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Unemployment Insurance: Connecticut

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Robbie McKeon


  • Most employers in Connecticut are subject to the Connecticut Unemployment Compensation Law. See Employer Coverage.
  • Unemployed individuals must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
  • Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
  • Unemployment benefits generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
  • When an individual files a claim for unemployment insurance benefits, the Connecticut Department of Labor sends forms to applicable employers. See Filing Claims.
  • Employers must follow certain notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.
  • Connecticut offers the Shared Work Program, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have to be laid off. See Shared Work Program.