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Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.8 Percent in December 2014 — Jobs up 7,700 in 2014 - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2014 dropped to 6.8 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the November 2014 rate and down two and a half percentage points from the December 2013 rate. This is the lowest unemployment rate since March 2008. Read more

Jan. 22, 2015
Tax Forms for Customers Receiving Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Caregiver Insurance Benefits During 2014 Are Available for Download from DLT Website - DLT announced today that Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Caregiver Insurance customers who received benefits during 2014 can download and print their 1099-G tax forms starting at noon today, Jan. 13, 2015, from the DLT website rather than wait to receive them in the mail. Read more

Jan. 13, 2015
Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.1 percent in November 2014; November Gain of 2,800 Jobs Negates October Loss Jobs up 8,500 since Start of Year - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2014 dropped to 7.1 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the October 2014 rate and down two and three-tenths percentage points from the November 2013 rate. Read more

Dec. 18, 2014
Six-Agency Task Force Announces Establishment of Anonymous Tip Line for Allegations of Misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors Instead of as Employees - A six-agency task force established to protect both workers’ rights and law-abiding businesses that classify their employees properly announced today that it has set up an anonymous telephone tip line for allegations of misclassification. Read more

Dec. 8, 2014
Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.4 percent in October 2014 - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2014 dropped to 7.4 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the September 2014 rate and down two percentage points from the October 2013 rate. Read more

Nov. 20, 2014
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