Unemployment Guide


This handbook is designed to provide a basic understanding of the unemployment benefit process. The initial processing time for a claim takes four to six weeks, then if it, is determined you qualify to receive payment, you are paid every two weeks from a fund paid by employers. The first payment you may receive is postponed by one week's worth of payment, called the "waiting week".

It is critical that you understand your unemployment insurance compensation rights, responsibilities and/or benefits. If you need assistance in understanding this document, call 303-318-9000 or 1-800-388-5515 (outside Denver-metro area).

Download the Unemployment Guides

Unemployment Guide - English

Unemployment Guide - Spanish (Guia para Beneficios de Desempleo)

Your Responsibilities for Unemployment Insurance