CT businesses are asking state officials to ensure the feds don’t increase their taxes by bolstering the unemployment fund before November.
Gov. Ned Lamont made modernizing state government a priority. ReEmployCT, the new unemployment benefits and tax system, is part of that effort.
The $30 million in excess unemployment benefits that thousands must repay to the state and federal governments likely will grow.
State officials have issued thousands of letters instructing some people to repay unemployment benefits they received during the pandemic.
Kurt Westby is retiring as state labor commissioner and will be succeeded by deputy, former state Sen. Danté Bartolomeo.
One in every 14 applications for unemployment benefits in Connecticut during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic was fraudulent.
Connecticut scrambled Monday to determine how the president’s delay in signing COVID relief will impact unemployment benefits.
Connecticut has complained its official jobless rate should be higher. It got its wish on Thursday,
The Shared Work Program lets companies reduce employees’ hours rather than laying them off. Workers get partial state unemployment,.
The money will be paid retroactively to July 26 for those who qualify and will be paid for six weeks.
The wait for an unemployment hearing is 10 weeks, seven weeks longer than before COVID-19 hit the state.
Eleven hundred people call the state every day seeking help with their rent. Only 170 get it.
The state has received 582,000 unemployment applications since the pandemic began.
The effective unemployment rate is around 17.5%, the labor commissioner says.
The state wants to run 42,000 COVID-19 tests a week and plans to test all nursing home residents and employees.