BEA Restores Local Economic Statistics That Were Eliminated Due to 2013 Budget Sequester

On May 5th, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) restored detailed estimates on employment, farm income and expenses, and personal current transfer receipts as well as expanded industrial detail for compensation and earning for 108 industries to its Local Area Personal Income (LAPI) program.

The current transfer receipts statistics can be found in the redesigned LAPI table CA35. The redesigned table continues to include major categories such as: Social Security benefits; Medicare benefits; Military medical insurance benefits; Supplemental security income benefits; Supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits; State unemployment insurance compensation; and Veterans benefits.

The CA35 table also includes new detail on the Earned income tax credit. The CA35 table continues to be fully consistent with State tables SA35 and SQ35 which present annual and quarterly State statistics on personal current transfer receipts.

CA35 Personal current transfer receipts
LineCode Description
1000 Personal current transfer receipts (thousands of dollars)
2000 Current transfer receipts of individuals from governments
2100 Retirement and disability insurance benefits
2110 Social Security benefits
2120 Excluding Social Security benefits
2200 Medical benefits
2210 Medicare benefits
2220 Public assistance medical care benefits
2230 Military medical insurance benefits
2300 Income maintenance benefits
2310 Supplemental security income (SSI) benefits
2320 Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
2330 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
2340 Other income maintenance benefits
2400 Unemployment insurance compensation
2410 State unemployment insurance compensation
2420 Excluding state unemployment insurance compensation
2500 Veterans benefits
2600 Education and training assistance
2700 Other transfer receipts of individuals from governments
3000 Current transfer receipts of nonprofit institutions
4000 Current transfer receipts of individuals from businesses

Thank you for your continued interest and support for BEA’s LAPI program. For further information about the statistics, contact the Regional Income Division at 202-606-5360, or e-mail

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