by Matt Thomas
Here in Colorado, the unemployment rate at the end of February 2020 was 2.5%. Last week alone, 105,000 Coloradoans filed for unemployment. In one week the unemployment claims eclipsed the total claims filed here in 2019. Roughly 22 million people have filed for unemployment in the last four weeks across the country. By the end of April, some economists believe unemployment will reach 20%. Others have stated on record that up to 50 million jobs are at risk because of covid-19 related fallout. That’s one-third of our workforce here in the states. Woof.