Workers' Compensation Payments: 1970 to 2004

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 542):

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0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 30 rows and 26 columns.

This is table 542 from the US Statistical Abstract about the topic Workers’ Compensation Payments: 1970 to 2004


  1. Data for period 1980 to 1988 not comparable with later years.
  2. Premium and benefit amounts include estimated payments under
    insurance policy deductible provisions. Deductible benefits are allocated
    to private carriers and state funds.
  3. Years 1970 to 1996 includes federal employer compensation program and that portion
    of federal black lung benefits program financed from employer
    contributions. Years 1997 to 2002 includes federal employer compensation program only due to changes in reporting methods.
  4. Net cash and medical benefits paid by competitive and exclusive
    state funds and by federal workers’ compensation programs.
  5. Cash and medical benefits paid by self-insurers, plus value of
    medical benefits paid by employers carrying workers’ compensation
    policies that exclude standard medical coverage.
  6. Premiums written by private carriers and state funds, and
    benefits paid by self-insurers increased by 5 to 10 percent prior to 1992 and
    by 11 percent for 1992 to 2002 for administrative costs. Also includes benefits
    paid and administrative costs of federal system for government employees.
  7. Excludes programs financed from general revenue-black lung
    benefits and supplemental pensions in some states.


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