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Iowa Unemployment Insurance Benefit Payments and Claims (Annual)

This dataset contains an annual summary of the statewide Unemployment Insurance claims and payment activities in Iowa. This data is based on the ETA-5159 report that IWD submits to the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. (The number of UI recipients is the only exception.)


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Exhaust. Rateexhaustion_rateexhaustion_rateNumberExhaustion Rate: A rate computed by dividing the average monthly exhaustions by the average monthly first payments. To allow for the normal flow of claimants through the program, the denominator lags the numerator by six months. (ETA 5159)
Final Paym.final_paymentsfinal_paymentsNumberFinal Payment: Number of claimants drawing the final payment of their original entitlement of regular Unemployment Insurance (exhaustees). ETA-5159 (303-26)
UI Recipientsui_recipientsui_recipientsNumberBenefit Recipients: The number of claimants receiving at least one UI benefit payment during the year. State report: NX.UI.P001.NVSAM.CNTY.BENEFITS (Recipients - UI)
Aver. Weekly Benefitaverage_weekly_benefitaverage_weekly_benefitNumberAverage Weekly Benefit: UI benefits paid divided by the number of weeks compensated. Benefits paid for partial unemployment are included.
Benefits Paidbenefits_paidbenefits_paidNumberBenefits Paid: Unemployment benefits paid to individuals under the regular state UI program. ETA-5159 (302-14)
Weeks Compen.weeks_compensatedweeks_compensatedNumberWeeks Compensated: The number of weeks claimed for which UI benefits are paid. Weeks compensated for partial unemployment are included. ETA-5159 (301-14)
Cont. Weekscontinued_weeks_claimedcontinued_weeks_claimedNumberContinued Weeks Claimed: Number of weeks of UI benefits claimed. ETA-5159 (201-10) plus (201-11)
First Paym.first_paymentsfirst_paymentsNumberFirst Payment: The number of claimants receiving their the UI benefit first payment in a benefit year for a week of unemployment claimed under the state UI program. ETA-5159 (303-21)
Aver. Dur.durationdurationNumberAverage Duration: The number of weeks compensated for the year divided by the number of first payments. (ETA 5159)
YearyearyearNumberCalendar Year
Initial Claimsinitial_claimsinitial_claimsNumberInitial Claim: Initial claims include new claims and additional claims. A new claim is any notice of unemployment filed to request a determination of entitlement to and eligibility for compensation. An additional claim is a notice of unemployment filed to begin a second or subsequent period of eligibility within a benefit year or period of eligibility. ETA-5159 (101-1)
  • iowa_unemployment_insurance_benefit_payments_and
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