Why Kentucky’s Unemployment Insurance is so bad
In Kentucky, unemployment insurance premiums have risen from $8.50 per month in March to $13.50 in November.
According to the Kentucky Insurance Department, that is a 33 percent increase in the past year.
In a statement, the agency said, “Since October, the unemployment insurance rate in Kentucky has risen from 9.4 percent to 10.4.
The increase is not expected to reverse.”
The insurance industry says the increases are the result of higher premiums, and that there are new problems with the program, such as a lack of reliable data about claims.
“The jobless benefits we are collecting now are from the same person who was previously on the unemployment rolls, and he has been on the rolls for eight months or more,” said Gary Miller, executive director of the Kentucky Department of Insurance.
“We need to do a better job at verifying his claim history, and we have to get the data back.
So we’re going to have to go back to the drawing board.”
The number of people receiving unemployment insurance has increased over the past few years, rising from 1.5 million in the first quarter of 2016 to 1.8 million in December.
“If we were to do that today, we would need to hire 4,000 people in the state of Kentucky to take care of the unemployed,” Miller said.
Kentucky is one of four states that have no unemployment insurance program.
“There’s no job creation in Kentucky,” said Paul Burchfield, a labor economist with the Center for American Progress.
“People are losing jobs.
People are getting jobs, but they’re getting paid less.
They’re not getting raises, they’re not seeing a job security.”
Miller said the current state of the program is “disappointing,” since the current unemployment rate of 6.3 percent is well below the historical average of 12.4 per cent.
Miller said Kentucky could do better to establish a new program for people with disabilities, which could reduce the need for the state’s unemployment insurance system.
“It’s important that the unemployment benefits we’re collecting are for people who are disabled,” Miller told The Daily Signal.
“I’ve seen people get jobs and get out of there.
But the problem is, it’s just a part of their life, and they’re still not receiving benefits.”
He added that the state is also in need of a new system for people without a disability who do not qualify for unemployment benefits.
“You need a job, you need a security in your home, and you need an income,” he said.
“And the current program is not working for most people.”
In the state, there are two different types of unemployment insurance programs: a state-funded program that covers workers who are employed, and a private-sector program that provides benefits for people in other jobs who are eligible.
The former has higher premiums than the latter.
In March, the Kentucky unemployment insurance agency reported that in the year ending June 30, it collected an average of $11,900 for each unemployed worker.
Miller told CNNMoney that the agency expects the cost of the state-supported program to increase as the economy recovers.
“This is not a temporary crisis.
It’s a permanent crisis,” he told CNN.
“These are people who have been here for eight or nine months, and the only thing they’re doing is waiting.”
In response to Miller’s concerns, the state Department of Health and Senior Services, which oversees the private-state program, released a statement on Friday saying that “we do not anticipate any further increases in premium increases due to this crisis.”