Unemployment Insurance

File a Claim

Unemployment Insurance programs are administered through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE). To file an Unemployment Insurance claim, call (303) 318.9000 or visit CDLE online.

  • If you last name begins with letter A-M, file your claim on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or afternoon on Saturday
  • If your last name  begins with letter N-Z, file your claim on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or before noon on Saturday

Unemployment Insurance ID Requirements are Changing

View the new work search requirements by clicking here.

Colorado has reinstated work search requirements for receiving unemployment benefits.  If you receive a letter stating your job attached status has ended, you will need to register with the Workforce Center and complete work search activities every week to continue to be paid benefits. Please refer to the information on unemployment work search page for information on allowable work search activities.

Status of An Existing Claim

Visit My UI Claimant online to learn more about your claim (status, balance, payment status).

Registering for Work with a Local Workforce Center

Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs are offered through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. For questions regarding your UI please call 303-918-9000.  Arapahoe/Douglas Works! staff cannot answer specific questions regarding your claim or status. If you received a letter from UI asking you to make an appointment with the workforce center, this can be addressed by registering first at  

All claimants must register for work with any Colorado workforce center to receive benefits. Visit to register. You must update your unemployment Insurance status as the example below shows.

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