Change in status of EB programs in Arizona, Maryland, Oklahoma, and West Virginia
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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Change in status of EB programs in Arizona, Maryland, Oklahoma, and West Virginia

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

The following changes have occurred in Arizona, Maryland, Oklahoma, and West Virginia since the publication of the last notice regarding each state's EB status:

Arizona's 13-week insured unemployment rate (IUR) for the week ending November 21, 2020, was 4.78%, falling below the 5% threshold necessary to remain “on” EB. Therefore, the EB period for Arizona ended on December 12, 2020. The state will remain in an “off” period for a minimum of 13 weeks.

Maryland's 13-week IUR for the week ending November 21, 2020, was 4.96%, falling below the 5% threshold necessary to remain “on” EB. Therefore, the EB period for Maryland ended on December 12, 2020. The state will remain in an “off” period for a minimum of 13 weeks.

Oklahoma's 13-week IUR for the week ending November 21, 2020, was 4.94%, falling below the 5% threshold necessary to remain “on” EB. Therefore, the EB period for Oklahoma ended on December 12, 2020. The state will remain in an “off” period for a minimum of 13 weeks.

West Virginia's 13-week IUR for the week ending November 21, 2020, was 4.64%, falling below the 5% threshold necessary to remain “on” EB. Therefore, the EB period for West Virginia ended on December 12, 2020. The state will remain in an “off” period for a minimum of 13 weeks.

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, and the operating instructions issued to the state by the U.S. Department of Labor. In the case of a state ending an EB period, the State Workforce Agency will furnish a written notice to each individual who is currently filing claims for EB of the forthcoming termination of the EB period and its effect on the individual's right to EB (20 CFR 615.13 (c)).

For further information, contact the 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 to [email protected] (85 Fed. Reg. 81552, December 16, 2020).

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