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For most people, 2020 was a difficult year, whether it was health-related due to the pandemic or economic as many people lost their jobs due to the pandemic and uncertainty. So for many people, 2021 is a fresh start and that includes a new unemployment benefit system here in the state of Colorado.

According to KKCO, the new unemployment benefit system is called MyUI+ and will offer all services online. But, with these changes taking place so quickly any Colorado citizens that are applying for benefits need to do so as quickly as possible. The deadline for all applications is noon on Tuesday, January 5th. At that point, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will transition to their new system.

November of 2020 showed an unemployment percentage in Colorado at 6.4%, just under the U.S. average of 6.7%.

If you are going to take advantage of this new unemployment benefit system you will need to register your email address to make sure you stay in the know with developments as this new program continues to be implemented.

This video was created to help citizens understand more about the new benefits system that is going into effect over the next few weeks. Fingers crossed it is an easy transition for all of those involved, as applying for benefits means you've already dealt with job loss.

Remember if you have any questions or concerns regarding this new system don't hesitate to reach out to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment by clicking here.

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