Across the country, employers have been struggling to find the perfect, qualified candidate for their job openings. At the moment, a disconnect appears to exist between skilled labor and the positions they are looking for, causing some companies to either hire the wrong people or leave those jobs unfilled.

If this is the case, it could lead to a higher number of improper terminations and unemployment insurance claims. Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims increased 2,000 week-over-week on April 12, hitting a number of 304,000. This past four-week moving average was 312,000, down 4,750 from the week prior.

In addition, the advance seasonally adjusted insured employment rate remained at 2.1 percent for the week ending April 5, unchanged from the week before. The total number of insured unemployed was near 2.7 million during that time, slightly lower than the previous reading. On a state-by-state basis, the largest increases in initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 5 were in Michigan and Pennsylvania, followed by New Jersey, Florida and Georgia.

Houston top in job creation
In addition to unemployment insurance claims, several metropolitan areas across the U.S. were found to have high amounts of job creation, according to the recent Gallup Job Creation Index.

Based on the study, Houston took the top spot, with 44 percent of survey participants saying employers in the region were hiring, compared to 12 percent saying they were letting go workers. On the other hand, however, the worst metro in the country was San Diego, with only 30 percent of respondents noting a pattern of hiring compared to 20 percent saying they were reducing the workforce. For the study, Gallup interviewed at least 1,000 working adults in each metro area, including more than 14,000 in New York City alone.

Moreover, a number of cities had strong gains year-over-year in the Gallup study. For example, the greater Charlotte, N.C. region had a net change of plus-13, followed by Houston, Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City. Overall, the index reported positive conditions across the country, so there is good news for every resident of each metro area looking for a job.

At Corporate Cost Control, we work closely with employers across the country to better manage the nuances of unemployment insurance. Legislation changes on the state level could impact you today, and we welcome any questions or concerns you may have on a wide range of topics.


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