Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is also working to address $17.5 million in overpayments, a depleted Trust Fund and the approaching end of $600 weekly pandemic payments
Nearly one-third of new pandemic unemployment claims last week were fake, Colorado’s labor department saysBy Tamara Chuang Business Primary category in which blog post is published
Unemployment claims in Colorado continue to drop; more than 500,000 have sought aid since coronavirus beganBy Jesse Paul Business Primary category in which blog post is published
Only 6% of calls to Colorado’s unemployment line are getting answered. But changes are on the horizon.
Calls to the state's unemployment call center are 10-30 times higher than pre-coronavirus. Colorado has ramped up its capacity, but soon getting help may no longer require a phone call.
The rate is the highest it has been since the state began tracking unemployment levels in 1976
The new filings continue a slowing trend over the past several weeks in the number of people submitting claims
Colorado’s unemployment system, slammed with coronavirus claims, inadvertently exposed people’s private data
The unauthorized access is blamed on a vendor's technical issue and was identified and blocked within an hour after it was noticed on Saturday, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Colorado’s unemployment fund could run out of money next month. Here’s what that means for businesses.
Some businesses will see a 54-85% hike in insurance premiums as Colorado's jobless fund becomes insolvent
The claims continued to rise even as some businesses in Colorado begin reopening as restrictions on people's movement are eased
Another 79,000 Coloradans filed for unemployment last week, bringing coronavirus total to more than 350,000
The new numbers indicate that Coloradans have been losing their jobs at a fairly steady clip over the past five weeks with no signs of the damage leveling out or slowing down.
The unemployment rate in March was 4.5%, up from 2.5% in February. Labor officials think $50 million a week will be paid to unemployed workers in Colorado.
Colorado unemployment claims passed 100,000 last week as job losses continue to outpace Great Recession levels
Mountain communities saw the largest increases in unemployment claims. The state’s filing system, meanwhile, is gearing up to pay out an additional $600 a week thanks to the federal stimulus package.