Tue February 26, 2013

Colorado Revised Employment Stronger in 2012

US Unemployment Offices

State labor officials are revising the way they calculate payroll job figures, using a method they hope will paint a more accurate picture of the employment situation in Colorado.

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Thu February 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Fell By 27,000 Last Week

The number of people filing first-time clams for unemployment insurance fell by 27,000 last week, to 341,000 from 368,000 the week before.

The Employment and Training Administration also reports that the "4-week moving average was 352,500, an increase of 1,500." That average, in theory, gives a better picture of the trend.

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Thu February 7, 2013
The Two-Way

366,000 New Claims For Jobless Benefits, Down Only Slightly

There were 366,000 first-time clams for unemployment insurance last week, down just 5,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reports.

Of note: that number from the previous week — 371,000 — is an upward revision. A week ago, the agency estimated there had been 368,000 claims over that period.

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Fri January 18, 2013

Colorado Unemployment Rate Continues Sluggish Decline

Job growth, 2008 - present
Colorado Dept of Labor and Employment

Colorado’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in December, ticking down from 7.7 to 7.6 percent. At the same time, officials with the state Department of Labor and Employment say Colorado lost 2,500 private sector jobs.

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Mon January 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Flash Mob Brings Some Sunshine Into Spanish Unemployment Office

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 2:00 pm

A woman sings "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles in an unemployment office in Spain as part of a flash mob organized to cheer up those waiting in the office to find work.

Amid a harsh winter of austerity in Madrid, some Spanish musicians have been plotting to brighten the day of job seekers.

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