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Springs unemployment rate remains higher than state

Springs unemployment rate remains higher than state

The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs remains higher than the state average, and has risen during the past month. Unemployment in Colorado Springs is 8.4 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, above the state’s average of 7.1 percent. The latest numbers from the Department of Labor show that the area lost… Continue Reading Springs unemployment rate remains higher than state

Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

Many Colorado residents have been affected this summer by wildfire and drought. The virtual job fair will take place Aug. 2 – 16, at www.connectingcolorado.com. “This online event is targeting people affected by this summer of natural disasters,”  Department of Labor Executive Director Ellen Golombek said in a statement.  “The Black Forest Fire and the Royal… Continue Reading Online job fair to aid fire, drought victims

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El Paso County unemployment spikes in November

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Unemployment in El Paso County continues to surpass that of the rest of the state, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Labor. The unemployment rate in November for El Paso County was 9.4-percent, compared to 8.7-percent for the state as a whole. That’s a spike from an 8.8-percent unemployment rate for… Continue Reading El Paso County unemployment spikes in November

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Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group leaders will travel to the nation’s capital tomorrow to participate in a roundtable discussion aimed at finding treatment solutions to the invisible wounds of war: post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group plans to share new data on the effectiveness of its Peer Navigator… Continue Reading Springs health group to testify about PTSD in Washington

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The economy got what it was looking for in April: A burst of hiring that added a net 290,000 jobs, the biggest monthly total in four years. The improving picture drew so many more people into the labor force in search of employment that the jobless rate rose to 9.9 percent. The hiring last month… Continue Reading Jobs up 290,000; jobless rate rises to 9.9 percent

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