Self-employed and ‘gig’ economy workers will have to wait for their benefits, as will everyone owed back federal benefits.
Connecticut Department of Labor
CT jobless yet to receive their $600 federal benefit; state doesn’t know when they will
The state has access to money to pay the benefits, but doesn’t have the delivery system up and running yet.
Laid off due to COVID-19? The wait for benefits is 3 weeks
The COVID-19 effect in Connecticut: The time to process a jobless claim has jumped from three days to three weeks.
Unemployment claims skyrocket as coronavirus crisis deepens
At least 25,000 people have filed for unemployment since Friday, prompting the Department of Labor to conduct at-home drills.
CT’s plodding recovery: 900 new jobs in November
The Connecticut labor market remains tight, while growth is painfully slow — increasing by just four-tenths of one percent from November 2018.
Lamont offers middle ground on restaurant wage fight
The governor would limit damages faced by restaurants that relied on DOL advice in calculating wages.
Labor department reports 1,400 jobs lost in June, downgrades May totals
Connecticut lost 1,400 jobs in June as government employment dropped sharply, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.
CT gained 300 jobs in April; unemployment fell to 3.8%
Connecticut gained 300 jobs in April as its unemployment rate dropped slightly from 3.9 to 3.8 percent, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.
1,300 jobs lost March; unemployment rose to 3.9 percent
Connecticut lost 1,300 jobs in March as its unemployment rate rose from 3.8 percent to 3.9 percent, the state reported Thursday.
CT unemployment falls to 3.8%, despite anemic jobs growth
Connecticut gained 1,000 jobs and its unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in January, its lowest point in 17 years.
Labor report: Connecticut gained 4,100 jobs in May
Connecticut gained 4,100 jobs in May but its unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.5 percent, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.
CT gains 6,000 jobs in December
Connecticut gained 6,000 non-farm jobs in December, but its unemployment rate remained constant at 4.6 percent, the state Department of Labor reported Monday.
CT’s jobless rate climbs slightly
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.
CT jobless rate drops to 4.8%, but workforce actually shrunk
Connecticut’s jobless rate fell from 5 percent to 4.8 percent in August, more of a statistical fluke than cause for celebration as the number of unemployed and employed each fell, according to a report issued Thursday by the state Department of Labor.
CT job totals slip by 600 in July
Connecticut lost 600 jobs in July while the state’s unemployment rate remained stable at 5 percent, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.