The $30 million in excess unemployment benefits that thousands must repay to the state and federal governments likely will grow.
The lawmakers say the burden of correcting the overpayments shouldn’t be on people who filed their applications in good faith.
State officials have issued thousands of letters instructing some people to repay unemployment benefits they received during the pandemic.
Tens of millions of federal dollars going weekly to Connecticut’s unemployed are set to expire in early September.
One in every 14 applications for unemployment benefits in Connecticut during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic was fraudulent.
Communities that were already struggling with poverty before the pandemic were hit particularly hard when the jobs vanished.
Connecticut scrambled Monday to determine how the president’s delay in signing COVID relief will impact unemployment benefits.
Gov. Ned Lamont will expand unemployment eligibility to channel more than $1,800 this winter to about 38,000 residents.
A new report from Pew Charitable Trusts ranks Connecticut dead last in personal income growth over the past year.
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.
About 9.4% of the mortgages held by homeowners in the state were delinquent at the end of June.
Gov. Ned Lamont favors the Republican plan over an extension of a federal program that provides $600-a-week in added unemployment.
The state has received 582,000 unemployment applications since the pandemic began.
The coronavirus-induced recession hit Connecticut’s racial minorities and workers in their 20s and 30s the hardest, a new analysis shows.