Even with fewer teenagers actively looking for work this summer, unemployment among young people remains at just over 24 percent nationally. And that figure is very similar in Colorado. But one program is working to reverse that trend by offering highly specialized training to help teens compete in the adult job market.
Union protests following the labor battle at the Wisconsin legislature are spilling into other states. In Colorado, union leaders and workers staged a rally Tuesday outside the state capitol where public employee unions protested proposed cuts to their benefits.