Notice of a Change in Status of the Payable Periods in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) Program for Connecticut and Missouri, 11160-11161 [2012-4294]

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The following changes have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding these States’ EB status: SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Feb 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Connecticut and Missouri Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a change in status of the payable periods in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) program for Connecticut and Missouri. Public Law 111–312 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. The following changes have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding these States’ EUC08 status: • Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on January 24, 2012, the three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate for Connecticut and Missouri fell below the 8.5% threshold to remain ‘‘on’’ in Tier 4 of the EUC08 program. As a result, the current maximum potential entitlement for Connecticut and Missouri in the EUC08 program will decrease from 53 weeks to 47 weeks. 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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 
Connecticut and Missouri

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a change in status of the payable 
periods in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) program 
for Connecticut and Missouri.
    Public Law 111-312 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. The following changes have 
occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding these 
States' EUC08 status:
     Based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics 
on January 24, 2012, the three month average, seasonally adjusted total 
unemployment rate for Connecticut and Missouri fell below the 8.5% 
threshold to remain ``on'' in Tier 4 of the EUC08 program. As a result, 
the current maximum potential entitlement for Connecticut and Missouri 
in the EUC08 program will decrease from 53 weeks to 47 weeks. The week 
ending February 18, 2012 will be the last week in which EUC claimants 
in Connecticut and Missouri can exhaust Tier 3, and establish Tier 4 
eligibility. Under the phase-out provisions, claimants can receive any 
remaining entitlement they have in Tier 4 after February 18, 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

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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 16th day of February 2012.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-4294 Filed 2-23-12; 8:45 am]
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