Month: January 2019

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E January 19, 2019

January 28, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 19, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 199,000 4 week moving average: 215,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,713,000 4-week moving average: 1,729,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 267,921 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

January 23, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 12,  2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 213,000 4 week moving average: 220,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,737,000 4‐week moving average: 1,728,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 344,916 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Changes In Unemployment Wage Bases For 2019

January 23, 2019 - Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are states that are seeing a wage base increase this year. Missouri and Vermont are the only states with a decrease. Some states’ wage base adjustment depends on … Read More

Changes In Electronic Filing

January 23, 2019 - Employers in the state of Montana (including 3rd party agents which report on behalf of these employers) that employ at least 20 people are now required to file their quarterly unemployment wage reports electronically. This can be done through the state’s online unemployment tax compliance portal. North Carolina also must now file electronically.  Last year … Read More

FUTA Updates

January 23, 2019 - Employers in the U.S. Virgin Islands paid a higher than standard federal unemployment tax rate due to the FUTA credit reduction for 2018. If they  continue to have a federal unemployment loan balance by November 10th that does not qualify for credit reduction avoidance, employers would be affected by a credit reduction this year as … Read More

Missouri: Minimum Wage Increase

January 23, 2019 - Effective January 1, 2019, the established minimum wage rate in the state of Missouri will be $8.60. This law applies to all private businesses, with the exception of retail/service companies with annual gross sales under $500,000. Each year, this rate will increase by 85 cents until the year 2023. The state’s minimum wage may not … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

January 23, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 5, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 216,000 4 week moving average: 221,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,722,000 4‐week moving average: 1,721,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 348,709 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Pennsylvania: Shared‐Work Unemployment Compensation Program

January 8, 2019 - Small companies with seasonal workflows, such as winter heating oil sellers, often struggle with the annual hiring and layoff cycle.  Employees in the state of Pennsylvania have an alternative to such employee layoffs called the Shared-Work Program.  This allows an employer to temporarily reduce staff hours while the employee is simultaneously compensated a percentage of … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

January 8, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending December 29, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 231,000 4 week moving average: 218,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,740,000 •4-week moving average: 1,703,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 323,880 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More