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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

What’s Working: Diversity tools to get past Denver’s $45,000 “scrape-by” wage

Plus: Colorado had one of the largest declines in job openings nationwide, but even as the state’s job economy has recovered, we’re not back to normal yet

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado gets closer to pre-pandemic economy as jobless rate falls to 3.7%

Plus: Lots of talk about rising inflation this week, as the Denver-area rate hit 9.1%. But what does that really mean?

Business

What’s Working: Colorado program is looking for a few good older workers

Data shows moms and women 65 and over are heading back to work. Plus: State apprenticeship grants update, more workers unionize and more.

Business

What’s Working: Colorado business leaders lose optimism about economy — but 55% expect to raise wages anyway

See the results from the latest CU business school survey. Plus: Colorado hotel workers reach a new high with a 10% quit rate, a case for offering more employee perks and a real life job fair.

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado is offering up to $50,000 to tap into an old-timey resource — apprenticeships

Plus: $50 million in workers-comp refunds on the way, Colorado's 4.1% unemployment rate for February, 102% pandemic job recovery and more!

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado didn’t hit a record-high labor force in 2021 after all

Ongoing revisions to economic data changed some of the trends we thought were happening in the state last year. Plus: Colorado’s job churn declines as wages rise.

Economy

What’s Working: Women in construction — where gender pay equity is 94.3%

The male-dominated construction industry is short 650,000 workers — it needs women. Plus: Job paths for those with disabilities, Coors janitors unionize and more!

Business

What’s Working: Follow the money to find where more Colorado jobs are

Colorado had a record year for venture capital investments, at more than $6 billion. Plus: unemployment fraud arrests, Target’s $24 hourly wage, another Starbucks unionizing and more.

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado’s missing workers may just be disengaged

Colorado makes revisions and has now recovered 95.3% of jobs lost in the pandemic. Plus: Colorado labor department sticks with the controversial IDme verification service.

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado had the nation’s top layoff rate in December, but fewer people quit their jobs

The latest JOLTS report continued to put Colorado at the top of some charts. Plus, remote work updates, more than 120,000 job openings and more.

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado’s inflation rate is higher than the nation’s

Higher wages do play a part in rising inflation. Plus: Lower-wage workers see biggest pay-rate increases, 1099-Gs for the unemployed and more.

Economy

What’s Working: Where Colorado’s COVID economic recovery is better and worse than the rest of the country

Here’s a brag: Colorado’s inflation rate is lower than the nation’s for the first time in nine years. Plus: Small business pessimism, worker hours in decline and more.

Economy

What’s Working: Rising rents and other costs outpace wage gains in Colorado

Plus: Union membership has been in decline but after a successful King Soopers strike, others in the service industry are organizing, including two Denver-area Starbucks.

Economy

What’s Working: Colorado has recovered 89% of jobs lost during COVID-19

Plus: What exactly is a "livable wage" in Colorado, unemployment rate falls to 4.8%, a $3,000 bonus for restaurant apprenticeships and much more!

Business

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’s Working: Who quit their job last year in Colorado

The latest labor data found the U.S. hit a record high for quitters in November. Plus: Business leaders are optimistic, job resources and more.

Economy

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

What’s Working: Colorado Springs is the only metro area that has recovered all jobs lost in the pandemic

Statewide, 85.7% of the jobs lost during COVID are back. Plus: Wages are up, unemployment rate falls again and another look at the true unemployed.

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.

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