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Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E February 9, 2019

February 19, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending February 9,  2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 239,000 4 week moving average: 231,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,773,000 4-week moving average: 1,750,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 242,257 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Alaska: DUA Available

February 19, 2019 - Alaskans unable to work as a direct result of the November earthquake may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Benefits. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued the following  requirements for eligibility: Have exhausted entitlement to regular unemployment insurance benefits. Worked or were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment in … Read More

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

February 11, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending February 2,  2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 234,000 4 week moving average: 224,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,736,000 4-week moving average: 1,741,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 253,410 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E January 26, 2019

February 4, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 26, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 253,000 4 week moving average: 220,250 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,782,000 4-week moving average: 1,737,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 267,921 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

New Jersey: Minimum Wage Bill

February 4, 2019 - Legislators have just passed a minimum wage bill in the state of New Jersey that would raise the hourly minimum wage from $8.85 to $10.  This would become effective on the first of July and apply to most workers in the state.  The wage will continue to rise incrementally until reaching $15 in 2024.  Tipped employees will see  … Read More

Maryland: UI Benefits During Shutdown

February 4, 2019 - Lawmakers in Maryland are working on legislation to protect their federal workers during potential future shutdowns like the one that just occurred.  Del. Jessica Feldmark, plans to file a bill on Monday that would give essential employees access to UI benefits when working without pay.  The state of Maryland is striving to join California, Colorado, and Vermont in treating these … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E January 19, 2019

January 28, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 19, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 199,000 4 week moving average: 215,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,713,000 4-week moving average: 1,729,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 267,921 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

January 23, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 12,  2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 213,000 4 week moving average: 220,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,737,000 4‐week moving average: 1,728,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 344,916 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Changes In Unemployment Wage Bases For 2019

January 23, 2019 - Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are states that are seeing a wage base increase this year. Missouri and Vermont are the only states with a decrease. Some states’ wage base adjustment depends on … Read More

Changes In Electronic Filing

January 23, 2019 - Employers in the state of Montana (including 3rd party agents which report on behalf of these employers) that employ at least 20 people are now required to file their quarterly unemployment wage reports electronically. This can be done through the state’s online unemployment tax compliance portal. North Carolina also must now file electronically.  Last year … Read More