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Arkansas: Arkansas’ unemployment rate increased to 3.6% in November, after two months at 3.5%.

Connecticut: Connecticut Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby says individuals filing new unemployment compensation claims may experience processing delays due to the large volume of new claims. Westby says December is traditionally the busiest time for new filings due to cold weather shutdowns, holiday closings, school vacations, and other seasonal factors. Claims often increase nearly 300 percent, with the peak period continuing through January.

Florida: Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.3% in November, the lowest level it’s been in 12 years. The unemployment rate was down from 3.4% in October. Florida remains below the national unemployment rate of 3.

Georgia: Unemployment tax rate notices are now available online for the first time. See CCC’s Tax Director, Wayne Rottger’s UI Tax Update for full details.

Hawaii: Hawaii’s unemployment rate drops to 2.1% in  November this is a decrease from the 2.3% in October.

Idaho: Idaho businesses will see lower unemployment insurance tax rates in 2019.   The Idaho Department of Labor says a consistent decrease in layoffs and a solvent Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund have contributed to a 6.6% reduction in unemployment insurance tax rates. That rate is used to calculate taxes employers pay. For existing employers, the tax will drop from .94% in 2018 to .878% in 2019. A new employer will start with a 1% tax rate…the lowest rate allowed by federal conformity requirements.

Missouri: Missouri’s unemployment rate dropped to 3%, the lowest rate since 1976, according to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

New Hampshire: New Hampshire officials say the state’s unemployment rate for November was 2.5%, a low that hasn’t been reached since August 1988.

New York: New York’s unemployment rate fell to 3.9% in November, the lowest level since current records began being kept in 1976.

Oregon: Oregon’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.9%  in November. This is a .1% increase the 3.8% rate in October, according to the Oregon Employment Department.

Vermont: Vermont’s unemployment rate for November 2018 was 2.7%, a decrease of .1%.

Washington: Washington’s unemployment rate in November hit the lowest point since the government started tracking the figure in 1976 at 4.3%. Employment Security Department has issued 2019 tax rate notices to employers. Tax rates in all 40 rate classes remained the same as in 2018, ranging from 0.10 to 5.7 percent (not counting delinquency taxes). About 83% of employers will move into a lower rate class or stay the same in 2019.

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Wisconsin: Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is currently at 3%.  It has been at or below 3% for a record 10th months in a row.

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