The $30 million in excess unemployment benefits that thousands must repay to the state and federal governments likely will grow.
The money will be paid retroactively to July 26 for those who qualify and will be paid for six weeks.
Self-employed and ‘gig’ economy workers will have to wait for their benefits, as will everyone owed back federal benefits.
The COVID-19 effect in Connecticut: The time to process a jobless claim has jumped from three days to three weeks.
The governor would limit damages faced by restaurants that relied on DOL advice in calculating wages.
Connecticut lost 1,400 jobs in June as government employment dropped sharply, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.
Connecticut gained 1,000 jobs and its unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in January, its lowest point in 17 years.
Connecticut lost 3,500 jobs in November as the state’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.6 percent, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.
Connecticut posted a mixed jobs report for May on Thursday, recording the first monthly job loss of 2016, while the unemployment remained unchanged at 5.7 percent.
Connecticut’s private sector gained “a solid 5,000 jobs” in February as its unemployment rate remained at 5.5 percent, according to the monthly labor report released Thursday by the state Department of Labor.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is breaking with long practice by going outside the ranks of organized labor for a new commissioner of labor by naming former Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson, one of several key personnel moves made Monday. Malloy also sent Dennis Murphy, the administration’s long-time trouble-shooter to DMV as acting commissioner.
Connecticut’s unemployment rate rose slightly in December, but still finished well below the jobless rate from the end of 2014, the state Department of Labor reported Monday.
Dennis Murphy will begin the New Year as the acting commissioner of the state Department of Labor, succeeding the retiring commissioner, Sharon Palmer, the Malloy administration announced Thursday.
After six years of fits and starts, Connecticut’s job recovery hit a significant benchmark in November as the state added 5,100 jobs, giving the private sector a full recovery from the job losses of the Great Recession. The unemployment rate remained at 5.1 percent.
Connecticut posted a contradictory jobs report Thursday for the second consecutive month, showing that the unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to a post-recession low of 5.1 percent in October, despite the loss of 2,200 jobs.