unemployment

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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

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Another 79,000 Coloradans filed for unemployment last week, bringing coronavirus total to more than 350,000

The new numbers indicate that Coloradans have been losing their jobs at a fairly steady clip over the past five weeks with no signs of the damage leveling out or slowing down.

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Record unemployment is leading to unprecedented food insecurity in Colorado

Pantries and food programs are struggling to meet demand as major donors suspend manufacturing. But Gib's New York Bagels in Fort Collins still is sending 5,000 bagels it would normally sell in a week to food banks.

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Nearly 10% of Colorado’s workforce has filed for unemployment as coronavirus continues to pound economy

In the past five weeks, nearly 300,000 people have filed unemployment claims. In February, the state’s workforce was about 3.1 million.

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Need a job or emergency support? A new Colorado website offers it all in one place

OnwardCO.org went live on Monday with 50,000 job listings and resources -- like information on food, shelter and childcare -- for those in need of assistance

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Colorado’s unemployment rate hit 4.5% in March; $600 federal payments for jobless begin next week

The unemployment rate in March was 4.5%, up from 2.5% in February. Labor officials think $50 million a week will be paid to unemployed workers in Colorado.