Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 12:28 pm
An estimated 7 million people have been shut out at 12 of the busiest and biggest U.S. national parks, costing parks and nearby communities about $76 million in lost visitor spending for each day the partial government shutdown drags on.
As the partial government shutdown enters its second week, Colorado’s economy is starting to feel the loss of federal wages.
There were 308,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed last week, up 1,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reported Thursday morning.
That means claims continue to run at a relatively low rate that until recent weeks hadn't been seen since the spring of 2007 — six months before the start of the 2007-09 recession.
Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 11:46 am
Private employers added 166,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, a modest gain after slightly less growth the month before, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.
Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 7:53 am
The two latest economic indicators both point to modest, steady-as-she-goes growth:
-- Gross domestic product grew at a moderate 2.5 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says. That's exactly what the agency reported the last time it estimated growth for the April-June quarter.