Weapons Workers' Claims Filed vs. Claims Settled, State by State

March 29, 2009 2:30 a.m. EDT

These statistics came from the Labor Department’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs on March 25. The numbers, which are updated almost daily, show how many claims have been filed in each state, and how many of those claims have been settled. At least half a million people worked to build the nation’s Cold War nuclear arsenal, laboring at more than 300 sites across the country.

State Claims Filed Claims Settled Percent Settled
Alabama1,04427926.7%
Alaska76928136.5%
Arizona4,2281,60237.9%
Arkansas41312329.8%
California6,8111,58423.3%
Colorado11,1594,95744.4%
Connecticut55511420.5%
Delaware1562717.3%
District of Columbia24625.0%
Florida4,7931,04521.8%
Georgia4,24584619.9%
Hawaii36011531.9%
Idaho4,43063414.3%
Illinois4,7451,08923.0%
Indiana1,78843424.3%
Iowa3,9411,22631.1%
Kansas63613721.5%
Kentucky13,3143,59527.0%
Louisiana4079122.4%
Maine661928.8%
Maryland3578022.4%
Massachusetts81811914.5%
Michigan89322024.6%
Minnesota2187233.0%
Mississippi5378716.2%
Missouri5,1151,15522.6%
Montana39811629.1%
Nebraska2107535.7%
Nevada5,4941,17521.4%
New Hampshire531426.4%
New Jersey3985413.6%
New Mexico16,1246,20238.5%
New York5,3721,04019.4%
North Carolina1,27130123.7%
North Dakota411639.0%
Ohio11,8413,19527.0%
Oklahoma74524833.3%
Oregon1,31634526.2%
Pennsylvania2,6381,69864.4%
Puerto Rico1700.0%
Rhode Island21314.3%
South Carolina90261,76619.6%
South Dakota1214638.0%
Tennessee27,3798,91532.6%
Texas3,85187722.8%
Utah2,9211,38747.5%
Vermont39820.5%
Virginia 91822124.1%
Washington11,1102,97926.8%
West Virginia1,26620216.0%
Wisconsin2504116.4%
Wyoming 53318234.1%