Employers in Colorado added 3,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,816,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,000 and government increased 2,100. January estimates were revised down to 2,813,800, and the over the month change from December to January was an increase of 300 rather than the originally estimated increase of 1,300.
DENVER - Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced that 19,745 new unemployment claims were filed for the week ending March 21, 2020 (March 14-21). The week prior was 2,321. The highest weekly count of initial claims during the Great Recession occurred during the week of January 9, 2010 at 7,749. These numbers are part of the official jobless claims numbers released by the U.S. Department of Labor each Thursday, based on reports from every state.
Employers in Colorado added 1,300 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,814,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 900 and government increased 400.
Denver - The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s (CDLE) Unemployment Insurance (UI) system has been overwhelmed the last week due to an unprecedented increase in benefit demand as a result of COVID-19. CDLE is adding call center staff, implementing a new “last name” online filing system and revising web site content with answers to customer inquiries on filing errors.
As COVID-19 takes its toll on our communities, many employers are moving to telework/remote work. This preventive step is important from a public health perspective, but it leaves many workers, managers, and businesses who have never worked remotely or managed remote teams with some concerns.
Denver – The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) today announced assistance for workers and employers during temporary closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance includes information for employees filing for unemployment insurance claims, as well as information on programs available for employers.
DENVER - Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) published emergency rules which temporarily require employers in certain industries to provide a small amount of paid sick leave to employees with flu-like symptoms while awaiting COVID-19 testing.