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Hooray! The unemployment rate dropped to 5. 9% in the 3rd quarter of 2018, from 7% in the 2nd quarter. While the decline was expected, it still marks a significant change in the state of unemployment in the U.S. In 2017, the unemployment rate in the United States was 4. 1%.
(1) Benefits shall not be paid on the basis of services performed by an alien unless such alien is an individual who was lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time such services were performed, was lawfully present for purposes of performing such services or was permanently residing in the United States under color of law at the time such services were performed (including an alien who was lawfully present in the United States as a result of application of the provisions of Section 203(a)(7) or Section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act).
(H) A benefit paid to a claimant during an extended benefit period, as defined in Article 3, Chapter 35, must not be charged to an employer; except that a nonprofit organization electing to become liable for payments in lieu of contributions in accordance with Section 41-31-620 must reimburse fifty percent of extended benefits attributable to services performed in its employ and that after January 1, 1979, the State or a political subdivision or instrumentality of it as defined in Section 41-27-230(2)(b) electing to become liable for payment in lieu of contributions in accordance with Section 41-31-620 must reimburse all extended benefits attributable to services performed in its employ. (Source: www.scstatehouse.gov)
(2) There is a state "on" indicator for this State for a week in which the United States Secretary of Labor determines that for the period consisting of the most recent three months, the rate of total unemployment, seasonally adjusted, equaled or exceeded six and a half percent, and the average rate of total unemployment for the State, seasonally adjusted, as determined by the United States Secretary of Labor for this period equals or exceeds one hundred ten percent of the average unemployment for the State in one or more of the corresponding three-month periods ending in the two preceding calendar years.
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased significantly to 3.9 percent in October from 4.1 percent in September. Nationally, the unemployment rate decreased to 4.6 percent in October from 4.8 percent in September (Source: eascinc.com)