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  • UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

    June 16, 2017
    The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending June 10, 2017 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 237,000 4 week moving average: 243,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,935,000 4-week moving average: 1,926,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 233,579 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.3% Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,784,453 The full ... Read More
  • APPRENTICESHIPS EXPANDED THROUGH EXECUTIVE ORDER

    June 14, 2017
    An executive order has been signed by the President, expanding apprenticeship programs and vocational training. Workforce development programs will also get relief with the removal of some restrictions. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta agrees with the President on the power of apprenticeships in growing the economy nationwide. He states that apprenticeships help companies gain good ... Read More
  • FOCUS ON VISA FRAUD AND ABUSE

    June 12, 2017
    The subject of visa program fraud and abuse is getting a lot of attention from the U.S. Department of Labor Alexander Acosta. He is focused on working with the departments of Justice and Homeland Security to crack down on those abusing the program. Acosta states that his goal is to protect Americans, saying those committing ... Read More
  • UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

    June 9, 2017
    The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending June 3, 2017 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 245,000 4 week moving average: 242,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,917,000 4-week moving average: 1,914,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 212,189 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,742,892 The full ... Read More
  • MASSACHUSETTS: REFORMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT

    June 7, 2017
    The Governor of Massachusetts has filed legislation that would permit the spouses of relocated military personnel to receive unemployment benefits if they have had to leave their job due to their spouse’s reassignment. Additionally, the bill includes some clarifying language regarding the ineligibility of recent prison inmates who have completed a prison work-release program to receive ... Read More
  • FY 2018 BUDGET: UI TAX INCREASE

    June 5, 2017
    The President’s campaign promise to provide six weeks of paid family leave to parents is one of several components of the FY 2018 Budget that will affect Unemployment Insurance. It is expected that the program will cost $18.5 Billion over the next decade broken down as follows: $12.9 Billion (new federal solvency standard to increase ... Read More
  • UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

    June 2, 2017
    The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 27, 2017 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 248,000 4 week moving average: 238,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,915,000 4-week moving average: 1,914,400 Number of unadjusted claims: 225,520 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.3% Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,759,753 The full ... Read More
  • NASWA STATEMENT ON BUDGET

    May 31, 2017
    The FY18 proposed budget request from the White House includes a $2.4 billion reduction to the Department of Labor. The full statement from the National Association of State Workforce Agencies’ (NASWA) can be read here. Read More
  • UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

    May 26, 2017
    The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 20, 2017 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 234,000 4 week moving average: 235,250 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,898,000 4-week moving average: 1,923,000 Number of unadjusted claims: 209,814 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.3% Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,786,443 The full ... Read More
  • UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

    May 19, 2017
    The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending May 13, 2017 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 232,000 4 week moving average: 240,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,898,000 4-week moving average: 1,946,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 206,458 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.3% Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,784,040 The full ... Read More