Press Releases

Colorado sees the lowest number of regular initial unemployment claims filed since the start of the pandemic

(DENVER) — The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported 3,317 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending July 24th — the lowest number of initial claims filed in a single week since the start of the pandemic. There were also 1,119 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week.

Press Release: State Labor Dept. enhancing security measures for unemployment accounts

(DENVER) — In order to better safeguard Colorado unemployment claimants against scams and other attempts to compromise their accounts, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA) as part of the MyUI+ login process. MyUI+ is the state’s new, modernized online portal used to file unemployment insurance claims that was launched in January of this year. 

Governor Polis Signs Bill Creating a Hiring Preference Pilot Program for People with Disabilities

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, Governor Jared Polis signed SB21-095, extending the Employment First Advisory Partnership (EFAP) and creating a hiring preference pilot program for qualified applicants with disabilities, developed by the Governor’s office, the Attorney General’s office, the Department of Personnel Administration (DPA), the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

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.