With low Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims in today’s labor market, some states are having challenges meeting their projected Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) activities.
So the U.S. Department of Labor is offering state workforce agencies flexibility to provide RESEAs to additional UI claimants, besides the currently targeted populations. The currently targeted populations are UI claimants determined most likely to exhaust benefits and transitioning military veterans.
The expansion to additional UI claimants must be supported by local labor market and economic information. Examples of additional populations include claimants in rural areas, claimants approaching the end of UI benefits, claimants from specific industries, and claimants in areas with higher-than-average unemployment rates.
States that wish to serve such additional UI claimants must submit an application and receive approval from their ETA Regional Office.
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