Month: May 2019

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E May 18, 2019

May 31, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 18, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 211,000 4 week moving average: 220,250 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,676,000 4-week moving average: 1,674,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 191,289 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E May 11, 2019

May 17, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 11, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 212,000 4 week moving average: 225,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,660,000 4-week moving average: 1,668,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 187,689 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

ALASKA: UI REFUNDS

May 15, 2019 - Some Alaskans may be eligible for a refund of UI contributions from last year.  The Department of Labor and Workforce Development in the state has listed the following qualifications for being a potential recipient of a refund: Employee that has worked for more than one employer Employee that made over $39,500 in the year 2018 … Read More

Ups & Downs: State By State Unemployment Rates

May 15, 2019 - The overall unemployment rate in the United States is at a low of 3.6%. It can be interesting to monitor the constant changes in unemployment rates between states. Let’s take a look at the ups and downs happening around the nation this month. The following states have seen an uptick in rates to the following … Read More

NEBRASKA: UNEMPLOYMENT TAXES PAID ANNUALLY

May 15, 2019 - An amendment to the state administrative code in Nebraska now gives employers a choice to pay unemployment taxes annually as opposed to quarterly. The change went into effect on April 10th. Employers must have a positive account balance on October 31st and are not eligible if they have any delinquent unemployment tax issues. Employers must also report hours … Read More

WYOMING: ELECTRONIC FILING

May 15, 2019 - Starting May 15th, claimants in Wyoming will no longer be able to access the current portal for filing unemployment tax purposes. A new electronic filing system is expected to launch on May 23rd. Employers in the state will need to use this new portal to pay unemployment taxes, file WYO-056 forms, UI/WC summary reports, WYO-078 … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E May 4, 2019

May 15, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 4, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 228,000 4 week moving average: 220,250 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,684,000 4-week moving average: 1,665,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 203,547 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E April 27, 2019

May 3, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending April 27, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 230,000 4 week moving average: 212,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,655,000 4-week moving average: 1,671,000 Number of unadjusted claims: 204,035 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

KENTUCKY UNEMPLOYMENT NEWS

May 1, 2019 - UNEMPLOYMENT HEARINGS PROCEDURE IN KENTUCKY On April 26th, 2019 the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued a ruling which, if upheld, could have a major impact in the way employer’s are able to approach participating in administrative unemployment hearings.  Up until this ruling an employer could have a manager or other designated party represent their interests … Read More