Unemployment Insurance Beneficiaries and Benefit Amounts Paid: Beginning 2001

data.ny.gov | Last Updated 16 Apr 2019

Dataset contains monthly counts, from 2001 to present, of individuals receiving regular unemployment insurance benefits, as well as the total amount of benefits received from New York State. Data are provided for the state, 10 labor market regions, and counties. State counts can include everyone who receives benefits through New York State (including out-of-state residents) or only state residents who do so (excluding out-of-state residents). Regular unemployment insurance includes: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Compensation, Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE), Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX), Shared Work (SW) and Self Employment Assistance Program (SEAP). It excludes federal extensions and 599.2 training.

Tags: unemployment, insurance, benefits, beneficiaries

This dataset has the following 6 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
YearyearnumberThe year is represented by all four digits
MonthmonthnumberMonth is displayed numerically (1 = January...12 = December)
RegionregiontextGeographic areas:  Capital Region (Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington Counties);  Central New York (Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego Counties);  Finger Lakes (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates Counties);  Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties);  Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties);  Mohawk Valley (Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie Counties);  New York City (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties);  North Country (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties);  Southern Tier (Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins Counties); and  Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties).  Out-of-State residents claiming against New York State Employers  Beneficiaries with Unknown Geography
CountycountytextAll 62 counties in New York State, Out-of-State and Unknown.
BeneficiariesbeneficiariesnumberNumber of individuals who receive unemployment insurance benefits (in the described geography, during the demarcated time period). Counts of beneficiaries are rounded to the nearest 100.
Benefit Amounts (Dollars)benefit_amounts_dollarsnumberDollar amount of benefits disbursed to the unemployment insurance beneficiaries. Benefit Amounts are rounded to the nearest $10,000.