Delay are

45... Higher 50 cents. District of Co-443+d.a Higher dollar..-

lumbia. Florida

13-14 Dollar schedule Georgia.

123-120.. do.. Hawaii .

145... Higher dollar. Idaho

9-424.- Dollar schedule. Illinois

40. Higher 50 cents. Indiana.

125. Higher dollar low

423. No provision Kansas

125. Higher dollar Louisiana h2o.

do.. Maryland 146. Nearest dollar. Massachusetts

140+d.a Higher dollar Mississippi.

126

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125. Higher 50 cents. Montana

142. Higher dollar. Nebraska.

195.

do. Nevada 10+d.a

do. 142.

do New Mexico

146.

do.. New York

Nearest dollar North Dakota... 13.

Higher dollar Ohio.

120-128. Dollar schedule Oklahoma

120. Higher dollar. Pennsylvania 125. Nearest dollar... Rbode Island 190

do.... South Carolina. 120-1124.. Higher dollar South Dakota

120-143 Dollar schedule 120-126 do

Higher dollar.
Utah

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18-146- Dollar schedule
145.. Higher dollar

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345.01 450.00
455. 01 720.00
600.01 750.00
475.01 745. 00
390.01

390.01
475.01 475. 01
460.00 460.00
425.01 425.01
480.01 750.00
637.01 1,000.00
480.00 480.00
494.01 600.00
487. 51 800 00
378.00 510.00
425.01 425.01
380.01 600.00
462. 01 462.01
494. 01 600.00
586.00 780.00
347.01 560.00
581.00 6 581.00
340.01 360.00
488.00 600 00
490.00 490.00
400 00 600.00
450.00 450.00
442.01 540.00
455. 01 455. 01
380.00 600.00

New Jersey

1

Tennessee. Texas

1466

Vermont. Virginia. Wyoming

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Wage credits required :

For minimum

For maximum

Minimum

weekly benefit ?

Maximum

weekly benefit?

High Base High Base quarter period quarter period

$4.00 $20.00
8. 00

25. 00
5.00

20.00 5.00

20.00 10.00

25.00 6.00

17. 50 8.00-12.00 24.00-36.00 7.00

18.00 6.00-9.00

? 20.00

$75.01 $120.00 $507.01
37.50 150.00 480.01
37.50 150.00 380.01
37.50 150.00 468.01
75.00 300.00 580.00
45.00 180.00 425.01
€0.00 240.00 611.00
52.0 210.00 437. 51
37.50 150.00 437.01

$600.00
480 01
600.00
600.00
750.00
525.00
611.00
540.00
437.01

5.00

15.00 4.00

18.00 5. 00

25. 00 10.00

20.00 10.00

20.00 5. 00

20 00 5.00

20.00 5.00

18.00 5.00

25 00 6.00

25.00 6.00-10.00 2 25.00 3.00

20 00 4.50

20.00 7.00

18.00 5.00

18.00 8.00-14.00 20.00-26.00 9.00

22.00 5. 00

20.00 10.00

26.00 5. 00

20.00 5. 00

21.00 6.00

18.00 8.00

20.00 10.00

25. 00 5. 00

20.00 6.00

20.00 5. 00

18.00 $5.00 5 18.00 5. 00-7.00 17.00-25.00

37.50 48.00 37. E0 150.00 56. 25 75.00 25.00 25.00 37. 50 156.01 37.50 22. 50

2. 50 52. 50 50. 00 60.00 67. 50 78.00 100.00 35.00 40.00 30.00 60.00 25.00 100.00 60.00 50.00 22. 50 73. 50

150 00 100.00 150.00 250.00 225.00 250.00 100 CO 100 00 150 00 240.00 150.00 90.00 20.00 210.00 200.00 240.00 270.00 150.00 300.00 140.00 160 00 120.00 240.00 100.00 150.00 125,00 125.00

90.00 294.00

6.00 5.00 7.00

20.00
20.00
20.00

50.00
25.00
70.00

180.00
100.00
175.00

500.00
475. 01
380.01

600.00
500.00
500.00

7.00
6. 75
7.00
6.00
4.00

20.00
22. 50
20.00
22.00
20.00

300.00
300.00
200.00
200.00
130.00

1.755.00 2,000.00 1,750.00 2,000.00 2,080.00

10.00
10.00
8.00

20.00
25.00
20.00

300.00 300.00 300.00

1,600.00 2,200.00 1,800.00

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See footnotes at end of table.

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