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Federal-State Extended Unemployment Benefits Scheduled to End Mid-February

For Immediate Release
February 8, 2022

Contact: Stacy Johnston
Acting Public Information Officer



Federal-State Extended Unemployment Benefits Scheduled to End Mid-February


(Albuquerque, NM) – New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions announces today that New Mexico has triggered off of Federal-State Extended Benefits (FDEB2) with the last payable week ending February 19, 2022.

“New Mexico’s Unemployment rate continues to drop month after month. The Total Unemployment Rate has gone below 6.5 percent and as a result, per state statute, the extended benefit period has triggered off,” said Acting Secretary Ricky Serna. “Direct notification will be sent out to affected claimants along with information on how our Employment Services staff can assist them in finding job opportunities that match their skill set.”

New Mexico triggered on to FDEB2 in July 2021, providing up to 13 weeks of additional benefits to claimants who exhausted regular state unemployment and/or ended Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC/PEUC-A) when federal pandemic benefits ended on September 4, 2021.

The last payable day for FDEB2 benefits will be February 19, 2022 regardless of remaining weeks or benefit balance. Over 2,000 claimants are currently receiving FDEB2 benefits.

Claimants who are waiting to receive an eligibility determination for FDEB2 will still receive benefit payments owed to them for all weeks prior to February 19 for which they have certified for and are determined eligible even after FDEB2 has ended.

Free job services are available to all New Mexicans through the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System, https://www.jobs.state.nm.us and through Ready NM at https://ready.nm.gov/. Providing job seekers with access to explore more than 100,000 job openings, learn about high-demand career fields, find career training and education programs near them, and access information about other resources such as scholarships and grants, childcare and adult education services.  Representatives are also available by phone at 1-800-303-3599, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.





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