Month: April 2019

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E March 30, 2019

April 8, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 30, 2019 has been released by the Department of  Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 202,000 4 week moving average: 213,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,717,000 4-week moving average: 1,743,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 182,553 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Iowa: DUA

April 8, 2019 - The following counties have just become eligible for disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) in the state of Iowa as a result of the recent storms and subsequent flooding: Freemont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury.  Workers whose employment was impacted by these storms may be able to access unemployment benefits. Up to 27 weeks of assistance will … Read More

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

April 2, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 23, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 211,000 4 week moving average: 217,250 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,750,000 4-week moving average: 1,751,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 189,732 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

Arkansas: Unemployment Wage Base Update

April 2, 2019 - The current 2019 wage base in the state of Arkansas is $10,000. This number was determined by a provision in 2018 which set the wage base at a constant amount. However, a new bill (S.B. 298), signed this month by the governor could change the state’s unemployment wage base process for 2020.  Specifically, the state’s unemployment … Read More

South Dakota: Unemployment Tax Rate Update

April 2, 2019 - Earlier this month, Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota signed H.B. 1034, which could decrease some employers’ tax rates as early as next year. Schedule B tax rates are lowered 0.05 percent under this law bringing the positive-rated employers’ range from 0 to 0.8 and the negative-rated employers’ range from 1.3 to 9.3 percent. These … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E March 16, 2019

April 2, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week  ending March 16, 2019 has been released by the Department of  Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 221,000 4 week moving average: 225,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,750,000 4-week moving average: 1,772,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 194,098 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More