Up to 26,000 unemployed Colorado residents face more economic hardship this month if Congress does not vote to extend federal jobless benefits into 2014.
Thanks to a $4.6 million federal grant, Colorado is launching a program to hire temporary workers to provide cleanup and recovery work following September’s devastating floods.
State labor officials have announced two efforts to help employers impacted by September’s historic floods.
Colorado’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in April. That’s two tenths of one percentage point lower than March’s rate of 7.1 percent.
Colorado’s unemployment rate fell again in March to the lowest figure since January of 2009. The state’s figure remains well below the national unemployment rate of 7.6 percent.