Thanks to the University of Colorado and a strong high-tech sector, Boulder is best in the state. A bit more unexpected, perhaps, is that Greeley is right on Boulder’s heels.
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.
Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems says it will begin hiring hundreds of new employees at three of its four Colorado factories.
Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 10:20 am
The nation's jobless rate ticked down to 7.2 percent in September from 7.3 percent in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.
But just 148,000 were added to public and private payrolls. That's below the 180,000 economists expected. It's yet another sign that job growth remains soft.
There were 308,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed last week, up 1,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reported Thursday morning.
That means claims continue to run at a relatively low rate that until recent weeks hadn't been seen since the spring of 2007 — six months before the start of the 2007-09 recession.