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State of Connecticut Labor Market Information - Initial Claims Profile
  Statewide Claims Profile - State of Connecticut Last Updated: July 27, 2021  
FAQ: Understanding these Initial Claim (IC) and Continued Claim (CC) tables

  • Initial Claims are applications for Unemployment Benefits
    • Initial Claims may not result in receiving UI benefits if the individual Doesn't qualify.

  • Continued Claims are total number of individuals being paid benefits in any particular week.
  • The initial claims reported in these tables are "processed" claims to the extent that duplicates and "reopened" claims have been eliminated.
  • The claim counts you see in the tables may not match claim counts from other sources.
    • Because of the pandemic related events claims are being filed at historically unprecedented levels creating processing backlogs of 3-5 weeks.
    • Claims filed for a particular week will change as time goes on and the backlog is addressed. It may be useful to revisit these tables over a period of weeks.
    • The counts from other reports are valid as of a particular date and may not reflect updates as the backlog is addressed.
    • Counts from our online application system will not match initial claim counts because of duplication, disqualifying factors, and backlog issues.

  • Unemployment claims tabulated below represent only one component of the unemployed. Claims do not account for those not covered under the Unemployment system (e.g. federal workers, railroad workers or religious workers) or the unemployed self-employed.
  • In mid-June there were approximately 170,000 people claiming benefits in Connecticut, including the unemployed self-employed receiving benefits under Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). This is the same time period as the reference week for the official unemployment statistics. Therefore between 9% and 10% of the labor force was receiving benefits in June.
Processed Initial Claims Processed Continued Claims
Processed Initial Claims by Age updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By Age Updated July 26, 2021 Processed Continued Claims by Age updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By Age updated July 26, 2021
Processed Initial Claims By Education Updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By Education Updated July 26, 2021 Processed Continued Claims By Education Updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By Education Updated July 26, 2021
Processed Initial Claims By Industry Updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By Industry Updated July 26, 2021 Processed Continued Claims by Industry updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By Industry updated July 26, 2021
Processed Initial Claims By Sex Updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By Sex Updated July 26, 2021 Processed Continued Claims by Sex updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By Sex updated July 26, 2021
Processed Initial Claims by Town Updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By Town Updated July 26, 2021 Processed Continued Claims by Town updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By Town updated July 26, 2021
Processed Initial Claims by RNO Updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By RNO Updated July 26, 2021 Processed Continued Claims by RNO updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By RNO updated July 26, 2021
Processed Initial Claims By Wages Updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By Wages Updated July 26, 2021 Processed Continued Claims by Wages Updated July 26, 2021.xlsx By Wages Updated July 26, 2021
  Claims by Workforce Development Area - State of Connecticut Last Updated: July 26, 2021  
Processed Initial Claims By WDA Processed Continued Claims By WDA
Updated July 26, 2021
Updated July 26, 2021
  Connecticut Initial Claims and Continued Claims Last Updated July 22, 2021  
Initial Claims -  July 22, 2021 Continued Initial Claims increase -  July 22, 2021
Source: U.S. Department of Labor https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
Other State of Connecticut Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims Benefits Data https://www1.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/awiclaims2.asp
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