employment

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The bad news? Colorado unemployment claims rose again last week. The good news? The pace is slowing.

The silver lining: For four straight weeks there have been gradual declines in regular unemployment claims in Colorado

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Another 79,000 Coloradans filed for unemployment last week, bringing coronavirus total to more than 350,000

The new numbers indicate that Coloradans have been losing their jobs at a fairly steady clip over the past five weeks with no signs of the damage leveling out or slowing down.

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Colorado unemployment claims slowed last week, but are still far outpacing Great Recession levels

46,065 out-of-work people made claims, down 25% from the week before. The numbers will rise next week, when “gig workers” become able to file for help.

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Here’s where the jobs are in Colorado as unemployment surges during coronavirus’ economic meltdown

Thousands of new jobs available in Colorado in the past week could help offset expenses for laid-off workers or move to a new career

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Thousands of seasonal workers told to leave their housing as Vail Resorts ends ski season early

Vail Resort employs 55,000 workers and houses many of them near its resorts in Colorado, Utah, California, British Columbia, New England and across the Midwest

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With Jared Polis’ blessing, Colorado lawmakers will try again to let state employees collectively bargain

Democrats have been trying for years to pass a bill to allow state employees to negotiate higher wages but have faced blowback from Republicans