Press Releases

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).

Press Release: Expected Revisions to Colorado Nonfarm Payroll Jobs

(DENVER) -- Third quarter 2020 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) results indicate Colorado total nonfarm payroll jobs estimates will be revised down for this period with the release of benchmarked estimates in March 2021. September 2020 estimates are expected to be revised down by about 30,300 nonfarm payroll jobs. July and August 2020 estimates are expected to be revised down by about 19,100 and 33,200 nonfarm payroll jobs, respectively.

Press Release: Colorado Workforce Centers and State’s Labor Department Partner to Host Virtual Job Fair Wednesday, February 24

(DENVER) -- Colorado Workforce Center in partnership with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) will host a virtual job fair on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. The job fair will be free for all Coloradans and can be accessed from any mobile device. Job seekers can also visit their local workforce center for help getting connected virtually. Nearly 400 businesses including Amazon, Centura Health and Waffle House have already signed up to participate.

Press Release: State Labor Dept. Day 3 of Phase 2 Benefits Update: More than $206 million paid to 130,000 people

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced that since deploying Phase 2 of the Continued Assistance Act (CAA) on February 20th, it has paid more than $206 million to more than 130,000 people. Phase 2 allowed claimants to reopen and file new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) claims.

Press Release: Phase 2 Benefits Of Continued Assistance Act Will Rollout Saturday, February 20, 2021

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced it will begin rolling out Phase 2 of the extended pandemic benefits provided by the Continued Assistance Act (CAA) on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Phase 2 will allow claimants who exhausted the balance of their federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) claims on or before December 26, 2020 to receive an additional 11 weeks of benefits as of December 27, 2020. Phase 2 will also include the ability to file new PUA and PEUC claims. Phase 1 of the program began rolling out at the end of January to claimants who still had existing balances on their PUA and PEUC claims as of December 26, 2020.