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2 years 3 weeks ago

Unemployment rate high in Pueblo

As of December, national unemployment was at 7.7%. Colorado's is roughly the same at 7.6%. But Pueblo's is much higher at 11.3%. "Clearly the numbers are higher than we would like," said Jack Rink, PEDCO President and CEO. But change is ahead. "We obviously would like to...

2 years 4 months ago

Colorado unemployment rate dips below 8 percent

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's unemployment rate decreased to 7.9 percent in October, down one-tenths of a percentage point from September's unemployment rate of 8.0 percent. Colorado matched the national unemployment rate of 7.9 percent last month. Colorado's unemployment rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from October of 2011,...

4 years 6 months ago

US unemployment claims last week: 465,000

The tally of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose last week after four weeks of flat or declining figures. The Labor Department says initial claims for jobless aid rose by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 465,000. Many economists had expected a flat reading or a small drop. ...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Unemployment soars in Southern Colorado

The unemployment rate soared in January in El Paso and Pueblo counties, according to figures released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Labor. El Paso County has an unemployment rate of 8.9-percent, while Pueblo County's is 9.5-percent. The figures are not seasonally adjusted, so a spike from December...

5 years 3 months ago

New jobless claims post increase

The number of newly laid off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits rose last week as the recovery of the nation's battered labor market proceeds in fits and starts. The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of new jobless claims rose to 480,000 last week, up 7,000 from the...

5 years 4 months ago

Slight decline in Colorado October unemployment

Colorado unemployment continues to decline with the latest figures showing the seasonally adjusted rate for October at 6.9 percent. That's a slight decline from September, when the rate was at 7 percent. It was 7.3 percent in August. Colorado's unemployment rate last October was 5.3 percent. The figures released Friday...

5 years 4 months ago

Unemployment rate hits 10.2 percent

The unemployment rate has surpassed 10 percent for the first time since 1983 - and is likely to go higher. Nearly 16 million people can't find jobs even though the worst recession since the Great Depression has apparently ended. The Labor Department says the economy shed a net total of...

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