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Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E March 30, 2019

April 8, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 30, 2019 has been released by the Department of  Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 202,000 4 week moving average: 213,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,717,000 4-week moving average: 1,743,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 182,553 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Iowa: DUA

April 8, 2019 - The following counties have just become eligible for disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) in the state of Iowa as a result of the recent storms and subsequent flooding: Freemont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury.  Workers whose employment was impacted by these storms may be able to access unemployment benefits. Up to 27 weeks of assistance will … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E March 23, 2019

April 2, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 23, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 211,000 4 week moving average: 217,250 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,750,000 4-week moving average: 1,751,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 189,732 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

Arkansas: Unemployment Wage Base Update

April 2, 2019 - The current 2019 wage base in the state of Arkansas is $10,000. This number was determined by a provision in 2018 which set the wage base at a constant amount. However, a new bill (S.B. 298), signed this month by the governor could change the state’s unemployment wage base process for 2020.  Specifically, the state’s unemployment … Read More

South Dakota: Unemployment Tax Rate Update

April 2, 2019 - Earlier this month, Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota signed H.B. 1034, which could decrease some employers’ tax rates as early as next year. Schedule B tax rates are lowered 0.05 percent under this law bringing the positive-rated employers’ range from 0 to 0.8 and the negative-rated employers’ range from 1.3 to 9.3 percent. These … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E March 16, 2019

April 2, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week  ending March 16, 2019 has been released by the Department of  Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 221,000 4 week moving average: 225,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,750,000 4-week moving average: 1,772,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 194,098 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More

Alabama: Extended Tax Deadlines

March 20, 2019 - Due to the recent severe storms, the Alabama state revenue department has announced a revised deadline for state taxes.  The new deadline has been pushed back to July 31. An executive order states the same extended deadline applies to federal taxes as well. It is important to note that you are taking advantage of this … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E March 9, 2018

March 20, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 9, 2019 has been released by the Department of  Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 229,000 4 week moving average: 223,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,776,000 4-week moving average: 1,766,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 208,782 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

NEBRASKA: FLOODING IMPACT

March 20, 2019 - The recent flooding in the state of Nebraska has led to an increase in unemployment insurance claim filings. There are a few important things to note.  Third party claims administrators (TPA’s) need to be mindful of reporting work separations through the Unemployment Insurance State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) in a consistent way to avoid … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E March 2, 2019

March 13, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 2, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 223,000 4 week moving average: 226,250 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,755,000 4-week moving average: 1,766,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 220,060 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: … Read More