Iowa Unemployment Insurance Benefit Payments and Recipients by County (Monthly)

data.iowa.gov | Last Updated 24 Aug 2018

This dataset contains Iowa unemployment insurance benefit payments, weeks compensated, and number of benefit recipients by county. County data is based on the recipient’s place of residence. (2000 to date)

Tags: unemployment insurance, benefits, ui, county, recipients, iwd_uistats

This dataset has the following 12 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Monthmonth_endingcalendar_dateStored as month ending date. Displayed as month.
County Namecounty_nametextCounty recipients reside
Benefits Paidbenefits_paidnumberUnemployment benefits paid to individuals residing in the county.
Weeks Compensatedweeks_compensatednumberThe number of weeks claimed by recipients residing in county for which UI benefits are paid. Weeks compensated for partial unemployment are included.
RecipientsrecipientsnumberThe number of claimants residing in the county receiving at least one UI benefit payment during the month. The recipients column cannot be summed over multiple time periods. Summing months into a year will cause a duplicate count since some recipients will be be counted in several months
First Paymentsfirst_paymentsnumberThe number of claimants residing in the county receiving their the first payment in a benefit year for a week of unemployment claimed under the state UI program.
Final Paymentsfinal_paymentsnumberNumber of claimants residing in the county drawing the final payment of their original entitlement of UI (exhaustees).
County FIPcounty_fipnumberA five-digit Federal Information Processing Series code to ensure uniform identification of counties. Code based on recipients place of residence.
GNIS Feature IDgnis_feature_idnumberID for county provided by U.S. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA. County based on recipients place of residence.
Primary Lat Decprimary_lat_decnumberPrimary latitude in decimal degrees for the county as provided by U.S. Geological Survey, 19810501, U.S. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Primary Long Decprimary_long_decnumberPrimary longitude in decimal degrees for the county as provided by U.S. Geological Survey, 19810501, U.S. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Primary County Coordinatesprimary_county_coordinateslocationPrimary coordinate for the county in decimal degrees.