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Colorado has paid out more than $2 billion in unemployment benefits since March

More than 540,000 people -- or more than one in six Colorado workers -- have filed for unemployment in Colorado since the coronavirus crisis began

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Unemployment claims in Colorado continue to drop; more than 500,000 have sought aid since coronavirus began

There were 12,149 unemployment claims filed last week by people traditionally eligible for jobless benefits, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

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Colorado unemployment filings decline for sixth straight week, though payouts remain high

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said on Thursday that 15,603 initial claims were filed last week for people normally eligible to collect benefits

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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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The bad news? Colorado unemployment claims rose again last week. The good news? The pace is slowing.

The silver lining: For four straight weeks there have been gradual declines in regular unemployment claims in Colorado

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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