Labor Department: Additional 15603 Coloradans filed for unemployment last week

Ruben Fields
June 1, 2020

They joined some 2.1 million people across the country who sought jobless aid the week ending May 23, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday, for a total more than 40 million Americans who've lost work due to the pandemic.

On top of that, the state saw one of the largest increases in initial unemployment claims for the week ending May 16 with 1,549. Overall, the state has paid out $616.8 million out of its trust fund since late March, bringing it closer to insolvency and a potential payroll tax spike in 2021. That has included dine-in restaurants, non-essential retail, bars, casinos, malls, nail and hair salons, most forms of construction, indoor and outdoor amusement activities such as golf courses and theme parks, and gyms. That put the state at the fifth-highest rate in the nation. Other states still aren't reporting how many people are applying for this program to the Department of Labor. Unlike the statewide unemployment rate, county unemployment statistics are not seasonally adjusted.

State officials report that new jobless claims are now taking between 21 and 30 days to process.

PEUC provides up to 13 weeks of additional assistance for people who exhausted their 26 weeks of state unemployment insurance benefits on or after July 6, 2019.

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Both federal programs came as a result of the CARES Act.

New Jersey Commissioner for the Department of Labor and Workforce Development Robert Asaro-Angelo at Gov. Phil Murphy's daily COVID-19 press briefing at the War Memorial in Trenton on May 21, 2020.

If the roll-back does affect the state's unemployment rate in May - for better or for worse - that data would not be available until mid-June.

New hires will have the option to work from home or in office locations throughout the state.

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