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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 36: Minimum Unemployment Insurance Payment
By Employers, Per Covered Employee, 1996
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Rhode Island $365.50 27 Wyoming $36.30
2 Alaska 244.00 28 Michigan 28.50
3 Massachusetts 237.60 29 North Dakota 27.80
4 Connecticut 220.00 30 Texas 25.20
5 NEW YORK $182.00 31 Kentucky 24.00
6 Maine 168.00 32 Louisiana 21.56
7 Pennsylvania 125.64 33 Alabama 16.00
8 West Virginia 120.00 34 Minnesota 15.80
9 Idaho 108.00 35 Indiana 14.00
10 Oregon 100.00 36 Oklahoma 10.90
11 South Carolina 91.00 37 Virginia 8.00
12 California 77.00 38 Arizona 7.00
13 Mississippi 77.00 39 Florida 7.00
14 Maryland 76.50 40 Nebraska 7.00
15 Washington 73.08 41 Tennessee 7.00
16 New Jersey 72.00 42 Georgia 5.10
17 Delaware 70.00 43 Wisconsin 2.10
18 Ohio 63.00 44 New Hampshire 0.80
19 Montana 62.00 45 Colorado 0.00
20 Illinois 54.00 46 Iowa 0.00
21 Utah 51.60 47 Kansas 0.00
22 Hawaii 51.00 48 Missouri 0.00
23 Vermont 48.00 49 North Carolina 0.00
24 Arkansas 45.00 50 South Dakota 0.00
25 New Mexico 41.70 U.S. Average $62.56
26 Nevada 41.50 N.Y.S. % above avg. 190.9%
Source: N.Y.S. Labor Department


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