The number of Coloradans receiving unemployment benefits continues to decline as, presumably, people return to work.
That doesn’t mean unemployment woes have vanished. Gaining steam in my inbox this week were people who said they were notified they had been paid too much and now must return money to the state. (More on overpayments below.)
Approximately 209,232 people made a continued claim for the week ending April 10, down from 218,508 the week before. The state Department of Labor and Employment credited the decline to ID.me, the technology that everyone on unemployment must use to verify their identity before getting paid.
Silly me. I assumed the decline was due to the logjam created as users tried to get their IDs verified so they went unpaid. But no.
“Contrary to what’s being portrayed publicly, we believe the decrease ……