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UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT FOR W/E JUNE 1, 2019

June 14, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending June 1, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 218,000 4 week moving average: 215,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,682,000 4-week moving average: 1,672,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 188,697 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Oklahoma: DUA

June 14, 2019 - Many workers in Oklahoma who have been unable to work due to the continuing storms that began on May 7th in the state are now able to send in applications for Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC). The first step in the process is to file a state unemployment insurance claim … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E May 25, 2019

June 4, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 25, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 215,000 4 week moving average: 216,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,656,000 4-week moving average: 1,672,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 196,060 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Alabama: Senate Bill 193

June 4, 2019 - A bill was just passed in the Alabama House of Representatives that ties the length of unemployment benefits to the unemployment rate in the state. For example, during times of a 6.5% maximum rate of unemployment within the state, the length of receiving benefits would go down to 14 weeks. With each 0.5% increase in … Read More

Hawaii: Disaster Relief

June 4, 2019 - Hawaii continues to rebuild from destruction caused by last year’s floods, Hurricane Lane, and the eruption of Kilauea. The Department of Labor released $4 million in Disaster Unemployment Insurance benefits, helping those who lost their job as a result of the disasters and are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits. This amount was part of the … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E May 18, 2019

May 31, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 18, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 211,000 4 week moving average: 220,250 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,676,000 4-week moving average: 1,674,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 191,289 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E May 11, 2019

May 17, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 11, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 212,000 4 week moving average: 225,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,660,000 4-week moving average: 1,668,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 187,689 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

ALASKA: UI REFUNDS

May 15, 2019 - Some Alaskans may be eligible for a refund of UI contributions from last year.  The Department of Labor and Workforce Development in the state has listed the following qualifications for being a potential recipient of a refund: Employee that has worked for more than one employer Employee that made over $39,500 in the year 2018 … Read More

Ups & Downs: State By State Unemployment Rates

May 15, 2019 - The overall unemployment rate in the United States is at a low of 3.6%. It can be interesting to monitor the constant changes in unemployment rates between states. Let’s take a look at the ups and downs happening around the nation this month. The following states have seen an uptick in rates to the following … Read More

NEBRASKA: UNEMPLOYMENT TAXES PAID ANNUALLY

May 15, 2019 - An amendment to the state administrative code in Nebraska now gives employers a choice to pay unemployment taxes annually as opposed to quarterly. The change went into effect on April 10th. Employers must have a positive account balance on October 31st and are not eligible if they have any delinquent unemployment tax issues. Employers must also report hours … Read More