Over 10,000 Colorado Unemployment Claims Since Monday
On Tuesday, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) said it had processed 6,800 unemployment claims, while in comparison, there were only 400 claims as of March 7, according to 4CBS Denver.
The CDLE called this surge "unprecedented," worse than even the great recession, and report that the system is overwhelmed. By Wednesday, over 10,7000 unemployment claims have been filed, according to Denver 7.
Most of the layoffs have come from the restaurant and service industry. This comes during the first day of Governor Polis' closure of dine-in services at all Colorado restaurants and bars until April 18. Colorado is among many states taking this action, including Oregon, Texas, New York and counting.
The CDLE is encouraging Coloradans to consider part-time work in industries that are hiring, such as food delivery services, grocery stores and amazon, according to Sky-Hi News.
Today: King Soopers Fort Collins
1 day ago: Amazon Loveland
5 days ago: Safeway Fort Collins