Month: January 2018

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

January 25, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 20, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 233,000 4 week moving average: 240,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,937,000 4-week moving average: 1,921,000 Number of unadjusted claims: 262,301 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

January 18, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 13, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 222,000 4 week moving average: 244,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,952,000 4-week moving average: 1,921,000 Number of unadjusted claims: 360,020 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

Texas: Hurricane Harvey Benefits To End In February

January 17, 2018 - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has issued a reminder that Hurricane Harvey Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) will be ending next month. The week ending February 24, 2018 is the last payable week for those that have been receiving benefits. The TWC encourages those seeking work to utilize the various resources in their state by visiting … Read More

Drug Testing: Proposed Rule To Be Released In June

January 9, 2018 - The previous administration’s rule limiting states’ power to drug test applicants for unemployment benefits, has been repealed through the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The rule (a byproduct of the 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act), only allowed drug testing in occupations that already had the requirement in place (such as airplane pilots, … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

January 5, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending December 30, 2017 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 250,000 4 week moving average: 241,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,914,000 4-week moving average: 1,922,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 351,920 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

Missouri: Tax Rate And Minimum Wage Changes

January 1, 2018 - Effective today, the minimum wage in the state of Missouri will be raised to $7.85. This hourly rate is required as the minimum payment to employers, with the exception of retail and service businesses with annual gross sales under $500,000. A summary for posting can be found here. The taxable wage base has been lowered from $13,000 to … Read More