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April 22, 2021

Florida Passes Legislation Retroactively Lowering 2021 Unemployment Tax Rates

Florida employers have been shocked by the increase in unemployment tax rates in 2021.  Those rate increases were not a result of an increase in benefit charges assigned to employer’s…
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April 22, 2021

United States Department of Labor’s Unemployment Claims Report – Week Ending April 17, 2021

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending April 17, 2021 has been released by the United States Department of Labor. Week Ending 4/17 Prior Week Seasonally adjusted…
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April 15, 2021

United States Department of Labor’s Unemployment Claims Report – Week Ending April 10, 2021

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending April 10, 2021 has been released by the United States Department of Labor: Week Ending 4/10 Prior Week Seasonally adjusted…
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April 6, 2021

Kentucky Passes Legislation Retroactively Lowering 2021 Unemployment Tax Rates

The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed House Bill 413, retroactively lowering 2021 unemployment tax rates for all employers in the state. House Bill 413 was introduced on February 9,…
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April 2, 2021

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending March 27, 2021

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 27, 2021 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 719,000 4 week moving average: 719,000…
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April 1, 2021

North Carolina Passes Legislation Retroactively Lowering 2021 Unemployment Tax Rates

The North Carolina Senate has passed Senate Bill 114, retroactively lowering 2021 unemployment tax rates for all employers in the state. Senate Bill 114 was introduced in the February 17,…
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March 25, 2021

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending March 20, 2021

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 20, 2021 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 684,000 4 week moving average: 736,000…
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March 19, 2021

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending March 13, 2021

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 13, 2021 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 770,000 4 week moving average: 746,250…
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March 12, 2021

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending March 6, 2021

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending March 6, 2021 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 712,000 4 week moving average: 759,000…
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March 10, 2021

New York Unemployment Tax Rates Set to Rise in 2021

The New York Department of Labor announced that employers should expect unemployment tax rates to be higher in 2021 than in 2020. Effective January 1, 2021, unemployment tax rates will…
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March 5, 2021

Budgeting for FUTA (Federal Unemployment Tax) for 2021 and Beyond

The federal unemployment tax rate for employers has become a moving target, making budgeting for this expense more difficult. Your FUTA tax payments for 2021 are not a good predictor…
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March 5, 2021

Hawaii Revises 2021 Unemployment Tax Rates

In December 2020, we reported that employer tax rates were set to increase in Hawaii for 2021.  However, due to a bill signed on Mach 2, 2021 by Governor David…
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March 1, 2021

Texas Delays 2021 Unemployment Tax Rate Calculations

As the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Legislature, and Governor of Texas explore opportunities to keep 2021 unemployment tax rates as low as possible for Texas employers, the issuance of the…
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February 26, 2021

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending February 20, 2021

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending February 20, 2021 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 730,000 4 week moving average: 807,750…
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February 23, 2021

Legislation Introduced Retroactively Lowering North Carolina 2021 Unemployment Tax Rates

The North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee has introduced a bill to retroactively lower 2021 unemployment tax rates for all employers in the state. Senate Bill DRS35052 was introduced in…
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February 19, 2021

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending February 13, 2021

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending February 13, 2021 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 861,000 4 week moving average: 833,250…
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February 18, 2021

Maryland Unemployment Tax Rate Calculations to Exclude COVID-19 Claims

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation announced that unemployment tax rate calculations for 2021 are to exclude unemployment benefits claimed during the COVID-19 outbreak in a measure signed…
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February 10, 2021

Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Make the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program Permanent

On February 8, 2021, a bipartisan bill named the Work Opportunity Tax Credit & Jobs Act was introduced by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Roy Blunt (R-MO),…
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February 10, 2021

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending February 6, 2021

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending February 6, 2021 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 793,000 4 week moving average: 823,000…
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February 4, 2021

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for the Week-Ending January 30, 2021

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending January 30, 2021 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 779,000 4 week moving average: 848,250…