unemployment

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Unemployed and nearly homeless, jobless Coloradans whose benefits are on hold are crying for help

Those stuck in Colorado's overwhelmed unemployment system are struggling with basic survival

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Coloradans rejected from $300 Lost Wages unemployment program over the weekend may be eligible after all

The $300 is part of the Lost Wages Assistance program, a $44 billion program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency under an executive order from President Donald Trump

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The $300 “Lost Wages” bonus begins, Amazon is hiring like crazy and answers from Colorado’s labor department

The chaos of pandemic employment continues but What’s Working has got you covered.

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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.

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$300 unemployment bonus runs into technical snags in Colorado after people overwhelm request system

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment disabled its online certification system for the Lost Wages Assistance, created by President Donald Trump, and will notify eligible users when it’s ready again

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What’s Working: Extra $300 unemployment benefit gets a start date and how Colorado overpaid $40 million in jobless aid

Plus: Hiring by an agency for the homeless, the D.C. COVID relief update and resources for help with rent, utilities and other bills

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Colorado stops nearly $1 billion in unemployment benefits from being paid to scammers

The state is working with federal and local agencies to try to recover nearly $40 million that was wrongly doled out

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Eight states have programs that give workers paid time off. Does that help or hurt Colorado’s chances?

Critics of the ballot measure point to huge government bureaucracies and mandated “taxes” in other states, but supporters say every program is solvent, successful.

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What’s Working: The situation with PUA benefits. Plus, why action is needed to get extra payments.

Getting into the nitty-gritty of Colorado’s unemployment system takes us deeper into holds on PUA payouts, extended benefits and fraud.