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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEURA

ISSUE DATE

November 20, 1996

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

November 30, 1997

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 30-95, Change 3

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

MARY ANN WYRSCH
Director
Unemployment Insurance Service

 

SUBJECT

:

Comparative Data on FUTA Receipts by State and Amounts Returned to States

  1. Purpose. To correct typographical error in UIPL 30-95, Change 2. Column heading "95% of ESAA" was incorrectly labeled "EUCA" in both tables. The data remain unaffected. This transmission provides tables for Fiscal Year (FY) 1995 showing Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) receipts by State and the amounts returned to the States for program administration and benefit payments. Totals for FY 1981-95 are also included.

  2. References. UIPL 30-95, UIPL 30-95, Change 1 and UIPL 30-95, Change 2.

  3. Background. There has been considerable interest among State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs) in seeing FUTA receipts by State compared to amounts returned to the States in past years. This UIPL provides these data for FY 1995 and includes updated totals for FY 1981-95. The entire series for FY 1981-93 can be found in UIPL 30-95, and the individual State totals for FY 1994 can be found in UIPL 30-95, Change 1.

    When comparisons are made between FUTA receipts and amounts returned, it is important to recognize that $7.6 billion of the FUTA receipts for FY 1981-87 were used to repay general revenue loans for Federal benefits paid prior to FY 1981. Also, certain items, particularly postage costs and National Activities expenditures, are not reflected in the State data. These items total approximately $2.3 billion for the FY 1981-95 period. Both of these factors serve to reduce the apparent proportion of FUTA receipts returned to States.

  4. Action Required. Please distribute to appropriate staff and replace UIPL 30-95, Change 2.

  5. Inquiries. Direct inquiries to the appropriate Regional Office. Data may be obtained on diskette by contacting Mike Miller of the National Office at 202-219-5309.

  6. Attachment.