This week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced more than $9 million in job training grants for veterans, including those in Colorado. The money comes at a time when Afghanistan and Iraq veterans are struggling to find work.
The hiring of seasonal jobs helped pushed down unemployment rates in more than 90% of the nation’s largest cities last month. But the numbers are somewhat mixed in Colorado.
Unemployment rates fell in more than 80% of the nation’s largest metro areas last month. But the news is still mixed in Colorado.
Part of an ongoing series
The Labor Department reported on Wednesday that first-time claims for unemployment benefits jumped by 27,000 last week. That's a setback for a labor market that has been improving in recent months.
Annica Trotter's job search has been filled with stressful moments.
In February, Trotter, 25, had been out of work for more than three months when she missed a phone call from a potential employer — an HR person at a security company.