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March 2019

Alabama: Extended Tax Deadlines

Due to the recent severe storms, the Alabama state revenue department has announced a revised deadline for state taxes.  The new deadline has been pushed back to July 31. An executive order states the same extended deadline applies to federal taxes as well. It is important to note that you are taking advantage of this storm relief extension when filing. If you are filing online, contact the department. Currently the only county that is eligible for the extension is Lee. We will  provide updates if additional counties are added.

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Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E March 9, 2018

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 9, 2019 has been released by the Department of  Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 229,000
  • 4 week moving average: 223,750
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,776,000
  • 4-week moving average: 1,766,250
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 208,782
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.5%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 2,086,982

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

NEBRASKA: FLOODING IMPACT

The recent flooding in the state of Nebraska has led to an increase in unemployment insurance claim filings. There are a few important things to note.  Third party claims administrators (TPA’s) need to be mindful of reporting work separations through the Unemployment Insurance State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) in a consistent way to avoid benefit interruption.

Claims for workers affected by this flood need to be marked as code 18 “Disaster  Related Separation” in Data Element B-20. Data Element B-33 (“EmployerSepReasonComments”) needs to include flooding as the reason work is being interrupted.

There are many resources for assistance with this issue. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency has been updating their website with current information regarding the impacts of the recent floods.

Feel free to contact NDOL SIDES Help Desk at ndol.uisides@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-9910 or email uisides@naswa.org with questions. For more information, you can also visit nema.nebraska.gov

And as always, we are here to assist with any questions you may have.

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E March 2, 2019

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 2, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 223,000
  • 4 week moving average: 226,250
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,755,000
  • 4-week moving average: 1,766,500
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 220,060
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.5%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 2,109,742

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

 

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E February 23, 2019

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending February 23, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 225,000
  • 4 week moving average: 229,000
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.3%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,805,000
  • 4-week moving average: 1,761,750
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 202,682
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.5%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 2,125,996

The full news release report can be downloaded here.