California Unemployment Insurance (UI) Earning Data
- State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)
Unknown - Present
99% of workers in California. Excluded are those who are self-employed, civilian employees of the federal government, military, railroad workers, and a small number of others
Published research suggests that California UI Data may be available for research purposes. While there is no publicly available access procedure, researchers may direct specific questions about obtaining data to a Confidential Data Coordinator at (916) 262-2162 or by email at [email protected], per their website.
The California UI Earning data consists of individual-level details on beneficiaries’ pre-UI employment records and their UI benefits. Employment records include information for separation at pre-UI job and the details about the position. UI benefits include the weeks of benefits the beneficiaries are eligible for and the actual amount they claimed.
Age, ethnicity, race, gender, quarterly income, quarterly UI benefits, pre-UI job information, weekly benefits amount, weeks of benefits claimed
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