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  • UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

    August 18, 2017
    The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending August 12, 2017 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 232,000 4 week moving average: 240,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,953,000 4-week moving average: 1,960,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 198,033 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.3% Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,888,640 The full ... Read More
  • WOMEN IN APPRENTICESHIP AND NONTRADITIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WANTO)

    August 16, 2017
    Females represent about half of the workforce in America, yet there is a much higher male ratio when it comes to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers. The Department of Labor has announced the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations grant program, which will distribute $1.3 million to eligible companies. Eligible applicants are those ... Read More
  • A MESS IN MICHIGAN

    August 14, 2017
    The state of Michigan is in the process of refunding nearly $21 million to cover about 44,000 claims that were wrongly flagged as fraudulent and hit with penalties. The Unemployment Insurance Agency has admitted the mistake, which occurred over a two-year period, but a class-action suit has been filed for those falsely accused, stating the ... Read More
  • UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

    August 11, 2017
    The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending August 5, 2017 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 244,000 4 week moving average: 241,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,951,000 4-week moving average: 1,965,000 Number of unadjusted claims: 211,733 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,915,951 The full ... Read More
  • KENTUCKY: A NEW PARTNERSHIP IN WORKFORCE DATA

    August 9, 2017
    Properly analyzing and measuring unemployment data change each month can be a challenge. The effective interpretation of data is important to the success of each state. There has been some collaboration recently in the state of Kentucky to produce better results in this arena. The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics has partnered with ... Read More
  • REVISED EEO-1 FORM

    August 7, 2017
    It is recommended that employers begin working on their EEO-1 submissions. The amended form is not due until March 2018, but is now a bit more complicated, requesting more specifics on compensation. The revised form requires pay data to accompany EEO-1 reports. This applies to private employers and federal contractors with 100 or more employees. ... Read More
  • UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

    August 4, 2017
    The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending July 29, 2017 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 240,000 4 week moving average: 241,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,968,000 4-week moving average: 1,964,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 198,028 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,940,410 The full ... Read More
  • DRUG TESTING LEGISLATION FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

    August 2, 2017
    Last month a Georgian Congressman by the name of Earl Carter introduced the Ensuring Quality in the Unemployment Insurance Program (EQUIP). The act gives states permission to do a substance abuse risk assessment on anyone requesting to receive unemployment benefits. It is not surprising Carter continues to push the agenda, as he struck down a ... Read More
  • H.R. 3507: ENERGY EFFICIENCY TAX INCENTIVE

    July 31, 2017
    With 75 percent of all American electricity usage coming from buildings (over half of which are commercial), there is a lot excitement over recent energy tax credit legislation. Getting bipartisan support for the permanence of energy efficient tax credits is a first. Congress had already passed section 179D of the recently expired bill as part of ... Read More
  • UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

    July 28, 2017
    The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending July 22, 2017 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 244,000 4 week moving average: 244,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,964,000 4-week moving average: 1,963,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 219,776 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,974,065 The full ... Read More