Unemployment Insurance: Alaska
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Gloria Ju
- 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.