Connecticut scrambled Monday to determine how the president’s delay in signing COVID relief will impact unemployment benefits.
Eleven hundred people call the state every day seeking help with their rent. Only 170 get it.
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.
Connecticut added 4,900 non-farm jobs in March, an indication the state has resumed the moderate growth apparent at the end of 2013 and interrupted by the snows of January, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. Unemployment was unchanged at 7 percent, ending a seven-month string of monthly decreases.