Press Releases

Press Release: Update For Week Ending January 16th UI Claims and Featured Job Openings This Week

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that due to the deployment of its new online unemployment benefits system, and impacts to underlying reports, there are currently no new claims or benefit payment data available to report for the week ending January 16th. CDLE anticipates that new UI claims data will be available for the January 28th press release. As a reminder, the next scheduled release is this Friday, January 22 at 8 A.M. for the December Employment Situation. 

Press Release: State Labor Dept Update for the Week Ending January 9th: UI Claims and Featured Job Opening this Week

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 14,123 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending January 9th. As reported last week, the Department has identified an increase in reports of UI fraud that is likely connected to the expiration of CARES Act programs. Therefore, the initial claims estimate for the week ending January 9th has been adjusted in an attempt to account for fraudulent activity within regular UI. Additionally, initial claims for the three weeks prior were revised down to the following figures in order to adjust for fraud: week ending December 19th (18,121); week ending December 26th (16,660); and week ending January 2nd (25,178). Going forward, CDLE will adjust regular UI initial claims data for fraudulent activity, as well as publish revisions to prior weeks, when necessary.

Press Release: State Labor Dept Update for the Week Ending January 2nd: UI Claims and Featured Job Openings this Week

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 41,439 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending January 2nd. The Department attributes the increase of regular UI claims to a number of factors including quarter change, seasonal filings and claim reopens but the majority are likely fraud due to abnormalities in the data. As reported earlier this week, the increase in reports of UI fraud is likely connected to the expiration of CARES Act programs. Reports of UI fraud by victims have increased proportionately with the increase in regular UI claims. The Department will be conducting further detailed analysis on the increase and will provide additional updates in the future UI claims and workload press releases. To report fraud go to cdle.colorado.gov/fraud-prevention

Press Release: Update on Launch of New Online UI System and Implementation of Federal Extended Benefits

(DENVER) -- Today, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced that, in preparation for the launch of a new benefits system, its online claims and phone systems will be unavailable starting today until January 10. The MyUI Claimant online application, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) system, the phone line for requesting payment (CUBline), and some Virtual Assistant functions will all be impacted. All services are expected to be restored by January 10th, when the new MyUI+ system will launch.

Press Release: State Labor Dept Update for the Week Ending December 26th: UI Claims and Featured Job Openings this Week

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 25,360 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending December 26th. There were also 19,555 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March, a total of 732,119 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 984,043 claims, including federal PUA benefits.*

Press Release: State Labor Dept Awaiting Federal Guidance on Unemployment Extensions, Directing Claimants to Additional Resources

(DENVER) -- On Dec. 27, 2020, a federal COVID-19 relief package that extends and provides additional federal unemployment benefits was signed into law. Today, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced that it must await required federal guidance on the federal extensions and reprogram systems based on that guidance.

Press Release: State Labor Dept Update for the Week Ending December 19th: UI Claims and Featured Job Openings This Week

DENVER) --Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 24,397 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending December 19th. There were also 27,989 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March, a total of 706,759 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 969,301 claims, including federal PUA benefits.*