Unemployment claims in Colorado continue to drop; more than 500,000 have sought aid since coronavirus began

There were 12,149 unemployment claims filed last week by people traditionally eligible for jobless benefits, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

The Fox Theater in Montrose is closed as life in Colorado shuts down in response to the new coronavirus.
The Fox Theater in Montrose is closed as life in Colorado shuts down in response to the new coronavirus. (William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The number of people filing for unemployment in Colorado dropped last week for a seventh straight week, continuing a trend that began in late April as businesses began reopening after the height of the state’s coronavirus crisis.

There were 12,149 unemployment claims filed last week by people traditionally eligible for jobless benefits, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. That was down from 15,603 claims submitted the week before.

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