In just 18 days this year, Connecticut has surpassed the total number of unemployment claims made in all of of 2019, Gov. Ned Lamont announced today.
Connecticut had 180,000 total unemployment claims last year. Over the last 18 days this year, the state has received 220,000 claims, Lamont said.
“That’s something like 20 times the scale and obviously we are struggling to keep up,” Lamont added.
Addressing the overall budget issues, Lamont said, “We are prepared for a lot in this state but nobody is prepared for the scale of what we have been confronted over the last few months and what we can expect for at least the next three months.”