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1 year 6 months ago

Local job market still lags national trend

COLORADO SPRINGS - Even with the national unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8 percent in December, those who are out of work in Southern Colorado face a more challenging job market. In November, the most recent month available, there were 25,765 people unemployed in El Paso County, or roughly...

2 years 6 months ago

State unemployment rate lower

Colorado's unemployment rate decreased to 7.9 percent in December. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said the number of people actively participating in the labor force increased 12,100 to 2,727,300 and total employment increased 12,300 to 2,511,300 causing the number of unemployed to decline 300. The national...

2 years 7 months ago

Weekend on the GO! December 16 - 18

Parent's Night Out Friday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Recreation Center Colorado Springs $10 a child Free Christmas Concert: "The Gift" Friday 7 p.m. CIVA Charter High School Colorado Springs Free The Return of Christmas Mouse Friday 7 p.m. The Milbo Art Theatre Colorado Springs $10 Wynot...

2 years 7 months ago

Starting the month with a Brrrr

December is off to a snowy, blustery start as a winter snow storm continues to ice over roads, cause accidents and even cancel school. Lewis Palmer School District 38 in Mounment had been on a 2 hour delayed start this morning, when at around 9:45 a.m. administrators decided to cancel...

2 years 8 months ago

Rodeo Star has Pueblo roots

You won't find many professional athletes who string fences on the family farm, but that's the way it is in professional rodeo. There's no draft, no signing bonuses, and the farm system is literally a farm system. "It's not the easiest sport on your body," explains professional bareback rider...

3 years 9 months ago

Baby's due date may foreshadow allergies

Babies born in November or December face a higher risk for food allergies. Experts say that could be because their first three months of development took place in the spring -- when pollen levels are at an annual high. Researchers in Finland studied 6,000 children, and found those whose first...

3 years 11 months ago

Worst unemployment report of the year released

New applications for unemployment insurance reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November, a sign that employers are likely cutting jobs again as the economy slows. The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for jobless benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 500,000, the...

4 years 5 months ago

Trade deficit jumps sharply in December

The government says the trade deficit surged to a larger-than-expected $40.18 billion in December, the biggest imbalance in 12 months. The wider deficit reflected a rebounding economy that is pushing up demand for imports. The Commerce Department said the December deficit was 10.4 percent higher than the November imbalance....

4 years 6 months ago

Economy grows at 5.7 percent pace

The economy grew for a second straight quarter from October through December, posting a 5.7 percent annual rate, the fastest pace since the third quarter of 2003. The Commerce Department report is the strongest evidence to date that the worst recession since the 1930s ended last year, though an...

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