Press Releases

Press Release: Los empleados tienen derecho a una licencia remunerada por enfermedad para vacunarse

(DENVER) - El Departamento de Trabajo y Empleo de Colorado (CDLE) les recuerda a los trabajadores de Colorado que, según la ley de licencia por enfermedad pagada de Colorado, todos los empleados de Colorado tienen derecho a tomar una licencia pagada del trabajo para vacunarse contra el COVID-19. Los empleados también tienen derecho a usar licencia pagada si experimentan efectos secundarios de la vacuna que les impiden trabajar.

Press Release: Beware of Scammers Attempting to Collect Personal Information

(DENVER) — The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is warning claimants and the general public to be aware of scammers trying to collect their personal information. As the volume of claimants requesting unemployment benefits has dramatically increased during the pandemic, so has the amount of identity theft, fraudulent activity, and unemployment insurance-related scams.

Press Release: Update for the Week Ending April 17th: UI Claims and Reemployment Support

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that an estimated 6,718 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending April 17th. There were also 1,310 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March 2020, an estimated total of 916,379 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 1,183,542 claims, when the PUA program is included.*

Press Release: Employees Are Entitled to Paid Sick Leave to Get Vaccinated

(DENVER) — The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is reminding Colorado workers that under Colorado paid sick leave law, all employees in Colorado have a right to take paid leave from work to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees are also entitled to use paid leave if they experience vaccine side effects that prevent them from working.

Press Release: More than $437 Million in Fraudulent Payments Prevented During Pandemic

(DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced it has prevented $437.16 million in fraudulent unemployment payments. Identifying and preventing improper and fraudulent payments is a priority for the Department and the entire Unemployment Insurance system nationwide as every state has experienced an unprecedented amount of suspicious activity since the pandemic began. CDLE continues to increase its fraud triggers and implement new, aggressive tactics — including an identity verification requirement — to prevent criminals from collecting undue unemployment benefits.

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.*