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 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 wait for an unemployment hearing is 10 weeks, seven weeks longer than before COVID-19 hit the state.
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.
Tweaks to Connecticut’s unemployment computer system will allow the payment of $600 stimulus checks.
The state has access to money to pay the benefits, but doesn’t have the delivery system up and running yet.
At least 25,000 people have filed for unemployment since Friday, prompting the Department of Labor to conduct at-home drills.
The Connecticut labor market remains tight, while growth is painfully slow — increasing by just four-tenths of one percent from November 2018.
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.
Connecticut lost 1,300 jobs in March as its unemployment rate rose from 3.8 percent to 3.9 percent, the state reported Thursday.