Fri September 16, 2011

August Sees Slight Uptick in Colorado Unemployment

CO Division of Housing

The U.S. Labor Department says unemployment rates increased in 26 states last month. In spite of job losses, Colorado’s unemployment rate remains unchanged at 8.5%.

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Thu September 15, 2011


Wed September 14, 2011

Colorado's Economic Recovery Varies by Region

Creative Commons

A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that some economies along the Front Range – including Boulder, Ft. Collins and Loveland grew at a faster pace than the 2.5% national average gain.

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Tue September 13, 2011

Census: 2010 Saw Poverty Rate Increase, Income Drop

Originally published on Wed September 14, 2011 1:33 am

The nation's poverty rate rose last year to 15.1 percent, up from 14.3 in 2009, according to a new report from the Census Bureau.
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The nation's poverty rate rose last year to 15.1 percent, the highest level in 17 years, according to new data from the Census Bureau. The agency's latest poverty report, released Tuesday, shows that 46 million people were poor and that the median income dropped last year by more than two percent to about $49,445.

Not unexpectedly, the continued lack of jobs was the main cause.

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Tue September 13, 2011