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

Indiana Will Pay Off Its Title XII Loan to Reduce FUTA Taxes

On the 22nd of this month, Indiana Governor, Mike Pence, announced that the state will be paying off their remaining Title XII loan balance to the Federal Government. The repayment of the loan is expected to create a savings of $327 million for Indiana employers in 2016. To pay the remaining balance, the state will

Rhode Island Will Allow Voluntary Contributions by Employers Starting in 2016

Beginning in 2016, Rhode Island will offer employers the opportunity to reduce their unemployment insurance tax rate by making a voluntary contribution to their unemployment insurance account. In many instances, it is financially advisable to make a one-time contribution in exchange for a more advantageous UI rate. In order to qualify, one’s account must be