Unemployment Rate Stays Low, Employers Add Jobs
Unemployment Rate Stays Low, Employers Add Jobs
Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo released the August labor situation report showing that Connecticut employers added an estimated 2,100 jobs last month. The state’s unemployment rate, 3.6%, is below the national average of 3.8% and is at a four-year low. The private sector has now fully recovered and has gained 267,700 jobs since April 2020, 1,700 more than the 266,000 jobs lost during the pandemic. Connecticut currently has about 25,000 weekly unemployment filers. Job openings remain high with 77,000 jobs posted; down from a pandemic high of 120,000 jobs. 
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CT Dept of Labor: September Economic Report Shows Continued Job Gains; Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.0
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CT Department of Labor Warns of Text Scams

CTDOL is warning residents of text scams that include links to fake webpages resembling CTDOL unemployment pages, including the unemployment benefits login page.

Additionally, the agency is reminding residents that receiving a 1099 tax form or a monetary determination letter may indicate that criminals are using your identity to try to claim unemployment benefits.