Connecticut Department of Labor

Welcome to the CT Unemployment Benefits Center

Important Updates

Unemployed Due to COVID-19?

You should file for unemployment benefits. Check out the latest guidance for both workers and employers. 




Fraud Alert

The USDOL Inspector General uncovered a scam that's targeting people who file for unemployment benefits. Learn how to protect yourself now.

Be fraud aware.

CTDOL will never ask for SSN, banking # or other personal identity info over social media. Call us with questions.

Find Employment Now

CT's Back to Work initiative is a powerful new job center that connects job-seekers with employers. Look for jobs now.




Unemployment Support Webinars

Have questions on the CARES Act or unemployment? Watch these helpful webinars now



Lost Your Benefits Debit Card?

Call Key Bank Customer Service
at 1- 866-295-2955.


Have unemployment questions?
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Closed Sun & holidays
1 203-941-6868
1 860-967-0493 
1 800-956-3294
CTDOL Homepage

Once you’ve filed, check your email & spam folder daily for “next steps"


Puerto Rico residents in CT:

Here’s how to file for PR unemployment