Press Releases

Press Release: Press Release: State Labor Dept. Update for the Week Ending May 22nd: Revisions to Previous Claims Data and Current Jumpstart Participation

(DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 4,119 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending May 22nd. There were also 877 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the same week. 

Press Release: Expected Revisions to Colorado Nonfarm Payroll Jobs for Q4 2020

(DENVER) — Fourth quarter 2020 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) results indicate Colorado total nonfarm payroll jobs estimates will be revised up for this period with the release of benchmarked estimates in March 2022. December 2020 estimates are expected to be revised up by about 20,500 nonfarm payroll jobs, or eight-tenths of a percentage point. October and November 2020 estimates are expected to be revised up by about 15,700 and 14,500 nonfarm payroll jobs, respectively. Applying these results through April 2021 brings estimated total nonfarm payroll jobs in April to 2,711,400. This change brings over the year payroll job growth estimates through April 2021 to 268,200 or 11.0 percent.

Press Release: State Labor Dept. Update for the Week Ending May 15th: Continued Decline in Initial Claims and a Return to Work Incentive

(DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that an estimated 4,132 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending May 15th. There were also 712 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March 2020, an estimated total of 935,203 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed for a grand total of 1,205,142 claims, when the PUA program is included.*

Press Release: Update for the Week Ending May 8th: Continued Decline in Initial Claims and ID.me’s Impact on Suspicious Activity

(DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that an estimated 4,395 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending May 8th. This represents the first time since the start of the pandemic that Colorado has registered consecutive weeks with fewer than 5,000 regular initial claims. There were also 616 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March 2020, an estimated total of 931,071 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 1,200,298 claims, when the PUA program is included.*

Press Release: Update for the Week Ending May 1st: Continued Decline in Initial Claims and Work Search Updates

(DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that an estimated 4,472 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending May 1st. There were also 618 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March 2020, an estimated total of 926,676 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 1,195,287 claims, when the PUA program is included.*

Press Release: Update for the Week Ending April 24th: UI Claims and Reemployment Support

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that an estimated 5,825 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending April 24th. There were also 830 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March 2020, an estimated total of 922,204 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 1,190,197 claims, when the PUA program is included.*