Connecticut Unemployment Agency Contact Information

As the Connecticut economy continues to struggle with job loss, the state agency for unemployment is processing a record number of claims. If you have lost your job through no fault of your own and need to maintain a financially stable life for your family, call the Connecticut office of unemployment phone number.

Since each unemployment insurance recipient must register with a nearby CTWorks Career Center, the initial application must be processed through a local unemployment office. The phone number for the unemployment agency near you is listed below:

Ansonia, Hamden (203) 230-4939

Meriden, Middletown (860) 344-2993

Bridgeport (203) 579-6291

Hartford, Manchester, Bristol, New Britain, Enfield (860) 566-5790

Danbury (203) 797-4150

New London, Norwich (860) 443-2041

Danielson, Willimantic (860) 423-2521

Stamford (203) 348-2696

Torrington (860) 482-5581

Waterbury (203) 596-4140

Job seekers who are temporarily outside Connecticut can call (800) 942-6653 toll-free. To expedite service, the Connecticut department of unemployment recommends calling on Monday if your social security number ends with 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 and on Tuesday if your social security number ends with any numeral between 0 and 7. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are open to all callers. Initial and subsequent applications can also be submitted online at

To be eligible for benefits from the Connecticut department of unemployment, you must meet several criteria. For example, you must be fully or partially unemployed due to extensive hours loss, be able to work and available to accept job offers, and be actively seeking work each week or participating in approved training courses. You must have also worked in the state, whether exclusively or in addition to employment in another state.

Each week you must contact the Connecticut agency for unemployment in order to be paid. Benefits weeks run Sunday through Saturday, and claims generally apply to the previous week. Claims must be made by Friday, even if you do not know all of your earnings information. The first claim must be filed during the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, which is when customer service representatives are available to ask and answer questions. Continued claims can be made on Sunday 12:00 am to 11:00 pm and Monday through Friday 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.

The Connecticut unemployment agency email address is for website support. You cannot send claims details through this email address unless a member of the agency makes that request.

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