Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
What’s Working: Thousands of fraud holds lifted for Colorado unemployed, while more face pricier health insurance
How some things unexpectedly went from bad to worse for some out-of-work people in Colorado. Plus, Lost Wages benefits begin, more unemployment fraud news and other updates in this week’s What’s Working.
Coloradans rejected from $300 Lost Wages unemployment program over the weekend may be eligible after allBy Tamara Chuang Business Primary category in which blog post is published
The $300 “Lost Wages” bonus begins, Amazon is hiring like crazy and answers from Colorado’s labor departmentBy Tamara Chuang Business Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado’s unemployment rate fell again in August, but there’s a growing number of underemployed peopleBy Tamara Chuang Business Primary category in which blog post is published
The state is working with federal and local agencies to try to recover nearly $40 million that was wrongly doled out
Eight states have programs that give workers paid time off. Does that help or hurt Colorado’s chances?
Critics of the ballot measure point to huge government bureaucracies and mandated “taxes” in other states, but supporters say every program is solvent, successful.
Getting into the nitty-gritty of Colorado’s unemployment system takes us deeper into holds on PUA payouts, extended benefits and fraud.
Home prices are up, the mortgage industry is thriving and 93.9% of renters paid July rent. But sudden unemployment caused a widening of cracks that have been there all along.
What’s Working: Why it takes two months to get a callback on unemployment: 25% of scheduled calls are “no shows”
Plus: New $300 federal bonus is coming soon, with limits; Monarch Casino has 200 jobs; new grants for small businesses.
About 97,500 Coloradans stopped looking for work during July. There are still 300,000 on unemployment.
Some unemployed Coloradans will see Trump’s extra $300 a week benefit starting in mid September. But it won’t last.
The president’s Lost Wages Assistance will only help people who have already filed for unemployment. And the Trump administration only provided Colorado enough money to last three weeks.
Gov. Jared Polis planning to apply to FEMA for $300 bonus weekly unemployment pay through President Donald Trump's executive order
Trump’s order to extend unemployment benefits could cost Colorado $31.1 million a week — money it doesn’t have
Meanwhile, the state’s unemployment trust fund will run out of money this month while there are still nearly 311,000 workers receiving jobless benefits