Colorado Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Colorado Labor & Employment. If you have questions or issues about filing a new or weekly unemployment claim, they should be able to assist you. We provide the contact information for the Colorado Unemployment Department below including the location, phone number and government website where you can find out how to file your claims, report fraud, find a job for employees and help businesses grow for employers. We also provide the information on how to file for CO unemployment online and file for unemployment over the phone.

If you lost your job at no fault of your own, then it is important to file your claim right away. If you are unemployed or if your work hours are reduced to less than full time, you may file a claim for unemployment. You cannot be paid unemployment benefits for any period of time before the date you actually file a claim for benefits. If you file a claim Sunday through Wednesday, your claim will be effective the week you file. If you file a claim on Thursday through Saturday, your claim will be effective the following week. At the time of filing you will need to provide one of the following documents to verify identification. A valid Colorado driver's license or a valid Colorado ID card. US military ID card or a military dependent ID card, a US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card. Native American tribal document, valid driver's license or ID card issued by another state or Canada. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits and what additional information is needed when applying, find out how to file your Colorado unemployment claim. As a reminder, unemployment insurance benefits are taxable. You must report any unemployment benefits you receive as part of your gross income on your taxes.

  • Unemployment Department Location
  • Colorado Labor & Employment
    633 17th Street Suite 201
    Denver, CO 80202

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for CO unemployment benefits over the phone, call 800-388-5515.

  • Unempoyment Claim Online
  • The easist way to file your claim is through their online system. To file for CO unemployment online, click here.