What’s Working: People are quitting their jobs in record numbers. Here’s what happened in Colorado.
The JOLTS data will soon go local so we take a look at what early data shows about the state’s workforce. Plus: Jobless updates, overpayment appeals and changing wages.
What’s Working: Need a job? Tech companies are hiring in Colorado as a pre-pandemic labor crunch continues
When labor’s tight, wages go up and that’s happening in tech. Also: Denver Startup Week begins Monday and there’s a job fair; plus: unemployment updates, personal labor-shortage stories and more.
What’s Working: 24,000 unemployed Coloradans must pay back pandemic jobless benefits
Plus: More people are returning to work as the state’s unemployment rate drops to 5.9%. But what happened to all the workers?
What’s Working: Why there are at least 2,314 new technology jobs in Colorado
Plus, the latest on federal aid for restaurants and entertainment venues, fraud updates, and overpayment issues for the unemployed.
Unemployment fraudsters have cost Colorado at least $19.37 million
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has been able to prevent another $437.16 million in fraudulent claims from being paid out, officials said Friday
Colorado’s unemployment system kept inadequate records on who was overpaid or not paid at all, auditor says
The annual financial report said the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment did not provide critical information needed for proper records keeping and oversight.
What’s Working: Colorado’s unemployment system is … working? Some readers say “yes.”
And there’s more: The state continues to respond to unemployment issues with fixes; a new dashboard; and two more chances to publicly ask the Department of Labor staff questions.
It could be weeks before Coloradans waiting for Phase 2 of federal unemployment see any benefits
Many are now receiving the $300 weekly bonus, but problems caused staff to expand support, and address payment holds, denials, overpayments and ID verification.
Unexpected issues continue to plague Colorado’s unemployment system
The pandemic unemployed continue to get put through the wringer, with payment denials and other new issues cropping up daily.
Here’s how Colorado’s unemployed influenced the new federal coronavirus relief bill
The new federal coronavirus relief package swapped out some unemployment benefits for $600 stimulus checks for many Americans. But Colorado had some sway on new benefits for out-of-work Americans.
What’s Working: Two weeks until the end of unemployment benefits for 150,000 Coloradans and counting
With just a few weeks of federal CARES Act support, jobless Coloradans see options dwindle, but there still are some; plus, updates on holds, overpayments and what could happen in January
What’s Working: As coronavirus cases increased, so did the number of Coloradans filing for unemployment
Plus: How Colorado restaurants are figuring out how to stay open outdoors, a free feast this Thanksgiving and the Dec. 26 doozy
What’s Working: A new $375 stimulus, small business grants and tales from Colorado’s unemployment queue
Also: A very important form for renters facing eviction; unopened emails; and a child-at-home mistake
What’s Working: Colorado unemployment rate drops to 6.4%, $19 million for small businesses, plus “Lost Wages” leftovers
It’s the last day to certify for the $300 LWA, but if you’ve been stuck in the state’s unemployment system, there’s still $180 million left.
What’s Working: Unemployment backlogs, backdates and overpayments in Colorado
Plus: Fidelity has 300 jobs available, PPP forgiveness has begun, understanding your place in unemployment’s alphabet soup and more!
What’s Working: “Lost wages” gets a new deadline, overpayment forgiveness, small business updates and more
Do the 70,000 to 80,000 folks eligible for “Lost Wages” not want their $300-$1,800? Plus, the latest on small business loans, housing help and the new unemployment portal.
Colorado won’t try to collect the $1.4 million in overpaid unemployment benefits it distributed after all
Confusing forms in the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program led some gig workers to overestimate their income.
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.