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What’s Working: Colorado has some of the lowest high gas prices in the U.S.

Wages are up 10% and the state’s unemployment rate fell to 3.6%. Plus: How McDonald’s plans to fill nearly 6,000 openings statewide, who’s hiring and more!

Economy

Colorado has recovered 98% of jobs lost in pandemic, as unemployment rate drops to 4.1%

Revisions to labor data also show the state was doing better than previously thought, as the state's unemployment rate is close to the nation's.

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado was tied for nation’s 4th highest rate of job quitters in September

The new JOLTS data is out and the state’s numbers are all over the place. Plus: It’s Small Business Saturday, older workers' resources and more.

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado’s job recovery rate is the nation’s 10th fastest. So why is our jobless rate the 15th highest?

Colorado’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% in October, which ranks 15th highest in the nation. Meanwhile, the U.S. average is 4.6%.

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado tops labor lists — even for restaurant workers

Restaurants say hiring has improved, with 84% reporting hiring challenges now compared to 91%. So, not much. Plus: COVID-19 deaths by education level, marital status and more.

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado is in economically better shape than most states, but still down 77,900 jobs from before COVID

Plus: State’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6%, Colorado quits more than the rest of the U.S. and where the missing workers went.

Economy

What’s Working: 24,000 unemployed Coloradans must pay back pandemic jobless benefits

Plus: More people are returning to work as the state’s unemployment rate drops to 5.9%. But what happened to all the workers?

Economy

Dip in Colorado unemployment rate triggers loss of federal benefits, just as new restrictions hit workers

The federal State Extended Benefits program provided 13 extra weeks of unemployment benefits. That now ends four weeks early on Nov. 28, after an improved state unemployment rate.

Business

What’s Working: Minimum wage going to $12.32, plus how new COVID restrictions (and fraud?) has doubled unemployment

Plus: New rules for equal pay, sick days, a chart on Colorado’s top-growing industry sectors and more!

Business

Colorado has paid out more than $2 billion in unemployment benefits since March

More than 540,000 people -- or more than one in six Colorado workers -- have filed for unemployment in Colorado since the coronavirus crisis began

Business