Colorado unemployment figures have been raised – what a surprise. Now stands at 230,000.

From the Colorado COVID-19 site:

  • Confirmed cases (statewide): 8675 as of 4/16/2020
  • Confirmed deaths (statewide): 374 as of 4/16/2020

Colorado population: 5.7 million

  • 100 X 374 deaths / 5,700,000 = 0.006 % fatality rate
  • 374 deaths / 5,700,000 X 100,000 = 6.6 deaths per 100,000 population
  • 230,000 unemployed / 374 deaths = 615 people out of work for each COVID-19 fatality
  • 100 x 8675 cases / 5,700,000 = 0.015 % infection rate
  • 8675 cases / 5,700,000 X 100,000 = 152 cases per 100,000 population
  • 230,000 unemployed / 8675 cases = 26 people out of work for each COVID-19 case

The “cure” is worse than the disease.