Colorado sees highest number of new unemployment claims since July

Colorado had 9,171 new unemployment claims filed last week, marking the most claims received by the agency in one week since July.

In total, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has received 611,135 claims since mid-March, resulting in $6.12 billion in state disbursements. So far, Colorado has spent $2.24 billion on unemployment assistance, $378.6 million for lost wage compensation, and $11 million in additional benefits for claimants, CDLE said Thursday.

Most of the claims filed during the week ending on November 14 were filed by restaurant and service industry employees, accounting for almost 17% of total claims. Construction and administrative workers filed
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