How Coloradans who lost their jobs to COVID are resetting their lives

January 12, 2022
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment offices in downtown Denver.

When the pandemic arrived in Colorado almost two years ago, it brought on a tidal wave of layoffs -- more than 370,000 Coloradans lost their jobs when the state locked down. For several months, the unemployment rate was at historic highs. Back then, CPR’s Andrew Kenney spent a lot of time talking with people caught in that unemployment crisis. He checked back recently to see where they are now.