Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims By Region By Month: Beginning 2003

data.ny.gov | Last Updated 16 Apr 2019

Dataset contains monthly counts, from July 2003 to present, of initial claims for regular unemployment insurance benefits. Initial Claims include new claims as well as subsequent additional claims filed. New claims are filed in person, by mail, telephone or other means to request a determination of entitlement to and eligibility for compensation which results in an agency generated document of an appealable monetary determination provided to the potential claimant. Additional claims are filed during an existing benefit year due to new unemployment when a break of one week or more has occurred in the claim series due to intervening employment. Data are provided for New York State regions. Region counts include only state residents who file a claim (excluding out-of-state residents).

Tags: unemployment, insurance, claims, initial claims

This dataset has the following 3 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Period Endingperiod_endingcalendar_dateDate of the end of the period for which unemployment insurance initial claims have been recorded.
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); • Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties)
Initial Claimsinitial_claimsnumberNumber of initial claims for regular unemployment insurance.