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Unemployment Insurance: Alaska

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Gloria Ju

Summary

  • Most employers in Alaska are subject to the Alaska Employment Security Act and must pay unemployment taxes. See Employer Coverage.
  • Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
  • Claimants may be denied benefits under specified circumstances. See Disqualification From Benefits.
  • Alaska unemployment benefits generally last between 16 and 26 weeks. Individuals may be entitled to an additional dependent allowance. See Benefits.
  • When a claim is filed, employers will be asked to verify certain information. Employers have a right to appeal a benefits decision. See Filing Claims.
  • Alaska has specific notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements for employers. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.
  • Employers may be penalized for making late contribution payments, failing to file timely contribution reports, nonpayment of contributions and other statutory violations. See Enforcement and Penalties.