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According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate among veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan is 11.2 percent. During the same time period, the jobless rate for non-veterans of the same age group was 8.8 percent. In all fairness, there is a margin of error for the veteran demographic that… Continue Reading The veteran unemployment crisis

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The state Department of Labor and Employment said Coloradoans receiving unemployment benefits now qualify for up to 13 additional weeks of payments. The news comes after Colorado narrowly missed the extension criteria during the last review a few weeks ago. To qualify for an extension, states must reach a total three-month average unemployment rate greater… Continue Reading Colorado qualifies for extended unemployment benefits

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WASHINGTON (AP) – For a 10th straight week, the number of people who are continuing to claim jobless benefits increased, fresh evidence that the labor market remains weak despite other hopeful signs that the recession may have bottomed out. New claims for unemployment benefits last week rose to a seasonally adjusted 652,000 from the previous… Continue Reading Jobless claims rise for 10th straight week – recession’s bottom nowhere to be found

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The list of states eligible for an extension of emergency unemployment benefits was released today – and Colorado did not make the cut. To qualify for the extension the state’s unemployment needed to average 6 percent for the three-month period between November and January. Colorado’s unemployment averaged 5.9 percent during that time. “We couldn’t believe… Continue Reading Colo. misses unemployment extension by two-tenths of 1 percent

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