Articles By Tamara Chuang
New Colorado unemployment claims double over two-week span as businesses under COVID restrictions shed jobs
Hotels and restaurants are the top industries affected by new job claims, as battered Department of Labor deals with more fraud and investigating cases on hold for weeks, months
After thousands of Coloradans lost their state-extended benefits four weeks earlier than anticipated, lawmakers adopt a special second trigger to keep them going
Smartphone and registration?: Colorado state troopers will now ask for your digital driver’s license
But you still need to carry your plastic version as proof since local police and law enforcement haven’t adopted the technology.
The coworkforce.com page that unemployed workers request benefits expired on Nov. 28
Gov. Jared Polis put forward a $1.3 billion stimulus plan and called a special legislative session to take the steps to help unemployed and businesses
The federal Lifeline program provides $9.25 to low-income consumers for wireless or broadband service. But the FCC’s upgrade on Dec. 1 may leave some CenturyLink or mobile customers behind -- and with higher bills.
What’s Working: Why nearly 100,000 out-of-work Coloradans were excluded from an unemployment benefit that is now ending early
Keep reading to learn about free job training, who’s hiring in Colorado and why some unemployment cases remain are still on hold months later.
What’s Working: Ugh, what a week for Colorado restaurants, small businesses and the already unemployed
Thousands are facing unemployment again as at least 20 Colorado counties implement new COVID-19 restrictions, the end of one unemployment program, plus new jobs, updates on fraud, holds and more
Dip in Colorado unemployment rate triggers loss of federal benefits, just as new restrictions hit workers
The federal State Extended Benefits program provided 13 extra weeks of unemployment benefits. That now ends four weeks early on Nov. 28, after an improved state unemployment rate.