Press Releases

Press Release: State Labor Dept Update for the Week Ending December 26th: UI Claims and Featured Job Openings this Week

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 25,360 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending December 26th. There were also 19,555 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March, a total of 732,119 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 984,043 claims, including federal PUA benefits.*

Press Release: State Labor Dept Awaiting Federal Guidance on Unemployment Extensions, Directing Claimants to Additional Resources

(DENVER) -- On Dec. 27, 2020, a federal COVID-19 relief package that extends and provides additional federal unemployment benefits was signed into law. Today, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced that it must await required federal guidance on the federal extensions and reprogram systems based on that guidance.

Press Release: State Labor Dept Update for the Week Ending December 19th: UI Claims and Featured Job Openings This Week

DENVER) --Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 24,397 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending December 19th. There were also 27,989 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March, a total of 706,759 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 969,301 claims, including federal PUA benefits.*

Press Release: State Labor Dept Update For Week Ending December 12th: UI Claims and Featured Job Opening This Week

(DENVER) --Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 19,854 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending December 12th. There were also 20,621 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March, a total of 682,362 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 916,915 claims, including federal PUA benefits.*

Press Release: Update for Week Ending December 5th: UI Claims and Resources for Workers

(DENVER) --Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 19,024 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending December 5th. There were also 17,232 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March, a total of 662,508 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a grand total of 876,440 claims, including federal PUA benefits.*

Press Release: State Labor Department's Workforce Programs Help Coloradans During Pandemic

Colorado’s recently released Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA) annual report, Driving Colorado Forward Together, highlights the impacts of workforce development investments on Colorado’s individuals and businesses. In Program Year 2019, workforce center customers secured higher incomes and employers who used the centers’ services saw cost savings. Throughout Colorado, 313,370 job seekers and 9,045 businesses were served by local workforce centers in PY2019. Of those job seekers, 63.2% successfully found employment and 64.5% retained employment one year later. Additionally, more than $453 million in wages were returned to the economy through the Colorado public workforce system.

Press Release: State Labor Dept: 17,130 Regular Initial UI Claims Filed For The Week Ending November 28

(DENVER) -- Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 17,130 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending November 28th. The week prior, 15,219 regular initial unemployment claims were filed. Since mid-March, a total of 643,484 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed.*

Press Release: Expected Revisions to Colorado Nonfarm Payroll Jobs

Second 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. June 2020 estimates are expected to be revised down by about 33,900 nonfarm payroll jobs. April and May 2020 estimates are expected to be revised down by about 30,500 and 31,200 nonfarm payroll jobs, respectively.

Press Release: Colorado Employment Situation – October 2020

Employers in Colorado added 21,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from September to October for a total of 2,688,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased by 22,000. Government shed 900 jobs in October, with the majority of those losses attributable to the end of the 2020 Census campaign and related temporary jobs. Since May, Colorado has gained back 217,000 of the 342,300 nonfarm payroll jobs lost between February and April. That translates to a job recovery rate of 63.4 percent, which exceeds the U.S. rate of 54.5 percent.