benefits http://wamc.org en Officials: Thousands of Conn. Residents Could Lose Unemployment Benefits http://wamc.org/post/officials-thousands-conn-residents-could-lose-unemployment-benefits <p></p><p>State labor officials say about 43,000 Connecticut residents could lose emergency unemployment benefits at the end of December unless Congress continues the program.</p><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 54582 at http://wamc.org Officials: Thousands of Conn. Residents Could Lose Unemployment Benefits CT Unveils New Initiative to Help the Long-Term Unemployed http://wamc.org/post/ct-unveils-new-initiative-help-long-term-unemployed <p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy&rsquo;s administration has revealed an outreach effort to help more than 12,000 long-term jobless workers receive social services and job training after losing extended unemployment insurance benefits. WAMC&rsquo;s Lucas Willard reports&hellip;</p><p>Less than an hour before the initiative was announced Thursday, the state Labor Department said the unemployment rate in April remained stuck at 7.7 percent.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 12:19:18 +0000 Lucas Willard 39261 at http://wamc.org CT Unveils New Initiative to Help the Long-Term Unemployed