New numbers present 12% rise in Colorado’s unemployment claims


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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – Initial unemployment claims around the state increased by almost 12% from November 21 to November 28 as the state sees a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Since mid-March, there has been a total of 643,484 regular initial unemployment claims filed in Colorado.

In El Paso County, initial claims were up 9% from the end of October to the beginning of November. Pueblo County also saw a rise in initial claims with an increase of 11% during the same time.

Restaurants and other eating places continue to have the most unemployment claims. Nearly 14% of the state’s unemployment claims come from restaurant workers.

The good news is continued claims are dropping statewide. Continued claims dropped 5% last week compared to the week before.

The state has set-up resources to help Coloradans find a job.

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