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2 years 7 months ago

50 percent of grads unemployed

WASHINGTON (AP) - An analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press shows highly uneven prospects for holders of bachelor's degrees. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge. Young adults...

2 years 8 months ago

Colorado unemployment rate drops

The jobless rate in Colorado dropped in January slightly to 7.8 percent. Employers in Colorado added 19,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,284,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 22,500 and government decreased 3,000. The...

3 years 1 month ago

Help for unemployed looking for work

WASHINGTON (AP) - Out of work Americans could get help from a provision in President Barack Obama's jobs bill which would ban companies with 15 or more employees from refusing to consider hiring someone who is unemployed. The measure also applies to employment agencies and would prohibit want ads...

3 years 7 months ago

Procrastination may pay for some unemployed

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says it miscalculated the income figures on tax forms mailed to around 12,000 people receiving unemployment benefits in our state. The difference is net gain of about $300 for each person. Spokeswoman Cher Haavind says the error came up as a result...

3 years 9 months ago

Unemployed and having trouble getting help

"We're late on a lot of bills, says Brandon Pelton. "It's getting scary." Since Pelton was medically discharged from the Army last year, finding work has been harder than he ever thought. He's filed for unemployment insurance from the state, but waited for issues with Veterans Affairs to be...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Help for the unemployed in Fountain

A new workforce center to help the unemployed find work has opened in Fountain. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center opened the office at the Fortman Community Center in Fountain. Users can access many of the services available at the main office: job search assistance, labor market information, employment workshops,...

4 years 1 month ago

2 Americans win Nobel Prize for Economics

Two Americans and a British-Cypriot economist won the 2010 Nobel economics prize Monday for developing a theory that helps explain why many people can remain unemployed despite a large number of job vacancies. Federal Reserve board nominee Peter Diamond was honored along with Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides with...

4 years 8 months ago

Senate poised to approve jobs bill

The Senate is taking up a temporary tax break for companies that hire unemployed workers. The legislation contains about $18 billion in tax breaks and a $20 billion infusion of cash into highway and transit programs. It would exempt businesses hiring the unemployed from the 6.2 percent Social Security...

4 years 9 months ago

New jobless claims last week: 473,000

The number of newly laid-off workers filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly surged last week after having fallen sharply in the previous week. The gain dampened hopes about how quickly the labor market may improve this year. The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time claims for unemployment benefits...

4 years 9 months ago

Unemployed Coloradans get wrong tax forms

Colorado labor officials are scrambling to reassure nearly 2,000 people who received tax forms printed with the wrong name. The state says a computer glitch caused it to send erroneous 1099G forms that listed the wrong names but correct Social Security numbers. The error alarmed recipients but caused no...

4 years 10 months ago

New jobless claims rise more than expected: 440,000

The number of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose last week as jobs remain scarce amid a sluggish economic recovery. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment insurance rose by 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 444,000. Wall Street economists polled by Thomson Reuters expected an increase of only...

5 years 17 hours ago

United Way announces help for unemployed

The United Way of Pueblo County has doubled it's pot of money to help the recently unemployed. The board of trustees announced Tuesday that it had received a $30,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, raising their total matching funds for the 2009 campaign to $60,000. The...

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