Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 8:25 am
There were 370,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed last week, the same number as during the week before, according to the Employment and Training Administration.
So, after a spike to a range around 390,000 per week in April, claims have slowed again to a pace that's roughly the lowest since the spring of 2008.
September is workforce development month in Colorado. The focus of the program this year is on helping businesses in the state start up or expand.
Labor officials say Colorado employers added more than 3,000 net jobs last month. But the gains still weren’t enough to change the state’s unemployment rate.