Connecticut Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Connecticut Labor. If you have questions or issues about filing a new or weekly unemployment claim, they should be able to assist you. We provide the contact information for the Connecticut Unemployment Department below including the location, phone number and government website where you can find out how to file your claims, report fraud, find a job for employees and help businesses grow for employers. We also provide the information on how to file for CT unemployment online and file for unemployment over the phone.

If you lost your job at no fault of your own, then it is important to file your claim right away. If you are separated from employment or are employed or self-employed during any week on less than a full-time basis, you may file a claim. If you are working less than full-time, the amount of unemployment benefits that can be paid depends on your gross earnings for each week. A week is defined as a calendar week which begins Sunday and ends Saturday. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security number, separation packet, if one was provided by your employer. A list of all employers, with addresses, for last 18 months, with start and end dates and more. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits and what additional information is needed when applying, find out how to file your Connecticut unemployment claim. As a reminder, unemployment insurance benefits are taxable. You must report any unemployment benefits you receive as part of your gross income on your taxes.

  • Unemployment Department Location
  • Connecticut Labor
    200 Folly Brook Boulevard
    Wethersfield, CT 06109

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • It appears there is not an option to file a CT unemployment claim over the phone.

  • Unempoyment Claim Online
  • The easist way to file your claim is through their online system. To file for CT unemployment online, click here.