Press Releases

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. 

Press Release: Colorado Attorney General, Law Enforcement Officials And Department Of Labor Launch Statewide Task Force To Investigate And Prosecute Unprecedented Unemployment Insurance Fraud And Identity Theft

(DENVER) -- Together with law enforcement agencies and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced today the creation of the Colorado Unemployment Fraud Task Force. The joint task force will investigate and prosecute those who have committed identity theft, and used that information to commit fraud against the state of Colorado and the unemployment insurance system. 

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

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that an estimated 13,034 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending February 27th. Since mid-March 2020, an estimated total of 846,016 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed. There were also 9,916 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the week ending February 27th.* (Note: PUA initial claim figures for last week include new and reopened claims tied to the Phase 2 rollout).

Press Release: State Labor Department Launches New Online Dashboard for Reporting System Upgrades and Data Points

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) unveiled its new online dashboard at uidailydashboard.cdle.co. The dashboard will be updated daily Monday through Friday with data points including the number of claimants paid via its new MyUI+ system, the amount of benefits being paid out, call center workloads and the number of integrity holds released through ID.me. The dashboard also includes a list of ongoing and forthcoming upgrades to the system and outlines common scenarios claimants are experiencing and next steps to take. 

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

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that an estimated 14,977 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending February 20th. Since mid-March 2020, an estimated total of 832,982 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed. There were also 8,014 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) initial claims filed for the week ending February 20th.* (Note: PUA initial claim figures for last week include reopened claims related to Phase 1 claimants as well as new and reopened claims tied to the Phase 2 rollout on February 20th).