Unemployment Insurance: Connecticut
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.
- 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.