Colorado Unemployment Insurance benefits is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State of Colorado provides benefits for residents in the form of unemployment insurance assistance set by both Federal and State law.

Colorado State Unemployment Insurance

UI amounts are determined by the amount you were earning before being laid off. Keep in mind, there are requirements to qualify for UI to begin with, like how many weeks you worked at your previous job.

State unemployment benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that when the amount of claims in CO is higher than usual, unemployed residents can qualify for an unemployment extension. The State will compensate you for 50% percent of the wage amount you've previously earned (in most cases).

In CO, unemployed workers are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to maintain their unemployment insurance eligibility

Colorado Unemployment Insurance Tax Report

Requirements for the UI tax report, amounts and lengths of benefits depend on the current unemployment rate for Colorado. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving compensation unemployment can be found on the Colorado Filing Page.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Unemployment Insurance Operations

Those who have exhausted all original benefits are entitled to extended benefits IF the rate is higher than usual.

Under these circumstances, the basic extended benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of compensation. As of 2012, CO has implemented a voluntary program to compensate another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum. See the CO State requirements section for additional information.