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January 2020

UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT W/E JANUARY 18, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 18,  2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 211,000
  • 4 week moving average: 213,250
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,731,000
  • 4-week moving average: 1,757,750
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 267,582
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.5%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 2,122,572

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT W/E JANUARY 11, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 11,  2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 204,000
  • 4 week moving average: 216,250
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,767,000
  • 4-week moving average: 1,755,500
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 336,892
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.5%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 2,247,293

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT W/E JANUARY 4, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 4,  2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 214,000
  • 4 week moving average: 224,000
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,803,000
  • 4-week moving average: 1,744,750
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 335,210
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.5%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 2,146,010

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

MISSOURI: UI TAX FORMS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Believe it or not, tax season is right around the corner. Missourians can now access form 1099-G online here. This form will need to be filled out by anyone in the state that received  unemployment benefits in the 2019 calendar year.

Filing is pretty easy with the UInteract online system. You will need to enter your username and password. If you have not registered for an account you may do so at any time by clicking here.

Once you are logged in, just select “View and Print 1099” then choose the year you would  like to view and print.

It is important to note that if you have viewed your account before the last day of this  month, you will not be mailed a hard copy of the form. However, if you have not logged in by this date you will receive a paper form in the mail. A paperless-focused system is encouraged and will  allocate more money into Missouri’s unemployment insurance program. If you do prefer a paper form be mailed, but you have recently moved, please update your mailing address here.

 

 

UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT W/E DECEMBER 28, 2019

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending December 28,  2019 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 222,000
  • 4 week moving average: 233,250
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,728,000
  • 4-week moving average: 1,711,750
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 216,737
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,776,256

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

 

NEW MEXICO: NEW MINIMUM WAGE IN EFFECT

The new year brought a new minimum wage in the state of New Mexico, with an increase to $9.00 per hour.  The state tipped minimum wage for 2020 is $2.35 per hour.  Despite the fact that Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, and Santa Fe County enforce their own minimum wage, the state will always enforce the highest available rate.  Please see attached posters and visit the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions for more information.  Stay up to date by following NMDWS on social media as well as their YouTube channel.

ALASKA: NEW MINIMUM WAGE IN EFFECT

The minimum wage in the state of Alaska has been bumped up from $9.89 to $10.19 for the new year.  Voters passed a ballot back in 2014, which adjusts the minimum wage annually for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.  The minimum wage in Alaska must always be at least $1 more per hour than the federal minimum wage.  The new wage applies to all hours an employee has worked, despite the details of how the employee is paid (time, piece, commission, etc.).  Tips do not count toward minimum wage in Alaska and public school bus drivers must be paid at least twice the current minimum wage.  Exempted salary employees working a 40 hours week must also be paid at least twice the minimum wage.

Visit the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development for more information.