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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Unemployment Insurance (UI) Information by County

Claimants by County

The data provided is the number of claimants within a county. The number of claimants is based on the number of individuals that certified for UI benefits specifically for the week containing the 12th of the month. For example, the March 2009 figures are based on the number of claimants that submitted a continued claim form to receive UI benefits specifically for the week beginning March 8th through March 14th. Data for the survey week is not available until approximately two months past the survey week (e.g. March 2009 figures were not available until May 2009). Data includes counts for the regular UI program in addition to federal extended benefit programs. Data for claimants residing outside of California but collecting benefits are not included in these figures nor are invalid addresses in California where a county cannot be determined.

Initial Claims by County

The data provided is the number of Unemployment Insurance initial claim counts, which includes new claims, additional claims, and transitional claims. Data includes counts for the regular UI program in addition to federal extended benefit programs. Data for claimants residing outside of California but collecting benefits are not included in these figures nor are invalid addresses in California where a county cannot be determined.

Benefits Paid by County

The data provided is the amount of Unemployment Insurance benefits paid to claimants. Data includes counts for the regular UI program in addition to federal extended benefit programs. Data for claimants residing outside of California but collecting benefits are not included in these figures nor are invalid addresses in California where a county cannot be determined.

Exhausted Claims by County

  1. Exhausted Claims by County (Claimants that have exhausted all available benefits) - The data provided is the number of Federal Funding for Extended Unemployment (FED-ED) and Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Tier 4 claims that have fully exhausted (no other benefits are available). Based on the current legislation, claimants can have either a FED-ED or EUC Tier 4 claim as their last available benefit option. There are a small percentage of claimants that could go back onto a training extension even after exhausting their FED-ED claim. The data is representative of those claims that were processed during the month. Some factors that determine when a claim will be processed are claimants mailing in their continued claim form timely, lag time for receipt of claim form, the transaction date of when a claim was processed, and eligibility issues requiring a determination to be made. Data for claimants residing outside of California but collecting benefits are not included in these figures nor are invalid addresses in California where a county cannot be determined.
  2. Exhausted Claims by County (all programs) - The data provided is the number of Unemployment Insurance claims that have exhausted, regardless of program. Data includes exhaustion counts for the regular UI program in addition to federal extended benefit programs. The data counts the number of individuals who ran out of benefits in a specific program who may or may not qualify for additional benefits. For example, individuals who have exhausted a regular UI claim may qualify for a federal extension. Individuals who have exhausted all available benefits are also included in the data. The data is representative of those claims that were processed during the month. Some factors that determine when a claim will be processed are claimants mailing in their continued claim form timely, lag time for receipt of claim form, the transaction date of when a claim was processed, and eligibility issues requiring a determination to be made. Data for claimants residing outside of California but collecting benefits are not included in these figures nor are invalid addresses in California where a county cannot be determined. Data may include multiple counts for the same individual. For example, a claimant could have exhausted their Regular UI claim in January and then exhausted their EUC Tier 1 claim in June.