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Colorado Recovery Not Equal

Apr 21, 2015
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The latest Colorado jobs report shows some communities across the state still struggle with high unemployment. 

State economists say for the past four months, Colorado’s unemployment rate has stayed at 4.2 percent. That figure is still below the national unemployment rate of 5.5 percent.

Alexandra Hall is chief economist for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. 

"The labor force in Colorado is continuing to grow and the number of people employed are continuing to grow," Hall says.  

Colorado's Unemployment Rate Drops In November

Dec 22, 2014
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On Friday the state released its employment outlook for November.

Colorado's unemployment rate continues to drop. In October it was 4.3 percent and has moved down to 4.1 percent. The last time it was this low was in January of 2008. 

KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke to Joe Winter, a senior economist with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, about the report and what the economy might look like in 2015. 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Dec 8, 2014

  Newscast

  • Town of Paonia faces cuts, layoffs
  • North Fork leaders discuss economic future, collaboration
  • WPX energy pays millions owed to mineral owners
  • Gov. Hickenlooper addresses long term unemployed
  • Tourism grants hope to boost the Western Slope

Colorado Unemployment Continues To Fall

Jul 18, 2014
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Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining & Safety

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in June. It's below the national average of 6.1 percent. 

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said the last time the state's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent or lower was October 2008 when the rate was 5.3 percent. 

Nonfarm payroll jobs increased by over 3,000 from May to June to 2,446,800 jobs, according to the department. Colorado has seen 32 consecutive months of payroll job gains. 

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls, Colorado's Still Lower

Jul 3, 2014

The U.S. unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since September 2008. 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

  Newscast

  • Unemployment drops

  • Ouray declares economic disaster

  • Final part in series on cost of ignoring mental illness

Colorado Unemployment Falls To 6%, Lowest Since Nov. 2008

May 16, 2014
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Unemployment continues to drop in Colorado. 

The state’s unemployment rate is at its lowest point in about five in a half years, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The unemployment rate for April was 6 percent. The last time is was 6 percent or lower was November 2008 when the rate was 5.7 percent. 

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  • Colorado Job Growth Better than Last Year
  • Governor’s Tourism Conference to be held in Telluride and Mountain Village
  • San Miguel County Removed from Lawsuit Against Proposed Uranium Mill
  • Moving Millet from the Bird Feeder to the Dinner Plate

Headlines:

  • Southern Colorado groups represent at Inaugural Parade
  • Vision Schools in Delta County seek charter status
  • iSeeChange update, Almanac launch party is tonight
  • Reporters preview upcoming Legislature actions
  • Unemployment level in Colorado sees small drop, US rate stays same