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Unemployment Benefits End For Some Norwalk Residents Saturday

About 22,000 Connecticut residents will see their unemployment benefits stop as of Saturday.
About 22,000 Connecticut residents will see their unemployment benefits stop as of Saturday. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- About 22,000 Connecticut residents will no longer receive unemployment benefits starting Saturday after Congress went into its year-end recess without extending the program, according to Boston.com.

A total of 1.3 million Americans were on emergency unemployment insurance, which pays about $327 per week. That benefit has now expired.

Connecticut's unemployment rate is currently 7.6 percent, a bit above the national rate of 7 percent.

Read the full Boston.com report here .

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