Colorado’s Crackdown On Unemployment Fraud Yields New Frustrations

February 8, 2021
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The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment offices in downtown Denver.

The state's efforts to crackdown on unemployment claims fraud are compounding applicants' frustrations. Today we hear from a woman who learned her identity had been stolen just as she filed for unemployment. Another woman's benefits were frozen by a "program integrity hold." CPR's public affairs reporter Andrew Kenney joins in the discussion as the state tries to find solutions.