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Connecticut launches first new unemployment benefits system in 40 years

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Connecticut Labor Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo and Governor Ned Lamont at a conference announcing the state's new unemployment system.

Connecticut has launched its first new unemployment benefits and tax system in 40 years.

ReEmployCT is a cloud-based system that makes it easy to file claims online.

“It took a long time but here we are," Governor Ned Lamont said. "It’s long overdue.”

The new system would benefit unemployment filers and businesses, said Danté Bartolomeo, state Labor Commissioner.

“It’s a single sign-on, much more efficient," she said. "It's fully online and it's mobile friendly. It's accessible 24 hours, seven days a week. And it reduces the need for mail, for fax."

Connecticut has approximately 20,000 weekly unemployment filers. In the first 24 hours after the launch of the new system, 19,900 unemployed workers had established new accounts.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.