Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-3-53295 - Length of Unemployment

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

A. In determining whether work is suitable, consideration must be given to the length of the claimant's unemployment. A claimant should be allowed a reasonable adjustment period in which to find work in his customary or primary occupation. The length of the adjustment period is flexible and should be determined on the basis of all the circumstances of the case. The adjustment period begins with the first week of the claimant's unemployment or return to the labor market, whichever is later. While casual or odd jobs of less than one week's duration do not interrupt the adjustment period, they may serve as an indication of the claimant's prospects of work in his primary skill.
B. The following are adjustment period limits in which a claimant may refuse without disqualification a referral to or offer of work solely because it does not utilize his primary skill or a skill of comparable level.

Adjustment Period Skill Level

4 weeks Unskilled

7 weeks Semi-skilled

10 weeks Skilled

C. When there is no substantial labor market in the claimant's primary occupation, he will be expected to accept other suitable work for which he is qualified regardless of the length of his unemployment.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-3-53295
Former rule number Refusal of Work 295. Former rule repealed, new Section R6-3-53295 adopted effective January 24. 1977 (Supp. 77-1). Amended effective April 6, 1982 (Supp. 82-2).

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