Need Unemployment Insurance?
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) system in Colorado is primarily an online system. The UI system is designed to handle 1,200 claims per day. Claims are exceeding that capacity.
Claimants are encouraged to file online at coloradoui.gov.
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.
Your last name begins with the letter N – Z, file a claim on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or before 12 noon on Saturday.
To expand access, UI claimants may call-in to file a claim. The number of UI telephone lines has been increased and there is a high volume of callers. Call 1.800.388.5515 (outside of Denver) or 1.303.318.9000 (Denver).
Claimants are typically required to document five (5) work-search activities per week. That number has been reduced to one (1) due to the sudden changes in the economy. If you believe that you are not able to complete one (1) work-search activity due to an industry-wide shutdown, you can call Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development (LCEWD) and request that the number be changed to zero (0).
If you have general questions about UI, please feel free to call 970.498.6600. You may have to leave a message due to the high volume of calls but we will return your call as soon as possible and within two business days.
The LCEWD cannot answer individual-specific questions regarding UI claims. They do not have access to UI claimant information.
Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development–Website: https://www.larimer.org/ewd Phone: 970-498-6600