Press Releases

Press Release: Colorado Employment Situation – August 2021 5,600 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in August; Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.9%

According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point in August to 5.9 percent. This marks the first time since March 2020 that the state’s unemployment rate has been below six percent. The national unemployment rate also declined by two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.2 percent.

Press Release: CDLE to Highlight Economic Recovery Resources for Workers and Employers During Workforce Development Month

In recognition of the critical role workforce development services play in advancing Colorado’s economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic, Governor Jared Polis signed a proclamation declaring September Workforce Development Month. The signing follows the passing of 53 bills to support Colorado’s recovery as part of its Colorado Comeback.

Colorado’s Workforce System Continues to Connect Job Seekers with Apprenticeships, Supported by $500 Scholarships for New Apprentices

Coloradans entering registered apprenticeship programs are now eligible to receive up to $500 scholarship through an exciting partnership with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and the state’s workforce system.

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.