The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) can provide additional information on unemployment claims, payments and appeals. The numbers below will help you get started.
Initial Unemployment Claims can now be performed online. Go to http://www.coworkforce.com/uiic to start a claim.

To start a claim by phone, inquire about the status of a claim, or obtain general information about the Unemployment Insurance Claims process, call:
  • 303.318.9000 (Denver-Metro Area)
  • 1.800.388.5515 (Toll Free)
Hearing impaired call (TTD):
  • 303.318.9016 (Denver-Metro Area)
  • 1.800.894.7730 (Outside Denver-Metro Area)

Phone calls are taken between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mountain time, Monday through Friday, except on state-observed Holidays.
To file for payment on an existing claim, to inquire about the status of a claim, or to obtain information about the Unemployment Insurance claims process call:
  • 303.813.2800 (Denver-Metro Area)
  • 1.888.550.2800 (Toll Free)

This line is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. You must file for payment by 5 p.m. Mountain time, for same-day processing.
For more information about the appeals procedure call Unemployment Insurance Appeals Branch at:
  • 303.318.9299
  • 1.800.405.2338 (Toll Free)


This FREE event is an opportunity for local employers in the hospitality and restaurant industries to meet face-to-face with our skilled workforce to fill current and future openings. Details here and registration form for employers here.

Submit your registration form to workforce.development@denvergov.org.