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Welcome to the State of Connecticut Department of Labor

We’re here to help you, your family, and employers thrive in Connecticut. How can we help you? 

 

We can boost your success right from the start with career guidance, required classwork and skills, and job search tools and workshops.

 

Once you’re in the job, we support wage and workforce standards, protect your health and safety, and connect you with the education and training programs you need.

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Unemployment Claims
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Jobs

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Under 25? Start Your Future Here

Connecticut has a new world of opportunities for a new generation of workers. We can help you succeed while staying near the friends, family, and places you love!
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Employers

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Be Rewarded for Hiring

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) rewards you for hiring people who may have faced systemic hiring barriers, including veterans, SNAP recipients, and Summer Youth participants.
Tax Credit Details  
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Information for Workers

Information for Workers 
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Paid and Unpaid Leave Programs

Connecticut provides one of the most comprehensive leave programs in the U.S. by combining job protection and income replacement.
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Resources

UI RESEA

This program helps selected people return to work faster.

Posters and Publications

Download the workplace guides and posters you need.

CTHires

Use this website to find a job in Connecticut – or find workers.

Jobs for Veterans

Get special services for finding the right civilian job for you.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR NEWS
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ReEmployCT Has Successful First Week

(Wethersfield, CT, July 13, 2022) – Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo today provided an update on the state’s new unemployment benefits and tax system, ReEmployCT. The new platform was launched on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at noon and more than 18,000 claimants have already filed for benefits.

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Connecticut Labor Market Statistics for June

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4.0%


State Unemployment Rate

1,700


Number of Jobs Added

1,651,000


Nonfarm Employment