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4.23 Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims Update

New claims for unemployment insurance in Colorado continued to climb for the 5th straight week. 67,334 new claims were made during the week ending April 18, bringing the 5-week total of new claims to 298,944. However, the weekly claims were down from over 104,000 the...

4.21 Reopening the State’s Economy Amidst COVID-19

On Monday April 20, Governor Polis held a press conference to discuss several of his recent executive actions and the new policy guidelines Coloradans can expect for living with COVID-19. Executive Actions 1. The Governor shared his approach reopening the state in May...

4.17 When and How to Reopen the State’s Economy

This past Wednesday April 15th, Governor Polis announced broad principles that are guiding the decision on when and how to reopen the state’s economy. During his remarks he said, “As we reopen our state, we know that things will work differently than they did before,...

4.16 Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims Update

Earlier today, the new weekly unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 11th were released. Colorado saw a record setting 105,000 new claims, surpassing the weekly record of just two weeks ago. This brings the total portion of the Colorado labor force...

4.13 Updates on the Outlook of State Finances

Recent statement by the Colorado Speaker of the House K.C. Becker and a presentation developed by the Colorado Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budget paint a stark picture for the outlook of state finances.  They suggest that between $2B to $3.2 billion will...