Notice of a Change in Status of the Payable Periods in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) Program for Iowa and Oklahoma, 2091 [2012-590]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2012 / Notices Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Delaware and Minnesota Persons who believe they may be entitled to EB, or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program, should contact their State Workforce Agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for Delaware and Minnesota. The following changes have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding State EB status: • Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on December 20, 2011, the estimated three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate for Minnesota fell to 6.4%, and their third year look-back fell to 108%. These two factors trigger Minnesota ‘‘off’’ the EB program with the week ending December 24, 2011, and the end of the payable period in Minnesota in the EB program will be January 14, 2012. • Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on December 20, 2011, the estimated three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate for Delaware fell to 7.9%, below the rate required to remain in a high unemployment period (HUP). Claimants will remain eligible for up to 20 weeks of benefits in Delaware through January 14, 2012, but starting January 15, 2012, the maximum potential entitlement in the EB program in Delaware will decrease from 20 weeks to 13 weeks. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EB program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/ unemploy/claims_arch.asp. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EB program, and the terms and conditions on which they are payable, are governed by the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. In the case of a state concluding an EB period, the State Workforce Agency will furnish a written notice of potential entitlement to each individual who has exhausted all rights to regular benefits and is potentially eligible for EB (20 CFR 615.13 (c) (4)). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Jan 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S–4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, this 9th day of January, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–591 Filed 1–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment And Training Administration Notice of a Change in Status of the Payable Periods in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) Program for Iowa and Oklahoma Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Announcement regarding Notice of a Change in Status of the payable period in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) program for Iowa and Oklahoma. Public law 112–78 extended provisions in Public Law 111–92 which amended prior laws to create a Third and Fourth Tier of benefits within the EUC08 program for qualified unemployed workers claiming benefits in high unemployment states. The Department of Labor produces a trigger notice indicating which states qualify for EUC08 benefits within Tiers Three and Four and provides the beginning and ending dates of payable periods for each qualifying state. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EUC08 program can be found at: http:// ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/ claims_arch.asp. • Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on December 20, 2011, the estimated three month SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2091 average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate for Iowa fell to 5.9%, below the threshold to remain ‘‘on’’ in Tier 3 of the EUC08 program. As a result, the current maximum potential duration for claimants in Iowa in the EUC08 program will decrease from 47 weeks to 34 weeks. The week ending January 14, 2012 will be the last week in which EUC claimants in Iowa can exhaust Tier 2, and establish Tier 3 eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants can receive any remaining entitlement they have in Tier 3 after January 14, 2012. • Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on December 20, 2011, the estimated three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate for Oklahoma rose to 6.0%, meeting the criteria to trigger ‘‘on’’ to Tier 3 in the EUC08 program. Claimants who have exhausted Tier 2 in the EUC08 program may be eligible for up to 13 additional weeks of benefits. The payable period for Oklahoma in Tier 3 of the EUC08 program begins January 8, 2012. Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EUC program, and the terms and conditions under which they are payable, are governed by Public Laws 110–252, 110–449, 111–5, 111–92, 111– 118, 111–144, 111–157, 111–205, 111– 312, and 112–78, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. Persons who believe they may be entitled to additional benefits under the EUC08 program, or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program, should contact their State Workforce Agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S–4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, this 9th day of January 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–590 Filed 1–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 9 (Friday, January 13, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-590]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment And Training Administration


Notice of a Change in Status of the Payable Periods in the 
Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) Program for Iowa and 
Oklahoma

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Announcement regarding Notice of a Change in Status of the 
payable period in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) 
program for Iowa and Oklahoma.
    Public law 112-78 extended provisions in Public Law 111-92 which 
amended prior laws to create a Third and Fourth Tier of benefits within 
the EUC08 program for qualified unemployed workers claiming benefits in 
high unemployment states. The Department of Labor produces a trigger 
notice indicating which states qualify for EUC08 benefits within Tiers 
Three and Four and provides the beginning and ending dates of payable 
periods for each qualifying state. The trigger notice covering state 
eligibility for the EUC08 program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims_arch.asp.
     Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics 
on December 20, 2011, the estimated three month average, seasonally 
adjusted total unemployment rate for Iowa fell to 5.9%, below the 
threshold to remain ``on'' in Tier 3 of the EUC08 program. As a result, 
the current maximum potential duration for claimants in Iowa in the 
EUC08 program will decrease from 47 weeks to 34 weeks. The week ending 
January 14, 2012 will be the last week in which EUC claimants in Iowa 
can exhaust Tier 2, and establish Tier 3 eligibility. Under the phase-
out provisions, claimants can receive any remaining entitlement they 
have in Tier 3 after January 14, 2012.
     Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics 
on December 20, 2011, the estimated three month average, seasonally 
adjusted total unemployment rate for Oklahoma rose to 6.0%, meeting the 
criteria to trigger ``on'' to Tier 3 in the EUC08 program. Claimants 
who have exhausted Tier 2 in the EUC08 program may be eligible for up 
to 13 additional weeks of benefits. The payable period for Oklahoma in 
Tier 3 of the EUC08 program begins January 8, 2012.

Information for Claimants

    The duration of benefits payable in the EUC program, and the terms 
and conditions under which they are payable, are governed by Public 
Laws 110-252, 110-449, 111-5, 111-92, 111-118, 111-144, 111-157, 111-
205, 111-312, and 112-78, and the operating instructions issued to the 
states by the U.S. Department of Labor. Persons who believe they may be 
entitled to additional benefits under the EUC08 program, or who wish to 
inquire about their rights under the program, should contact their 
State Workforce Agency.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment 
Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S-
4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693-3008 (this is 
not a toll-free number) or by email: gibbons.scott@dol.gov.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 9th day of January 2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-590 Filed 1-12-12; 8:45 am]
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