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More than 7,000 Colorado jobs added in December

More than 7,000 Colorado jobs added in December

The employment picture in the state continues to present interesting trends, including a slightly better unemployment rate than the country but a loss of government jobs. Employers in Colorado added 7,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January and the state’s unemployment rate improved, now slightly better than the national rate, according to data released… Continue Reading More than 7,000 Colorado jobs added in December

Travel industry leading in job growth

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The travel industry is cruising into economic recovery, creating jobs 16 percent faster than other sectors, the U.S. Travel Association reports. The Bureau of Labor Statistics October report shows unemployment at 7.9 percent and that the economy added 171,000 jobs last month. Of those jobs added, 6,000 were travel jobs. David Huether, senior vice president… Continue Reading Travel industry leading in job growth

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US unemployment claims fell last week to 382,000

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  The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell only slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 382,000. The level suggests hiring remains weak. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications declined by 3,000 from the previous week, which was revised up. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose for the fifth straight week… Continue Reading US unemployment claims fell last week to 382,000

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Springs unemployment rate unchanged in July

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Colorado Springs unemployment figures remained unchanged in July, according to preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The area’s unemployment rate is 9.8 percent, higher than the state’s average of 8.3 percent. Colorado’s unemployment rate went up .1 percent in July from  the previous month. The state’s labor department said the increase… Continue Reading Springs unemployment rate unchanged in July

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The U.S. travel industry has created jobs 26 percent faster than the rest of the economy, one travel industry economist said. The Labor Department reported recently that the economy added 80,000 new jobs in June, slightly up from the 77,000 it reported in May. And, unemployment has remained at 8.2 percent for a second consecutive… Continue Reading U.S. travel industry adding jobs faster than other sectors

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People who are unemployed because of a wildfire evacuation or because their workplaces are affected might be eligible for unemployment benefits, said the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. People can file unemployment claims online at www.colorado.gov/cdle. Evacuated people might be eligible if their unemployment resulted from physical damage or destruction of a workplace, or… Continue Reading Fire victims now eligible for unemployment benefits

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State unemployment rate holds steady

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Colorado employers added 2,600 jobs from February to March, bringing the total number of jobs to 2.29 million. All the new jobs were in the private sector, according to information from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged over the month at 7.8 percent.… Continue Reading State unemployment rate holds steady

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Unemployment rates fall in 29 states

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Unemployment rates fell last month in most U.S. states, including in some hit hardest during the recession. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates declined in 29 states and rose in 8. Rates were unchanged in 13 states and Washington, D.C. The improvement was broader last month: rates fell in 45 states in January.… Continue Reading Unemployment rates fall in 29 states

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The Colorado unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percent from January 2011 to January 2012 to 7.8 percent, according to the Colorado Bureau of Labor and Employment. The national unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of one percent to 8.3 percent. The largest monthly private sector job gains were in construction, professional and business services, leisure and… Continue Reading State unemployment rate dropped slightly last year

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Colorado Springs had an unemployment rate of 9 percent in December, according to the latest figures from the Division of Labor and Employment. The number is up from 8.7 percent in November, but is lower than the 9.4 percent unemployment rate in December 2010. Statewide, unemployment decreased one-tenth of a percent to 7.9 percent. The… Continue Reading Unemployment down in Springs – but still higher than state, nation

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