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TABLE 2.- Maximum weekly benefit amount and ratio to average weekly wages of

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covered workers, 1939 and 1953

Maximum as percent

of weekly wages

State

December December

1939

1953 2

El Total.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona.
Arkansas.
California
Colorado.
Connecticut.
Delaware..
District of Columbia.
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii.
Idaho.
Illinois.
Indiana
Iowa..
Kansas.
Kentucky
Louisiana.
Maine
Maryland.
Massachusetts.
Michigan.
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri.
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire.
New Jersey -
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma.
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island.
South Carolina..
South Dakota.
Tennessee
Texas.
Utah.
Vermont.
Virginia
Washington.
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming-

27.00
15 27.00
15 26. 00
15 28.00
15 28.00
18 25.00
15 27.00
15

30.00 (38)
15 1 25.00
16 27.00 (35)
15 30.00
15 30.00
15 25.00
15 23.00
15 26.00
15 30.00 (50)
15 30.00
15 30.00
15 30.00
15 30.00
15 30.00
15 26.00 (32)
15

30.00 (35)
15 28.00
15 25.00
15 30.00
16 25.00
15 20.00
15 25.00
15 26.00
15 20.00
16 27.50
15 25.00
15 22.00
15 30.00
15 30.00
15 33.00
18

30.00 (36)

55.84 119.08 68. 62 48. 85 75. 04 67. 39 72.81 71. 68 65. 28 56.89 53.37 56. 45 63. 48 76. 33 73. 07 64. 05 67. 45 62. 13 59. 09 57. 90 61. 15 62. 71 83. 33 66. 37 47.81 66.56 64, 52 60.93 74.35 56.98 74.36 63.06 74.31 51. 90 61.96 74. 57 66. 51 73. 47 66.08 62. 67 55. 18 59.32 57.09 65.47 63.58 60.61 57.32 72.52 68.33 71. 50 64.15

85.0
45.4
61. 2
93.9
59. 2
60.5
54. 7
55. 5
58. 3
81.3
85.0
80.9
83.3
54.7
56.7
65.2
66.3
70.5
87.5
74.0
63.1
56.6
52.8
61.8
95.5
60.0
59.0
64. 7
55.8
72.4
54.5
69.8
49.1
87.4
68.7
53.7
60.6
52.1
58.1
68.7
97.9
67.6
76.6
65.2
66.9
67.3
73.3
55.6
59.9
54.7
76.9

39.4
29.4 (58.8)
29.1 (37.9)
45.0
33.3
41.5 (51.9)
41.2 (61. 8)
34.9
30.6
35. 2
48.7
44.3
39.4
35.4
37.0
40.6
41.5
45.1
42.3
46.6
49.1 (62.1)
39.9
32. 4 (42.0)
45. 2
62.7
37.6
35.6
42.7
40.3 (67.2)
52.7
40.3
47.6
40.4
57.8
42.0 (51.6)
40.2 (46.9)
42.1
34.0
45.4
39.9
36.2
42. 1
45.5
30.5
43.3
41.2
38.4
41.4
43.9
46.1
46.8 (56.1)

1 Figures in parentheses represent maximum including dependents' allowances, except in Colorado where the maximum is higher for claimants meeting certain requirements. The District of Columbia maximum is the same with or without dependents. Figure not shown for Massachusetts since it would necessarily be based on an assumed maximum number of dependents.

2 Rates based on average weekly wages of covered workers for 1952 since 1953 data not yet available. Figures in parentheses based on maximums including dependents' allowances.

TABLE 3.-Proportion of weeks compensated and claimants eligible for the maximum

weekly benefit amount, calendar years 1939 and 1952; and 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 1953

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Alabama.
Alaska.
Arizona
Arkansas.
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware.
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia.
Hawaii.
Idaho
Illinois.
Indiana.
Iowa.
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland.
Massachusetts.
Michigan
Minnesota.
Mississippi.
Missouri.
Montana
Nebraska.
Nevada
New Hampshire.
New Jersey.
New Mexico
New York.
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma.
Oregon.
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island.
South Carolina.
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas..
Utah.
Vermont.
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin.
Wyoming

6.8 2 84.5 32.4

6.2 2 26.0 25. 7 17.9 13. 7 14. 7 13.5

5.0 10.8 2 29.0 2 47.8 31.1 15.4 28.3

8.4 2 12.6

6.1 15. 4 20.6 2 53.1 22.7

4.2 14.8 28.4 12.1 55.8 10.4 21.6 23.6 33.4

2.2 17.4 18.6 27.2 40.2 30.7 2 16.8

2.8 13.9

6.0 18.4 2 25. 3 13.5

8. 9 35.8

9.4 16.7 2 52.9

51.2 84.6 71.0 35.9 62.6 72.6 54. 5 52.9 64. 2 45.8 50.2 39.7 68. 5 71.5 64.0 64.7 53.3 26.0 52.9

7.8 47.6 80.7 77.7 18. 5 25.9 47.1 74.1 65.1 66.6 31.6 67.1 57.7 51.9

3.8 71.6 59.5 69.8 53.9 50.3 76.8 70.2 76.0 36.7 61.9 67.7 47.4 50.5 40.9 43.2 49.8 79. 1

55. 4 72.0 78.3 43.2 72.5 73.8 60.8 56.4 69. 2 51.8 41.7 45.8 71.9 76.3 67.4 67.0 61.5 34.5 64.8 14.8 45.6 78.6 85.4 26.6 16.5 53.4 77.8 67.6 68.4 31.2 72.2 60.0 48.3

7.4 72.6 68.6 65.9 61.2 52.9 76.6 75.8 74. 3 37.4 66.8 72.5 44.7 48.7 53.2 41.9

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1 Excludes dependents' allowances.

2 Data for 1939 represent payments at“$15 or more.” Percentages shown for the 9 States in the maximum: of $16 or $18, therefore, are overstated.

3 Excludes Wisconsin; comparable data not available.

TABLE 4.-States arrayed by percentage of insured claimants eligible for maximum

weekly benefit, 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 1953 1

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1 Represents percentage at basic maximum, excluding dependents allowances. Excludes Wisconsin data not comparable.

TABLE 5.---Maximum weekly benefit amount, 1939 and 1953, and as estimated at

alternative percentages of average weekly wages in covered employment, 1952, by State

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$33
71
41

Alabama.
Alaska.
Arizona
Arkansas..
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware.
District of Columbia.
Florida..
Georgia
Hawaii.
Idaho.
Illinois.
Indiana
Iowa..
Kansas.
Kentucky
Louisiana.
Maine.
Maryland.
Massachusetts.
Michigan.
Minnesota
Mississippi.
Missouri.
Montana..
Nebraska.
Nevada
New Hampshire-
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York.
North Carolina.
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon.
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina..
South Dakota.
Tennessee.
Texas.
Utah.
Vermont-
Virginia
Washington.
West Virginia.
Wisconsin.
Wyoming-

$15
16
15
15
18
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
18
16
15
15
15
15
18
15
15
15
16
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
16
15
15
15
15
16
15
15
15
15
15
18

$22.00
35. 00 (70)
20.00 (26)
22.00
25.00
28.00 (35)
30.00 (45)
25. 00
1 20.00
20.00
26.00
25. 00
25. 00
27.00
27.00
26.00
28. 00
28. 00
25. 00
27.00
30.00 (38)
1 25.00
27.00 (35)
30.00
30.00
25. 00
23. 00
26.00
30.00 (50)
30.00
30.00
30.00
30.00
30.00
26.00 (32)
30.00 (35)
28.00
25. 00
30.00
25. 00
20.00
25.00
26.00
20.00
27. 50
25.00
22.00
30.00
30.CO
33. 00
30.00 (36)

40 44 43 39 34 32 34 38 46 44 38 40 37 35 35 37 38 50 40 29 40 39 37 45 34 45 38 45 31 37 45 40 44 40 38 33 36 34 39 38 36 34 44 41 43 38

46 33 50 45 49 48 44 38 36 38 43 51 49 43 45 42 40 39 41 42 56 44 32 45 43 41 50 38 50 42 50 35 42 50 45 49 44 42 37 40 38 44 43 41 38 49 46 48 43

1 Figures in parentheses represent'maximum including dependent's allowances, except in Colorado where the higher amount is for claimants meeting additional requirements. The District of Columbia maximum is the same with or without dependents. Figure for highest maximum not shown for Massachusetts since it would necessarily be based on an assumed number of dependents.

2 Based on average weekly wage data for 1952, since 1953 data are not yet available; rounded to nearest dollar.

TABLE 6.-Percentage increase in average weekly wages, 1939–52, and in maximum

basic weekly benefit, December 1939-December 1953

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