Press Releases

Press Release: Update for the Week Ending April 10th: UI Claims and Reemployment Support

DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that an estimated 8,927 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending April 10th. There were also 2,132 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March 2020, an estimated total of 909,661 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 1,175,514 claims, when the PUA program is included.*

Press Release: Update for the Week Ending April 3rd: UI Claims and Reemployment Support

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that an estimated 9,305 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending April 3rd. There were also 2,180 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March 2020, an estimated total of 900,734 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 1,164,455 claims, when the PUA program is included.*

Press Release: Colorado Occupational Employment and Wages — 2020

The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS)1 program is a Federal-State cooperative program that provides estimates of employment and wages for over 800 non-military detailed occupations in 22 major occupational groups. Every year, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, in partnership with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, collects and publishes occupation and wage data for the State of Colorado and for ten substate regions: seven Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and three Balance of State (BOS) Areas.

Press Release: Update for the Week Ending March 27th: UI Claims and Reemployment Support

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that an estimated 10,268 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending March 27th. There were also 1,747 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March 2020, an estimated total of 891,429 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 1,152,970 claims, when the PUA program is included.*

Press Release:Update for the Week Ending March 20th: UI Claims and Reemployment Support

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that an estimated 11,568 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending March 20th. There were also 1,922 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March 2020, an estimated total of 881,161 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 1,140,955 claims, when the PUA program is included.*

Press Release: Update for the Week Ending March 13th: UI Claims and Reemployment Support

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that an estimated 11,633 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending March 13th. There were also 1,473 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March 2020, an estimated total of 869,593 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 1,127,465 claims, when the PUA program is included.*

Press Release: State Labor Department Begins Claimant Communication with Passage of American Rescue Plan

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced there will likely be no gap in payments for Coloradans receiving federal unemployment benefits thanks to the passage of the American Rescue Plan as long as President Biden signs the bill by Friday, March 12, 2021. CDLE is still working to evaluate the impact of the legislation on all claimant populations but anticipates no gap in benefits for most claimants. The new legislation extends the federal unemployment assistance programs another 29 weeks. The current extension provided by the Continued Assistance Act expires this Saturday, March 13. The American Rescue Plan extends a number of federal pandemic benefit programs including Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), supplemental payments of $300 per week for anyone receiving unemployment benefits, through the week ending September 4th.