Unemployment Resources & Financial Assistance

It can be confusing to navigate unemployment. While we do not provide unemployment benefits, we can share resources that are state-administered through Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE).

Please note that Business & Workforce Center staff do not have access to UI accounts but can explain the process for filing UI claims and answer general UI questions.

File Unemployment Benefits

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

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

CDLE also offers a variety of "How To Videos" if you need additional assistance.  

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 (Registering for Workforce) 

Once you file for unemployment, you will be required to set up an account with Connecting Colorado. By creating or updating this account you will be registering with your local workforce Center, this also allows you to view job openings and post your resume. 

If you need help resetting your Connecting Colorado password, please call, stop by, or email the Business & Workforce Center for support. If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a message and we will return your call within 2 business days.

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.