Unemployment Resources & Financial Assistance

We realize it can be confusing to navigate the Unemployment System. While we do not provide unemployment benefits, we can link you to resources.

File Unemployment Benefits

You can file for unemployment benefits through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment website or by calling 303-318-9000.

Guide for the ID.me process (PDF)  

Here are some helpful short videos to watch regarding filing an unemployment claim, work search requirements and getting paid. 

Check On the Status of Unemployment Benefits

Please contact the state to inquire about the status of your unemployment benefits by calling 303-318-9000. 

Set Up a Connecting Colorado Account

Once you file for unemployment, you will be required to set up an account with Connecting Colorado, which allows you to view job openings and post your resume. 

Schedule A Meeting with a Career Coach

We encourage you to consult with our Career Coaches after filing for unemployment and setting up a Connecting Colorado account. Our career coaches can review your resume, provide job search assistance, connect you to training and lend support. Schedule a Meeting Now.

Additional Financial Resources

You may be eligible to receive additional financial assistance including, but not limited to, financial support, food assistance, child care assistance, housing assistance, medical assistance and more.

Equal Opportunity

The Business & Workforce Center, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, serves Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties, and is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

This program is funded by U.S. Department of Labor and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.