Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Connecticut and Minnesota, 51494 [2020-18272]

Download as PDF 51494 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: August 17, 2020. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2020–18296 Filed 8–19–20; 8:45 am] Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance Room S– 4524, Attn: Thomas Stengle, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693– 2991 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: Stengle.Thomas@dol.gov. Signed in Washington, DC. John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. BILLING CODE 4410–14–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [FR Doc. 2020–18272 Filed 8–19–20; 8:45 am] Employment and Training Administration BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Connecticut and Minnesota DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [Agency Docket Number DOL–2020–0005] Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for Connecticut and Minnesota. The following changes have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the States’ EB status: Based on the data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on July 17, 2020, the seasonally-adjusted total unemployment rates for Connecticut and Minnesota rose to exceed the 8.0% threshold necessary to trigger ‘‘on’’ to a high unemployment period in EB. The payable period for these states under the high unemployment period begins August 2, 2020, and eligibility for claimants has been extended from up to 13 weeks of potential duration to up to 20 weeks of potential duration in the EB program. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EB program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/ unemploy/claims_arch.as. 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 beginning 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) (1)). 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. 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Comments are also welcomed on efforts made by the CAFTA–DR countries to implement the labor obligations under the Labor Chapter and the recommendations contained in a paper entitled, ‘‘The Labor Dimension in Central America and the Dominican Republic—Building on Progress: Strengthening Compliance and Enhancing Capacity’’ (the ‘‘White Paper’’). This report is required under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CAFTA–DR Implementation Act). The reporting function and the responsibility for soliciting public comments required under this Act were assigned to the Secretary of Labor in consultation with the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The upcoming report will consolidate reporting periods to cover January 1, 2016, through February 29, 2020. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program 
for Connecticut and Minnesota

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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    This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under 
the EB program for Connecticut and Minnesota.
    The following changes have occurred since the publication of the 
last notice regarding the States' EB status:

    Based on the data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on 
July 17, 2020, the seasonally-adjusted total unemployment rates for 
Connecticut and Minnesota rose to exceed the 8.0% threshold 
necessary to trigger ``on'' to a high unemployment period in EB. The 
payable period for these states under the high unemployment period 
begins August 2, 2020, and eligibility for claimants has been 
extended from up to 13 weeks of potential duration to up to 20 weeks 
of potential duration in the EB program.

    The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EB program 
can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims_arch.as.

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 beginning 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) (1)).
    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: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment 
and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance Room S-
4524, Attn: Thomas Stengle, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20210, telephone number (202) 693-2991 (this is not a toll-free number) 
or by email: [email protected].

    Signed in Washington, DC.
John Pallasch,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.
[FR Doc. 2020-18272 Filed 8-19-20; 8:45 am]
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