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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
- Chapter 20. Alaska Employment Security Act
- Section 408. Extended Benefit Periods.
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. Definitions For AS 23.20.406
AS 23.20.408. Extended Benefit Periods.
- (a) When an extended benefit period is to become effective in this state as a result of a state "on" indicator, or an
extended benefit period is to be terminated in this state as a result of a state "off" indicator, the department shall
make an appropriate public announcement.
- (b) An extended benefit period may not begin by reason of a state "on" indicator before the 14th week following the end of
a prior extended benefit period which was in effect with respect to this state.
- (c) [Repealed, Sec. 25 ch 122 SLA 1977].
- (d) [Repealed, Sec. 33 ch 115 SLA 1982].
- (e) [Repealed, Sec. 33 ch 115 SLA 1982].
- (f) Except as provided in (g)(2) of this section, there is a state "on" indicator for a week if the
- (1) rate of insured unemployment under this chapter for the period consisting of that week and the immediately preceding
12 weeks either equaled or exceeded
- (A) 120 percent of the average rate of insured unemployment for the corresponding 13-week period in each of the preceding
two calendar years and equaled or exceeded five percent; or
- (B) six percent, without regard to the rate of insured unemployment in the two previous years; or
- (2) average rate of seasonally adjusted total unemployment, as determined by the United States Secretary of Labor, for the
period consisting of the most recent three months for which data for all states are published before the end of that
week equals or exceeds
- (A) 6.5 percent; and
- (B) 110 percent of that average for either or both of the corresponding three-month periods ending in the two preceding
- (g) There is a state "off" indicator for a week if,
- (1) for the period consisting of that week and the immediately preceding 12 weeks, there was not an "on" indicator under
(f) of this section; or
- (2) notwithstanding (f) of this section, in that week the state is otherwise eligible to participate in the emergency
unemployment compensation program in 26 U.S.C. 3304; however the department must trigger "off" to enable the state to
participate in that program.
- (h) In (f) and (g) of this section, "rate of insured unemployment" means the percentage derived by dividing (1) the
average weekly number of individuals filing claims for regular compensation in this state for weeks of unemployment
with respect to the most recent 13 consecutive week period, as determined by the department on the basis of its reports
to the United States Secretary of Labor, by (2) the average monthly employment covered under this chapter for the first
four of the most recent six completed calendar quarters ending before the close of that 13-week period. Computations
required by this subsection shall be made by the department in accordance with regulations prescribed by the United
States Secretary of Labor.
- (i) The state is in a high unemployment period if the circumstances set out in (f)(2) of this section are present, but the
average rate of seasonally adjusted total unemployment equals or exceeds eight percent.
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