Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

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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.

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Colorado’s unemployment rate hit 11.3% in April, its highest-ever level

The rate is the highest it has been since the state began tracking unemployment levels in 1976

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25,000 more Coloradans filed for unemployment last week, bringing coronavirus total to 476,000

The new filings continue a slowing trend over the past several weeks in the number of people submitting claims

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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

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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

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Nearly 420,000 people have filed unemployment claims in Colorado since coronavirus crisis began

The claims continued to rise even as some businesses in Colorado begin reopening as restrictions on people's movement are eased

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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.

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Colorado’s unemployment rate hit 4.5% in March; $600 federal payments for jobless begin next week

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.

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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.