Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

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2020 forecast: Colorado is getting older and narrowing the housing gap, but really needs middle-wage jobs

A look at Colorado's past and future for predictions about the state's aging population, how the current construction boom compares to the ’70s and more

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More Colorado workers will get breaks, must make $42,500 salary to be exempt from overtime under draft policy

The proposal represents a major win for Colorado labor groups, who have long been pushing for the changes -- although they didn’t get everything they wanted.

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Teachers in Park County end strike without pay raises or a contract

This marks the end of the longest teacher strike in Colorado in decades and the first in recent years to end without any meaningful concessions from the district

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Colorado’s minimum wage rules don’t apply to farm, construction and other jobs. But that might be changing.

A decades-old rule governing minimum wage means a wide swath of low-income employees don’t qualify for overtime pay, lunch breaks

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A campaign shake-up and wage complaint rattle Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate

Stephany Rose Spaulding is getting national attention -- thanks to Republicans -- but her campaign is running on volunteers and little money

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An army of teen employees is helping fight a Colorado tourist town’s worker shortage

About 75% of the freshman class is at work this summer, and still, shops and restaurants close early or open late due to affordable-housing sparked worker shortage