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All Connecticut Department of Labor offices, including the TeleBenefits Call Centers for Unemployment Insurance claims, will be closed Thursday, November 26, 2015 for Thanksgiving Day observance.  Those needing to file a weekly or continued UI claim or wishing to perform an account inquiry can use our WebBenefits online system or automated TeleBenefits phone system.

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New Unemployment Insurance Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (UI REA) is designed to help UI claimants return to work faster. If you have been selected to take part, please click here for information.

NewThe Manufacturing Innovation Fund Apprenticeship Program provides financial assistance to Connecticut manufacturers that have a Registered Apprentice Program. Click here to apply or for information.

The weekly maximum benefit rate for unemployment compensation will increase by $4 to $598 effective October 4, 2015. Click here for details

NewLooking for additional training for your current workforce? CT’s new Incumbent Worker Training Program can provide your company with up to $100,000 in matching funds. Click here to apply or for information.
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