Press Releases

Press Release: Shining Stars Award Winners Highlight Importance of Disability Employment

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and its Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) have announced the winners of their annual Shining Stars of Disability Employment Awards, an event designed to honor individuals and employers who demonstrate exceptional efforts in the recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement of people with disabilities.

Press Release: 6,031 Regular Initial UI Claims Filed For The Week Ending October 24th

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 6,031 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending October 24th. There were also 2,554 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March, a total of 587,365 regular unemployment initial claims have been filed and a grand total of 760,187 claims, including federal PUA benefits.* 

Press Release: Governor’s Executive Order Directs State Labor Department to Issue One-Time Stimulus Payments to Eligible UI Claimants

(DENVER) – Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced it would soon begin making one-time stimulus payments of $375 to Coloradans facing economic hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as directed by Governor Jared Polis.

Press Release: 5,735 Regular Initial UI Claims Filed For The Week Ending October 17th

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 5,735 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending October 17th. There were also 2,973 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March, a total of 581,334 regular unemployment initial claims have been filed and a grand total of 751,602 claims, including federal PUA benefits.* 

Press Release: Colorado Employment Situation – September 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – September 2020 13,400 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in September; Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.4%. According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.4 percent in September from 6.7 percent in August. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined half of a percentage point to 7.9 percent.

Press Release: 6,242 Regular Initial UI Claims Filed For The Week Ending October 10th

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 6,242 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending October 10th. There were also 2,532 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March, a total of 575,599 regular unemployment initial claims have been filed and a grand total of 742,894 claims, including federal PUA benefits.* 

Press Release: 5,892 Regular Initial UI Claims Filed For The Week Ending October 3rd

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 5,892 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending October 3rd. There were also 2,309 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March, a total of 569,357 regular unemployment initial claims have been filed and a grand total of 734,120 claims, including federal PUA benefits.*