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Job-seekers find help in personality test

Job-seekers find help in personality test

Paula Walker looks forward to switching careers. After a career in property management, sales and customer service, she’s ready for a change. “It’s so stressful,” Walker said of property management. “My doctor said I needed to do something different.” After being away from work to care for her health, she said, “it’s time to get… Continue Reading Job-seekers find help in personality test

Youth labor force increases

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Youth labor force increases

From April to July 2014, the number of employed youth 16 to 24 years old increased by 2.1 million to 20.1 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. This year, 51.9 percent of young people were employed in July, up from 50.7 percent a year earlier. The month of July typically is the… Continue Reading Youth labor force increases

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Consumer Price Index increases slightly

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Consumer Price Index increases slightly

Seasonally adjusted, the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers in the nation increased 0.4 percent in may after rising 0.3 percent in April, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the past 12 month, the all-items index increased 2.1 percent before seasonal adjustment. The seasonally adjusted increase in the… Continue Reading Consumer Price Index increases slightly

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State personal income growth slowed

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State personal income growth slowed

Average state personal income growth slowed to 2.6 percent in 2013 from 4.2 percent in 2012, according to estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. State personal income growth ranged from 1.5 percent in West Virginia to 7.6 percent in North Dakota, with every state growing more slowly in 2013 than in… Continue Reading State personal income growth slowed

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Across the nation, unemployment rates were lower in August than the prior year in 311 of 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 47 areas, and unchanged in 14 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday. Although 28 metropolitan statistical areas had jobless rates of at least 10 percent, 41 had rates of less than 5 percent–and 288… Continue Reading BLS shows unemployment largely declining across nation, state

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Prices in the western region of the United States dropped slightly in November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The consumer price index dropped .2 percent last month, influenced by lower prices for electricity and gasoline. During the last 12 months, the consumer price index rose 3.2 percent. Energy prices jumped 13.4 percent,… Continue Reading Consumer Price Index drops slightly during November

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Colorado businesses lay off 1,235

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Colorado businesses laid off 1,235 people in the third quarter of 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Low demand for business was the biggest reason for the layoffs. Across the country, there were more than 184,000 people let go from their jobs, fewer than this time last year. Layoffs due to completion of… Continue Reading Colorado businesses lay off 1,235

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Area prices were down for the month, but up nearly 3.1 percent over a year ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The June decrease was influenced by lower gas prices, but the consumer price index for the Western region advanced over the same time last year, said regional commission Stanley W. Suchman. Energy… Continue Reading Consumer index shows year-over-year increase

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Wages, employment up in Colorado counties

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Employment rose in all nine large counties in Colorado for the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. El Paso County’s employment growth was an anemic .5 percent, far below the national average and lower than Arapahoe, Boulder and Denver Counties. It was ranked 173rd in the nation. The average… Continue Reading Wages, employment up in Colorado counties

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Nationally, employee costs among private industry employers in the United States averaged $28.10 an hour in 2009– with 70 percent of those costs coming from actual wages and nearly 30 percent for benefits, according to newly released information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the West, wages and salaries averaged $21.28 and accounted… Continue Reading Average compensation in the West: $29.95 per hour

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