Month: February 2018

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

February 27, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending February 17, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 222,000 4 week moving average: 226,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.3% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,875,000 4-week moving average: 1,941,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 213,328 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

Idaho UI Law Changes, Tax Rates Reduced For Many Employers

February 20, 2018 - House Bill 355 was signed into law on January 1, 2018 by Governor Butch Otter, reducing the UI tax rates by 30 percent over a three year period. HB 355 retroactively decreases UI tax rates for 2018 from the initial calculation sent to employers earlier this year to provide immediate tax relief. This legislation decreases … Read More

Alaska: Elimination of Minimum Wage Exemption

February 19, 2018 - Alaska’s Department of Labor & Workforce Development has announced the elimination of subminimum wages for employees with disabilities. Paying the disabled under minimum wage has been permitted in the state of Alaska since 1978, but as of last Friday, it is no longer allowed. The state follows New Hampshire and Maryland’s lead in eliminating this … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

February 15, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending February 10, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 230,000 4 week moving average: 228,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,942,000 4-week moving average: 1,941,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 240,636 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

Pennsylvania: Voluntary Resignation From Staffing Companies

February 9, 2018 - A recent case in the state of Pennsylvania is a reminder that temp workers must maintain contact with their staffing agencies for new assignments as soon as their current ones come to an end. Each state has its own rules, but several require that an employee working for a staffing agency must notify that company … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

February 8, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending February 3, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 221,000 4 week moving average: 224,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,953,000 4-week moving average: 1,923,000 Number of unadjusted claims: 240,636 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

February 2, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 27, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 230,000 4 week moving average: 234,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,953,000 4-week moving average: 1,932,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 267,674 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More