Paid leave and a higher unemployment insurance expense, as well as higher minimum wages are among policies that take effect Jan. 1.
What’s Working: Colorado sees decline in labor force but job numbers are still better than U.S.
Unemployment rate drops to 3.5% but state sees decline in workforce. Plus: Are there still good jobs out there? Readers and employers respond.
What’s Working: Waiting for unemployment benefits in Colorado? It may now take up to 16 weeks
More than 8,000 Coloradans have waited seven or more weeks for their jobless benefits. Plus: Rising unemployment, jobs and more!
What’s Working: Thanksgiving meal inflation is higher in Colorado than U.S.
Plus: Unemployment rate increases to 3.6% but troubled tech sector isn’t necessarily to blame, new businesses on the rise, more!
What’s Working: People with a felony record are getting more opportunities from Colorado employers
Workers with a felony in their past could really use Honest Jobs. Plus: Denver’s slowing inflation rate puts it among “least rising” in U.S., fraud updates and more!
What’s Working: Colorado’s job growth isn’t all that’s shrinking. So is its population growth.
The state’s population grew just 0.5% last year, the slowest since 2011. Plus: Twitter job cuts, interest rates and more.
What’s Working: Colorado is expected to follow the U.S. economy’s slight 3rd quarter growth
Despite inflation, job and income growth provided a needed nudge. Plus: The politics of inflation, the state’s VC arm adds its first Black founder-led fund, and more.
What’s Working: What Colorado’s flat 3.4% unemployment rate means
Plus: A $1.6 million contract to revamp the state’s job board, how Boulder’s PopSockets is improving working conditions at factories and more.
Colorado housing prices would have to drop 32% to match the “affordability” of 2015
The median sales price for a house in 2015 was $285,000.
What’s Working: Denver inflation slows to 7.7%, which is still historically high
Coloradans spent an average of $850 more last month due to inflation, according to one estimate. Plus: CSU researchers say housing prices need to drop 32% for affordability, Starbucks closes unionized store, more!