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What’s Working: The King Soopers labor strike isn’t Colorado’s first. Here’s why we’ll probably see more.

If employee labor strikes seem uncommon, they’re not. One site counted 260 in the past year. Plus: Colorado job quitters, pandemic unemployment updates and a $10,000 job bonus!

Business

What will be debated at the Colorado Capitol when the legislature returns next week

Gov. Jared Polis and four state lawmakers joined The Colorado Sun for an event ahead of the 2022 legislative session

Politics and Government

Carman: As 2022 begins, vaccines, EVs and the allure of the cosmos give us much to celebrate

There's some good news looming on COVID-19 vaccines, the spread of electric vehicles and the cosmos, if we care to look for it

Opinion Columns

What’s Working: How Colorado is ensuring companies share how much jobs pay

Two types of paid sick leave are in effect for all companies in 2022, plus King Soopers faces worker strike, unemployment holds and the Stock Show is hiring!

Economy

Colorado needs to refill its now empty unemployment fund. Here’s how that will impact employers, workers. 

Unemployment insurance costs are going up in January but probably far less than expected in an economic recovery that needs $3 billion to restore a depleted trust fund.

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado economists share 2022 forecasts on meat, apartments, video games and more

Colorado's economy is better than last year but full recovery doesn’t mean business will look like it did in 2019. Plus: unemployment fraud updates, wage increases and more.

News

Colorado auditor finds $73 million in “likely fraudulent” unemployment payments, including to dead people

The Colorado Department of Labor, which has confirmed only $30 million in fraudulent payments, said that the additional cases likely will be “determined to be legitimate.”

Politics and Government

What’s Working: Colorado paid $30 million in bogus unemployment claims. It could have been worse.

Plus: Colorado’s new jobless claims now lower than in 2019 average, funding the trust fund and how do you pay back a $1 billion loan?

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

We may never know how many of Colorado’s missing workers died of COVID-19

Plus: New data shows what made Coloradans leave their jobs in recent months, a pandemic unemployment lawsuit has funds for 69,503 Coloradans 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: People are quitting their jobs in record numbers. Here’s what happened in Colorado.

The JOLTS data will soon go local so we take a look at what early data shows about the state’s workforce. Plus: Jobless updates, overpayment appeals and changing wages.

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado’s labor force is missing older adults, parents of young kids and international workers

Plus: Amazon’s work conditions become a target for another Colorado worker lawsuit, unemployment claims drop and other COVID relief.

Economy

Where have Colorado’s workers gone? Some say: “We’re still here. Hire us!”

The labor market continues to get even more complex as employers and workers recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Data shows fewer workers are out there though. So, where did they go?

Economy

What’s Working: Need a job? Tech companies are hiring in Colorado as a pre-pandemic labor crunch continues

When labor’s tight, wages go up and that’s happening in tech. Also: Denver Startup Week begins Monday and there’s a job fair; plus: unemployment updates, personal labor-shortage stories and more.

Economy

What’s Working: The Colorado disconnect continues between employers and the unemployed

Plus: Amazon’s Thornton warehouse is building its own job-training career program, unemployment appeals and small business updates.

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

What’s Working: As Colorado’s labor shortage blame game continues, most unemployed workers are actually back at work

Plus: A busy week at the unemployment office despite federal benefits expiring, who’s hiring and is Amazon really offering to pay for college?

Economy
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