Eff. 11/1: Unemployment Update: Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Extended Benefits by state…

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This data is effective November 1st, we will post updates…

PDF here from NELP with guidelines for UE Benefit Extensions

6. Where can workers find out whether their state qualifies for EB under the different “trigger” formulas in order to collect EB after running out of EUC benefits?

On a weekly basis, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides an update of which states have reached the required unemployment level to trigger on to EB.

The most recent notice is summarized in Table 1, and the weekly DOL notice can be found at:

http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims_arch.asp by selecting
“Extended Benefits Trigger Notice.”

Here is the status of triggered state Extended Benefit Indicators (EB) as of November 1st

Here is the status of triggered Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits by state effective November 1st:

EUC 2008 TRIGGER NOTICE NO. 2009 – 42
SECOND TIER EUC 2008 TRIGGERS UNDER P.L. 110-449
Effective November 1, 2009

Continues after the break:

State 13 Weeks IUR 3 months SA TUR Status Effective Date
Alabama 3.67 10.4 ON 2/15/2009
Alaska 4.14 8.2 ON 7/6/2008
Arizona 4.23 9.1 ON 1/4/2009
Arkansas 4.71 7.2 ON 1/25/2009
California 5.05 12.1 ON 7/6/2008
Colorado 3.08 7.4 ON 4/12/2009
Connecticut 4.73 8.1 ON 11/9/2008
Delaware 3.26 8.2 ON 3/29/2009
District of Columbia 1.64 11.0 ON 7/6/2008
Florida 4.05 10.9 ON 10/5/2008
Georgia 4.11 10.2 ON 11/9/2008
Hawaii 3.50 7.1 ON 5/3/2009
Idaho 3.81 8.8 ON 1/18/2009
Illinois 4.54 10.3 ON 8/3/2008
Indiana 3.61 10.0 ON 10/5/2008
Iowa 3.02 6.6 ON 9/27/2009
Kansas 3.60 7.2 ON 6/7/2009
Kentucky 3.60 11.0 ON 8/3/2008
Louisiana 3.32 7.5 ON 7/5/2009
Maine 2.75 8.5 ON 2/15/2009
Maryland 3.29 7.2 ON 4/12/2009
Massachusetts 4.19 9.1 ON 2/15/2009
Michigan 5.34 15.2 ON 7/6/2008
Minnesota 3.33 7.8 ON 11/9/2008
Mississippi 3.83 9.5 ON 7/6/2008
Missouri 3.61 9.4 ON 10/5/2008
Montana 3.52 6.7 ON 2/15/2009
Nebraska 2.02 5.0
Nevada 5.60 13.0 ON 8/3/2008
New Hampshire 2.88 7.0 ON 5/3/2009
New Jersey 4.82 9.6 ON 1/4/2009
New Mexico 3.39 7.4 ON 7/5/2009
New York 3.88 8.8 ON 2/15/2009
North Carolina 4.79 10.9 ON 9/7/2008
North Dakota 1.24 4.2
Ohio 3.79 10.7 ON 8/3/2008
Oklahoma 2.97 6.7 ON 7/5/2009
Oregon 5.73 11.8 ON 11/9/2008
Pennsylvania 5.51 8.6 ON 1/18/2009
Puerto Rico 6.80 15.6 ON 7/6/2008
Rhode Island 4.38 12.8 ON 7/6/2008
South Carolina 4.77 11.6 ON 8/3/2008
South Dakota 1.17 4.9
Tennessee 3.21 10.7 ON 8/3/2008
Texas 2.73 8.0 ON 4/12/2009
Utah 2.74 6.1
Vermont 3.38 6.8 ON 2/15/2009
Virgin Islands 3.38 6.9 ON 8/23/2009
Virginia 2.21 6.7 ON 5/3/2009
Washington 4.52 9.1 ON 12/7/2008
West Virginia 3.78 8.9 ON 4/5/2009
Wisconsin 5.08 8.7 ON 1/25/2009
Wyoming 2.65 6.6 ON 10/4/2009
All states are eligible for up to 20 weeks of first tier benefits.
49 states are eligible for up to 13 weeks of second tier benefits as of November 1, 2009.

I.U.R reflects 13-week period ending October 17, 2009.
T.U.R reflects avg. seasonally adjusted T.U.R for 3-month period ending September, 2009.

Trade Readjustment Allowances may assist people whose jobs were outsourced.

WSJ had a piece today on the jump in TAA applications and the expansion of the benefit under Obama:

About 3,000 applications representing hundreds of thousands of workers have flooded into the government since May, when the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program was expanded. The benefits include unemployment checks, retraining and 80% of the cost of medical insurance for workers whose jobs move overseas or are diminished by foreign competition.

The small staff at the Labor Department overseeing the program is straining to keep up. In six months, the number of applications has outpaced all of 2008, marking a record since the program was introduced in 1962 to protect workers while promoting global trade.

Early this year, 50,000 people were getting the benefits, barely 1% of jobless Americans. Now, some 1,500 applications are in the pipeline, representing as many as 150,000 people, based on the average size of applications last year. Not all of these will be approved, although the government has been validating a vast majority.

Howard Rosen, executive director of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Coalition, which helps workers apply for the program, says many employees are running out of unemployment insurance while waiting to find out if they qualify. “By law, they are supposed to make a decision within 45 days,” says Mr. Rosen, who has waited five months for an answer on an application for a group of Idaho workers.

A Labor Department spokesman declined to comment….

The Federal Trade Act provides special benefits under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program to those who were laid off or had hours reduced because their employer was adversely affected by increased imports from other countries. These benefits include paid training for a new job, financial help in making a job search in other areas, or relocation to an area where jobs are more plentiful. Those who qualify may be entitled to weekly TRA after their unemployment compensation is exhausted.

Filing A Claim

Contact the State Unemployment Insurance agency or One-Stop Employment Service office and ask for information about filing a Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance. The Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance must be filed with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). If DOL approves and certifies the petition, the affected workers will be entitled to file a claim under the TAA program.

Assistance for workers laid off for other reasons may be provided by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA)

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