Monthly Archives: March 2015

Responding to Unemployment Claims Online Saves Employers Time

Employers can now receive and respond to unemployment insurance claims online, saving time, money and potential tax amount increases.

In Idaho, all employers are now required to respond to unemployment insurance claims within seven days.

“If employers fail to respond to unemployment claims, their tax amount will increase,” said Tyler Smith, unemployment insurance technical services specialist.

SIDES / eResponse, the State Information Data Exchange System, provides a free online site for small businesses to respond to state unemployment insurance requests quickly, easily and accurately.

Errors such as incorrect addresses, lost mail or delays can result in employers paying more unemployment insurance than they should be responsible for. These errors are now avoidable by using SIDES.

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February Economic Activity Around Idaho

Information provided in this article has been gathered from various sources throughout the state, including weekly and daily newspapers, television and other media.

Northern Idaho
North Central Idaho
Southwestern Idaho
South Central Idaho
Southeastern Idaho
Eastern Idaho

Statewide Economic Highlights

  • Idaho’s 50 wineries received $17 million in revenues in 2013 with a larger overall economic impact of $169 million, according to the Idaho Business Review’s report on a new study by Stonebridge Research Group for the Idaho Wine Commission. The study shows the number of wineries is increasing far faster than the bottles of wine produced, and more than a third of revenues come from direct-to-consumer sales rather than shipping to stores in Idaho and elsewhere. The state went from 11 wineries in 2002 to 50 in 2013. It now has 51.

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