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Programs & Services

Federal supplement to unemployment insurance

Pandemic unemployment rate triggers high extended benefits

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 for workers and employers - Updated August 24, 2020 - Click here

USDOL has released FAQs for workers and employers concerning eligibility for paid leave as the Fall school year commences, and guidance to states concerning eligibility of individuals who are caregivers for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

Applications numbers updates  

Find a COVID-19 testing site

Business.ct.gov - CT’s one-stop-shop for starting and managing your business

Stay informed about COVID-19

Skill Up/CT Back To Work Initiative - Resources to help job seekers get back to work quickly and safely

Protecting Civil Rights While Responding to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

COVID-19 safety for agriculture sector 

The Numbers

CTDOL Labor Situation - August 2020

CT Unemployment Rate: 8.1%ew

The CT minimum wage is $12.00 per hour

Report UI Fraud pda

Posters and Publications tes

Laws and Legislation



Unemployment Services
Unemployment benefits; unemployment tax information; appeals

Employment and Training Services
American Job Center services, workshops, recruitments, job bank

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Incumbent Worker Training Program can provide your company with up to $50,000 in matching funds

Employers/Employee Services
Recruitment & training assistance, Labor Relations, Mediation & Arbitration, unemployment taxes, resources & forms

Labor Market Information
Jobs data, economic information, workforce analysis

Wage Laws and Workplace Safety
Workforce protection, wage recovery, CONN-OSHA

Office of Workforce Competitiveness
Workforce initiatives, grant development

On-the-job training programs; employer incentives

Unemployment Insurance Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (UI RESEA)

Connecticut Workforce Investment Boards 

Employment Security Advisory Board LOW WAGE EMPLOYER ADVISORY BOARD



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