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March 29, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Louisiana: A 38 year old woman, Renata Foreman, been convicted of multiple counts of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft counts. Foreman is responsible for over $150,000 in federal disaster assistance funds from FEMA following the historic August 2016 flooding in Louisiana. Shortly after the flood, funds were administered by the Louisiana Workforce Commission in the form of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), in which Foreman submitted approximately 55 fraudulent applications using stolen identities.

Maine:  Maine’s unemployment rate is the lowest in more than four decades. The unemployment rate dropped to 2.9% in February, a slight drop from February 2017. The state had an 8.2 percent unemployment rate in February 2010.

Maine’s  Government Oversight Committee voted 8-2 Friday morning to take up an investigation into the implementation of the Labor Department’s new unemployment system and accusations that claims documents and pleas for help were ordered destroyed by top management. Since the new claims system was launched in December 2017, countless Mainers have been unable to file for and obtain their benefits.

Mississippi: For the second month in a row, Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to a historic low. According to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, in February, Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5%, which is the lowest level of unemploymenet ever recorded in Mississippi.

New Mexico: New Mexico’s unemployment rate is down, with the Department of Workforce Solutions reporting that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 5.8%, down from 5.9% in January. Only Alaska had a higher jobless rate at 7.3%. New lows were set in California (4.3%), Mississippi (4.5%) and Wisconsin (2.9%). Hawaii had the lowest rate at 2.1%.

Ohio: Ohio’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5% in February, down from 4.7% in January according to data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The Columbus Dispatch reported that the state’s jobless rate now is at a 17-year low. The last time the rate was this low was August 2001 when the rate was 4.4%, the newspaper said.

South Carolina: Unemployment in South Carolina edged up last month even as the state added more than 9,000 new jobs. The Department of Employment and Workforce said in a news release Friday that the jobless rate in February was 4.4%. That’s up from the 4.3% rate in January. The national unemployment rate last month was 4.1%.

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