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State of Connecticut Labor Market Information - Initial Claims Profile
  Statewide Claims Profile - State of Connecticut Last Updated: September 24, 2020  
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 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.
Processed Initial Claims Processed Continued Claims
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Processed Initial Claims By Sex Updated September 21, 2020.xlsx By Sex Updated September 21, 2020 Processed Continued Claims by Sex updated September 21, 2020.xlsx By Sex updated September 21, 2020
Processed Initial Claims by Town Updated September 21, 2020.xlsx By Town Updated September 21, 2020 Processed Continued Claims by Town updated September 21, 2020.xlsx By Town updated September 21, 2020
Processed Initial Claims by RNO Updated September 21, 2020.xlsx By RNO Updated September 21, 2020 Processed Initial Claims by RNO Updated September 21, 2020 chart Processed Continued Claims by RNO updated September 21, 2020.xlsx By RNO updated September 21, 2020
Processed Initial Claims By Wages Updated September 21, 2020.xlsx By Wages Updated September 21, 2020 Processed Continued Claims by Wages Updated September 21, 2020.xlsx By Wages Updated September 21, 2020
  Claims by Workforce Development Area - State of Connecticut Last Updated: September 21, 2020  
Processed Initial Claims By WDA Processed Continued Claims By WDA
Updated September 21, 2020
Northwest WDA chart North Central WDA chart Eastern WDA chart South Central WDA chart Southwest WDA chart Updated September 21, 2020
  Connecticut Initial Claims and Continued Claims Last Updated: September 24, 2020  
Initial Claims - September 24, 2020 Continued Initial Claims increase - September 24, 2020
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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