Iowa Unemployment Insurance Recipients and UI Benefit Payments by County (Annual)

data.iowa.gov | Last Updated 26 Mar 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.

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This dataset has the following 12 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
YearyearnumberYear for unemployment claims and payments
County Namecounty_nametextCounty recipients reside
Benefits Paidbenefits_paidmoneyUnemployment benefits paid to individuals residing in the county under the state UI program for the year
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 during the year. The recipients column cannot be summed over multiple years. Summing multiple years will cause a duplicate count since some recipients will be be counted in more than one year.
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.