Posts Tagged ‘unemployment insurance’

State leads nation in increase in unemployment applications

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 367,000, a level consistent with only modest hiring. The state data are for the week ended Sept. 22, one week behind the national data. States with the biggest increases are: • Mississippi: Up 3,314, due to people unable to work […] [...]

Unemployment rate falls below 10 percent for first time since 2009

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 9.9 percent in January, as the number of people with jobs rose. It’s the first time unemployment has dipped below 10 percent in the state since September 2009. The jobless rate was down from 10.4 percent in December and 10.5 percent in January 2011. Despite the decrease, […] [...]

MDES hiring workers for storm recovery efforts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is hiring more than 500 temporary workers to help communities recovering from tornado and straight-line wind damage. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the agency a $7-million National Emergency Grant to hire workers to help governments and nonprofits assisting with disaster recovery. Workers can earn $7.25 […] [...]

Disaster Unemployment Assistance available for storm victims

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is now accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance from those living or working in counties that received a federal disaster declaration because of damages from tornadoes and straight-line winds that occurred in April. President Barack Obama this week declared an additional 18 Mississippi counties eligible for […] [...]

Demands of solvency…

State trust for unemployment insurance raises taxable employee wage to $14,000 Mississippi employers who laid off workers in the first quarter have seen a doubling of the amount of wages for which they pay a state assessment for unemployment insurance. The taxable wage rose from $7,000 to $14,000 of each employee’s annual wages. The higher […] [...]

Unemployment claims fall

by Published: July 16,2009

Tags: jobs, unemployment insurance

WASHINGTON — In the week ending July 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 522,000, a decrease of 47,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 584,500, a decrease of 22,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.7 percent […] [...]

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