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Colorado had the nation’s highest rate of layoffs and job separations in August

Though many employers blamed a labor shortage for lack of workers, the state’s rank in job cuts, quitters and hiring rates was among the highest in the nation, says a new JOLTS report.


Audio: The end of the unemployment boost in Colorado

Tamara Chuang talks with KUNC's Colorado Edition about her story


The $600 federal unemployment benefit is ending. Here’s what that means for out-of-work Coloradans.

The state added 100,000 workers to the labor force in June, a recovery of about 37% of jobs lost between February and April. But coronavirus infections are on the rise, and new safety restrictions are being enacted.


Will federal coronavirus paycheck loans actually be forgiven?

Here's what could happen to a Colorado PPP loan recipient in bankruptcy, others with layoffs or operations outside the state, and another that thrived in the pandemic -- and paid back its loan already


Colorado processed 61,000 unemployment claims in four days with upgraded system

$2 trillion federal stimulus package, which provides unemployment benefits to gig workers for the first time, has Colorado employers wondering whether to keep going or lay off workers because of COVID-19.


Opinion: I’m the owner of seven Denver restaurants. Coronavirus just forced me to lay off 200 people.

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Unemployment claims skyrocket as thousands of Coloradans lose their jobs

Colorado's unemployment fund has enough to cover 18 months of unemployment pay -- but only in a regular recession. There’s concern the coronavirus will cause an extraordinary downturn and that the program is underfunded.