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Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E November 17, 2018

November 29, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending November 17, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 224,000 4 week moving average: 218,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,668,000 4‐week moving average: 1,649,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 226,063 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Missouri: Minimum Wage Rate

November 29, 2018 - Effective January 1, 2019, the established minimum wage rate in the state of Missouri will be $8.60. This law applies to all private businesses, with the exception of retail/service companies with annual gross sales under $500,000. Each year, this rate will increase by 85 cents until the year 2023. The state’s minimum wage may not … Read More

California: DUA For Recent Fires

November 26, 2018 - As disastrous fires continue to burn in various parts of California, we are keeping an eye on announcements from the California Employment Development Department regarding available benefits for those affected. As of the time of this post, Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available for the following counties: Butte County (Camp Fire): For losses beginning the week … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E November 10, 2018

November 26, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending November 10,  2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 216,000 4 week moving average: 215,250 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,676,000 Number of unadjusted claims: 236,654 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.0% Unadjusted number … Read More

Federal Unemployment Tax Rates for 2018 Released

November 26, 2018 - After years of recovery from the 2008 recession and year-over-year increases in FUTA taxes due from employers in California, it has finally happened: the state of California has finally met the requirements necessary to avoid FUTA credit reductions for 2018.  The United States Department of Labor has published the official notice which you can view … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E November 3, 2018

November 13, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending November 3,  2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 214,000 4 week moving average: 213,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.1% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,623,000 •4‐week moving average: 1,633,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 213,978 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

T&C Recognizes Cybersecurity Awareness Month

November 13, 2018 - This October, Thomas & Company joined the Department of Homeland Security to raise cybersecurity awareness across the nation during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). The overarching theme for NCSAM was Cybersecurity is Our Shared Responsibility and We All Must Work Together to Improve our Nation’s Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is not just the responsibility of governments, companies, groups, or individuals.  Everyone … Read More

Wisconsin: DUA

November 5, 2018 - A major disaster was declared by the President on October 18th in the state of Wisconsin.  Severe storms with flooding, landslides, and other damage caused significant workforce disruption. The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is accepting applications for DUA benefits for those in the following 8 counties: Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, and … Read More

Alaska: Minimum Wage Increase

November 5, 2018 - A ballot passed by voters back in 2014 raised the minimum wage in the state of Alaska by one dollar in 2015 and 2016. The vote states the rate would continue to be adjusted for inflation each year, which will bring the rate up to $9.89 from $9.84 starting in 2019. Law requires the state … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the W/E October 27,2018

November 5, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending October  27, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 214,000 4 week moving average: 213,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.1% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,631,000 4-week moving average: 1,640,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 197,518 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More