• CT DOL July 20, 2020 1:50 pm

    CT Department of Labor Filing System Operating Again After Power Outage

    The Connecticut Department of Labor said their filing system is working again after a power outage. The outage occurred Sunday evening and was still impacting the unemployment benefits filing system as of early Monday afternoon, according to the department. Any filers using the green button on the website to file for regular state unemployment, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment compensation or extended…

  • unemployment June 30, 2020 7:08 pm

    Department of Labor Commissioner Speaks Exclusively with NBC Connecticut Investigates

    The Commissioner of the Department of Labor is speaking exclusively with NBC Connecticut Investigates about the continued questions we are receiving from viewers about unemployment claims.

  • unemployment June 30, 2020 7:10 pm

    CT DOL: Turnaround Has Begun

    The Connecticut Department of Labor has remained one of the pain points in the coronavirus crisis, with 24,000 unemployment applications currently needing to be processed. However, in an exclusive interview with NBC Connecticut Investigates, the agency urged people to be patient, saying it has begun turning things around. Sue Harrington of Branford explained she calls the Connecticut Department of Labor…

  • unemployment June 18, 2020 7:43 pm

    Connecticut Job Recovery Underway?

    Unemployment in our state appears to have topped out around 19% in mid-May, a figure released by the Connecticut Department of Labor this week.  Call it the “pandemic peak,” something Connecticut DOL research director Andy Condon discussed with NBC Connecticut.   “It looks like the process of job recovery is beginning.  It looks like we have seen the worst of...

  • unemployment May 28, 2020 7:31 pm

    ‘Confusing, Cumbersome, Contradictory' Unemployment System Still Causing Headaches

    Thursday, Commissioner Kurt Westby said the Connecticut Department of Labor has paid out $751 million in benefits since March 13 and processed nearly three-quarters of the more than half-million applications it’s received since the pandemic started. “We are very quickly dispersing a lot of money into the economy and into the pockets of the well-deserved recipients,” Westby said. There are…

  • unemployment May 28, 2020 7:27 pm

    State Department of Labor Says It's Hiring Help

    The state Department of Labor said its hiring dozens of people for a state-of-the-art contact center to help with unemployment claims

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