Unemployment Insurance Information and Resources

Colorado Unemployment Information and Resources

Visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment website to file your Unemployment Insurance Claim and get the latest information and resources available.

Job Seekers (Claimants)

  • Caronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act:
    • Extension of unemployment insurance by 13 weeks.

    • Unemployment benefit increase of $600 per week for four months.

    • Stimulus checks of about $1,200 to each taxpayer, plus $500 per child under age 16.

    • Read the full text of the bill.
  • Looking to file for Unemployment Insurance Benefits? Please click here to file online or you can file over the phone at 1-800-388-5515.
    • If you need to file an unemployment claim and your last name begins with the letter A - M, file a claim on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or after 12 noon on Saturday.

    • If you need to file an unemployment claim and your last name begins with the letter N - Z, file a claim on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or before 12 noon on Saturday.

  • Check out the Worksheet for Extended Benefits from CDLE to see if and what benefits you may be qualified for under Unemployment:

    You may qualify for benefits under new congressional extensions for Emergency Paid Leave or Family Medical Leave.  Please inquire with your employer directly and check out the latest on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • Adopted Emergency Rules under Executive Order D 2020 012 as of 03/20/2020
    • During the COVID-19 pandemic, the State is waiving the standard waiting-week requirement before benefits can be paid.

    • Claimants who are unemployed because their employers are closed to the public or otherwise unable to operate in their normal capacity as a direct result of an order by the Governor because of the COVID-19 pandemic may be job-attached for as long as the place of business is required to remain closed.

    • During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are waiving the requirement for claimants to perform work-search activities.  Claimants must still register for work at connectingcolorado.com or with a local workforce center if the office is accepting in-person customers.

Information on this page has been sourced from ColoradoUI.gov and other identified organizations. Last updated: 04/03/2020

The Mesa County Workforce Center  does NOT process Unemployment Insurance claims or have access to claim-specific information. These questions should be directed to the State Customer Service Line: 1-800-388-5515.


The Workforce Center DOES help with required registrations on Connecting Colorado and answering general questions about Unemployment Insurance.