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FUTA Updates

January 23, 2019 - Employers in the U.S. Virgin Islands paid a higher than standard federal unemployment tax rate due to the FUTA credit reduction for 2018. If they  continue to have a federal unemployment loan balance by November 10th that does not qualify for credit reduction avoidance, employers would be affected by a credit reduction this year as … Read More

Missouri: Minimum Wage Increase

January 23, 2019 - 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

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

January 23, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 5, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 216,000 4 week moving average: 221,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,722,000 4‐week moving average: 1,721,250 Number of unadjusted claims: 348,709 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Pennsylvania: Shared‐Work Unemployment Compensation Program

January 8, 2019 - Small companies with seasonal workflows, such as winter heating oil sellers, often struggle with the annual hiring and layoff cycle.  Employees in the state of Pennsylvania have an alternative to such employee layoffs called the Shared-Work Program.  This allows an employer to temporarily reduce staff hours while the employee is simultaneously compensated a percentage of … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

January 8, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending December 29, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 231,000 4 week moving average: 218,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,740,000 •4-week moving average: 1,703,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 323,880 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E December 15, 2018

December 31, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending December 15, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 214,000 4 week moving average: 222,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,688,000 4-week moving average: 1,672,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 260,500 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E December 1, 2018

December 19, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending December 1,  2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 231,000 4 week moving average: 228,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.1% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,623,000 4‐week moving average: 1,631,000 Number of unadjusted claims: 315,852 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E December 8, 2018

December 19, 2018 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending December 8, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 206,000 4 week moving average: 224,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,661,000 4-week moving average: 1,665,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 260,508 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More

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