U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.kunc.org en 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 In Regaining Jobs Lost To Recession, Colorado Was Ahead Of The U.S. http://www.kunc.org/post/regaining-jobs-lost-recession-colorado-was-ahead-us <p>The United States has finally regained the jobs it lost in the 2007 recession, according to numbers out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.</p><p>Colorado’s recovery has been a little quicker; economists say the state regained its lost jobs by December 2013 – seven months ahead of the nation. But the comeback doesn’t mean all areas of the state are recovering evenly, or that those who lost their jobs have them back. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:48:42 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 57455 at http://www.kunc.org In Regaining Jobs Lost To Recession, Colorado Was Ahead Of The U.S. 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 Jobless Rate Ticks Up, But Job Growth Is Better Than Expected http://www.kunc.org/post/jobless-rate-ticks-job-growth-better-expected <h6><strong>This post has been updated.</strong></h6><p>The nation's unemployment rate edged up to 6.7 percent in February from 6.6 percent the month before, but employers added more jobs than expected, <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm" target="_blank">the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday</a>.<p>According to BLS, the number of jobs on public and private payrolls grew by 175,000 last month — about 25,000 more than economists had expected.<p>That employment figure, not the jobless rate, is typically what economists focus more attention on after each month's data are Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:50:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 54499 at http://www.kunc.org Jobless Rate Ticks Up, But Job Growth Is Better Than Expected