Month: June 2019

OKLAHOMA: ADDITIONAL COUNTIES ADDED FOR DUA ELIGIBILITY

June 24, 2019 - Please note that in addition to the counties mentioned in our previous postings, that the following counties have been added to those eligible to apply for DUA: Alfalfa Craig Garfield Kingfisher Pawnee Applications for DUA in these counties must be submitted by July 22, 2019.

UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT W/E JUNE 21, 2019

June 21, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending June 15, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 222,000 4 week moving average: 218,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,662,000 4-week moving average: 1,679,000 Number of unadjusted claims: 219,892 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

WASHINGTON: HIGHEST UNEMPLOYMENT WAGE BASE IN NATION

June 21, 2019 - The unemployment wage base in the state of Washington is expected to hit a national record high of $52,700 next year. This increase of $2,900 is a result of the uptick in the average annual wage last year. Trailing close behind is Hawaii ($46,800), Oregon ($40,600), and Idaho ($40,000).

VERMONT: UNEMPLOYMENT TAX RATES ANNOUNCED

June 21, 2019 - The Department of Labor in the state of Vermont recently released the fiscal 2020 unemployment tax rates. We will a decreases in construction industries with a dip of .6% in the new-employer tax rates for buildings construction, bringing it down to 4%. This applies to Code 236. Another change applies to Code 237, the civil-engineering … Read More

WYOMING: UI TAX SYSTEM UPGRADE

June 21, 2019 - Employers in the state of Wyoming now have the flexibility to authorize payments, file reports and appeals, as well as make account changes online with the help of a brand new cloud-based UI tax system. The Wyoming Unemployment Insurance (WYUI) upgrade has been years in the making with the collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). … Read More

OKLAHOMA: DUA ELIGIBILITY UPDATE

June 20, 2019 - As an update to our June 14th posting, we would like to make you aware that the following four counties have been added to those eligible to apply for DUA as a result to recent storms in the state of Oklahoma: Cherokee Le Flore Noble Nowata Please contact us with any questions you may have … Read More

UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT FOR W/E JUNE 1, 2019

June 14, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending June 1, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 218,000 4 week moving average: 215,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,682,000 4-week moving average: 1,672,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 188,697 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Oklahoma: DUA

June 14, 2019 - Many workers in Oklahoma who have been unable to work due to the continuing storms that began on May 7th in the state are now able to send in applications for Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC). The first step in the process is to file a state unemployment insurance claim … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E May 25, 2019

June 4, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 25, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 215,000 4 week moving average: 216,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,656,000 4-week moving average: 1,672,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 196,060 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Alabama: Senate Bill 193

June 4, 2019 - A bill was just passed in the Alabama House of Representatives that ties the length of unemployment benefits to the unemployment rate in the state. For example, during times of a 6.5% maximum rate of unemployment within the state, the length of receiving benefits would go down to 14 weeks. With each 0.5% increase in … Read More