What’s Working: Colorado Springs is the only metro area that has recovered all jobs lost in the pandemic
Statewide, 85.7% of the jobs lost during COVID are back. Plus: Wages are up, unemployment rate falls again and another look at the true unemployed.
What’s Working: Colorado’s job recovery rate is the nation’s 10th fastest. So why is our jobless rate the 15th highest?
Colorado’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% in October, which ranks 15th highest in the nation. Meanwhile, the U.S. average is 4.6%.
What’s Working: Colorado is in economically better shape than most states, but still down 77,900 jobs from before COVID
Plus: State’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6%, Colorado quits more than the rest of the U.S. and where the missing workers went.
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?
At least 87,000 Coloradans will lose all pandemic unemployment benefits in two weeks
Federal programs that provided aid to gig workers and those who’ve exhausted regular unemployment end Sept. 4. So does the $300 weekly pandemic bonus.
What’s Working: Colorado asks how much does that job pay? Some out-of-state employers don’t like it
A site tracking job listings that exclude Coloradans saw a 25% increase in one day. Plus: state unemployment rate shrinks to 6.2%, unemployment fraud continues, and PUA folks must prove employment.
What’s Working: More Coloradans are working or looking for work now than before the pandemic
Unemployment is still high with the state’s unemployment rate stuck at 6.4%. Also: Frontline stories on labor shortage vs. meager pay, a $3,000 job incentive and last call for SBA COVID relief programs.
What’s Working: Colorado sees more jobs return as some federal coronavirus aid programs are set to end
Small businesses get more time to apply for forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans, while those with reduced incomes face the March 31 end of an eviction moratorium.
Colorado’s pandemic job losses not as bad as previously announced
The state revised its December unemployment rate, previously the fourth highest nationwide, to 6.9% from 8.4%. January’s 6.6% unemployment rate puts Colorado as the 16th highest.
Colorado will roll out $300 federal jobless benefit next week as unemployment rate jumps to 8.4%
Meanwhile, a portion of those eligible for pandemic benefits will be able to reopen their claim for the first time in four weeks.
What’s Working: Small business funding available, back to business in 2021, Colorado unemployment updates and more
Plus: New unemployment system launches Jan. 10, new rules for employers, and how to start your own business
What’s Working: CARES Act II inches closer as 280,000 Coloradans will lose unemployment benefits day after Christmas
What CARES Act Part II may offer to the unemployed, plus a Denver effort to help salons and barbershops, free rent and mental-health support and 75,000 job openings
What’s Working: Will Colorado become the nation’s precedent for extended unemployment benefits?
Plus: More small business grants, a D.C. update and how to move to PUA
Colorado legislature figures out how to reinstate extended unemployment benefits that just ended
After thousands of Coloradans lost their state-extended benefits four weeks earlier than anticipated, lawmakers adopt a special second trigger to keep them going
What’s Working: Why nearly 100,000 out-of-work Coloradans were excluded from an unemployment benefit that is now ending early
Keep reading to learn about free job training, who’s hiring in Colorado and why some unemployment cases remain are still on hold months later.
Dip in Colorado unemployment rate triggers loss of federal benefits, just as new restrictions hit workers
The federal State Extended Benefits program provided 13 extra weeks of unemployment benefits. That now ends four weeks early on Nov. 28, after an improved state unemployment rate.
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.
Colorado’s unemployment rate fell again in August, but there’s a growing number of underemployed people
The hospitality industry has been slow to recover, which put Denver among the five Colorado counties with the highest unemployment rates. Also: The Lost Wages Assistance payments of $300/week has begun.
Colorado’s unemployment rate improves to 7.4% as more people return to work after coronavirus cuts
About 97,500 Coloradans stopped looking for work during July. There are still 300,000 on unemployment.
Colorado’s unemployment rate improves slightly to 10.2% in May
More than 550,000 people in Colorado have filed for unemployment since the coronavirus crisis began