CTDOL announces increase in weekly unemployment benefits, wages for restaurant workers performing more than tipped food service

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Kurt Westby announced Wednesday an increase to the weekly unemployment benefit allowance along with an increase to the rate of pay for restaurant/food service workers performing more than tipped food service. The new increase for unemployment benefits is $18/week for […]

Unemployment diary: I’m a 27-year-old public relations manager in Massachusetts who’s been out of work since March

The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce. Kally Lavoie is a 27-year-old public relations manager based in Boston, Massachusetts. She left her last job in March for a part-time, remote role in media relations, and was actively looking for public relations positions when COVID-19 […]