Economy 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 U.S. Added 288,000 Jobs In June, Labor Department Says http://www.kunc.org/post/us-added-288000-jobs-june-labor-dept-says Analysts' expectations of continued growth in the jobs report for June were surpassed by federal data issued this morning, as the Labor Department says U.S. employers added 288,000 jobs last month. The government released the numbers one day early because of the July 4 holiday.<p><strong>Update at 8:35 a.m. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:38:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 58535 at http://www.kunc.org 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 One Point Of Contention In The Colorado Gov's Race? The Economy http://www.kunc.org/post/one-point-contention-colorado-govs-race-economy <p>Colorado’s economy and job growth are already shaping up to play a central role in the November gubernatorial race. Both candidates are using their own figures to assess how the state is faring as it recovers from the recession.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:36:53 +0000 Bente Birkeland 58299 at http://www.kunc.org One Point Of Contention In The Colorado Gov's Race? The Economy For Small Business Friendliness, Fort Collins Tops Denver http://www.kunc.org/post/small-business-friendliness-fort-collins-tops-denver <p>Fort Collins and the rest of the Front Range are no strangers to ranking high in economic development. A new survey places the city as the second highest in the nation when it comes to hiring new workers. Colorado Springs also received high rankings, but Denver’s reputation is faltering.</p><p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Dan Greenwood 57746 at http://www.kunc.org For Small Business Friendliness, Fort Collins Tops Denver