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Information Technology jobs continue to be among the hottest career fields in the state and in the Springs. People who love creating software, managing information systems and keeping hackers away from invading computer systems, have one of the lowest unemployment rates of any profession, said a local high tech jobs expert. “It’s definitely a growing… Continue Reading IT job market is tops with high pay, low unemployment

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The travel industry accounted for 7 percent of the 1.6 million jobs created during the past 12 months, the U.S Travel Association reports. “Over the last year, the travel industry expanded its employment base by 119,000 – doubling the jobs created by construction and real estate industries combined,” said David Huether, senior vice president of… Continue Reading Travel industry added jobs in 2011, has good December

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Unemployment drops to 8 percent in Colorado

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The unemployment rate in Colorado dropped to 8 percent from October to November, according to the Department of Labor and Employment. The number of people actively participating in the labor force increased 17,600 to 2.7 million and total employment increased 21,100 to 2.4 million. The national unemployment rate dropped to 8.6 percent for the same… Continue Reading Unemployment drops to 8 percent in Colorado

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Unemployment lowest since March 2009

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Small businesses and startups that were skittish about the economy this summer started hiring in bigger numbers this fall, helping drive the unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two and a half years. The country added 120,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The economy has generated 100,000… Continue Reading Unemployment lowest since March 2009

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Unemployment drops statewide

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Jobs in Colorado increased by8,800 in October to more than 2.2 million, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The unemployment rate decreased by two-tenths of a percent to 8.1 percent. “Some positive trends are beginning to emerge on the Colorado jobs front,” said Ellen Golombek, executive director. “While we still have a… Continue Reading Unemployment drops statewide

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State unemployment rate virtually unchanged

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Colorado’s unemployment level remained virtually unchanged from August to September, only dropping two-tenths of one percent. The state saw its job force decline by 3,900 from August to September, according to figures from the state Division of Labor and Employment. Government added 1,100 payroll jobs, while the private sector lost 5,000. According to the survey,… Continue Reading State unemployment rate virtually unchanged

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Economic growth continues in Mountain States

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The economy in the mountain states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming continues to grow, but that growth has slowed slightly, according to the Business Conditions Index put out by the Goss Institute for Economic Research. For nearly two years, the indicators show growth above neutral. The overall index slipped to 56.8 this month from 57.4… Continue Reading Economic growth continues in Mountain States

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State unemployment rate: unchanged

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Colorado saw no change in the state unemployment rate from June to July of this year, according to figures from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The state added 3,200 nonfarm payroll jobs, for a total of 2.2 million people employed in the state, according to the monthly survey of business establishments. Government jobs… Continue Reading State unemployment rate: unchanged

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Hiring picked up slightly in July and the unemployment rate dipped to 9.1 percent. The modest improvement may quiet fears of another recession, but it wasn’t enough to prevent another losing day on Wall Street. Employers added 117,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday. That’s better than the past two months, which were… Continue Reading Unemployment rate dips, economy adds 117K jobs

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Stocks slumped again Wednesday as worries about the U.S. economy deepen. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 101 points in afternoon trading, putting in on track for its ninth straight day of losses, the longest losing streak since February 1978. The S&P 500 index was headed for its eighth straight loss. Investors are becoming… Continue Reading Dow average is headed for its ninth straight loss

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