Alaska’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program is dedicated to providing unemployed workers fast and accurate payment of UI benefits. With the seasonal nature of much of the state’s workforce and Alaska’s vast remoteness, unemployment insurance benefits serve not only to bridge the economic gap for the individual worker, but also as a stabilizing influence on local economies.
File online, by phone or in person. Find the local office nearest you if you wish to apply in person. You must file online or by phone every 2 weeks to keep your claim active. You will get benefits by direct deposit or by check. To file your biweekly claims on the Internet, go to the website in www.myalaska.state.ak.us and click on "Unemployment Insurance Benefits." You will fill out a questionnaire and be asked to certify that your statements are correct.
We usually don't think of Alaska as a state with an unemployment problem, but instead think of it as a booming state with full employment all the time. Perhaps that is because it is such a new state and we see it as a constant frontier with many opportunities. But bad times do hit Alaska, our biggest state. Jobs are lost and laid off employees must file for unemployment benefits. Here's what you need to know if you wish to file for unemployment benefits in Alaska.