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Kurt Westby, Commissioner



News & Updates


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 November 25, 2020 - Click here

Public comment is open for CT’s USDOL waiver.

Paid leave USDOL FAQs & eligibility guidance for caregivers for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

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 - October 2020
• Unemployment rate went from 7.8% in September to 6.1% in October
• Connecticut economists estimate the real unemployment rate is around 11%, down from 12-13%
• Connecticut gained an estimated 14,100 payroll jobs
• Trade, transportation, utilities, hospitality, and leisure sectors saw the most job gains

CT Unemployment Rate: 6.1%

The CT minimum wage is $12.00 per hour

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Laws and Legislation

Unemployment numbers updates


Shared Work Program


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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