Unemployment http://www.kunc.org en Unemployment Levels Continue To Decline In Colorado http://www.kunc.org/post/unemployment-levels-continue-decline-colorado <p>June 2014 marks yet another gain in job growth and a steadily decreasing unemployment rate for Colorado. These gains can be thanked largely on the public sector, although private sector jobs are on the rise as well. &nbsp;</p><p>The state comes out ahead compared to the national average with several northern Front Range counties faring significantly better than the rest of the state.</p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:06:20 +0000 Dan Greenwood 58931 at http://www.kunc.org Unemployment Levels Continue To Decline In Colorado Weld County Wages Low For State, But Growing Fast http://www.kunc.org/post/weld-county-wages-low-state-growing-fast <p>Weld County had the largest increase in employment in the country in 2013. But compared to the rest of Front Range, <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26063068/jobs-up-weld-county-but-wages-among-lowesthttp:/www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26063068/jobs-up-weld-county-but-wages-among-lowest">its wages are relatively low</a>.</p><p>That difference is quickly changing though, as the impacts of the energy boom continue to trickle through the region's economy.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:43:23 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58489 at http://www.kunc.org Weld County Wages Low For State, But Growing Fast Job Gains In Colorado Highest Since 2011 http://www.kunc.org/post/job-gains-colorado-highest-2011 <p>Colorado added nearly 14,000 payroll jobs in April, marking the largest spike of monthly employment since 2011. It’s not just job availability either, Coloradans are working less and getting paid more, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.</p><p> Sat, 17 May 2014 15:12:56 +0000 Dan Greenwood 56605 at http://www.kunc.org Job Gains In Colorado Highest Since 2011 Colorado Employment Continues Charting A Strong Course http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-employment-continues-charting-strong-course <p>In another sign of the state’s slow but sustained economic recovery, Colorado added 3,300 jobs in March.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:44:20 +0000 Erin OToole 55551 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Employment Continues Charting A Strong Course Life Without Jobless Benefits: Watching, Searching And Praying http://www.kunc.org/post/life-without-jobless-benefits-watching-searching-and-praying There's a small frame hanging on the wall near the computer Josie Maisano uses to search for work. Inside there's a picture of her at this year's State of the Union address and a blue ribbon that Democrats wore that night to highlight the plight of people like Maisano, whose unemployment benefits stopped at the end of December.<p>"Oh, my God. It was just a once-in-a-lifetime experience," says Maisano. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 55199 at http://www.kunc.org Life Without Jobless Benefits: Watching, Searching And Praying