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Unemployment Insurance - File a Claim

IMPORTANT NOTICE from Unemployment Insurance: Because of the high volume of claims, we are asking that you help us help you and our greater community.

If you need to file an unemployment claim and your last name begins with the letter A-M, file a claim on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or after 12 noon on Saturday.

If you need to file an unemployment claim and your last name begins with the letter N-Z, file a claim on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or before 12 noon on Saturday.

Other tips:

  • While filing the claim, click the Save & Finish Later button often, and click File a Claim to return to the last page you saved.
  • File during non-peak hours (evenings after 8 p.m., late nights, early morning). It may improve your experience.
  • You must provide information about the reason you are no longer working for all employers from the last 18 months. If you have a lot of information to include, it is best if you can type up this information before you start, then copy/paste at the appropriate time.
  • Once finished, click Submit one time. When the claim is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation page and number.

We are working to improve the experience and appreciate your patience. The application to file a claim will be unavailable daily from 6 to 8 p.m. for maintenance.

What is Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

Unemployment Road Sign

Unemployment Insurance Benefits provides temporary and partial wage replacement to workers who have become unemployed through no fault of their own. The program is funded by employer paid taxes and provides benefits to those who meet the eligibility requirements of the Colorado Employment Security Act. For more information, visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment website.

What am I expected to do once I file for Unemployment Insurance?
  • You must register with your local Workforce Center in person or online at Connecting Colorado.  Work registration with the Workforce Center is required to receive unemployment benefits.  
  • After your claim has been filed, you will receive various forms in the mail, as well as an unemployment insurance handbook that explains your rights and responsibilities while claiming benefits. 
  • You must keep a detailed record of your work search efforts and be prepared to provide the Unemployment office with this record at any time.  A work-search log that you can use to keep track of your job contacts is available in the claimant handbook; but do not wait for the handbook to begin your search for work.
  • You will be required to make and record at least five (5) job contacts each week.
    • The number of job contacts may be re-negotiated with your local workforce center by participating in approved workforce center activities.

For more information on renegotiating job contacts, please call:

Resource Room Staff:  (970) 400-6731 or (970) 400-6732

What Unemployment Issues can the Workforce Center help me with?

As a separate agency from the Unemployment office, we only have limited access to the Unemployment System. Our office may assist in the following:

  • Requesting a new Personal Identification Number for the CUBS system.

  • Changing phone number and/or mailing address information.

  • Resolving the issue when the Unemployment Office does not recognize your work registration.

Please note that users are able to make these requests and access further information regarding their claim at My UI Claimant website.

Click Here to go to My UI Claimant website and register.

If you are unable to access the My UI Claimant site or need alternative assistance please contact :

Tammy Winter

Phone: (970) 400-6776

Contact Information

Employment Services of Weld County

General Information

Phone: (800) 388-5515

Denver Metro

Phone: (303) 318-9000
Hearing Impaired (TTD)-
Toll Free
Phone: (800) 894-7730
Hearing Impaired (TTD)
Denver Metro
Phone: (303) 318-9016

CUBLine, Automated Payment Filing & General Information

Toll Free
Phone: (888) 550-2800

Denver Metro
Phone: (303) 813-2800

Employer Benefit Inquiries

Phone: (303) 318-9000
Phone: (303) 318-9100