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Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending July 18, 2020

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

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 1,416,000
  • 4 week moving average: 1,360,250
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 11.1%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 16,197,000
  • 4-week moving average: 17,505,250
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 1,370,947
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 11.2%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 16,390,919

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

 

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending July 4, 2020

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

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 1,314,000
  • 4 week moving average: 19,085, 500
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 11.5%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 18,062,000
  • 4-week moving average: 19,085,000
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 1,399,699
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 11.5%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 16,797,353

 

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

 

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending May 30, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 30, 2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 1,877,000
  • 4 week moving average: 2,284,000
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 14.8%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 21,487,000
  • 4-week moving average: 22,446,250
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 1,603,000
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 13.2%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 19,295,200

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.

 

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

 

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending May 23, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 23, 2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 2,123,000
  • 4 week moving average: 2,608,000
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 14.5%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 21,052,000
  • 4-week moving average: 22,722,250
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 1,914,958
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 13.1%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 10,051,706

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

 

 

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending May 16, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 16, 2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 2,438,000
  • 4 week moving average: 3,042,000
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 17.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 25,073,000
  • 4-week moving average: 22,002,250
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 2,174,329
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 15.7%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 22,942,103

 

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending May 9, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 9, 2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 2,981,000
  • 4 week moving average: 3,616,500
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 15.7%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 22,883,000
  • 4-week moving average: 19,760,750
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 2,614,093
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 14.5%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 21,143,403

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

 

Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

 

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for Week-Ending April 18, 2020

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

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 4,427,000
  • 4 week moving average: 5,786,500
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 11.0%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 15,976,000
  • 4-week moving average: 9,598,250
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 4,267,395
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 11.3%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 16,438,933

 

Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

The CARES Act & the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Executive Order:

Florida’s governor signed Executive Order 20-104. This order suspends the biweekly “actively seeking work” reporting requirement for those seeking unemployment benefits.

Reemployment Assistance Processed Claims:

From March 15, 2020 to April 15, 2020, the state notes that 141,451 claims went through the initial monetary determination process, which means that a decision has been made on whether individuals are monetarily eligible to receive reemployment assistance.

Reemployment Assistance Claims Paid:

From March 15, 2020 to April 15, 2020, the Florida Department of Economic Security issued 121,102 payments to individuals in reemployment assistance, totaling $47,544,993. This includes 33,623 individuals who applied for reemployment assistance benefits after March 15, 2020.

For the week of April 17, 2020, a total of 23,801 checks for $600 were sent to individuals through the CARES Act. These checks were sent via paper to ensure they were distributed as quickly as possible. Please be aware that any individuals who received their $600 check will receive their state benefits for reemployment assistance via direct deposit or prepaid debit card based on the preference selected in the application process.

Reemployment Assistance Initial Claims:

Statistics on initial claims filed for reemployment assistance are below.

  • For the week ending March 21, 2020, the state received 74,313 applications.
  • For the week ending March 28, 2020, the state received 228,484 applications.
  • For the week ending April 4, 2020, the state received 169,885 applications.
  • For the week ending April 11, 2020, the state received approximately 175,306 applications.

CARES Act Update:

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides benefits to those that may not be eligible for regular benefits, including individuals who are self-employed or independent contractors. The state is expected to provide additional information on PUA within the week.

System Enhancements:

The state announced that they will conduct routine maintenance to their CONNECT system to help with processing claims. Therefore, CONNECT will be unavailable from 8pm to 8am, daily. Any individuals who need to certify must log into CONNECT between 8am and 7:59pm, and log into the system during their scheduled reporting time, to have their claims processed in a timely manner. However, this maintenance will not affect anyone that needs to file a new claim. The CONNECT system will be available for new claims 24/7.

For more information about benefits, including how to apply and frequently asked questions, please visit the state’s website at https://www.floridajobs.org/covid-19.

 

Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

The CARES Act & the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development started to issue the new $600 federal pandemic unemployment compensation to individuals impacted by COVID-19. The state notes that their first federal disbursement included $12,853,200 to 16,183 individuals currently covered by their current unemployment program.

Also, the state advised that the federal pandemic unemployment payment will be retroactive to the week ending April 4, 2020 and that the payment will be in addition to regular benefits. Individuals who have received benefits for week ending April 4, 2020, will receive a separate disbursement with the additional $600 payment. The payment will be available for each week of eligibility through July 25, 2020.

Finally, the state will begin to process applications for self-employed, independent contractors and gig economy workers on the week of April 20, 2020, with payment being issued about two weeks later. Individuals who previously filed and received ineligibility notifications will be contacted for income verification to complete their application process. The state notes that payment will be retroactively made to the week ending April 4, 2020.

 

Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending April 11, 2020

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

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 5,245,000
  • 4 week moving average: 5,508,500
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 8.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 11,976,000
  • 4-week moving average: 6,066,250
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 4,971,823
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 8.6%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 12,526,711

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

 

Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.