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Connecticut Unemployment Insurance
The Connecticut Department of Labor provides temporary monetary assistance to workers who become unemployed or have their work hours significantly reduced through no fault of their own. Unemployment insurance benefits help qualified applicants meet financial obligations while seeking reemployment. The Connecticut Department of Labor manages Connecticut’s Unemployment Compensation department and distributes weekly unemployment benefits to approved claimants. Employers pay all unemployment insurance tax used to fund unemployment benefits throughout the state. Workers are not responsible for any part of the unemployment insurance program.
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If you are one of the 5.6 percent (as of September 2016) of unemployed Connecticut workers, you should file for unemployment insurance benefits as soon as you become separated from employment, or your work hours are significantly reduced.
Unemployment insurance benefits are taxable income and you must claim any funds collected on your state and federal income tax returns.
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