State figures show Colorado exports to other countries fell nearly 25 percent last year during a global recession. The state's director of international trade, Pam Reichert, says exports fell from about $7.7 billion in 2008 to about $5.8 billion last year.
Jim Reis of the World Trade Center in... more »
Grand Junction has a national title it doesn't want. The town led the nation with job losses last year according to federal labor officials.
The U.S. Department of Labor reported Tuesday that Grand Junction had the largest percentage drop in jobs for any metropolitan area. The number of jobs... more »
University of Colorado economists expect the state to start gaining jobs again in the second half of next year, but they still predict Colorado will lose 3,200 jobs overall in 2010. Nevertheless, CU economist Richard Wobbekind says it's a sign the Colorado economy will stabilize next year after losing about... more »
The number of new claims for jobless benefits last week fell to the lowest level since early January, as employers cut fewer workers. The Labor Department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped last week to a seasonally adjusted 521,000, from the previous week's upwardly revised total of 554,000. That's... more »
When Chris Carter lost his job in February, his family lost their primary source of income and the health insurance policy that covered their medical needs. As a father of 5, Carter and his wife Stefani knew it would be difficult to afford even routine doctors visits for his kids.... more »
Republicans are blaming the nation's rising unemployment rate on Democratic policies. In the GOP's weekly address, Rep. Candice Miller of Michigan says the $789 billion economic stimulus package backed by President Barack Obama has fallen far short of its goals. She's also criticizing a House-passed energy bill that would set... more »
Sally Ly feels like she did everything right.
The 29-year-old went to college at University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., living frugally and using student loans that she figured would more than pay for themselves down the road.
Two years ago, Ly decided to leave the private... more »