Jobs

10:36am

Wed October 22, 2014
Economy

Front Range Leading Colorado Job Growth In 2014

Colorado Dept. of Labor and Employment

As voters weigh economic issues ahead of the November election, Colorado’s job growth is continuing its steady upward trend. Economists with the Leeds School of Business at CU- Boulder say Colorado ranks fourth in the nation for employment growth.

The state added 14,600 jobs in September, marking the 35th consecutive month of job gains.

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2:05pm

Fri October 17, 2014
Economy

Drop In Unemployment Raises Debate On Optimal Rate

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 4:26 pm

A notice in a store window in New York City announces a retail job opening. Now that unemployment has slipped below 6 percent, there's renewed interest in what the Federal Reserve's target for joblessness should be.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

The U.S. unemployment rate has been falling steadily over the years. Down from the recession peak of 10 percent in 2009, it reached 5.9 percent in September.

That's getting close to what economists call the natural unemployment rate — the normal level of joblessness you'd expect in a healthy economy.

But a lot of economists are asking whether the old rules about full employment still apply.

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8:02am

Thu August 14, 2014

10:08am

Sat July 26, 2014
Jobs

Moderate Economic Growth Predicted For Second Half of 2014

An incline in job growth in Colorado is expected over the next four to six months.
Credit Ben Simo / Flickr - Creative Commons

Based on the number of new business filings in Colorado for the second quarter of 2014, employment numbers are expected to moderately grow through the remainder of the year. The positive forecast isn’t just based on new companies starting up here, but on year-over-year improvements in existing business renewals, trademarks and trade names that indicate more jobs are on the way.

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11:06am

Sat July 19, 2014
Unemployment

Unemployment Levels Continue To Decline In Colorado

Colorado's jobless rate has continuously been lower than the nation.
Credit Colorado Department of Labor and Employment / Bureau of Labor Statistics

June 2014 marks yet another gain in job growth and a steadily decreasing unemployment rate for Colorado. These gains can be thanked largely on the public sector, although private sector jobs are on the rise as well.  

The state comes out ahead compared to the national average with several northern Front Range counties faring significantly better than the rest of the state.

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