Unemployment Guide

What is Unemployment Insurance?


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Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a program to pay benefits and help workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own. The UI Program helps to lessen the negative impact that unemployment has on the economy. This program is not paid for by employees; employers fund the UI Program.



Services for Job Seekers
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More than 50 workforce centers across Colorado provide a variety of no-cost services to job seekers. In addition to job search assistance your local workforce center can help with resume critiquing, interview skills, and training assistance. Other services include:

  • Career counseling
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Certification programs
  • Updated and comprehensive job listings
  • Programs for veterans, youth, and those with disabilities
  • Training and skills upgrading
  • Hiring events and job fairs in your area
  • Information on career and salary trends

Find a workforce center

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Register at www.connectingcolorado.com your first week or go to yourlocal workforce center to register for work search tools. This is required in order to receive benefit payments.


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  • UI Benefits Inquiries: 303-318-9000 or 1-800-388-5515 • UI Employer Services Inquiries: 303-318-9100 or 1-800-480-8299
  • Telephone hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
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