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Iowa UI Average Benefit Cost Rate and Average Tax Rate Based on Total Wages

This dataset computes the Benefit Cost Rate and Average Tax Rate based on total wages. UI benefits and contributions are divided by total wages in order to control for employment and wage growth. For example, the highest benefit payout was $772 million in 2009. However, 2009 was the third highest payout when controlled for wage growth. Both 1982 and 1983 had higher Benefit Cost Rates.

The highest Benefit Cost Rate was 2.63% in 1982. The highest Average Tax Rate based on total wages was 1.89% in 1985. The lowest Benefit Cost Rate was 0.53% in 1998. The lowest Average Tax Rate based on total wages was 0.49% in 1988. Data excludes reimbursable employers. (Time period: 1980-2018).

Querying over HTTP

Splitgraph serves as an HTTP API that lets you run SQL queries directly on this data to power Web applications. For example:

curl \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
{"sql": "
    SELECT *
    FROM \"mydata-iowa-gov/iowa-ui-average-benefit-cost-rate-and-average-tax-a6wr-r836\".\"iowa_ui_average_benefit_cost_rate_and_average_tax\"
    LIMIT 100 

See the Splitgraph documentation for more information.

  • iowa_ui_average_benefit_cost_rate_and_average_tax
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