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October 2020

Missouri Unemployment Taxable Wage Base to Drop in 2021

The Missouri Division of Employment Security announced today that the unemployment taxable wage base is set to decrease to $11,000 in 2021, down from $11,500 in 2020.

The change to the taxable wage base takes effect Jan. 1, 2021.

Unemployment tax rates are not to be changed for 2021. Tax rates for experience-rated employers are to range from 0.00 to 5.40%, including a rate adjustment of 12% for employers not assigned the maximum basic rate.

The unemployment tax rate for new-employers, including those in the mining industry and the construction industry, is to be 2.376% in 2021, unchanged from 2020.

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Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending September 26, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending September 26, 2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 837,000
  • 4 week moving average: 867,250
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 8.1%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 11,767,000
  • 4-week moving average: 12,701,250
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 786,942
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 7.8%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 11,410,703

The full news release report can be downloaded here.