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A Guide to Your Rights & Responsibilities When Claiming Unemployment Benefits in Connecticut
Who Is Protected By Unemployment Insurance?

Most workers are covered by the Unemployment Insurance system.   However, there are some major categories of employment that are not. 

Types of Employment Not Covered 

Among the major categories of employment not covered by the law are:

  • Newspaper carriers under age 18 who deliver to customers.

  • Insurance agents (other than industrial life insurance agents).

  • Real estate persons paid only by commission.

  • Sole proprietors and partners.

  • Children under 21 employed by a parent and anyone employed by his or her spouse.

  • Certain religious or church‑related employment.

  • Work in Connecticut covered under the unemployment  compensation law of another state.

  • Railroad workers (railroads are self-insured).

  • Outside sales representatives of a for-profit travel agency.

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