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Mike Parker

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending October 17, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending October 17, 2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 787,000
  • 4 week moving average: 811,250
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 5.7%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 8,373,000
  • 4-week moving average: 10,085,750
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 756,617
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 5.5%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 7,992,238

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.

 

 

Florida’s Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for Hurricane Sally

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to individuals whose employment was impacted by Hurricane Sally. The state is accepting DUA applications from individuals in Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties. Impacted individuals in these designated-disaster areas must file DUA applications by November 6, 2020.

Individuals can apply for DUA if they are ineligible to receive federal or state benefits and if the individual:

  • Is unemployed as a direct result of the major disaster
  • Was scheduled to start employment but was unable to as a direct result of the major disaster
  • Is unable to reach their job or self-employment location because the individual must travel through an affected area and is prevented from doing so as a direct result of the major disaster
  • Has become the primary breadwinner because the head of the household died as a direct result of the major disaster
  • Is unable to work because of an injury that was a direct result of the major disaster.

However, please be aware that applications filed after the deadline will be considered untimely and the state may deny DUA benefits unless the individual provides good cause for a late application. Individuals must submit their Social Security number, check stubs, and documentation as evidence that they were working, or were self-employed, when the disaster occurred. All required or requested documentation must be submitted within 21 days from the date of the DUA application.

DUA will be available for weeks of unemployment beginning September 20, 2020, until March 27, 2021. An individual’s unemployment must be a direct result of the disaster to continue to receive benefits. Any individual who currently receives state benefits, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits will not be eligible for DUA.

Individuals can file for DUA online at www.FloridaJobs.org or by phone at 1-800-385-3920. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 6:30pm EST or 6:30am to 5:30pm CST. For more DUA claim information, please call 1-833-FL-APPLY (1-833-352-7759) and choose the speak to an agent option to speak to a customer service representative. Click here to find information on how to apply for DUA and Frequently Asked Questions.

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending October 3, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending October 3, 2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 840,000
  • 4 week moving average: 857,000
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 7.5%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 10,976,000
  • 4-week moving average: 12,112,250
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 804,307
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 7.3%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 10,612,021

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 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.

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending September 19, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending September 19, 2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 870,000
  • 4 week moving average: 878,250
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 8.6%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 12,580,000
  • 4-week moving average: 13,040,750
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 824,542
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 8.4%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 12,264,351

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

Alaska’s New Minimum Wage

The Alaska minimum wage will increase from $10.19 to $10.32 effective January 1, 2021. This minimum wage applies to all hours worked in a pay period, regardless of how the employee is paid (by time, piece, commission, etcetera). All actual hours worked in a pay period, multiplied by the Alaska minimum wage, is the minimum an employee can be compensated by an employer.

Please be aware that tips do not count toward the minimum wage, public school bus driver wages must be no less than twice the current Alaska minimum wage, and that certain exempt employees must be paid on a salary basis of not less than twice the current Alaska minimum wage based on a 40-hour work week in order to maintain their exempt status.

Visit Alaska’s website for more information about Alaska’s wage laws:

http://labor.alaska.gov/lss/whhome.htm.

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending August 22, 2020

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending August 22, 2020 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 1,006,000
  • 4 week moving average: 1,068,000
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 9.9%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 14,535,000
  • 4-week moving average: 15,215,750
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 821,591
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 9.5%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 13,909,872

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 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.