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State of Connecticut Labor Market Information - Initial Claims Profile
  Statewide Claims Profile - State of Connecticut Last Updated: May 6, 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-March there were approximately 211,000 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 11% and 12% of the labor force was receiving benefits in March.
Processed Initial Claims Processed Continued Claims
Processed Initial Claims by Age updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By Age Updated May 3, 2021 Processed Continued Claims by Age updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By Age updated May 3, 2021
Processed Initial Claims By Education Updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By Education Updated May 3, 2021 Processed Continued Claims By Education Updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By Education Updated May 3, 2021
Processed Initial Claims By Industry Updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By Industry Updated May 3, 2021 Processed Continued Claims by Industry updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By Industry updated May 3, 2021
Processed Initial Claims By Sex Updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By Sex Updated May 3, 2021 Processed Continued Claims by Sex updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By Sex updated May 3, 2021
Processed Initial Claims by Town Updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By Town Updated May 3, 2021 Processed Continued Claims by Town updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By Town updated May 3, 2021
Processed Initial Claims by RNO Updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By RNO Updated May 3, 2021 Processed Continued Claims by RNO updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By RNO updated May 3, 2021
Processed Initial Claims By Wages Updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By Wages Updated May 3, 2021 Processed Continued Claims by Wages Updated May 3, 2021.xlsx By Wages Updated May 3, 2021
  Claims by Workforce Development Area - State of Connecticut Last Updated: May 3, 2021  
Processed Initial Claims By WDA Processed Continued Claims By WDA
Updated May 3, 2021
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  Connecticut Initial Claims and Continued Claims Last Updated May 6, 2021  
Initial Claims -  May 6, 2021 Continued Initial Claims increase -  May 6, 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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