Unemployment State Spotlight – Texas

As the saying goes, “everything’s bigger in Texas.” The Lone Star state is the largest state in the contiguous U.S., covering 7.4% of total land area in the country. Texas is a big state with a big population, currently estimated at 16 million. It is also home to the highest volume of petroleum production in

Unemployment Myth Busters

This week, we are introducing a new series called “Unemployment Myth Busters.” There are a lot of common misconceptions about how unemployment works and who is eligible to collect unemployment. We will tackle these one at a time and debunk some of the most common falsehoods related to unemployment. Myth: When an employee quits voluntarily,

Unemployment State Spotlight – New York

The Empire State is home to some of the world’s best known attractions including Niagara Falls and the Statue of Liberty. The population of New York is extremely diverse with an estimated half of the population speaking a language other than English and approximately 200 languages represented state-wide. It is also home to the most

Unemployment Vocabulary – The Parties Involved in UI Claims

We’re kicking off a year-long series called Unemployment Vocabulary this week. If you do not work within the unemployment industry, some of the terminology utilized may be challenging to follow. It’s important to know the “lingo” to be sure that you understand what is going on within your company’s unemployment program. We’re going to start

Unemployment State Spotlight – Florida

The sunshine state boasts the 4th largest economy in the U.S. and ranks among the top 20 economies in the world. With a population of nearly 20 million, Florida has overtaken New York to become the third most populated state in the country. Home to Disney World, Universal Studios and Cape Canaveral, Florida is among

2015 Unemployment Industry Wrap Up

The national unemployment picture continued to improve throughout 2015 with weekly claims filings dropping to levels not seen in recent decades. The average duration of unemployment also continued to trend steadily downward from the peak level reached in 2012, but has not reached pre-recession levels yet. That is a good indicator that the new jobs

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Unemployment

How much do you know about the unemployment system in the U.S.? Unemployment insurance administration has evolved into a very complex system over the course of many decades. Whether you consider yourself an unemployment expert or novice, here are five things you probably didn’t know about the unemployment system. 1. Wisconsin was the first state

Unemployment State Spotlight – California

With an approximate population of over 38 million, the Golden State is home to about one out of every eight people in the United States. Its economy ranks as the 7th largest in the world. However, with one of the lowest taxable wage bases in the country ($7,000), the state unemployment trust fund could not

Employers Edge Celebrates 10 Years

While Punxsutawney Phil gets more press, there is something far more important to celebrate today. Exactly ten years ago today, Employers Edge was officially registered with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, and our company was formed. We wanted to say thanks to our wonderful personnel for making this happen. We’re blessed to be where