Unemployment Insurance (UI) Nonmonetary Determinations

Data through the 4th Quarter of 2012

Each calendar quarter, states report information on the volume and nature of nonmonetary determinations on the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) 207 report and information on the quality of those determinations on the ETA 9056 report. In addition, every month, states report information on the timeliness of those determinations on the ETA 9052 report.


The following charts and tables summarize UI nonmonetary determinations activities by several criteria. Data are displayed by quarter or cumulatively for four quarters, as indicated. Data are for all of the U.S., except where indicated otherwise.


Workload


UI Determinations by Quarter

In the 4th quarter of 2012, the number of UI nonmonetary determinations went down approximately 10.0% from the previous quarter. The number of separations went down approximately 7.4% and the number of nonseparations decreased by about 13.2%.


UI Nonseparation Determinations by Quarter

In the 4th quarter of 2012, 50.1% of the determinations involving separation issues resulted in a denial of UI benefits, and 49.9% of the determinations concluded that the claimant was eligible for benefits. This ratio is very similar to previous quarters.


UI Nonseparation Determinations by Quarter

In the 4th quarter of 2012, 82.0% of the determinations involving nonseparation issues resulted in a denial of UI benefits, while the claimant was found eligible for benefits in only 18.0% of nonseparation determinations.

For detailed data on nonmonetary determinations by state for the 4th quarter of 2012, click on the following link:


Nonmonetary Determinations and Redeterminations
Ten Top Ranking States for Year Ending on 4th Quarter of 2012
Rank State UI UCFE UCX Total Percentage of National Total
1 CA 1,012,092 4,504 10,145 1,026,741 12.9%
2 TX 669,121 3,716 8,149 680,986 8.6%
3 FL 469,203 1,458 4,324 474,985 6.0%
4 OH 342,377 854 2,395 345,626 4.3%
5 MI 325,050 397 4,324 464,985 4.1%
6 IL 314,780 1,248 1,097 317,125 4.0%
7 NY 289,868 1,345 1,980 293,193 3.7%
8 PA 280,700 1,471 1,224 283,395 3.6%
9 WI 238,726 602 492 239,820 3.0%
10 WA 202,867 1,531 5,007 209,405 2.6%

In the year ending in the 4th quarter of 2012, California was the state with the greatest number of nonmonetary determinations and redeterminations with 12.9% of the total number of determinations and redeterminations in the U.S., followed by Texas with 8.6% and Florida with 6.0%.

For a complete list of state rankings for the year ending on the 4th quarter of 2012, click on the following link:


UI Separation Determinations - Year Ending in 4th Quarter 2012

In the year ending the 4th quarter of 2012, 65.8% of the determinations involving separation issues were due to a discharge, 33.8% due to a voluntary leave, and 0.4% due to other reasons.

UI Separation Determinations - Year Ending in 4th Quarter 2012

In the year ending the 4th quarter of 2012, 76.4% of the determinations where the claimant voluntarily left the job were denied, while only 36.5% of the determinations where the claimant was discharged from the job were denied.

For detailed data on UI separation determinations for each state for the year ending in the 4th quarter of 2012, click on the following link:


UI Noneparation Determinations - Year Ending in 4th Quarter 2012

In the year ending the 4th quarter of 2012, the largest category of nonseparation determinations (34.4%) related to the claimant's ability to work, availability for work, and compliance with the state's active work search requirements. The second largest category (28.5%) involved reporting and call-in issues.

UI Nonseparation Determinations - Year Ending in 4th Quarter 2012

In the year ending the 4th quarter of 2012, the category of nonseparation determinations with the highest denial rate was "Reporting Requirement Call-ins and Other" with 87.7%, followed by "Disqualifying/Deductible Income" with 86.2%, and "Able, Available, Actively Seeking" with 78.5%.

For detailed data on UI nonseparation determinations for each state for the year ending in the 4th quarter of 2012, click on the following link:


Timeliness


UI Determinations Time Lapse - Year Ending 4th Quarter 2012

In the year ending the 4th quarter of 2012, 67.6% of all nonmonetary determinations were completed in 21 days or less, with 60.1% of the separations and 76.7% of the nonseparations completed in that time frame.


For detailed data on nonmonetary determinations time lapse for each state for the year ending in the 4th quarter of 2012, click on the following link:


Quality


UI Determinations Quality Scores - Year Ending in 4th Quarter 2012

In the year ending the 4th quarter of 2012, 73.4% of the nonmonetary determinations sampled and reviewed for quality passed validation with 95 points more out of 100, and 26.6% failed validation.


Quality of Claimant Information in Determinations - Year Ending in 4th Quarter 2012

In the year ending the 4th quarter of 2012, the quality of claimant information was adequate for 83.8% of the nonmonetary determinations sampled and reviewed.


Quality of Employer Information in Determinations - Year Ending in 4th Quarter 2012

In the year ending the 4th quarter of 2012, the quality of the employer information was adequate for 58.9% of the nonmonetary determinations sampled and reviewed.


Quality of Information/Facts from Others - Year Ending in 4th Quarter 2012

In the year ending the 4th quarter of 2012, the quality of the information and facts obtained from others (for example labor unions, private employment agencies, employer representatives) was adequate for 91.3% of the nonmonetary determinations sampled and reviewed.


Quality of Law/Policy in Determinations - Year Ending in 4th Quarter 2012

In the year ending the 4th quarter of 2012, the quality reviews concluded that 73.4% of the nonmonetary determinations sampled met the standards for the application of law and policy. According to ET Handbook 301, UI Performs: Benefits Timeliness and Quality Nonmonetary Determinations Quality Review, a nonmonetary determination meets the standard if "all relevant and critical facts were obtained or a reasonable attempt was made to obtain them and the nonmonetary determination is clearly correct."


Quality of Written Determinations - Year Ending in 4th Quarter 2012

In the year ending the 4th quarter of 2012, the quality of the written determination was adequate for 78.8% of the nonmonetary determinations sampled and reviewed.


Data Validation


Nonmonetary determinations data submitted for the ETA 207 and 9052 reports are validated through the UI Data Validation program. The following table summarizes the validation status by state for the most recent validation period. Passing validations are valid for three years.


Data Validation Status of ETA 207 and ETA 9052 Reports in Validation Year 2012
Region State Status Region State Status Region State Status
1 CT Fail 4 AR Pass 6 AK Fail
MA NV CO NV AZ Pass
ME Pass LA Pass CA Fail
NH Fail MT Pass HI Fail
NJ Fail ND Fail ID NV
NY NV NM NV NV Pass
PR Pass OK Fail OR NV
RI Pass SD Fail WA Fail
VI NV TX Pass NV = Not Validated
VT Fail UT Pass
2 DC Pass WY Pass
DE Pass 5 IA Fail
MD Fail IL NV
PA NV IN NV
VA Pass KS Fail
WV Pass MI Pass
3 AL NV MN Fail
FL Pass MO Fail
GA NV NE Fail
KY Pass OH Pass
MS Fail WI NV
NC Pass
SC Pass
TN Pass

Data Validation Status for ETA 207 and 9052 - Validation Year 2012

As of Validation Year 2012, 40% of the states have passed validation in the last three years, 36% have failed and 24% have not validated the reports.



This report was produced on 3/18/2013 by the Office of Unemployment Insurance, Division of Performance Management.

UI Nonmonetary Determinations Data Archive